Friday, 28 July 2017

News and Press Releases

09.06.2017 03:31

Call-for-Contributions: 9th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2018)

The conference will be held in Berlin, Germany on April 9-13, 2018. This year’s main theme is continuous performance assurance in agile delivery.


Cat: General, ICPE, Press Releases, Research
08.06.2017 20:42

SPEC RG Face-to-Face Meeting 2017

The seventh SPEC RG Face-to-Face Meeting took place on April 26, 2017 at the ICPE 2017 conference in l'Aquila, Italy.


Cat: General, Press Releases
08.06.2017 18:12

ICPE 2017 attended by over 140 participants

Over 140 participants from industry and academia attended the 8th ACM/SPEC ICPE 2017 in l'Aquila, Italy.


Cat: General, Press Releases
07.06.2017 09:42

Call-for-Participation: 14th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing

ICAC 2017 will be held in Columbus, Ohio, USA on July 17-21, 2017.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
29.05.2017 10:28

Best Demo/Poster Award for RG Power Tool @ ICPE 2017

The demonstration of the Autopilot tool by the SPEC RG Power Working Group was recognized by the best demo/poster award at the International Conference on Performance Engineering 2017.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
24.05.2017 02:53

Call-for-Nominations: SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award 2017

The award is open to dissertations that have been defended between October 2016 and September 2017. The submission deadline is September 30, 2017.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
28.04.2017 03:45

RG Elections Completed

The elections of RG Officers and Steering Committee were completed on April 26th, 2017


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
29.12.2016 10:52

Call-for-Contributions: 14th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing

ICAC 2017 has issued a call for contributions. The conference will be held in Columbus, Ohio, USA on July 17-21, 2017.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
01.12.2016 03:30

Winner of SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award 2016

Scott Beamer from University of California, Berkeley: Understanding and Improving Graph Algorithm Performance


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
24.11.2016 03:50

Dr. André Bondi receives CMG's 2016 Michelson Award

SPEC RG Member Dr. André Bondi of Software Performance and Scalability Consulting LLC has been selected to receive the 2016 Michelson Award from the Computer Measurement Group.


Cat: General, Press Releases
11.11.2016 07:12

QUDOS @ ICPE 2017

The Call for Papers for the 3rd International Workshop on Quality-aware DevOps (QUDOS 2017) is online.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
11.11.2016 06:38

Survey on Performance-aware DevOps Launched By SPEC RG

This survey is part of a larger project aiming on building best-practice infrastructures for Performance-aware DevOps.


Cat: General, Research
17.06.2016 03:45

Over 120 Attendees at ICPE 2016

Participants from industry and academia attended ICPE 2016 in Delft, the Netherlands. One best research paper and one best industry paper were awarded.


Cat: General, Press Releases
15.06.2016 08:14

Call-for-Nominations: SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award 2016

The award is open to dissertations that have been defended between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016. The submission deadline is September 30, 2016.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
13.06.2016 02:42

New Tool Accepted: inspectIT

An open source application performance management solution


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
02.06.2016 03:45

New Tool Accepted: LIKWID

A set of command line tools and a library for the Linux operating system covering hardware performance profiling, system information/configuration and microbenchmarking.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
26.05.2016 03:39

RG Elections Completed

The elections of RG Officers and Steering Committee were completed on April 28th, 2016.


Cat: General, Internal, Research
23.03.2016 18:20

New SPEC RG Newsletter Issue Available

This regular publication will provide you with information on latest developments, news and announcements relevant to the benchmarking and quantitative system evaluation communities.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
16.03.2016 10:53

SPEC RG Face-to-Face Meeting 2016

The sixth SPEC RG Face-to-Face Meeting took place on March 16, 2016 at the ICPE 2016 conference in Delft, the Netherlands.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
16.03.2016 00:00

QUDOS @ ISSTA 2016

The Call for Papers for the 2nd International Workshop on Quality-aware DevOps (QUDOS 2016) is online.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
08.03.2016 00:00

