18 - 22 June 2018


https://www.sigmetrics.org/ sigmetrics2018/

June 18-22, 2018
Irvine, California, USA


– Registration of abstract: February 12, 2018
– Paper submission: February 19, 2018
– Author notification: April 27, 2018

Deadlines are hard and at 5:00pm Eastern Time (New York).

Papers may be submitted to any deadline and, upon acceptance, papers
will be scheduled for publication in the journal “Proceedings of the
ACM on Measurement and Analysis of Computing Systems” (POMACS)
http://pomacs.acm.org and presentation at the conference.


The ACM SIGMETRICS conference solicits papers on the development and
application of state-of-the-art, broadly applicable analytic,
simulation and measurement-based performance evaluation
techniques. The conference provides a high-quality single-track forum
for presenting results and discussing ideas that further our knowledge
and understanding of the measurement, modeling, analysis, and design
of computing and networked systems. Of particular interest is work
that presents new performance evaluation methods or that creatively
applies previously developed methods to make predictions about, or
gain insights into key design trade-offs in a variety of computing,
networked, and cyber-physical systems ranging from mobile devices and
Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications to large-scale cloud computing
systems and the smart grid.


We solicit papers describing original and previously unpublished
research. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to,
the following.

Quantitative measurement, design and evaluation studies of:

Computer and communication networks, protocols and algorithms
– Wireless, mobile, ad-hoc and sensor networks, IoT applications
– Computer architectures, multi-core processors, memory systems and
storage networks
– Operating systems, file systems and databases
– Data processing
– Virtualization, data centers, distributed and cloud computing
– Mobile and personal computing systems
– Energy-efficient computing systems
– Real-time and fault-tolerant systems
– Security and privacy of computing and networked systems
– Software systems and enterprise applications
– Social networks, multimedia systems, service-oriented architectures
and Web services
– Large-scale operational systems
– Cyber-physical systems, including the smart grid

Methodologies, formalisms, metrics, solution techniques and algorithms for:
– Analytical modeling techniques and model validation
– Workload characterization and benchmarking
– Performance, scalability, power and reliability analysis
– Sustainability analysis and power management
– System measurement, performance monitoring and forecasting
– Anomaly detection, problem diagnosis and troubleshooting
– Capacity planning, resource allocation, run time management and
– Quality of service, total cost of ownership and pricing
– Experimental design, statistical analysis, simulation
– Game theory, network economics, and platform design
– Machine learning, big data, and signal processing


Submitted papers may not exceed 12 pages in the 2-column ACM
format. Figures and tables must be included within the 12 page
constraint, but references may extend beyond the 12
pages. Additionally, authors may supplement their paper with an
appendix. The length of the appendix is not constrained; however the
appendix may only be used for the purpose of justifying the technical
correctness of their claims stated in the body of the paper, e.g., the
technical details needed for a proof to be self-contained or
additional experimental validation.

Paper submission website: https://sigmetrics18winter. hotcrp.com/


All submissions will be reviewed using a double-blind review
process. The identity of authors and referees will not be revealed to
each other. To ensure double-blind reviewing, authors names and
affiliations should not appear in the paper and bibliographic
references should be made in such a way as to preserve author

The reviewing process for submissions is a hybrid of the traditional
conference and journal models in computer science. There are three
possible outcomes from the first round of submission:

– Accept with Shepherding: Every accepted paper will be shepherded in
order to insure that important suggestions from the reviewers are
incorporated into the final version of the paper. This is similar to
the “Minor Revision” outcome at a journal.

– One-shot Revision: Papers where the reviewers see promise, but also
issues that need to be addressed before publication, will receive
the option of a “One-shot revision”. This is similar to the “Major
Revision” outcome at a journal. In such cases, the authors will
receive a list of issues that are required to be addressed before
the paper can be accepted. Authors may then submit a revision of the
paper during one of the next two submission deadlines (possibly
Sigmetrics 2019 deadlines). The revision should include an author
response to the issues raised by the reviewers as part of the
appendix of the paper. If the paper is not submitted within this
time then any resubmission is treated as a new paper. The outcome
after resubmission of a “one-shot revision” will either be “Accept
with Shepherding”, “Accept as a Poster”, or “Reject”. If the
revision is accepted as a poster or rejected then any future
revision of it may not be resubmitted to any Sigmetrics deadline
within 12-months following the initial submission of the paper.

– Reject: If the paper is rejected it may not be resubmitted to any
Sigmetrics deadline within 12-months following the initial
submission of the paper.


It is ACM policy not to allow double submissions, where the same paper is
submitted to more than one conference/journal concurrently. Any double
submissions detected will be immediately rejected from all
conferences/journals involved.


Konstantinos Psounis, University of Southern California


Aditya Akella, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Adam Wierman, California Institute of Technology