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Performance Tools 2000

11th International Conference on Modelling Techniques and Tools for Computer Performance Evaluation

March 27 - 31, 2000,Motorola University, Schaumburg, Illinois, USA


In 2000 the "Performance Tools" (TOOLS 2000) conference will, for the first time, be held in the USA. In particular, TOOLS 2000 will be organised as part of a joint conference, together with the IEEE International Performance and Dependability Symposium (IPDS 2000). Both conferences will be hosted at the premises of Motorola University, and will share tutorials, tool presentations, invited speakers, social events and possibly some session. Participants will be allowed to attend sessions of both conferences. The two conferences have separate programme committees (with some deliberate overlaps), and two proceedings will be published (for IPDS with IEEE CS Press and for TOOLS with Springer Verlag).


Performance and dependability evaluation have proven themselves as useful guides in the design of computer and communication systems (be they centralised, distributed, parallel or fault-tolerant). These evaluation techniques, however, will only become an integrated part of system design trajectories when full tool support for them is available. The aim of the "Performance Tools" conference series has been (and is) to further develop the theory and technology for tool-based performance and dependability evaluation of computer and communication systems. Important themes for the 11th issue of this successful conference series include (but are not restricted to):


Paper submissions should contain previously unpublished work and not exceed more than 20 double-spaced pages devoted to one (or more) of the themes of the conference. All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 members of the programme committee. Accepted papers will be published in a volume of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Springer Verlag) devoted to the conference. The registration of at least one of the authors should accompany the camera-ready copy submission.

Authors are required to submit their papers electronically, as postscript files, via the world-wide web.

At this address, also other relevant information for the conference will be made available. For any remaining inquiries, please contact either of the two programme committee chairs, Boudewijn Haverkort or Connie Smith.


Proposals to present and demonstrate tools for performance and dependability evaluation of computer and communication systems are also sollicited. Next to being demonstrated, accepted tools will be presented in short (10 minute) presentations (in a joint session with IPDS 2000) and will be allowed a 4 page summary in the TOOLS 2000 proceedings (LNCS volume of Springer Verlag). Please contact the tools chair, Aad van Moorsel, or the special web-page for tool submissions.


Tutorial proposals are sollicited on various topics concerning the performance and dependability evaluation of computer and communication systems. Please contact the tutorial chair, Sachin Garg or the special web-page for tutorial submissions.

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