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Workshop Agenda


Call for papers

Software systems (e.g., smartphone apps, desktop applications, telecommunication infrastructures, cloud and enterprise systems, etc.) have strict requirements on software performance. Failure to meet these requirements may cause business losses, customer defection, brand damage and other serious consequences. In addition to conventional functional testing, the performance of these systems must be verified through load testing or benchmarking to ensure quality service.

Load testing and benchmarking software systems are difficult tasks, which requires a great understanding of the system under test and customer behavior. Practitioners face many challenges such as tooling (choosing and implementing the testing tools), environments (software and hardware setup) and time (limited time to design, test, and analyze). This one-day workshop brings together software testing researchers, practitioners and tool developers to discuss the challenges and opportunities of conducting research on load testing and benchmarking software systems.

We solicit two tracks of submissions: research papers (maximum 4 pages), presentation track for industry or experience talks (maximum 700 words extended abstract). Technical papers should follow the standard ACM SIG proceedings format and need to be submitted electronically via EasyChair. Accepted papers will be published in the ICPE 2020 Proceedings. Submissions can be research papers, position papers, case studies or experience reports addressing issues including but not limited to the following:

Important Dates

Paper submission: January 20, 2020
Presentation track submission: March 2, 2020
Paper notification: February 8, 2020
Presentation notification: March 9, 2020
Camera ready: February 24, 2020
Workshop date: April 20, 2020



Alexander Podelko Oracle, USA
Tse-Hsun (Peter) Chen Concordia University, Canada
Hamzeh Khazaei York University, Canada

Program Committee

Almeida, Eduardo Cunha de UFPR, Brazil
Beigi, Nasim University of Toronto, Canada
Bezemer, Cor-Paul University of Alberta, Canada
Brunnert, Andreas RETIT GmbH, Germany
E. Hassan, Ahmed Queens University, Canada
Jiang, Zhen Ming (Jack) York University, Canada
Lange, Klaus-Dieter HPE, USA
Litoiu, Marin York University, Canada
Krishnamurthy, Diwakar University of Calgary, Canada
Kroß, Johannes Fortiss, Germany
Sunyé, Gerson University of Nantes, France
Ventrsque, Anthony University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland

Steering Committee

E. Hassan, Ahmed Queen’s University, Canada
Litoiu, Marin York University, Canada
Jiang, Zhen Ming (Jack) York University, Canada

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