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Saturday, January 31, 2015

07:30-08:30 – Registration

Tutorials (Room: Rio Grande)



8:00 - 10:00
Zhen Ming (Jack) Jiang. A Tutorial on Load Testing Large-Scale Software Systems


10:30 - 12:30
Vojtech Horky, Peter Libic, Antonín Steinhauser, and Petr Tuma. Dos and Don'ts of Conducting Performance Measurements in Java


13:30 - 17:00 (incl. 30-minute coffee break)
Ana Lucia Varbanescu, Alexandru Iosup, Mihai Capotă. Platform Selection and Performance Engineering for Graph Processing on Parallel and Distributed Platforms

Workshop (Room: Sabine)



08:30 - 17:00 (full day)
1st Workshop on Challenges in Performance Methods for Software Development (WOSP-C 2015)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

07:30-08:30 – Registration

Tutorials



8:30 - 12:00 (incl. 30-minute coffee break, room: Trinity)
Diego Didona and Paolo Romano. Hybrid Machine Learning/Analytical Models for Performance Prediction: A Tutorial


13:30 - 17:00 (incl. 30-minute coffee break, room: Trinity)
Sebastian Lehrig and Steffen Becker. The CloudScale Method for Software Scalability, Elasticity, and Efficiency Engineering: A Tutorial



13:30 - 17:00 (incl. 30-minute coffee break, room: Rio Grande)
Jóakim v. Kistowski, Jeremy A. Arnold, Karl Huppler, Paul Cao, Klaus-Dieter Lange, John L. Henning. How to build a benchmark

Workshops



9:00 - 17:30 (full day, room: Sabine)
4th International Workshop on Large-Scale Testing (LT 2015)



8:15 - noon (half day, room: Rio Grande)
1st Workshop on Performance Analysis of Big data Systems (PABS)

Monday, February 2, 2015

The sessions are held in the room Sabine-Rio Grande. The coffee breaks are in thcluse Foyer EMC (2nd Floor). Lunch is served in the hotel's Creekside Dinning.

07:30-08:30 – Registration

08:30-09:00 – Welcome Message

09:00-10:00 – Keynote
(Chair: Lizy K. John, UT Austin, USA)



Todd Austin (University of Michigan). Bridging the Moore's Law Performance Gap with Innovation Scaling (slides)

10:00-10:30 – Coffee Break


10:30-12:10 Session 1: Best Paper Candidates (Chair: Andre B. Bondi, Siemens Corporate Research, USA)



Qiushi Wang and Katinka Wolter. Reducing Task Completion Time in Mobile Offloading Systems through Online Adaptive Local Restart (slides)


Weiyi Shang, Ahmed E. Hassan, Mohamed Nasser and Parminder Flora. Automated Detection of Performance Regressions Using Regression Models on Clustered Performance Counters (slides)


Manu Awasthi , Tameesh Suri, Zvika Guz, Anahita Shayesteh. System-Level Characterization of Datacenter Applications (slides)


Zhenyun Zhuang, Haricharan Ramachandra, Cuong Tran, Subbu Subramaniam, Chavdar Botev, Chaoyue Xiong, Badri Sridharan. Capacity Planning and Headroom Analysis for Taming Database Replication Latency (Experiences with LinkedIn Internet Traffic) (slides)

12:10-13:30 Lunch


13:30-15:05 Session 2: Performance Measurements and Experimental Analysis (Chair:  Samuel Kounev, University of Würzburg, Germany)



Philipp Lengauer, Verena Bitto and Hanspeter Mössenböck. Accurate and Efficient Object Tracing for Java Applications(slides)


Tom Scogland and Wu­Chun Feng. Design and Evaluation of Scalable Concurrent Queues for Many­Core Architectures (slides)


Peter Hofer, David Gnedt and Hanspeter Mössenböck. Lightweight Java Profiling with Partial Safepoints and Incremental Stack Tracing (slides)


