ACM/SPEC ICPE 2018 attended by over 170 participants

Friday, June 29, 2018 06:42

Over 170 participants from industry and academia attended the 9th ACM/SPEC ICPE 2018 in Berlin, Germany

Over 170 participants (31 different countries) from industry and academia attended the 9th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2018) in Berlin, Germany.

In the research track, 14 out of 59 papers were accepted as full papers. Two full papers received an ACM artifact badge after the subsequent review process in the newly introduced artifact evaluation track. Seven submissions were accepted as short research papers. In the industry/experience track, 4 out of 16 papers were accepted as full papers. Six submissions were accepted as short papers. In the work-in-progress/vision track, 10 out of 23 papers were accepted. In addition to those scientific papers, the technical program features three keynotes, three tutorials, the presentation of the SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award, a poster and demonstration session, and six workshops on Performance Analysis of Big data Systems (PABS), Hot Topics in Cloud Computing Performance (HotCloudPerf), Challenges in Performance Methods for Software Development (WOSP-C), Load Testing and Benchmarking of Software Systems (LTB), Energy-aware Simulation and Modelling (ENERGY-SIM), and Quality-Aware DevOps (QUDOS). Several SPEC meetings were held in parallel to the conference in the same venue.

Details about the conference and its program are provided at on Twitter.

As usual, the best research and industry/experience papers were awarded. The best paper candidates were announced in the technical program online (research, industry/experience) and the respective authors presented their work in dedicated slots.

  • Winner (research): Shi Dong; Xiang Gong; Yifan Sun; Trinayan Baruah; David Kaeli. Characterizing the Microarchitectural Implications of a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) Execution on GPUs (DOI)

  • Winner (industry/experience): John Nicol, Chen Li, Peinan Chen, Tao Feng; Haricharan Ramachandra. ODP: An Infrastructure for On-Demand Service Profiling (DOI)

Next ICPE ..

The next ICPE conference will be held from April 7-11, 2019 in Mumbai, India. Visit the website at to find the important submission deadlines for papers, posters, tutorials and workshop proposals.