It is our pleasure to announce the 2021 ACM SIGMETRICS conference (, which will be held in Beijing, China, June 14-18 2021. We solicit papers on the development and application of state-of-the-art, broadly applicable analytic, simulation, and measurement-based performance evaluation techniques. The conference provides a high-quality forum for presenting results and discussing ideas that further our knowledge and understanding of the measurement, modeling, analysis, and design of computing systems and networks. Of particular interest is work that presents new performance evaluation methods, or that creatively applies previously developed methods to make predictions about, or gain insights into key design trade-offs in a variety of computing, networked, and cyber-physical systems, ranging from mobile devices and Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications to large-scale cloud computing systems and the smart grid.

We solicit papers describing original and previously unpublished research. Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to, the following.

Quantitative measurement, design, and evaluation studies of:
-- Computer and communication networks, protocols and algorithms
-- Wireless, mobile, ad-hoc and sensor networks, IoT applications
-- Computer architectures, hardware accelerators, multi-core processors, memory systems and storage networks
-- High-Performance Computing
-- Operating systems, file systems, and databases
-- Virtualization, data centers, distributed and cloud computing, fog and edge computing
-- Mobile and personal computing systems
-- Energy-efficient computing systems
-- Real-time and fault-tolerant systems
-- Security and privacy of computing and networked systems
-- Software systems and services, and enterprise applications
-- Social networks, multimedia systems, Web services
-- Cyber-physical systems, including the smart grid

Methodologies, formalisms, metrics, solution techniques and algorithms for:
-- Analytical modeling techniques and model validation
-- Workload characterization and benchmarking
-- Performance, scalability, power, and reliability analysis
-- Sustainability analysis and power management
-- System measurement, performance monitoring and forecasting
-- Anomaly detection, problem diagnosis and troubleshooting
-- Capacity planning, resource allocation, run time management and scheduling
-- Experimental design, statistical analysis, simulation
-- Game theory, network economics, and platform design
-- Big data, machine learning, AI, data mining, graph analysis, optimization

There are three submission opportunities over the course of the year.

Summer (Submission website:
Abstract registration: July 31st, 2020
Paper submission: August 7, 2020
Author notification: September 29, 2020

Abstract registration: October 16, 2020
Paper submission: October 23, 2020
Author notification: December 15, 2020

Abstract registration: January 29, 2021
Paper submission: February 5, 2021
Author notification: March 30, 2021

Deadlines are hard and at 11:59am (noon) US Eastern Time (New York).

Papers may be submitted to any deadline and, upon acceptance, papers will be scheduled for publication in the Proceedings of the ACM on Measurement and Analysis of Computing Systems (POMACS) and presentation at the ACM SIGMETRICS 2021 conference. The journal publication of accepted papers will appear in the issue of POMACS immediately following acceptance; i.e., papers that are accepted for the Summer and Fall deadlines will appear in POMACS before the conference.

All accepted and eligible papers will be considered, by a panel of reviewers, for the Best Paper Award and the Kenneth C. Sevcik Outstanding Student Paper Award. Additionally, a selection of the accepted papers, as identified by a panel of reviewers, may be nominated for publication as Research Highlights in the Communications of the ACM (CACM).

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