Chios, Greece

EPEW 2016

13th European Workshop on
Performance Engineering

Chios (Greece), October 5-7 2016

Important Dates

Abstract Submission:June 20th, 2016
Paper Submission:June 20th, 2016
Authors Notification:July 15th, 2016
Camera ready:July 31st, 2016
Authors registration:July 31st, 2016
Conference:October 5-7, 2016

Organizing Committee

General Chair
Agapios Platis, University of the Aegean

Program Co-Chairs
Dieter Fiems, Ghent University
Marco Paolieri, University of Florence

Program Committee

Simonetta Balsamo, University Ca' Foscari Venice
Marta Beltrán, King Juan Carlos University
Marco Bernardo, University of Urbino
Laura Carnevali, University of Florence
Giuliano Casale, Imperial College London
Vittorio Cortellessa, University of L'Aquila
Tadeusz Czachórski, Polish Academy of Sciences
Jean-Michel Fourneau, University of Versailles
Stephen Gilmore, University of Edinburgh
András Horváth, University of Turin
Gábor Horváth, Technical University of Budapest
Alain Jean-Marie, CNRS University of Montpellier
Helen Karatza, Aristotle University Thessaloniki
William Knottenbelt, Imperial College London
Spyros Kokolakis, University of the Aegean
Samuel Kounev, University of Würzburg
Vasilis Koutras, University of the Aegean
Lasse Leskelä, Aalto University
Catalina Llado, University of the Balearic Islands
Andrea Marin, University Ca' Foscari Venice
Roberto Pietrantuono, University Federico II Naples
Philipp Reinecke, HP Labs Bristol
Anne Remke, University of Münster
Sabina Rossi, University Ca' Foscari Venice
Markus Siegle, University of Munich
Miklós Telek, Technical University of Budapest
Nigel Thomas, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Petr Tuma, Charles University
Maaike Verloop, CNRS Toulouse
Jean-Marc Vincent, Joseph Fourier University
Demosthenes Vouyioukas, University of the Aegean
Joris Walraevens, Ghent University
Katinka Wolter, FU Berlin
Armin Zimmermann, TU Ilmenau

Previous events

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 9951 Springer Proceedings

University of the Aegean University of Ghent University of Florence

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.

Original papers related to theoretical and methodological issues as well as case studies and automated tool support are solicited in the following three areas:

  1. Performance modeling and evaluation:
    • Probabilistic models
    • Stochastic models
    • Real-time models
    • Performability models
    • Queueing networks
    • Quantitative extensions of automata, Petri nets, process calculi
    • Specification of quantitative properties
    • Analytical solution techniques
    • Numerical solution techniques
    • Simulation techniques
    • Quantitative model checking
    • Quantitative equivalence checking
    • Quantitative static analysis
  2. System and network performance engineering:
    • Performance engineering of distributed, mobile, and embedded systems
    • Performance engineering of wired and wireless communication networks
    • Performance engineering of multimedia environments
    • Cluster computing, grid computing, and peer-to-peer computing
    • Performance-oriented design of computer systems and networks
    • Constraint-based and model-driven system design
    • Performance analysis, simulation, and experimental design
    • Benchmark design and benchmark-based evaluation and monitoring
    • Graceful degradation system design
    • Quality of service and quality of security
    • Performance of e-health systems
  3. Software performance engineering:
    • Software performance modeling languages and model composition
    • Performance-oriented software architecture and design
    • Performance-oriented implementation, deployment, and maintenance
    • Model-driven software performance engineering
    • Software performance monitoring
    • Interpretation of analysis results
    • Software performance tool interoperability
    • Software performance and other nonfunctional attributes
    • Software performance and context awareness
    • Software performance engineering of middleware and embedded systems
    • Software performance engineering in specific application domains

Authors are invited to submit technical papers describing original research. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this symposium. 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.

Papers must not exceed 15 pages in camera-ready form, including figures and references, in Springer LNCS style. All submissions must be in English. Submissions are handled by EasyChair.


The conference will be held at the Maria Tsakos Foundation, in the beautiful island of Chios (Greece).

