Tuesday, 23 September 2014

About SPEC Research Group

The SPEC Research Group (RG) is a new group within the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) established to serve as a platform for collaborative research efforts in the area of quantitative system evaluation and analysis, fostering the interaction between industry and academia in the field.

The scope of the group includes computer benchmarking, performance evaluation, and experimental system analysis in general, considering both classical performance metrics such as response time, throughput, scalability and efficiency, as well as other non-functional system properties included under the term dependability, e.g., availability, reliability, and security.

The conducted research efforts span the design of metrics for system evaluation as well as the development of methodologies, techniques and tools for measurement, load testing, profiling, workload characterization, dependability and efficiency evaluation of computing systems.

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Call-for-Participation: QEST 2014

The 11th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST 2014) technically co-sponsored by SPEC RG is held in Florence, Italiy from Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2014.

(25.08.2014) [more]
Call-for-Nominations: SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award 2014

The SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award is open to dissertations defended between October 1, 2013, and September 30, 2014. The submission deadline is September 30, 2014.

(22.04.2014) [more]
ACM/SPEC International Conference Issues Call for Contributions on Performance Engineering

The Call for Contributions for the 6th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2015) is now online.

(16.04.2014) [more]
SPEC RG Face-to-Face Meeting 2014

The fourth SPEC RG Face-to-Face Meeting took place on March 26-27, 2014 at the ICPE 2014 conference in Dublin, Ireland.

(08.04.2014) [more]