WOSP2000: Second International Workshop on Software and Performance

Ottawa, Canada, September 17-20 2000
Sponsored by ACM Special Interest Groups SIGMETRICS and SIGSOFT
In-cooperation with IFIP W.G. 7.3 on  Performance Evaluation, IFIP W.G. 6.3 on Performance of Communication Systems, and the Computer Measurement Group (CMG)

Assisted by Nortel Networks and Hewlett Packard Labs.

Postconference Messages


Call for Papers and Tutorials (deadline extended to April 3 2000)

Submission Instructions

Final program as of Sept 8   PDF  ascii   html

Program, Registration and Hotel Reservation

Program only

Hotel Reservation only by Aug 16 for conference rate!

Conference registration form only by Aug 16 for early registration rates

Hotel Web Site

City Web Site Ottawa.com

....Links to Software Performance Tools and Sites

WOSP Objectives

Software performance engineering (SPE) research aims to build predictable performance into systems by specifying and analyzing quantitative behavior from the very beginning of a system, through to its deployment and evolution. Designers must consider performance requirements, the design, and the environment in which the system will run. Analysis may be based on various kinds of modelling and design tools.

This workshop brings together software engineers, developers, performance analysts and modellers. They are creating  new tools and methods to address the challenges of increasing system complexity, rapidly evolving software technologies, short time to market, incomplete documentation, and poorly defined requirements. The first workshop (WOSP'98) held in  in Santa Fe, NM, was highly successful and identified many gaps in the available practices and tools.

Some sample topics that have a place in this workshop are:

SPE Process and Practices
    Defining and managing performance goals and requirements
    Risk assessment (when to analyze, value)
    Performance budgeting for development groups
    System and software architectural assessment
    Performance-oriented Design/Implementation
    Performance annotation of software specifications
    Experience with performance engineering

Modeling Tools and Techniques
    Performance evaluation methods, tools, and frameworks
    Gathering and exploiting data
    Automated model building
    Model and data interchange formats

Performance Measurement, Modeling, and Management for Software Systems
    Test methods and tools
    Measurement and monitoring techniques and services
    Analysis of measured data; application Quality of Service
    Performance modeling of software applications
    Perfomance modeling of software architectures
    Performance modeling of software analysis and design models


Ottawa has direct flights from Chicago, Boston, Newark, Washington and other points, as well as Toronto. From Europe, there are direct flights (not every day) from London by Canadian/BA and by Air Canada. Here is a City web site with lots of information!

   From the first workshop:WOSP98Presentation Slides from WOSP98 Working Groups
The proceedings are available from ACM (order number 488983).