Report from the 11th Symposium on Software Performance

The 11th Symposium on Software Performance (SSP ’20), was held as an online event from November 12 to 13, 2020. Every year, the SSP brings together researchers and practitioners interested in software performance and related quality attributes. The scope of SSP spans measurement, modeling, benchmark design, and run-time management. SSP 2020 was planned to take place in Leipzig, Germany. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-related circumstances, a physical meeting was not possible.

SSP 2020 had a great program that included two invited industry talks and 24 technical presentations. Some of the presentations are accompanied by short papers to appear in Softwaretechnik-Trends. The abstracts/papers and slides of the talk are linked in the program. From a Kieker perspective, it was very nice to see contributions related to Kieker also from other research groups, e.g., from the universities of Munich, and Leipzig. In addition to the technical program, SSP 2020 included a virtual meeting in the evening that gave a lot of room for informal discussions. SSP 2020 attracted more than 50 participants from academia and industry, and 15 different institutions including even Austria, Canada, India, and the USA.

SSP 2020 was a great event with an excellent organization by our colleagues from the University of Leipzig, lead by Richard Müller and Ulrich Eisenecker!

The SSP series is organized by the research groups around Kieker, Descartes, and Palladio, which are located at the universities of Karlsruhe, Kiel, Stuttgart, and Würzburg. The University of Leipzig, this time lead by David Georg Reichelt, has kindly offered to organize also the 12th edition of the Symposium of Software Performance, which hopefully will then actually be held in Leipzig, Germany.