WOSP 2007 - Final Program


February 5th, Monday - Tutorial Day

(since 8.30 : registration opens)


9:30 – 11:00: (Tutorial 1) MARTE: the New UML Profile for Performance Annotations,

Murray Woodside and Dorina Petriu


11:00-11:30: Coffee Break


11:30 – 13:00: (Tutorial 1) MARTE: the New UML Profile for Performance Annotations (contd.) ,

Murray Woodside and Dorina Petriu


13.00-14:00 : Lunch


14:00 – 15:30: (Tutorial 2) Performance Model Interchange Format (PMIF),

Connie Smith and Catalina Llado


15:30-16:00: Coffee



February 6th, Tuesday

(since 8.30 : registration opens)


9.00-9.30 : WOSP 2007 Opening (messages from Chairs)


9.30-10.30 : Keynote- “Next generation data centers: Trends and implications”, Rich Friedrich (HP)

                        (chair: Alberto Avritzer)


10.30-11.00 : Coffee Break


11.00-12.30 : Session - “Run-time Performance and Resource-Awareness”

                        (chair: Murray Woodside)


o       The Monitorability of Service-Level Agreements for Application-Service Provision, James Skene, Allan Skene, Jason Crampton, Wolfgang Emmerich

o       Quantitative resource oriented analysis of Java (adaptable) applications, Fabio Mancinelli, Paola Inverardi

o       An Overhead and Resource Contention Aware Analytical Model for Overloaded Web Servers, Vipul Mathur, Varsha Apte


12.30-13.30 : Lunch


13.30-15.00 : PANEL: “Performance Engineering in Industry: Current Practices and Adoption

Challenges" (chair: Ahmed Hassan)

Panelists :

- Alberto Avritzer, Siemens USA Research Lab

- Parminder Flora, Research In Motion

- Richard Friedrich, HP Labs

- Marin Litoiu,  IBM Toronto Lab 

- Kevin Mobley, Fidelity Information


15.00-16.00 : Session - Short Papers I

                        (chair: Vincenzo Grassi)


o       Controlled SQL Query Evolution For Decision Support Benchmarks, Meikel Poess

o       Energetic Performance of Service-oriented Multi-radio Networks: Issues and Perspectives, Mauro Caporuscio, Damien Charlet, Valerie Issarny, Alfredo Navarra

o       Modeling Contention of Sparse-Matrix-Vector Multiplication (SMV) in Three Parallel Programming Paradigms, Ahmed Sameh, Tarek Ghazawi, Yesha Yaccov

o       Performance Engineering for ERP Systems in Next Generation Data Centres, Jerry Rolia, Lucy Cherkasova, Rich Friedrich


16.00-16.30 : Coffee Break


16.30-18.00 : Session - “Software Performance Modeling”

                        (chair: Dorina Petriu)


o       Model-Based Performance Prediction with the Palladio Component Model, Steffen Becker, Heiko Koziolek, Ralf Reussner

o       Deriving Exact Distribution of a Thread Service Time for Order Statistics Computation in a Layered Queueing Network, Tariq Omari, Salem Derisavi, Greg Franks, Murray Woodside

o       A Model-driven Approach to Describe and Predict the Performance of Composite Services, Andrea D'Ambrogio, Paolo Bocciarelli


19:00:             Workshop Reception




February 7th, Wednesday


(since 9.00 : registration opens)


9.30-10.30 : Keynote - “The challenges of open-world software”, Carlo Ghezzi (Polit. di Milano)

                        (chair: Daniel Yankelevic)


10.30-11.00 : Coffee Break


11.00-12.30 : Session - “Software Performance and Other Quality Attributes”

                        (chair: Paola Inverardi)


o       Performance Analysis of Security Aspects in UML Models, Dorina Petriu, Murray Woodside, Dorin Petriu, Jing Xu, Tauseef Israr, Geri Georg, Robert France, James Bieman, Siv Hilde Houmb, Jan Jürjens

o       A Model-Driven Approach to Performability Analysis of Dynamically Reconfigurable Component-Based Systems, Vincenzo Grassi, Raffaela Mirandola, Antonino Sabetta

o       A UML profile for dependability analysis of real-time embedded systems, Simona Bernardi, Jose' Merseguer


12.30-13.30 : Lunch


13.30-15.00 : PANEL: “Software Performance and Model Driven Engineering:

open challenges and future trends" (chair: Vittorio Cortellessa)

Panelists :

- Carlo Ghezzi (Politecnico di Milano)

- Paola Inverardi (Universita' dell'Aquila)
- Dorina Petriu (Carleton University)
- Jerry Rolia (HP Labs)
- Murray Woodside (Carleton University)


15.00-16.00 : Session - Short Papers II

                        (chair: Jose Merseguer)


o       An approach to Ontology-aided Performance Engineering through NFR Framework, Pere P. Sancho, Carlos Juiz, Ramon Puigjaner, Lawrence Chung, Nary Subramanian

o       Performance Analysis and Prediction of Physically Mobile Systems, Antinisca Di Marco, Cecilia Mascolo

o       Developing Software Performance with the Performance Refinement and Evolution Model, Chih-Wei Ho, Laurie Williams

o       Automatic Generation of Test-beds for Pre-Deployment QoS Evaluation of Web Services, Antonia Bertolino, Guglielmo De Angelis, Andrea Polini


16.00-16.30 : Coffee Break


16.30-17.30 : Session - “Performance of Software Applications”

                        (chair: Greg Franks)


o       Engineering Grid Applications and Middleware for High Performance, Umar Farooq, Shikharesh Majumdar, Eric Parsons

o       Exploring Performance Trade-Offs of a JPEG Decoder using the DeepCompass Framework, Egor Bondarev, Michel Chaudron, Erwin de Kock, Peter de With



19:00:                         Workshop Banquet



February 8th, Thursday


(since 9.00 : registration opens)


9.30-11.00 : Session - “Performance of Mobile Systems”

                        (chair: Shikharesh Majumdar)


o       Performance Evaluation of a DVB-H Enabled Mobile Device System Model, Lukas Pustina, Simon Schwarzer, Michael Gerharz, Peter Martini, Volker Deichman

o       Using Performance Signatures and Software Rejuvenation for Worm Mitigation in Tactical MANETs, Alberto Avritzer, Robert Cole, Elaine Weyuker

o       Performance analysis of mobile agent tracking, Elena Gomez-Martinez, Sergio Ilarri, José Merseguer


10.30-11.00 : Coffee Break


11.00-12.00 : Session - “Software Performance Engineering”

                        (chair: Jerry Rolia)


o       Hybrid Performance Modeling Approach for Network Intensive Distributed Software, Tom Verdickt, Bart Dhoedt, Filip De Turck, Piet Demeester

o       Software Performance in the Real World: Lessons from the Performance Trauma Team, Kevin Mobley, Libby Foster, Terri Calderone, Tad Hammer, Jay Shankar


12.00-12.30 : Wrap-up and closing issues