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[PVS] [qest-announce] CFP: UKPEW 2008 UK Performance Engineering Workshop

				UKPEW 2008
		24th UK Performance Engineering Workshop
			       3-4 July 2008
	    Department of Computing, Imperial College London

	                    2nd Call for Papers

Scope of Workshop

UKPEW is the leading UK forum for the presentation of all aspects of
performance modelling and analysis of computer and telecommunication
systems. Original papers are invited on all relevant topics but papers
on or related to the subjects listed below are particularly welcome.

- Stochastic modelling of computer systems and networks
- Tools for all aspects of performance engineering from workload
 characterisation to operational analysis
- Modelling paradigms including, but not limited to: Stochastic Process
 Algebras, Stochastic Petri Nets and Queueing Theory
- Solution and simplification techniques for large Markov processes
- Formal notations for performance modelling
- Modelling and analysis of reliability and performance guarantees
- Performance-oriented design methods
- Novel techniques in computer system simulation
- Case studies and industrial reports
- Experience and evaluation of existing tools and techniques
- Grid markets and Grid economy

This workshop is the primary event at which the UK performance
community can get together to present and discuss their work. Whilst
primarily aimed at UK based performance engineers, we also welcome
contributions from researchers working in other countries and those
whose interest in performance is derived from experience in other
fields. It provides an ideal opportunity for academics, industrialists
and PhD students to relate experience and to present both finished
work and work in progress. The event has been organised to sustain the
atmosphere of informality that previous UKPEWs have fostered. As well
as sessions for presenting the papers submitted, it will also be
possible to organise a session of short presentations of work in
progress. This year there will be a special track for papers related
to present and future economic use of the Grid.

The Workshop Co-Chairs are pleased to announce that the keynote
speakers for UKPEW2008 will be Professor Henri Bal from Vrije
Universiteit Amsterdam and Adam Grummitt from Metron Technology
Ltd. Professor Bal's specialisation is parallel and distributed
computing; he has, for example, published work (along with John
Romein) on the use of a 144-processor parallel compute to solve the
game of Awari, which required the exploration of 889,063,398,406 board
positions. Metron produces performance management software packages
which provide measurement, analysis, planning and reporting
capabilities on a wide range of operating systems.  Adam Grummitt is
currently chair of the UK Computer Measurement Group and is also very
active in the IT Infrastructure Library arena.

The proceedings will be published as part of the Department of
Computing Technical Reports at Imperial College London. After the
workshop, the authors of a selection of papers will be invited to
submit extended versions to be considered for a special issue of IET

Information for Authors

Papers will be accepted on the basis of an extended abstract (3--6
pages) or (ideally) a draft paper (8--12 pages) which should be
submitted to 2008-submission@xxxxxxxxx no later than 25 April
2008. Electronic submission is preferred. Notification of acceptance
will be given by 9 May 2008 together with instructions for the
preparation of camera-ready copy.

Important Dates

 * Deadline for extended abstracts/draft papers: 25 April 2008
 * Notification of acceptance: 9 May 2008
 * Camera-ready copy (hard) deadline: 30 May 2008

Workshop Co-Chairs:

 * Jeremy Bradley
 * William Knottenbelt

Organizing Committee & Programme Chairs:

 * Ashok Argent-Katwala
 * Nicholas Dingle
 * Uli Harder

Steering Committee:

 * Irfan Awan (Bradford)
 * Jeremy Bradley (Imperial College London)
 * Stephen Gilmore (Edinburgh)
 * Stephen Jarvis (Warwick)
 * Rob Pooley (Heriot-Watt)
 * Nigel Thomas (Newcastle)	

All enquiries should be directed to 2008@xxxxxxxxxx

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