16. April, 2023 - Coimbra, Portugal

6th Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing Performance (HotCloudPerf 2023)

Information: HotCloudPerf 2023 will be planned as a physical workshop with remote participation facilities. Presenters of accepted papers are encouraged to attend the workshop (and conference) physically. For more information, please contact us at: hotcloudperf2023@easychair.org


The HotCloudPerf workshop proposes a meeting venue for academics and practitioners, from experts to trainees, in the field of cloud computing performance. The new understanding of cloud computing covers the full computational continuum from data centers to edge resources to IoT sensors and devices. The workshop aims to engage this community and to lead to the development of new methodological aspects for gaining a deeper understanding not only of cloud performance, but also of cloud operation and behavior, through diverse quantitative evaluation tools, including benchmarks, metrics, and workload generators. The workshop focuses on novel cloud properties such as elasticity, performance isolation, dependability, and other non-functional system properties, in addition to classical performance-related metrics such as response time, throughput, scalability, and efficiency.


The HotCloudPerf workshop is technically sponsored by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC)’s Research Group (RG) and is organized annually by the RG Cloud Group. HotCloudPerf has emerged from the series of yearly meetings organized by the RG Cloud Group, since 2013. The RG Cloud Group group is taking a broad approach, relevant for both academia and industry, to cloud benchmarking, quantitative evaluation, and experimental analysis.


Pedro García López: Title TBA

Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain

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Cristian Klein: Title TBA

Umeå University, Sweden

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Tania Lorido Botran: Title TBA

Roblox, USA

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  1. Empirical performance studies in cloud computing environments, applications, and systems, including observation, measurement, and surveys.

  2. Performance analysis using modeling and queueing theory for cloud environments, applications, and systems.

  3. Simulation-based studies for all aspects of cloud computing performance.

  4. Operational techniques for self-organization, resource management, and scheduling in cloud environments, e.g. service meshes, auto-scaling, auto-tiering.

  5. End-to-end performance engineering for pipelines and workflows in cloud environments, or of applications with non-trivial SLAs.

  6. Tools for monitoring and studying cloud computing performance.

  7. General and specific methods and methodologies for understanding and engineering cloud performance.

  8. Methodological and practical aspects of software engineering, performance engineering, and computer systems related to hot topics in cloud performance, e.g. serverless, microservices, non Von Neumann architectures, virtualization/containerization.

  9. Case studies on cloud performance and its interaction with the computing continuum, including benchmarking, exploratory studies, dataset collection and negative results.

  10. Sustainability and energy-efficiency in cloud computing environments, applications, and systems.

  11. Network, storage and accelerators in the computing continuum.

Important Dates

January 17 January 24, 2023

January 24, 2023

February 27 February 13, 2023

March 6 February 20, 2023

April 16, 2023

Abstract due (updated)

Papers due (hard deadline, no extension)

Author Notification

Camera-ready deadline

Workshop day

Submission Types

  1. Full-papers (6 pages including tables and figures but not references and appendices)

  2. Short-papers (3 pages including tables and figures but not references and appendices)

  3. Talk only (1-2 pages, not included in the proceedings).


The format of the submissions is single-blind and should follow the ACM format of the companion conference, ICPE.

All presented papers will have a good amount of time allocated for Q&A plus feedback. In addition, the presentation session will be wrapped up by a 10-15 min discussion.

Are you concerned about the quality of the presentation of your paper (i.e. whether it satisfies the standards for its structure, style of writing, etc...)? Please contact us at least two weeks prior to the submission deadline and we will provide feedback to you.

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Submission Site

Articles and talk-only contributions are required to be submitted via EasyChair. The track corresponding to HotCloudPerf2023 should be selected.

Call for Papers

You can find the full Call for Papers (CfP) here: CfP

Organizing Committee

Klervie Toczé, Linköping University, Sweden, (klervie.tocze@liu.se)

Cristina L. Abad, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, Ecuador, (cabadr@espol.edu.ec)

Nikolas Herbst, University of Würzburg, Germany, (nikolas.herbst@uni-wuerzburg.de)

Alexandru Iosup, VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands (a.iosup@vu.nl)

To contact the chairs, you can email: hotcloudperf2023@easychair.org

Program Committee

Cristina Abad, Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral

Auday Al-Dulaimy, Mälardalen University

Ahmed Ali-Eldin, Chalmers University of Technology

Atakan Aral, University of Vienna

Marta Beltran, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Andre Bondi, Software Performance and Scalability Consulting LLC

Marc Brooker, Amazon Web Services

Wilhelm Hasselbring, University of Kiel

Nikolas Herbst, University of Würzburg

Alexandru Iosup, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Dragi Kimovski, University of Klagenfurt

Tania Lorido, Roblox

Satadru Pan, Meta

Riccardo Pinciroli, Gran Sasso Science Institute

Issam Rais, The Artic University of Norway

Prateek Sharma, Indiana University Bloomington

Sacheendra Talluri, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Petr Tůma, Charles University

André van Hoorn, University of Hamburg

Chen Wang, IBM