Call for Papers:

Bench 21

Abstract or Paper Registration Deadline
August 6, 2021
Final Submission Deadline
August 6, 2021

The International Symposium on Benchmarking, Measuring and Optimizing encompasses a wide range of topics in benchmarking, measurement, evaluation methods and tools. Bench’s multi-disciplinary emphasis provides an ideal environment for developers and researchers from the architecture, system, algorithm, and application communities to discuss practical and theoretical work covering workload characterization, benchmarks and tools, evaluation, measurement and optimization, and dataset generation.

We solicit papers describing original and previously unpublished work. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following.

Benchmark and standard specifications, implementations, and validations: Big Data, Artificial intelligence (AI), High performance computing (HPC), Machine learning, Warehouse-scale computing, Mobile robotics, Edge and fog computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Data management and storage, Financial, Education, Medical or other application domains.

Dataset Generation and Analysis: Research or industry data sets, including the methods used to collect the data and technical analyses supporting the quality of the measurements; Analyses or meta-analyses of existing data and original articles on systems, technologies and techniques that advance data sharing and reuse to support reproducible research; Evaluations of the rigor and quality of the experiments used to generate data and the completeness of the descriptions of the data; Tools generating large-scale data.

Workload characterization, quantitative measurement, design and evaluation studies: Characterization and evaluation of Computer and communication networks, protocols and algorithms; Wireless, mobile, ad-hoc and sensor networks, IoT applications; Computer architectures, hardware accelerators, multi-core processors, memory systems and storage networks; HPC systems; Operating systems, file systems and databases; Virtualization, data centers, distributed and cloud computing, fog and edge computing; Mobile and personal computing systems; Energy-efficient computing systems; Real-time and fault-tolerant systems; Security and privacy of computing and networked systems; Software systems and services, and enterprise applications; Social networks, multimedia systems, web services; Cyber-physical systems.

Methodologies, abstractions, metrics, algorithms and tools: Analytical modeling techniques and model validation; Workload characterization and benchmarking; Performance, scalability, power and reliability analysis; Sustainability analysis and power management; System measurement, performance monitoring and forecasting; Anomaly detection, problem diagnosis and troubleshooting; Capacity planning, resource allocation, run time management and scheduling; Experimental design, statistical analysis and simulation.

Measurement and evaluation: Evaluation methodologies and metrics; Testbed methodologies and systems; Instrumentation, sampling, tracing and profiling of large-scale, real-world applications and systems; Collection and analysis of measurement data that yield new insights; Measurement-based modeling (e.g., workloads, scaling behavior, assessment of performance bottlenecks); Methods and tools to monitor and visualize measurement and evaluation data; Systems and algorithms that build on measurement-based findings; Advances in data collection, analysis and storage (e.g., anonymization, querying, sharing); Reappraisal of previous empirical measurements and measurement-based conclusions; Descriptions of challenges and future directions that the measurement and evaluation community should pursue.

  • Paper Submission: The full version of the paper should be submitted as a PDF file following the submission guidelines. Submission issues should be directed to the Program Chairs, Lei WangAxel Ngonga and Chen Liu. Please consult the Bench’21 website for additional information about the conference and submission details.
  • Publication: All accepted papers will be presented at the Bench’21 conference and will be published in a special issue of the BenchCouncil Transactions on Benchmarks, Standards and Evaluation (TBench).
  • Awards: Bench’21 conference will present the BenchCouncil Achievement Award ($3000), the BenchCouncil Rising Star Award ($1000), the BenchCouncil Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award ($1000),and the BenchCouncil Best Paper Award ($1000). To encourage reliable and reproducible research using the benchmarks from all organizations, the Bench conference presents the BenchCouncil Award for Excellence for Reproducible Research to the papers using publicly available benchmarks. Each article receives a $100 prize, for up to 12 articles.

Important Dates

Abstracts: July 16, 2021
Full Papers: July 30, 2021
Notification: September 15, 2021
Final Papers Due: October 11, 2021