Paris, France

EPEW 2018

15th European Performance
Engineering Workshop

Paris (France), Octobre 29-30 2018

Important Dates

Paper Submission:June 10, 2018
Extended: July 1st, 2018
Authors Notification:July 27th, 2018
Camera ready:August 20th, 2018
Conference:October 29-30, 2018


Registration is now open.
For each accepted paper, at least one author must register with regular participant fees (240 euros) before September 3rd.
  • Regular participant fees:
    • early registration fees (before September 15th, 2018) 240 €
    • late registration fees 280 €
  • Student registration fees :
    • early registration fees (before September 15th, 2018) 160 €
    • late registration fees : 210 €

Organizing Committee

General Chairs:
Paolo Ballarini, Centrale Supelec, Université Paris Saclay
Benoît Barbot, Université Paris Est Créteil
Hind Castel, Télécom SudParis, Institut mines télécom

Program Co-Chairs
Rena Bakhshi, Netherlands eScience Center
Anne Remke, WWU Münster

Program Committee

Elvio Gilberto Amparore, Università degli studi di Torino
Urtzi Ayesta, CNRS IRIT & LAAS
Paolo Ballarini, CentraleSupelec
Simonetta Balsamo, Dipartimento di Informatica Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia
Benoît Barbot, Université Paris-Est Créteil
Marco Beccuti, Università degli studi di Torino
Marco Bernardo, University of Urbino
Marco Biagi, University of Florence
Olivier Brun, LAAS-CNRS
Laura Carnevali, University of Florence
Hind Castel, Telecom SudParis
Tadeusz Czachórski, Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Gliwice
Dieter Fiems, Ghent University
Jean-Michel Fourneau, University of Versailles
Boudewijn Haverkort, University of Twente
Stephen Gilmore, The University of Edinburgh
András Horváth, University of Turin
Gábor Horváth, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Emmanuel Hyon, Sorbonne University
Alain Jean-Marie, INRIA
William Knottenbelt, Imperial College London
Samuel Kounev, University of Wuerzburg
Lasse Leskelä, Aalto University
Catalina Llado, University of the Balearic Islands
Andrea Marin, University of venice
Lynda Mokdad, Université Paris-Est Créteil
Marco Paolieri, University of Southern California
Nihal Pekergin, Universite Paris-Est Créteil
Agapios Platis, University of the Aegean
Philipp Reinecke, Cardiff University
Markus Siegle, Uni Bw Munich
Miklos Telek, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Nigel Thomas, Newcastle University
Petr Tuma, Charles University
Enrico Vicario, Florence University
Jean-Marc Vincent, Université Grenoble-Alpes
Joris Walraevens, Ghent University
Qiushi Wang, Nanyang Technological University
Katinka Wolter, Frei Universität Berlin
Huaming Wu, Tianjin University

Previous events

EPEW 2017 (Berlin, Germany)
EPEW 2016 (Chios, Greece)
EPEW 2015 (Madrid, Spain)
EPEW 2014 (Florence, Italy)
EPEW 2013 (Venice, Italy)
EPEW 2012 (Munich, Germany)
EPEW 2011 (Borrowdale, UK)
EPEW 2010 (Bertinoro, Italy)
EPEW 2009 (Imperial College, UK)
EPEW 2008 (Palma de Mallorca, Spain)
EPEW 2007 (Berlin, Germany)
EPEW 2006 (Budapest, Hungary)
EPEW 2005 (Versailles, France)
EPEW 2004 (Toledo, Spain)

Proceedings: Springer LNCS Springer Proceedings

Call for Papers

The European Performance Engineering Workshop is an annual event that aims to gather academic and industrial researchers working on all aspects of performance engineering.

We invite original papers related to the following areas:

  1. Theoretical advances in performance modeling and evaluation, e.g.:
    • Probabilistic, stochastic, or performability models, such as Queueing Networks, Petri Nets, and Process Calculi
    • Specification of quantitative properties
    • Analytical and numerical solution techniques and simulation techniques
    • Quantitative model checking, equivalence checking, and static analysis
    • Context-aware modelling and analysis techniques
  2. System, software, and network performance engineering, e.g.:
    • Performance-oriented design, architecture, implementation, deployment, monitoring, and maintenance
    • Constraint-based and model-driven system design
    • Performance analysis, simulation, and experimental design
    • Benchmark design and benchmark-based evaluation and monitoring
    • Automated interpretation of analysis results
    • Quality of service, and trade-offs between security, performance, dependability, energy consumption, usability, etc.
    • Software performance modeling languages, model composition and tool interoperability
  3. Case studies, e.g.:
    • Cloud systems, Hybrid Cloud, and Fog Computing
    • Internet of Things
    • Cyber-physical systems
    • E-health systems

Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, by Springer-Verlag. Authors will be required to sign a copyright release.

Extended versions of the best papers will be considered for possible fast-track publication in the ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems (TOMPECS).

Paper Submission

Papers must not exceed 15 pages in camera-ready form, including figures and references. All papers must use the Springer LNCS style, available HERE. All submissions must be in English.

