Performance Summit 2008, CFP

March 20 - 21, 2008, Porto Alegre (Brazil)
Sponsored by: DELL- Brazil / PUCRS
Globalization pushes information technology to its limits. Also it makes companies more and more dependent on their IT resources, so speed and scalability became a critical factor for the companies to be successful. Performance Engineering (PE) came to help developing faster and more scalable applications by applying performance testing end engineering practices. Performance Engineering can be a complex area, demanding very skilled and experienced professionals. Also, this is a relatively new area in the business world, so there are plenty of room for development of techniques, practices and people. This summit has 2 main goals: to introduce performance engineering to the IT community, in order to increase the number of professionals in the discipline, and to share the best practices in the Performance engineering discipline, methods to tuning applications, find memory leaks, bottlenecks, etc.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following areas:
  • Performance modeling of software
  • Performance measurement and analysis
    • software performance testing,
    • application performance measurement and monitoring,
    • analysis of measured application performance data
  • Driven Development
    • gathering, interpreting and using performance annotations and data
  • Performance evaluation in application domains (e.g. Web Services, Middleware, Component-Based/ Autonomous/ Mobile/ Intelligent/ Adaptive/ Embedded Systems)
Submitted papers will be reviewed based on relevance, technical soundness and presentation. All papers should be submitted electronically using the email ( The workshop encourages submissions of industrial experience reports/case study of an applied performance technique, in enough detail that its effectiveness can be evaluated.
The submitted papers will be reviewed by three reviewers. Technical papers should be submitted according to the IEEE format. The papers should have at least 4 pages and must not exceed 8 pages including all text, references, appendices, and figures. Submitted papers can be written in English and must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).
Please, follow the guidelines established by the IEEE, available at (templates for all transactions).
Paper Submission: 15/01/2008
Paper Acceptance Notification: 15/02/2008
Camera-Ready Version: 28/02/2008
Conference dates: 20-21 March, 2008
General Chair – Marcelo Blois Ribeiro, PUCRS - Brazil (
Program Co-Chairs

  • Ulisses Giorgi, Dell – Brazil. (
  • Flavio Moreira de Oliveira, PUCRS - Brazil (
Finance Chair - Eduardo Weber, Dell – Brazil (
Local Chair – Ana Paula Lemke, PUCRS - Brazil (
If you have any further requests, please address your e-mails to
Scott Barber
President & Chief Technologist, PerfTestPlus, Inc.
Vice President & Executive Director, Association for Software Testing
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Just a quick update: the PERFORMANCE SUMMIT 2008 is scheduled for March 27 and 28, 2008.