Peter Hofer, Florian Hörschläger and Hanspeter Mössenböck. Sampling-based Steal Time Accounting under Hardware Virtualization (WIP) (slides)
Alexandru Danciu, Johannes Kroß, Andreas Brunnert, Felix Willnecker, Christian Vögele, Anand Kapadia and Helmut Krcmar. Landscaping Performance Research at the ICPE and its Predecessors: A Systematic Literature Review (Short) (slides)

15:05-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-16:00 Tool Presentations
(Chairs: William Knottenbelt, Imperial College, UK & Yaomin Chen, Oracle, USA)



Xi Chen and William J. Knottenbelt. A Performance Tree-based Monitoring Platform for Clouds


Katinka Wolter, Philipp Reinecke and Matthias Dräger. GRnet – A tool for Gnetworks with  Restart


Felix Willnecker, Andreas Brunnert, Wolfgang Gottesheim and Helmut Krcmar. Using dynaTrace Monitoring Data for Generating Performance Models of Java EE Applications (slides)


Alexander Wert. DynamicSpotter: Automatic, Experiment-based Diagnostics of Performance Problems (slides)


Qais Noorshams, Axel Busch, Samuel Kounev and Ralf Reussner. The Storage Performance Analyzer: Measuring, Monitoring, and Modeling of I/O Performance in Virtualized Environments (slides)

 

16:00-17:00 Tool/Demo/Poster Session

Demos



Katinka Wolter, Philipp Reinecke and Matthias Dräger. GRnet – A tool for Gnetworks with Restart


Felix Willnecker, Andreas Brunnert, Wolfgang Gottesheim and Helmut Krcmar. Using dynaTrace Monitoring Data for Generating Performance Models of Java EE Applications (poster)


Xi Chen and William J. Knottenbelt. A Performance Tree-based Monitoring Platform for Clouds


Alexander Wert. DynamicSpotter: Automatic, Experiment-based Diagnostics of Performance Problems


Qais Noorshams, Axel Busch, Samuel Kounev and Ralf Reussner. The Storage Performance Analyzer: Measuring, Monitoring, and Modeling of I/O Performance in Virtualized Environments (poster)

Posters



Haksu Jeong, Junhee Ryu, Dongeun Lee, Jaemyoun Lee, Heonshik Shin and Kyungtae Kang. ClusterFetch: A Lightweight Prefetcher for General Workload


Andreas Brunnert and André van Hoorn. SPEC RG DevOps Performance Working Group (poster)


David Schmidt. Stimulating Virtualization Innovation - SPECvirt_sc2013 and Beyond (poster)


Samuel Kounev, Kai Sachs and André van Hoorn. SPEC Research Group (RG) (poster)


Pere Bonet and Catalina M. Lladó. PIPE 2.7 - Enhancements
Jóakim V. Kistowski, Nikolas Roman Herbst and Samuel Kounev. LIMBO – A Tool for Load Intensity Modeling
Sebastian Lehrig. The Architectural Template Method: Design-Time Engineering of SaaS Applications
Khun Ban. SPECjEnterprise.NEXT, Industry Standard Benchmark For Java Enterprise Applications (poster)
Anil Kumar and Michael Lq Jones. SPECjbb2015 benchmark measuring response time and throughput (poster)
Walter Bays. SPEC Overview (poster)
Klaus-Dieter Lange. The Server Efficiency Rating Tool (SERT) (poster)
Klaus-Dieter Lange. The Chauffeur Worklet Development Kit (WDK) (poster)
Klaus-Dieter Lange. SPEC - Enabling Efficiency Measurement (poster)
Klaus-Dieter Lange. The SPECpower_ssj2008 Benchmark (poster)
Tilmann Rabl, Meikel Poess, Chaitan Baru, Berni Schiefer, Anna Queralt and Shreeharsha Gn. Introducing the SPEC Research Group on Big Data (poster)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The sessions are held in the room Sabine-Rio Grande. The coffee breaks are in the Foyer EMC (2nd Floor). Lunch is served in the hotel's Creekside Dinning.

