Honorary Chair

Mohammad S. Obaidat
Fordham Univ., USA

General Chair

Helena Szczerbicka
Univ. of Hanover, Germany

Senior Program Chair

Malamati Louta
Univ. of Western Macedonia, Greece

Program Co-Chairs

George Karetsos
TEI of Thessaly, Greece

Joaquín Entrialgo
Univ. of Oviedo, Spain

Vice Program Chair

Steven Latre
Univ. of Antwerpen, Belgium

Invited Sessions Chair

Michal Pioro
Politechnika Warszawska, Poland

Tutorial Chair

Maria Calzarossa
Univ. of Pavia, Italy

Poster Chair

Paolo Bellavista
Univ. of Bologna, Italy

Publication Chair

Jose Saldana
Univ. of Zaragoza, Spain

Publicity Chair

Christian Kater
Leibniz Univ. of Hannover, Germany


Antonio Bueno
Univ. of Girona, Spain

2017 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems

July 9-12, 2017, Seattle, WA, USA

This annual international conference is a scientific forum for professionals and scientists involved in performance evaluation of computer and telecommunication systems. Performance evaluation of computer systems and networks has progressed rapidly in the past decade and has begun to approach maturity. Significant progress has been made in analytic modeling, simulation, and measurement approaches for performance evaluation of computer and telecommunication systems.

Sponsor SCS logo The Society for Modeling and Simulation International www.scs.org

Technical Sponsor ComSoc logo www.comsoc.org

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Papers and Demos are solicited in (but not limited to) the following topics:

Networking and Telecommunication Systems

Computer Systems

Tools & Methodologies

Call for Papers

You can download the PDF format Call for Papers (PDF, 149 KiB)


Important Dates for Papers

Paper Submission

Authors of accepted papers

Current templates supplied by IEEE must be used. Submissions should not exceed 8 two-column, 8.5×11" pages (including figures, tables, and references) in 10 point fonts. Please include 5-10 keywords, complete postal and e-mail address, and fax and phone numbers of the corresponding author. If you have difficulties with electronic submission, please contact Technical Program Co-Chairs or the Local Arrangement Chair.

The camera-ready papers (i.e. the final versions of accepted papers) must also not include headers or footers, including any kind of pagination. Papers must be validated and signed via PDF eXpress before being uploaded (https://www.pdf-express.org/, use the Conference ID 41460X)

The Copyright form to be signed and uploaded is here: http://www.scs.org/upload/documents/Copyright_Form.pdf

For uploading both the camera-ready paper and the Copyright form, please visit: https://www.softconf.com/sim/SPECTS17/. Remember that the submission deadline is June 12, 2017.

For registering at the conference visit http://www.scs.org/summersim (Regular registration extended to June 9, 2017).

Best Paper Awards

These awards, one for each track, is open to all accepted papers. Papers will be evaluated based on originality, technical contribution, and presentation quality during the workshop.

Call for Tutorial Proposals

SPECTS 2017 is soliciting proposals for 1.5 or 3 hours tutorials to be held in conjunction with the conference. Tutorials should address established as well as new emerging research topics and practical applications in the area of performance evaluation of computer and telecommunication systems. Tutorials should present a comprehensive overview of the state of the art and outline open research and technical challenges.

A tutorial proposal should contain the following information:

The extended abstracts of the tutorials will be included in the conference proceedings. Tutorial proposals should be submitted for review in a single PDF file – not exceeding five pages – mailed to moc.liamg@slairotut.7102stceps.

Important Dates for Tutorials

Tutorial Chair

Please address questions to the Tutorial Chair at moc.liamg@slairotut.7102stceps.


Dynamic Speed Scaling: Theory, Practice, and the Role of Simulation


This talk provides multiple different perspectives on dynamic CPU speed scaling systems. Such systems have the ability to auto-scale their service capacity based on demand, which introduces many interesting tradeoffs between response time, fairness, and energy efficiency.

The talk begins by highlighting key results and observations from prior speed scaling research, which straddles both the theory and systems literature. A recurring theme in the talk is the dichotomy between the assumptions, approaches, and results in these two different research communities, and the role that simulation can play in bridging between them.

The main part of the talk shares several insights from our own work on speed scaling designs, including coupled and decoupled speed-scaling systems. This work includes analytical and simulation modeling, as well as empirical system measurements on a modern Intel i7 processor, which we have used for calibration and validation of our speed scaling simulator. These models are then used to study auto-scaling effects in speed scaling systems, using discrete-event simulation.

Biographical Information

Carey Williamson is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary. His educational background includes a BSc Honours degree in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan in 1985, and a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1991.

Dr. Williamson's research interests include Internet protocols, wireless networks, network traffic measurement, workload characterization, network simulation, and Web server performance. He is a member of ACM, SIGMETRICS, and IFIP Working Group 7.3. He served as SIG Chair for ACM SIGMETRICS from 2007- 2011, and as conference chair for ACM SIGMETRICS 2005, WWW 2007, and ACM IMC 2014. He is also a founding co-Editor-in-Chief of the new ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems.

SPECTS Steering Committee

Technical Program Committee