Technical Report on Cloud Metrics Published

The SPEC RG Cloud Working Group has published a Technical Report on cloud metrics.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
02.03.2016 00:00

Call-for-Participation: 7th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2016)

The conference will be held in Delft, Netherlands on March 12-18, 2016. This year’s main theme is performance in the data center, in particular for hosting cloud applications and services.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
21.01.2016 00:00

New Tool Accepted: DynamicSpotter

DynamicSpotter is a framework for measurement-based, automatic detection of software performance problems in Java-based enterprise software systems.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
21.01.2016 00:00

Winner of the SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award 2015

Yufei Ren from Stony Brook University, New York - wins the 2015 SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
29.09.2015 00:00

Call-for-Contributions: 13th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing

ICAC 2016 has issued a call for contributions. The conference will be held in Wuerzburg, Germany on July 19-22, 2016.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
14.08.2015 07:07

Technical Report on Performance-oriented DevOps Published

The SPEC RG DevOps Performance Working Group has published a Technical Report on a research agenda for performance-oriented DevOps.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
28.07.2015 00:00

Article accepted for publication in the prestigious journal "ACM Computing Surveys"

A paper by the SPEC RG IDS Benchmarking Working Group has been accepted for publication in ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR). The paper surveys the state-of-the-art in the area of evaluation of intrusion detection systems.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
08.07.2015 00:00

Call-for-Contributions: 7th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2016)

The conference will be held in Delft, Netherlands on March 12-18, 2016. This year’s main theme is performance in the data center, in particular for hosting cloud applications and services.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
17.06.2015 00:00

Call-for-Nominations: SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award 2015

The SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award is open to dissertations defended between October 1, 2014, and September 30, 2015. The submission deadline is September 30, 2015.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
07.05.2015 14:02

New Tool Accepted: LIMBO

LIMBO is an Eclipse-based tool for handling and instantiating load intensity models.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
20.04.2015 18:02

RG Elections Completed

The elections of RG Officers and Steering Committee were completed on April 10, 2015.


Cat: General, Internal, Research
16.04.2015 00:00

QUDOS @ ESEC/FSE 2015

The Call for Papers for the 1st International Workshop on Quality-aware DevOps (QUDOS 2015) is online.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
30.01.2015 00:00

New SPEC RG Newsletter Issue Available

This regular publication will provide you with information on latest developments, news and announcements relevant to the benchmarking and quantitative system evaluation communities.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
12.01.2015 00:00

Winner of the SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award 2014

Nadav Amit from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology wins the 2014 SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
20.11.2014 00:00

Big Data Working Group Launched

The newly formed working group is a continuation of the Big Data Benchmarking Community under the SPEC Research umbrella


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
17.11.2014 00:00

ICAC 2015

The Call for Papers for the 12th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2015), technically co-sponsored by SPEC RG, is online.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
01.10.2014 00:00

DevOps Performance Working Group Launched

The newly formed working group is concerned with combining application performance management (APM) and software performance engineering (SPE) activities for business-critical application systems


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
25.08.2014 00:00

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.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
22.04.2014 00:00

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.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
16.04.2014 00:00

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.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
08.04.2014 00:00

Over 130 Attendees at ICPE 2014

Participants from industry and academia attended ICPE 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. RG members recognized as co-authors of best paper award.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
08.04.2014 00:00

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.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
07.04.2014 00:00

RG Elections Completed

The elections of RG Officers and Steering Committee were completed on April 7, 2014.