07:30-08:30 – Registration

08:30-09:30 – Keynote
(Chair: Connie U. Smith, L&S Computer Technology, Inc., USA)



Adrian Cockcroft (Battery Ventures). Cloud Native Cost Optimization (slides)

09:30-10:00 – Coffee Break


10:00-11:15 Session 3: Big Data & Database (Chair: Meikel Poess, Oracle, USA)



Norman Lim, Shikharesh Majumdar, Peter Ashwood-Smith. A Constraint Programming-Based Hadoop Scheduler for Handling MapReduce Jobs with Deadlines on Clouds


Stefan van Wouw, José Viña, Alexandru Iosup, Dick Epem. An Empirical Performance Evaluation of Distributed SQL Query Engines


Martin Arlitt, Manish Marwah, Gowtham Bellala, Amip Shah, Jeff Healey, Ben Vandiver. IoTA bench: an Internet of Things Analytics benchmark

 

11:15-12:15 – Session 4:  Performance Modelling and Prediction I (Chair: Lucy Cherkasova, HP Labs, USA)



Diego Didona, Paolo Romano, Ennio Torre and Francesco Quaglia. Enhancing Performance Prediction Robustness by Combining Analytical Modeling and Machine Learning


Nagendra Gulur, Govindarajan Ramaswamy and Mahesh Mehendale. A Comprehensive Analytical Performance Model of the DRAM Cache (slides)


Matthias Becker, Sebastian Lehrig and Steffen Becker. Systematically Deriving Quality Metrics for Cloud Computing Systems (Short) (slides)


12:15-13:30- Lunch

13:30-14:50- Session 5: Performance Methods in Software Development (Chair: Dorina Petriu, Carleton University, Canada)



David Maplesden, Ewan Tempero, John Hosking and John Grundy. Subsuming Methods: Finding New Optimisation Opportunities in Object­Oriented Software (slides)


Mark Grechanik and B. M. Mainul Hossain. Enhancing Performance And Reliability of Rule Management Platforms (slides)


Catia Trubiani, Anne Koziolek and Lucia Happe. Exploiting Software Performance Engineering Techniques to Optimise the Quality of Smart Grid Environments (WIP) (slides)


Alexander Wert, Henning Schulz, Christoph Heger and Roozbeh Farahbod. Generic Instrumentation and Monitoring Description for Software Performance Evaluation (WIP) (slides)


Catia Trubiani. Introducing Software Performance Antipatterns in Cloud Computing environments: does it help or hurt? (WIP) (slides)

 

14:50-15:20 – Coffee Break


15:20-16:30 Session 6: Performance & Power (Chair: Klaus Lange, Hewlett-Packard Company, USA)



Cyriac James and Niklas Carlsson. Green Domino Incentives: Impact of Energy­aware Adaptive Link Rate Policies in Routers (slides)


Jóakim v. Kistowski, Hansfried Block, John Beckett, Klaus-Dieter Lange, Jeremy Arnold, Samuel Kounev. Analysis of the Influences on Server Power Consumption and Energy Efficiency for CPU-Intensive Workloads (slides)


Chung­Hsing Hsu and Stephen W. Poole. Measuring Server Energy Proportionality (Short)


Li Tan and Zizhong Chen. Slow Down or Halt: Saving the Optimal Energy for Scalable HPC Systems (WIP) (slides)

 

16:30-16:55 Session 7: Web Performance (Chair: Catia Trubiani, Gran Sasso Science Institute,  Italy)



Garret Rempel. Defining Standards for Web Page Performance in Business Applications (slides with notes | slides)

 

18:30-21:30: Conference Banquet Event



 

Location: Esther's Follies, 525 E. 6th Street (corner of red river and 6th street), Austin, TX 78701
Dinner: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

 

  • Please make sure you arrive at the banquet room by 6:30 pm.
  • Bring your conference banquet ticket from your registration packet.

