Honorary Chair

Mohammad S. Obaidat
KASIT, Univ. of Jordan, Jordan

General Chair

Malamati Louta
Univ. of Western Macedonia, Greece

Program Co-Chairs

George Karetsos
Univ. of Thessaly, Greece

Steven Latrè
Univ. of Antwerp, Belgium

Tutorial Chair

Maria Calzarossa
Univ. of Pavia, Italy

Publication Chair

Alexandros Boulogeorgos,
Univ. of Western Macedonia, Greece

Publicity Chair

John Vardakas
Iquadrat, Spain


Antonio Bueno
Univ. of Girona, Spain

2021 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems

July 19-22, 2021, George Mason Univ., Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Virtual event

The goal of this annual conference is to provide a forum for professionals and researchers to discuss and disseminate the most promising contributions on performance evaluation of computer and telecommunication systems. Papers describing results of theoretic and/or practical significance are solicited. Experimental, modeling, analysis, and simulation studies as well as testbed deployment, field trials and experiences gained are all in the scope of the conference. Work presenting novel performance evaluation methods or providing insights on design and runtime tradeoffs are particularly encouraged.

SPECTS 2021 will be co-located with the Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference (ANNSIM). ANNSIM 2021 is a new annual conference after merging SpringSim and SummerSim into a single conference starting in 2021 by The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS).

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

Technical Sponsor ComSoc logo www.comsoc.org

Papers and tutorials are solicited in (but not limited to) the following subjects of interest:

Networking Technologies and Telecommunication Systems

  • Future Internet and next Generation Networking
  • 5G & Beyond
  • Hyperdense networks
  • Massive MIMO
  • mm Wave communications
  • Multiple access, multiplexing, modulation and coding techniques
  • Cooperative communications and networking
  • Cognitive radio and networking
  • Autonomic Networks
  • Software Defined Networking
  • Network Function Virtualization
  • Cloud Radio Access Networks
  • Radio over Fiber
  • Flexible optical networks
  • Optical-Wireless communication and systems
  • Visible light communications
  • Internet of Things and enabling technologies
  • Machine to Machine systems
  • Device to Device communications
  • Cyber Physical Systems
  • Wireless ad-hoc Networks
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Delay Tolerant Networks
  • Opportunistic Networks
  • Vehicular ad-hoc networks / connected vehicles
  • Nanonetworks
  • Satellite and Space communications and networking
  • Network design, optimization, management and performance evaluation
  • Traffic engineering, network reliability, Quality of Service / Experience

Computer Systems

  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Service Oriented Architectures and Microservices
  • Cloud and Edge Computing
  • High Performance Computing
  • Distributed and Mobile Middleware
  • Computer Architectures
  • Microprocessors
  • Multi-core processors
  • Memory systems
  • High performance I/O
  • Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence Applications and Machine Learning
  • Software Engineering, Performance, Evaluation and Testing
  • Verification and Validation
  • Programming Languages
  • Parallel Algorithms
  • Data Storage Systems
  • Fault tolerance, signal processing, and coding techniques

Tools & Methodologies

  • Modeling and Analysis
  • Performance Optimization, Bounds and Models
  • Stochastic Models
  • Queuing Systems and Networks
  • Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic Applications
  • Integrated Modeling and Measurement
  • Mathematical Aspects and Integrated Design of Performance
  • Verification and Validation
  • On-Line Performance Adaptation and Tuning
  • Parallel and Distributed Simulation
  • Case studies, Testbed deployments, field trials and experiences
  • Scalability Studies

Special Tracks and Areas of Interest

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) for communications and computing
  • Internet of Things technologies and applications
  • Performance aspects and trends of Socially Aware systems
  • Orchestration strategies for mobile edge computing systems
  • Security and Performance in Computer and Telecommunication Systems
  • Aspects and Trends in Software Engineering and Evaluation
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Call for Papers

You can download the PDF format Call for Papers (PDF, 73 KiB)


Paper Submission

Please submit your complete papers electronically to https://www.softconf.com/sim/SPECTS21/

Instructions for authors

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.

Proposals for tutorials (max 2 hours) should be sent to the Tutorial Chair. Tutorial abstracts along with keynote speeches' abstracts will be included in the proceedings of the conference.


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Best Paper Awards

All accepted papers will be evaluated for a best paper award based on originality and technical contribution by an external commission.

Call for Tutorial Proposals

SPECTS 2021 is soliciting proposals for tutorials (max 2 hours) 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 — electronically to https://www.softconf.com/sim/SPECTS21/

Important Dates for Tutorials

Tutorial Chair

Please address questions to the Tutorial Chair.

SPECTS Steering Committee

Technical Program Committee