Cat: General, Internal, Research
20.03.2014 00:00

New Tool Accepted: SPA

SPA, a framework for performance evaluation tailored for storage systems, was accepted for the repository of tools for quantitative system evaluation and analysis.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
17.03.2014 00:00

New SPEC RG Newsletter Issue Available

This regular publication will provide you with information on latest developments, news and announcements relevant to the benchmarking and quantitative system evaluation communities.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
05.03.2014 00:00

QEST 2014

The Call-for-Papers for the 11th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST 2014) technically co-sponsored by SPEC RG is online.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
23.12.2013 00:00

Winner of the SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award 2013

Anshul Gandhi from Carnegie Mellon University now at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center wins the 2013 SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
18.11.2013 00:00

New Tool Accepted: DiSL

DiSL, a Domain-Specific Language for Bytecode Instrumentation, was accepted for the repository of tools for quantitative system evaluation and analysis.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
10.07.2013 00:00

Technical Report on Benchmarking Intrusion Detection Systems in Virtualized Environments Published

The SPEC RG IDS Benchmarking Working Group has published a technical report on benchmarking intrusion detection systems (IDSes) in virtualized environments, i.e., VMM(Virtual Machine Monitor)-based IDSes.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
01.07.2013 00:00

SPEC RG Welcomes its Newest Members

The Research Group welcomes the 14 new member organizations that joined SPEC RG in the past six months. SPEC RG actively solicits new participants interested in the activities of the Research Group.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
19.06.2013 00:00

New SPEC RG Newsletter Issue Available

This regular publication will provide you with information on latest developments, news and announcements relevant to the benchmarking and quantitative system evaluation communities.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
18.06.2013 00:00

ACM/SPEC International Conference Issues Call for Papers on Performance Engineering

The Call-for-Papers for the 5th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2014) is now online.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
03.06.2013 00:00

Talk on "Benchmarking Intrusion Detection Systems for Virtualized Environments at SPEC RG" at EWDC 2013

During the workshop opening session, Aleksandar Milenkoski, Secretary of the IDS Benchmarking Working Group, gave a talk on the research activities of the working group.


28.05.2013 16:49

Technical Report on Cloud Usage Patterns Published

The SPEC RG Cloud Working Group has published a Technical Report on cloud usage patterns, a textual and visual formalism for describing common cloud usage scenarios.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
28.05.2013 00:00

Call-for-Nominations: SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award 2013

The SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award is open to dissertations defended between 2012-10-01 and 2013-09-30. The submission deadline is 2013-09-30.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
10.05.2013 00:00

Several SPEC RG Officers Recognized by SPEC President

RG Officers Alexandru Iosup, Qais Noorshams, Aleksandar Milenkoski were recognized by the SPEC President and the SPEC RG Chair for their outstanding service to SPEC in 2012.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
08.05.2013 00:00

SPEC RG Face-to-Face Meeting 2013

The third SPEC RG Face-to-Face Meeting took place on April 24-25, 2013 at the ICPE 2013 Conference in Prague, Czech Republic.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
07.05.2013 00:00

Over 160 Attendees at ICPE 2013

Participants from industry and academia coming from 25 different countries attended ICPE 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
07.05.2013 00:00

ICPE 2013 Best Industry Paper Award

Klaus Lange (HP) and Meikel Poess (Oracle) recognized as co-authors of the two best industry track papers at ICPE 2013.


17.04.2013 00:00

New Tool Accepted

The FINCoS Framework was accepted for the repository of tools for quantitative system evaluation and analysis.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
05.04.2013 00:00

RG Elections Completed

The elections of RG Officers and Steering Committee were completed on April 5, 2013.


Cat: General, Internal, Research
25.01.2013 09:17

Winner of the SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award 2012

Shicong Meng from the Georgia Institute of Technology wins the 2012 SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
10.01.2013 05:37

ICAC 2013

The Call-for-Papers for the 10th International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2013) technically co-sponsored by SPEC RG is online.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
10.01.2013 05:37

HotTopiCS 2013

The Call-for-Papers for the 2013 International Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Services (HotTopiCS) technically co-sponsored by SPEC RG is now online.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
14.12.2012 03:43

SPEC RG Member Receives Best Impact Award at SuperComputing'12

Alexandru Iosup (TU Delft) received the Best Impact Award of the MTAGS workshop at the prestigious ACM/IEEE conference on High Performance Computing and Networking (SC).