Show: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

  • The show starts promptly at 8pm. So be seated in the theater room before then – the front of the theater will be reserved for conference participants.

 



On Tuesday night, we will treat Conference Attendees to a Banquet Event at Esther's Follies in the heart of Austin Downtown.  The event will consist of a dinner and some truly unique entertainment that can only be found in Austin.


The event will be an easy 4 minute walk from the hotel (just 2 blocks away).

For over 36 years Esther's Follies has been the most popular venue in Austin, combining a harmonious fusion of magic, comedy, and music to create a unique stage experience like no other!  Part contemporary vaudeville, part topical satire, and all fast-paced fun, Esther's has attracted audiences from around the world, tourists and Austinites flocking to the charismatic venue with its stage opening onto the colorful entertainment mecca of Sixth Street! 

Esther's Follies follows the funny in Washington, nationwide, around the world and locally in Austin Texas – with political and social satire sketches, musical numbers, and magical illusions! If laughter is the best medicine, Esther's Follies can cure what ails you! Get your update on the news with a high energy Texas point of view!  Esthers has been an Austin Icon for the last 30 years and and are rated as one of the top 10 activities to do when in Austin by TripAdvisor.

 

 

Wednesday, February 4th

The sessions are held in the room Sabine. The coffee breaks are in the Foyer EMC (2nd Floor).

7:30-8:30 – Registration

8:30-10:20 Session 8: Benchmarks and Empirical Studies Workloads, Scenarios and implementations (Chair: Andre van Hoorn, University of Stuttgart, Germany)



Yash Ukidave, Fanny Nina Paravecino, Leiming Yu, Charu Kalra, Amir Momeni, Zhongliang Chen, Nick Materise, Brett Daley, Perhaad Mistry and David Kaeli. NUPAR: A Benchmark Suite for Modern GPU Architectures


Axel Busch, Qais Noorshams, Samuel Kounev, Anne Koziolek, Ralf Reussner and Erich Amrehn. Automated Workload Characterization for I/O Performance Analysis in Virtualized Environments (slides)


Merijn Verstraaten, Ate Penders, Ana Lucia Varbanescu, Alexandru Iosup and Cees de Laat. Can Portability Improve Performance? An Empirical Study of Parallel Graph Analytics


Vojtěch Horký, Peter Libic, Lukas Marek, Antonín Steinhauser and Petr Tuma. Utilizing Performance Unit Tests To Increase Performance Awareness (slides)


Marigianna Skouradaki, Vincenzo Ferme, Frank Leymann, Cesare Pautasso and Dieter H. Roller. On the Road to Benchmarking BPMN 2.0 Workflow Engines (WIP) (slides)

 

10:20-10:50 – Coffee Break

10:50-11:10 SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award (Chair: Petr Tuma, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)



Nadav Amit. Alleviating Virtualization Bottlenecks

11:10-12:15 – Session 9: Performance Modeling and Prediction II (Chair: Nasr Ullah, Samsung, USA)



Yongkun Li, Patrick P. C. Lee, John C. S. Lui and Yinlong Xu. Impact of Data Locality on Garbage Collection in SSDs: A General Analytical Study (slides)


Dipanjan Sengupta, Qi Wang, Haris Volos, Ludmila Cherkasova, Jun Li, Guilherme Magalhaes and Karsten Schwan. A Framework for Emulating Non-Volatile Memory Systems with Different Performance Characteristics  (WIP) (slides)


Andreas Brunnert, Alexandru Danciu and Helmut Krcmar. Towards a Performance Model Management Repository for Component-based Enterprise Applications (WIP) (slides)


Jonathan Beard, Cooper Epstein and Roger Chamberlain. Automated Reliability Classification of Queueing Models for Streaming  (WIP) (slides)

 

12:15 – Closing remarks