Saturday, 2020-09-26



April 9, 2018, Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Markgrafenstr. 38, 10117 Berlin (

co-located with ICPE 2018


  • 08:30 - Registration opens
  • 09:00 - Session 1: Cloud Performance
    • 09:10 - [Full Paper] A Performance Study of Big Data Workloads in Cloud Datacenters with Network Variability - Alexandru Uta (Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands) and Harry Obaseki (Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands)
    • 09:35 - [Short Paper] Cloud-Scale Java Profiling at Alibaba - Fangxi Yin (Alibaba Group, China), Denghui Dong (Alibaba Group, China), Chuansheng Lu (Alibaba Group, China), Tongbao Zhang (Alibaba Group, China), Sanhong Li (Alibaba Group, China), Jianmei Guo (Alibaba Group, China) and Kingsum Chow (Alibaba Group, China)
    • 09:50 - [Full Paper] An Analysis of Workflow Formalisms for Workflows with Complex Non-Functional Requirements - Laurens Versluis (Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands), Erwin van Eyk (TU Delft, The Netherlands) and Alexandru Iosup (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
    • 10:15 - [Talk] Towards Flexible Performance Predictions at Run-Time - Simon Eismann (University of Würzburg, Germany)
  • 10:30 - Coffee break
  • 11:00 - Session 2: Auto-Scaling 
    • 11:00 - [Talk] TeaStore: A Micro-Service Application for Benchmarking, Modeling and Resource Management Research - Jóakim von Kistowski (University of Würzburg, Germany), Simon Eismann (University of Würzburg, Germany), André Bauer (University of Würzburg, Germany), Norbert Schmitt (University of Würzburg, Germany), Johannes Grohmann (University of Würzburg, Germany) and Samuel Kounev (University of Würzburg, Germany)
    • 11:15 - [Full Paper] CAUS: An Elasticity Controller for a Containerized Microservice - Floriment Klinaku (University of Stuttgart, Germany), Markus Frank (University of Stuttgart, Germany) and Steffen Becker (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
    • 11:40 - [Talk] Extending BUNGEE (Cloud Elasticity Benchmark) for Multi-Tier Cloud Applications André Bauer (University of Würzburg, Germany)
    •  11:55 - [Short Paper] Autoscaling Performance Measurement Tool - Anshul Jindal (TU Munich, Germany), Vladimir Podolskiy (TU Munich, Germany) and Michael Gerndt (TU Munich, Germany)
  • 12:10 - Buffer time for discussions
  • 12:30 - Lunch break
  • 13:30 - Session 3: Serverless Computing
    • 13:30 - [Talk] Optimizing Latency in Function-as-a-Service with Distributed Promises - Soam Vasani (Platform9, USA) and Erwin van Eyk (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
    • 13:45 - [Full Paper] Package-Aware Scheduling of FaaS Functions - Cristina Abad (Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral, Ecuador), Edwin Boza (Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral, Ecuador) and Erwin van Eyk (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
  • 14:15 - SPEC Research Cloud Working Group
    • [Talk] Introduction to the SPEC Research Cloud Working Group (Alexandru Iosup, Nikolas Herbst)
    • [Lightning Talk] OpenDC: Data Center Simulator (Alexandru Iosup)
    • [Lightning Talk] FaaS/Serverless Computing (Erwin van Eyk, Cristina Abad)
    • [Lightning Talk] Auto-Scaler Benchmarking (André Bauer, Laurens Versluis)
    • [Lightning Talk] Cloud Metrics and Evaluation Methodology (Nikolas Herbst)
  • 15:00 - Coffee break
  • 15:30 - Session 4: Joint Panel Discussion with WOSP-C Software Performance Engineering Challenges in the Cloud - chairs: André Bondi, Nikolas Herbst - panelists: Cristina Abad, J Nelson Amaral, Alexandru Iosup - note-taker: Jóakim von Kistowski
  • 17:15 - Work meeting of SPEC Research Group Cloud (open to public)
    • Poster Session / Discussions:
      • SPEC Research Cloud WG (Q&A: Alexandru Iosup, Nikolas herbst)
      • OpenDC: Data Center Simulator (Q&A: Alexandru Iosup)
      • FaaS/Serverless Computing (Q&A: Erwin van Eyk, Cristina Abad)
      • Auto-Scaler Benchmarking (Q&A: André Bauer, Laurens Versluis)
      • Cloud Metrics and Evaluation Methodology (Q&A: Nikolas Herbst)
    • Activity breakout and planning. 
    • Brainstorming for new or follow-up activities
  • Open End - Room reserved until 20
  • 19:30 - Workshop Dinner (self-payed): Das Meisterstück (  Hausvogteiplatz 3-4  10117 Berlin)