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
25.10.2012 11:43

IDS Benchmarking Working Group Launched

The newly formed working group is concerned with quantitiative evaluation of intrusion detection systems, with special attention given to such systems in virtualized cloud environments.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
11.09.2012 05:52

SPEC RG Newsletter Launched

This regular publication will provide you with information on latest developments, news and announcements relevant to the benchmarking and quantitative system evaluation communities.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
25.07.2012 00:00

Call-for-Nominations: SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award 2012

The SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award is open to dissertations defended between 2011-10-01 and 2012-09-30. The submission deadline is 2012-09-30.


Cat: General, Internal, Research
12.06.2012 00:00

ICPE 2013 Call-for-Papers Online

The Call-for-Papers for the 4th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2013) is now online.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
11.05.2012 00:00

Preliminary Announcement of ICPE 2013

The next ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE) will be held in Prague, Czech Republic in April 2013.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
07.05.2012 00:00

Over 100 Attendees at ICPE 2012

Participants from industry and academia coming from more than a dozen countries spread across four continents attended ICPE 2012 in Boston, USA.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
26.04.2012 00:00

SPEC RG Face-to-Face Meeting

The second SPEC RG Face-to-Face Meeting took place on April 26-27, 2012 at the ICPE 2012 Conference in Boston, USA.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
25.04.2012 00:00

SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Awards 2011

The first two SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Awards were presented by SPEC President Walter Bays at ICPE 2012 on April 25 in Boston, USA.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
05.04.2012 00:00

RG Elections Completed

The elections of RG Officers and Steering Committee were completed on April 5, 2012.


Cat: General, Internal, Research
12.03.2012 00:00

Call for Participation: ICPE 2012

A Joint Meeting of WOSP/SIPEW sponsored by ACM SIGMETRICS and ACM SIGSOFT in Cooperation with SPEC.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
13.02.2012 16:06

Call for Proposals to Host ICPE 2013 and ICPE 2014

The ICPE Steering Committee is soliciting proposals for location and organizers of the Spring 2013 and 2014 conferences.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
02.02.2012 00:00

Repository of Peer-Reviewed Tools Launched

SPEC RG opens a repository of peer-reviewed tools for quantitative system evaluation and analysis.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
22.12.2011 00:00

SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Awards 2011

Luk Van Ertvelde of Ghent University and Kai Sachs of TU Darmstadt first to win new SPEC Distinguished Dissertation Award.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
30.09.2011 04:00

ICPE 2012 Research Deadlines Extended

Abstract and paper submission deadlines for the research track are extended for 1 week.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
17.06.2011 00:00

ICPE 2012 Call-for-Papers Online

The Call-for-Papers for the 3rd ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Enginerering (ICPE 2012) is now online at icpe2012.ipd.kit.edu. ICPE 2012 will take place on April 22-25 in Boston, USA. The submission deadlines can be found at icpe2012.ipd.kit.edu/important_dates/


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
15.06.2011 01:29

New Poster and Flyer Available

New poster/flyer is now available summarizing the mission of SPEC's Research Group, its scope, goals and major ongoing activities. You can download the poster here.


Cat: General, Press Releases, Research
16.05.2011 01:06

Call-for-Nominations: SPEC Benchmarking Research PhD Award 2011

SPEC has established a Research Award to be presented to a PhD student whose thesis is regarded to be an exceptional, innovative contribution in the scope of SPEC's Research Group.


Cat: General, Internal, Research
17.03.2011 00:00

SPEC RG Face-to-Face Meeting

The first SPEC RG Face-to-Face Meeting took place on March 15-16, 2011 at the ICPE 2011 Conference in Karlsruhe, Germany.


16.03.2011 00:00

Over 120 Attendees at ICPE 2011

Over 120 participants from industry and academia coming from 20 different countries attended ICPE 2011 in Karlsruhe.


Cat: Press Releases, Research
15.03.2011 00:00

Research Group of SPEC Publicly Announced

The Research Group of SPEC was publicly announced today. The official press release can be found at: www.spec.org/news/rgpressrelease.html


Cat: Press Releases