[ecoop-info] Call for Papers: 5th Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing Performance (HotCloudPerf 2022)

Simon Eismann simon.eismann at uni-wuerzburg.de
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=== The Fifth  Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing Performance ===


VENUE: Held in conjunction with ICPE, April 9 or 10, 2022, Virtual.
Contact: hotcloudperf2022[at]easychair.org

IMPORTANT DATES (Anywhere on Earth)

January 15, 2022      Abstract due (informative)
January 20, 2022      Papers due
February 25, 2022     Author Notification
April 9 or 10, 2022   Workshop Day


Cloud computing is emerging as one of the most profound changes in the  
way we build and use IT. The use of global services in public clouds  
is increasing, and the lucrative and rapidly growing global cloud  
market already supports over 1 million IT-related jobs. The new  
understanding of cloud computing covers the full computational  
continuum from data centers to edge resources to IoT sensors and  
devices. However, it is currently challenging to make the IT services  
offered by public and private clouds performant (in an extended sense)  
and efficient. Emerging architectures, techniques, and real-world  
systems include hybrid deployment, serverless operation, everything as  
a service, complex workflows, auto-scaling and -tiering, etc. It is  
unclear to what extent traditional performance engineering, software  
engineering, and system design and analysis tools can help with  
understanding and engineering these emerging technologies. The  
community also needs practical tools and powerful methods to address  
hot topics in cloud computing performance.

Responding to this need, the HotCloudPerf workshop proposes a meeting  
venue for academics and practitioners, from experts to trainees, in  
the field of cloud computing performance. The workshop aims to engage  
this community and to lead to the development of new methodological  
aspects for gaining a deeper understanding not only of cloud  
performance, but also of cloud operation and behavior, through diverse  
quantitative evaluation tools, including benchmarks, metrics, and  
workload generators. The workshop focuses on novel cloud properties  
such as elasticity, performance isolation, dependability, and other  
non-functional system properties, in addition to classical  
performance-related metrics such as response time, throughput,  
scalability, and efficiency.

The HotCloudPerf workshop is technically sponsored by the Standard  
Performance valuation Corporation (SPEC)’s Research Group (RG) and is  
organized annually by the RG Cloud Group. HotCloudPerf has emerged  
from the series of yearly meetings organized by the RG Cloud Group,  
since 2013. The RG Cloud Group group is taking a broad approach,  
relevant for both academia and industry, to cloud benchmarking,  
quantitative evaluation, and experimental analysis.

HotCloudPerf 2022 will be fully virtual. Our experience with a virtual  
HotCloudperf in 2020 and 2021 was excellent and the participants rated  
the experience and format very highly. For more information, please  
contact us at: hotcloudperf2022 at easychair.org


1. Methodological and practical aspects of software engineering,  
performance engineering, and computer systems related to hot topics in  
cloud performance.

2. Empirical performance studies in cloud computing environments and  
systems, including observation, measurement, and surveys.

3. Performance analysis using modeling, simulation, and queueing  
theory for cloud environments, applications, and systems.

4. Tuning and auto-tuning of systems operating in cloud environments,  
e.g., auto-tiering of data or optimized resource deployment.

5. Software patterns and architectures for engineering cloud  
performance, e.g., serverless.

6. End-to-end performance engineering for pipelines and workflows in  
cloud environments, or of applications with non-trivial SLAs.

7. Tools for monitoring and studying cloud computing performance.

8. General and specific methods and methodologies for understanding  
and engineering cloud performance.

9. Serverless computing platforms and microservices in cloud datacenters.

10. Case studies on cloud performance and its interaction with the  
computational continuum


We solicit the following types of contributions:

* Talk only: Extended abstract limited to 1-2 pages (without  
formatting restrictions)
* Full paper limited to 8 pages including references (double column,  
ACM conference format)
* Short paper limited to 4 pages including References (double column,  
ACM conference format)

Contributions in the 1st category (as Talk only) may have already been  
(partially) presented at other events or in publications and are not  
included in the conference proceedings. Contributions in the 2nd and  
3rd category (technical papers) must represent original and  
unpublished work that is not currently under review. Full papers may  
report on original research, lessons learned from realizing an  
approach, or experiences on transferring a research prototype into  
practice. Short papers may report on work-in-progress, a tool/demo, or  
present a vision or position motivating the community to address new  

Articles and talk only contributions are required to be submitted via  
the EasyChair system of HotCloudPerf-2022:  

Articles must use the ACM conference format. Each valid submission  
will receive at least three (3) peer reviews. Articles must use the  
ACM conference format. Each valid submission will receive at least  
three (3) peer reviews. Presented papers will be published by ACM and  
included in the ACM Digital Library. Adhering to ACM guidelines for  
conferences, ICPE requires that at least one author of each accepted  
paper attends (in person or remote) the workshop and presents the paper.


Cristina L. Abad (ESPOL, Ecuador)
Simon Eismann (U. Würzburg, Germany)
Alexandru Iosup (VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands)


Cristina L. Abad, ESPOL, Ecuador
Ahmed Ali-Edin, Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Marta Beltran, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Andre Bondi, Software Performance and Scalability Consulting LLC, USA
Marc Brooker, Amazon Web Services, USA
Lucy Cherkasova, ARM Research, USA
Wilhelm Hasselbring, Kiel University, Germany
Nikolas Herbst, U. Würzburg, Germany
Alexandru Iosup, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Alessandro Papadopoulos, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Joel Scheuner, Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Petr Tůma, Charles University, Czech Republic
Alexandru Uta, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Erwin van Eyk, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
André van Hoorn, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Chen Wang, IBM, USA
Riccardo Pinciroli, Gran Sasso Science Institute

M.Sc. Simon Eismann
Doctoral Researcher

Chair of Software Engineering
Department of Computer Science
University of Würzburg

Am Hubland, Informatikgebäude (M2), Room 107/108
97074 Würzburg, Germany

Phone: +49 (931) 31 89655, Fax: +49 (931) 31-86603

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