All submissions are handled by our Easychair website. Please click HERE to access it.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Gerardo Rubino, Inria Renne, France

Performance evaluation targeting Quality of Experience

Nowadays, Quality of Experience (QoE) is taking the lead when evaluating applications or services operating on the Internet and centered on audio or video content (and composing most of today's and tomorrow's Internet traffic). Our performance evaluation tools lead with "lower level" metrics, such as throughputs, response times, utilization rates, etc. QoE is associated with a higher level view, depending in a complex way on those low level parameters. In the presentation, we will propose an approach allowing to use classic performance evaluation tools (queuing models, SPNs, Markov models,...) and still evaluate the QoE directly. It is based on the possibility of developing an approach for measuring QoE that can be seen as analytical, in some sense. We will illustrate this idea with the author's own approach called PSQA, for real time measuring of the QoE, and based on Machine Learning tools.

Prof. Benny Van Houdt, University of Antwerpen, Belgium

Mean field models for (large-scale) load balancing systems
This talk focuses on the behavior of load balancing systems and is composed of three parts. In the first part we revisit a classic mean field result on load balancing in large distributed systems. More specifically, we focus on the celebrated power-of-two choices paradigm and its mean field limit. We subsequently introduce a theorem for the class of density dependent population processes established in the 1970s by Kurtz and discuss some of the technical issues involved to extend this result to the stationary regime. We end the first part by illustrating the accuracy of the mean field limit using simulation. In the second part we introduce the refined mean field approximation, which is a tech- nique to compute a 1/N correction term to improve the accuracy of classic mean field limits. This technique can be used to more accurately approximate the performance of small systems, e.g., consisting of N = 10 servers, and can be applied to any density depen- dent population processes with limited effort. We focus on the different computational steps involved to compute this correction term and illustrate its accuracy on various numerical examples. In the final part of the talk we discuss some recent results on load balancing schemes that select servers based on workload information (as opposed to queue length information). Such systems are motivated by load balancing systems that use late binding or redundancy. We present explicit results for the workload and response time distribution when the job sizes follow an exponential distribution and indicate how to compute these distributions for non-exponential jobs sizes. This talk is based on joint work with Nicolas Gast (Inria) and Tim Hellemans (Univer- sity of Antwerp).

List of Accepted Papers

  • On the degradation of distributed graph databases with eventual consistency (Paul Ezhilchelvan, Isi Mitrani and Jim Webber)
  • To What Extent Does Performance Awareness Support Developers in Fixing Performance Bugs? (Alexandru Danciu and Helmut Krcmar)
  • Deriving Symbolic Ordinary Differential Equations from Stochastic Symmetric Nets without unfolding (Marco Beccuti, Lorenzo Capra, Massimiliano De Pierro, Giuliana Franceschinis and Simone Pernice)
  • Mean Value Analysis of closed G-networks with signals (Jean-Michel Fourneau)
  • Extending the steady state analysis of hierarchical semi-Markov processes with parallel regions (Marco Biagi, Enrico Vicario and Reinhard German)
  • Formal Parameter Synthesis for Energy-Utility-Optimal Fault Tolerance (Linda Herrmann, Christel Baier, Christof Fetzer, Sascha Klüppelholz and Markus Napierkowski)
  • Performance Model of Apache Cassandra under Heterogeneous Workload using the Quantitative Verification Approach (Al Amjad Tawfiq Isstaif and Nizar Alhafez)
  • Modelling Smart Buildings using Fault Maintenance Trees (Alessandro Abate, Carlos E. Budde, Nathalie Cauchi, Arnaud Van Harmelen, Khaza Anuarul Hoque and Marielle Stoelinga)
  • Performance Impact of Misbehaving Voters (Mohammed Alotaibi and Nigel Thomas)
  • Information Flow Security for Stochastic Models (Jane Hillston, Andrea Marin, Carla Piazza and Sabina Rossi)
  • Towards Probabilistic Modeling and Analysis of Real-Time Systems (Laura Carnevali, Luca Santinelli and Giuseppe Lipari)
  • An Ontology Framework for Generating Discrete-Event Stochastic Models (Ken Keefe, Brett Feddersen, Michael Rausch, Ronald Wright and William Sanders)
  • A mixed strategy for a competitive game in Delay Tolerant Network (Thi Thu Hang Nguyen, Olivier Brun and Balakrishna Prabhu)
  • Second Order Fluid Performance Evaluation Models for Interactive 3D Multimedia Streaming (Enrico Barbierato, Marco Gribaudo, Mauro Iacono and Pietro Piazzolla)
  • Modeling the Effect of Parallel Execution on Multi-site Computation Offloading in Mobile Cloud Computing (Ismail Sheikh and Olivia Das)
  • An OpenFlow Controller Performance Evaluation Tool (Zhihao Shang, Han Wu and Katinka Wolter)
  • Product-form queueing networks with batches (Peter Harrison)


The conference will be held at the Télécom ParisTech, in Paris, France

The conference diner will be held at Les noces de jeannette.


The conference takes place in the centre of Paris. Many hotels of various prices can be found close to the conference venue. You can find some hotel on this website here and there.


Paolo Ballarini: paolo[dot]ballarini[at]ecp[dot]fr
Benoît Barbot: benoit[dot]barbot[at]lacl[dot]fr
Hind Castel: hind[dot]castel[at]telecom-sudparis[dot]eu

Laboratoire d'Algorithmique, Complexité et Logique Mathematics in Interaction with Computer Science CentraleSupelec Télécom Sud Paris Université Paris Est Créteil IMT Somovar UPS