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Virtual ACM/SPEC ICPE 2020 attended by over 500 participants

Over 500 participants from industry and academia attended the 11th ACM/SPEC ICPE 2020 held virtually.

Over 500 participants from industry and academia attended the 11th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2020) virtually.

In the research track, 15 out of 62 papers were accepted as full papers. Seven paper were accepted as short papers. Five full papers received an ACM artifact badge after the subsequent review process in the artifact evaluation track. In the industry/experience track, 4 out of 15 papers were accepted as full papers and 3 submissions were accepted as short papers. In the work-in-progress/vision track, 2 out of 8 papers were accepted. In addition to those scientific papers, the technical program features keynotes, the presentation of the SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award, and 4 workshops: 

Details about the conference and its program are provided at

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

Best Paper Award:

Juliana Alves Pereira, Mathieu Acher, Hugo Martin, Jean-Marc Jézéquel. Sampling Effect on Performance Prediction of Configurable Systems: A Case Study Video Slides Animated Slides


Yutong Zhao, Lu Xiao, Xiao Wang, Lei Sun, Bihuan Chen, Yang Liu, Andre Bondi. How Are Performance Issues Caused and Resolved?—An Empirical Study from a Design Perspective Video Slides

Thang Le Duc, Mark Leznik, Jörg Domaschka, Per-Olov Östberg. Workload Diffusion Modeling for Distributed Applications in Fog/Edge Computing Environments Video Slides

Zakaria Ournani, Mohammed Chakib Belgaid, Romain Rouvoy, Pierre Rust, Joel Penhoat, Lionel Seinturier. Taming Energy Consumption Variations in Systems Benchmarking Video Slides

For the first time, the most influential paper has been awarded. This award is intended for the author(s) of the paper presented at the ICPE conference 10 years ago prior that is judged to have had the most influence on the theory or practice, both in science and industry, on performance engineering during the time since its original publication. The award is jointly sponsored by ACM and SPEC and selected by a committee of at least 11 members managing their conflicts of interests carefully.  

ICPE 2010:

A detailed report about the virtual conference experience and organisation has been published at: 

Iosup, A., Trubiani, C., Koziolek, A., Amaral, J.N., Bondi, A.B., & Brunnert, A. (2020). Flexibility Is Key in Organizing a Global Professional Conference Online: The ICPE 2020 Experience in the COVID-19 EraArXiv, abs/2005.09085

Next ICPE ..

The next ICPE conference will be held from April 19-23, 2021 in Rennes, France. Visit the website at to find the important submission deadlines for papers, posters, tutorials and workshop proposals.