The island of Chios can be reached with direct flights from Amsterdam (by Transavia) or from Athens (by Aegean Airlines, Olympic Airlines and ASTRA Airlines, four round-trip flights every day, 45 minutes duration), with connections to all destinations worldwide. The conference location is in Chios Town (Chora), only 5 minutes away (by taxi) from the airport.

Discount rates are available at Grecian Castle Hotel (10 rooms, 49 euros for single, 64 for double, 78 for triple, breakfast included; send an email to with subject "EPEW2016") and Chandris Hotel (10 rooms, 66 euros for single, 88 for double, breakfast included; send an email to with subject "EPEW2016"). Please also check online offers at these hotels, as they might be more advantageous.

Attractions of Chios include its beautiful nature and beaches, its medieval villages, and the 11th-century monastery of Nea Moni, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Pyrgi Village
Nea Moni Monastry
Mosaic, Nea Moni Monastry
Church of Agios Isidoros
Aegean Sea
Sea view from a balcony

Invited Speakers

Kishor S. Trivedi

Survivability Quantification for Networks
Prof. Kishor S. Trivedi
Duke University (USA)

Nicholas Ampazis

Deep Learning Models
for Performance Modelling

Prof. Nicholas Ampazis
University of the Aegean


Time Wed Oct. 5th Thu Oct. 6th
09:00 Registration Keynote 2: Nicholas Ampazis,
Deep Learning Models for Performance Modelling
09:30 Opening
10:00 Keynote 1: Kishor Trivedi,
Survivability Quantification for Networks
J. von Kistowski, M. Schreck, S. Kounev, Predicting power consumption in virtualized environments
10:30 Okanović et al., Towards performance tooling interoperability: an open format for representing execution traces
11:00 Coffee break Coffee break
11:30 L. Li and G. Franks, Analytic solution of fair share scheduling in layered queueing networks D. Hayes, P. Teymoori, and M. Welzl, Feedback in recursive congestion control
12:00 I. Horvath, M. Telek, O. Safar, and B. Zambo, Concentrated matrix exponential distributions C. Abdullah and N. Thomas, A PEPA model of IEEE 802.11b/g with hidden nodes
12:30 Biagi et al., A stochastic model-based approach to online event prediction and response scheduling F. Llwaah, J. Cala, N. Thomas, Simulation of runtime performance of big data workflows on the cloud
13:00 Lunch break Lunch break
14:00 F. Macedo, Finding steady states of communicating Markov processes combining aggregation / disaggregation with tensor techniques E. Barbierato, M. Gribaudo, and M. Iacono, Simulating hybrid systems within SIMTHESys multi-formalism models
14:30 E. Morozov and A. Rumyantsev, Stability analysis of a MAP/M/s cluster model by matrix-analytic method D. Arcelli, V. Cortellessa, and A. Leva, A library of modeling components for adaptive queuing networks
15:00 P. Buchholz, I. Felko, J. Kriege, and G. Rinkenauer, Modeling human decisions in performance and dependability models Closing of EPEW 2016, announcement of EPEW 2017
15:30 S. Mehic, K. Tadano, and E. Vicario, Combining simulation and mean field analysis in quantitative evaluation of crowd evacuation scenarios

Analysis and Fitting Methods
Modeling and Analysis of Human Behavior
Computer Systems and Networking
Modeling and Simulation Tools

On Wednesday, October 5th, there will be a dinner for EPEW participants. On Friday, October 7th, from 10am to 4pm, we will organize a sightseeing trip around the island of Chios. Participants that need to catch the 5:30pm flight to Athens will be accompanied to Chios airport at the end of the trip.

The conference proceedings are available online at: Springer LNCS 9951


Registration is open online at

The registration fee is 250€ (regular), or 150€ for PhD students. For each accepted paper, at least one author must register with regular fee. The registration includes: lunches and coffee breaks on Oct. 5-6, the welcome dinner on Oct. 5th, the social event on Oct. 7th (a trip around Chios), proceedings volume. Additional tickets including lunches, welcome dinner and social event can be purchased for 100€; tickets including only the social event will cost 70€.

At the moment of registration, either an invoice or a simple receipt can be requested; please select the preferred document, as only one kind of receipt will be issued. If you select "bank transfer" as payment method, please send a copy of the proof of payment to Christina Chalimourda.