***  Call for Short Papers: Monday May 18th Submission Deadline  ***

***  MAMA 2020 Workshop WILL be held as VIRTUAL EVENT (June 8th)  ***

***  Accepted Short Papers Presented/Published at Workshop  ***

***  Accepted Short Papers Published in Performance Evaluation Review  ***

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MAMA 2020
The Twenty Second Workshop on MAthematical performance Modeling and Analysis
Held in conjunction with ACM SIGMETRICS 2020
June 8th, 2020  --  Boston, MA, USA  ****  VIRTUAL EVENT  ****

The MAMA 2020 workshop will be held as a *** live virtual event *** (likely using webex) in the typical style of the MAMA workshop.  The live program will be scheduled to accommodate all/most time zones as best as possible.  A recording of the workshop will be available during the SIGMETRICS Conference.


The complexity of computer systems, networks and applications, as well as the advancements in computer technology, continue to grow at a rapid pace. Mathematical analysis, modeling and optimization are playing an important role in research studies to investigate fundamental issues and tradeoffs at the core of performance problems in the design and implementation of complex computer systems, networks and applications.

The Twenty Second Workshop on MAthematical performance Modeling and Analysis (MAMA 2020) seeks to bring together researchers working on the mathematical, methodological and theoretical aspects of performance analysis, modeling and optimization. It is intended to provide a forum at SIGMETRICS conferences for talks on early research in the more mathematical areas of computer performance analysis. These talks tend to be based on very recent research results (including work in progress) or on new research results that will be otherwise submitted only to a journal (or recently have been submitted to a journal). Thus, part of the goal is to complement and supplement the SIGMETRICS Conference program with such talks without removing any theoretical contributions from the main technical program.

This year's workshop will be held on June 8 *** as a live virtual event ***.  In addition to the presentation of short papers, the workshop will include time for informal technical discussions among the speakers and attendees.

Important Dates

MAMA 2020 encourages the submission of short papers describing early research on the general mathematical, methodological and theoretical aspects of performance analysis, modeling and optimization. Authors are asked to submit 3-page short papers, using the standard PER format, before the above deadline. Submissions violating these formatting guidelines will be discarded without review. Short papers should be submitted electronically, as an e-mail attachment, to mss((at))us.ibm.com. PDF is strongly preferred, although other arrangements can be made by contacting Mark Squillante at mss((at))us.ibm.com.

Submissions will be reviewed by the MAMA program committee, from which a number of short papers will be selected for inclusion in the workshop program. A version of the accepted short papers will be available at the workshop. Revised versions of these short papers will be published in a special issue of Performance Evaluation Review (PER), with a due date after the workshop making it possible for authors to incorporate the results of, or simply mention, any relevant discussions at the workshop. Authors of accepted short papers grant ACM permission to publish them in print and digital formats. Note that there are no copyright issues with PER, and thus authors retain the copyright of their work (as explicitly stated when using the standard PER format) with complete freedom to submit their work elsewhere.

Please see the MAMA 2020 web pages at http://www.sigmetrics.org/mama/for additional information about the workshop...  For more information, please contact Mark Squillante (mss((at))us.ibm.com).

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