The 3rd Workshop on Hot Topics in Measurement & Modeling of Computer Systems

Collocated and held in conjunction with Sigmetrics 2010
June 18, 2010
Columbia University, New York, NY

HotMetrics aims to bring together researchers in the SIGMETRICS and related communities to discuss emerging challenges in performance evaluation. The goal is to promote community-wide discussion identifying "important" and "hard" problems, to foster research collaborations within the field, and to engage the community in collectively advancing research frontiers. HotMetrics is expected to serve both as a forum for presenting new ideas and for fostering collaborations between researchers.

We seek submissions of position papers that introduce hard research problems, propose new directions of research, advocate non-traditional approaches to old or new domains, or generate debate and discussion about issues in the field. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

· Performance-related issues in the design and development of emerging computer systems and networks.
· Tradeoffs and dependencies between performance and other metrics such as cost, energy consumption, reliability, availability, consistency, and security.
· Methodologies and frameworks for performance modeling, analysis, or optimization.
· Practical issues arising in system management and performance engineering.

Submission Guidelines

Papers must not exceed 5 double column pages (including figures, tables, and references) in the standard ACM format (see Papers must be submitted electronically in printable pdf form; for detailed submission instructions refer to

The selected papers and their reviews will be published on-line before the workshop. After the workshop, the revised papers and reviews — together with additional commentaries summarizing the workshop discussion — will be published in the December 2010 issue of SIGMETRICS’s Performance Evaluation Review to provide wide distribution to the community.

Important Dates

April 7th, 2010: Paper submission
May 14th, 2010: Notification of acceptance
June 18th, 2010: Workshop


Workshop Co-Chairs
Evgenia Smirni, College of William and Mary
Adam Wierman, Caltech

Program Committee
Lachlan Andrew, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Sem Borst, Bell Labs, Alcatel Lucent Technologies
Giuliano Casale, Imperial College
Augustin Chaintreau, Thompson Labs
Lucy Cherkasova, HP Labs
Ed Coffman, Columbia
Vittoria de Nitto Persone, Univ. of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Leana Golubchik, University of Southern California
Albert Greenberg, Microsoft Research
Mor Harchol-Balter, Carnegie Mellon
Joe Hellerstein, Google
Peter Harrison, Imperial College
Zhen Liu, Nokia Research Labs
John Lui, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Krishna Kant, National Science Foundation
Arif Merchant, HP Labs
Erich Nahum, IBM Research
Takayuki Osogami, IBM Research Tokyo
Alexandre Proutiere, Microsoft Research Cambridge
Alma Riska, College of William and Mary
Devavrat Shah, MIT
Bianca Schroeder, University of Toronto
Don Towsley, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Thomas Wenisch, University of Michigan
Walt Willinger, ATT Research
Zhi-Li Zhang, University of Minnesota