WOSP ‘98

The First International Workshop on Software and Performance

October 12-16, 1998

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Deadline Extended Until March 13, 1998


Sponsored by ACM SIGMETRICS, and in cooperation with the Computer Measurement Group (CMG), IFIP WG 6.3 and 7.3, and ACM SIGSOFT. Industrial sponsors include: Hewlett-Packard Labs (Palo Alto), Scientific and Engineering Software (SES), and NORTEL.


Software performance engineering (SPE) research aims to build predictable performance into systems by considering quantitative behavior from a system’s requirements stage through to its maintenance and enhancement. Increasing system complexity, rapidly evolving software technologies, short time to market, incomplete documentation, and less than adequate quantitative models and tools offer many challenges to SPE practitioners and researchers. WOSP brings together SPE and Software Engineering researchers. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:


SPE Process and Practices

Defining and managing performance goals

Risk assessment (when to analyze, value)

Architectural assessment

Performance oriented Design/Implementation

Experience with performance engineering


Modeling Tools and Techniques

Performance evaluation methods, tools, and frameworks

Gathering and exploiting data

Automated model building

Model and data interchange formats


Performance Measurement and Management for Software Systems

Measurement and monitoring techniques and services

Analysis of measured data, Application Quality of Service


Full papers, experience papers, position papers, and panels are solicited. Full papers and experience papers will be fully refereed for presentation in the workshop’s ACM Conference proceedings. Position papers will be used to make up workshops, and selected ones will be included in the proceedings.


Important Deadlines:

March 13, 1998 – submission and proposal deadline

April 30, 1998 – author notification

June 19, 1998 – camera ready copy due

Please submit:

For submission instructions please visit the WOSP 98 web page. For further information please contact the General Chair. Electronic submissions can be made via the web site. For other submissions, send six copies of appropriately designated materials to either of the Program Co-Chairs.

General Chair: 

Connie U. Smith

Performance Engineering Services

PO Box 2640

Santa Fe, NM 87504

Phone: 1-505-988-3811

Fax: 1-505-983-3114


Program Co-Chairs:

Murray Woodside

Systems and Computer Engineering

Carleton University

ME4462, 1125 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa, Canada, K1S 5B6

Phone: 1-613-520-5721

Fax: 1-613-520-5727


 Paul Clements

Software Engineering Institute

Carnegie Mellon University

4500 Fifth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA

Phone: 1-512-453-1471

Fax: 1-512-268-5758


Workshop on Software and Performance (WOSP) ’98 Program Committee:

Heinz Beilner, Univ. of Dortmund

Giovanni Chiola, Univ. of Genoa

Gianfranco Ciardo, William and Mary

Asit Dan, IBM Watson Research Center

Larry Dowdy, Vanderbilt Univ.

Rich Friedrich, Hewlett-Packard Labs

Pankaj Garg, Hewlett-Packard Labs

Carlo Ghezzi, Politecnico di Milano

Neil Gunther, Performance Dynamics Consulting

Guenter Haring, Univ. of Vienna

Peter Harrison, Imperial College

Ravi Iyer, Univ. of Illinois

Anant Jalnapurkar, NORTEL

Mark Klein, SEI

Paul Kogut, Lockheed-Martin

Doug Lea, SUNY

John Lehoczky, CMU

Daniel Menasce, George Mason Univ.

Al Mok, Univ. of Texas

Gerard Mezaros, Solution Frameworks

Richard Muntz, UCLA

Gail Murphy, UBC

Rob Nord, Siemens

Harry Perros, North Carolina State

Dorina Petriu, Carleton University

Bill Riddle, SEI

Bill Sanders, Univ. of Illinois

Ken Sevcik, Univ. of Toronto

Doug Schmidt, Univ. of Washington

Satish Tripathi, UC Riverside

Vidar Vetland, Norwegian Telecom

Lloyd Williams, Software Eng. Research

Dave Zubrow, SEI


Conference Committee: Publicity: Jerry Rolia, Carleton University, Registration: Phillip. C. Howard, Applied Computer Research, Treasurer: Thad Jennings, Tivoli Systems.

If you would like to be included on our email list please send a message to