More than 60 Participants Attended SOSP ’14 in Stuttgart

IMG_1624More than 60 participants from roughly 20 different organizations attended this year’s Symposium on Software Performance (SOSP 2014), which took place from November 26 to 28, 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany. SOSP aims to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in all facets of software performance, ranging from modeling and prediction to monitoring and runtime management. The symposium is organized by the three research groups Descartes, Kieker, and Palladio, who use this symposium also as a joint developer and community meeting.

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CfC/CfPart: Descartes/Kieker/Palladio Days 2014

As a follow-up event of our successful meetings in 2012 and 2013, we will organize the 2014 Symposium on Software Performance in Stuttgart, Germany on November 26-28. It will be a joint meeting of the Descartes, Kieker, and Palladio communities.


In addition to invited talks from practitioners and researchers, we welcome contributions from academic, scientific, or industrial contexts in the field of software performance, including but not limited to approaches employing Descartes, Kieker, and/or Palladio.

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Poster Award at ICPE 2014

Kieker PosterOut of the 20 posters that were presented during the poster/demo session on Tuesday at the ICPE 2014 in Dublin, ours has been elected as the best poster. The election was conducted during the poster session by the attendees of the presentations by putting stickers on posters that were counted afterwards.
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Tom Frotscher Wins 2013 b+m SSEP Award for Thesis on Kieker’s OPAD

Tom Frotscher wins the 2013 Software & Systems Engineering Award (b+m SSEP) for his Master’s thesis on “Architecture-Based Multivariate Anomaly Detection for Software Systems”. Since 2011, the annual b+m SSEP jury elects an excellent thesis submitted to the Kiel University’s Computer Science Department based on scientific quality and practical relevance . Tom’s thesis, supervised jointly by the Universities in Kiel and Stuttgart, extends the initial work on Kieker’s Online Performance Anomaly Detection (OPAD) approach by Tillmann Bielefeld who received the b+m SSEP in 2012. Tom’s thesis was again conducted in close collaboration with Xing AG, whose well-known  business networking platform served as the case study system. Continue reading

Roughly 50 Participants Attended Kieker/Palladio Days 2013

The  Symposium on Software Performance: Joint Kieker/Palladio Days 2013, which took place November 27-29 (Wed-Fri), 2013 in Karlsruhe, Germany, brought together  researchers and practitioners interested in all facets of software performance, ranging  from modeling and prediction to monitoring and management. The symposium was  organized by two already established user groups: for the first time, the Kieker and the  Palladio communities had a joint meeting in form of this symposium. Kieker is a  well-established tool and approach for monitoring software performance of complex, large,  and distributed IT systems. Palladio is a likewise-established tool and approach for  modeling software architectures of IT systems and for simulating their performance.  However, contributions were not limited to these two communities but we also welcomed  contributions from the field.


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