2020 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems

July 21 - 22, 2020
Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
The 2020 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS 2020) is an annual conference. The goal is to provide a forum for professionals and researchers to discuss and disseminate the most promising contributions on performance evaluation of computer and telecommunication systems. Papers describing results of theoretic and/or practical significance are solicited. Experimental, modeling, analysis, and simulation studies as well as testbed deployment, field trials and experiences gained are all in the scope of the conference. Work presenting novel performance evaluation methods or providing insights on design and runtime tradeoffs are particularly encouraged.



SPECTS 2020 is pleased to be co-locating with the 2020 Summer Simulation Conference (SummerSim’20). SummerSim’20 is a premier annual international conference by The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS).


Important Dates

Tutorial Proposals: March 4, 2020
Paper Submission: March 4, 2020
Author Notification: May 6, 2020
Camera-Ready Paper Submission: May 27, 2020

Submission Guidelines

For all submissions, unless noted otherwise in their guidelines, go to: https://www.softconf.com/sim/SPECTS20/

General Technical Papers

Current templates supplied by IEEE must be used. Submissions should not exceed 8 two-column, 8.5×11″ pages (including figures, tables, and references) in 10 point fonts. Please include 5-10 keywords, complete postal and e-mail address, and fax and phone numbers of the corresponding author. If you have difficulties with electronic submission, please contact Technical Program Co-Chairs or the Local Arrangement Chair.

Best Paper Awards

All accepted papers will be evaluated for a best paper award based on originality and technical contribution by an external commission.


SPECTS 2020 is soliciting proposals for tutorials (max 2 hours) to be held in conjunction with the conference. Tutorials should address established as well as new emerging research topics and practical applications in the area of performance evaluation of computer and telecommunication systems. Tutorials should present a comprehensive overview of the state of the art and outline open research and technical challenges. Proposals for tutorials should be sent to the Tutorial Chair. Tutorial abstracts along with keynote speeches’ abstracts will be included in the proceedings of the conference.

  • A tutorial proposal should contain the following information:
  • Tutorial title
  • Names, titles, affiliations and contact details of the presenters
  • Preferred duration
  • Extended abstract
  • Short description of the intended audience and prerequisite knowledge of the attendees (if any)
  • Short bio of the presenters

The extended abstracts of the tutorials will be included in the conference proceedings. Tutorial proposals should be submitted for review in a single PDF file — not exceeding five pages — mailed to the tutorial chair.

Venue & Hotels

Venue Address

Facultad de Informática
C/Prof. José García Santesmases, 9
28040 Madrid, Spain

The conference will take place at the Complutense University of Madrid (Universidad Complutense de Madrid – UCM), which is the largest University of Spain. It is built around a privileged and beautiful green location in the western area of Madrid on several campuses.



Arriving to University of Madrid

Madrid can be reached from most international and national destinations by airplane landing at “Adolfo Súarez Madrid-Barajas” airport (MAD).
From Adolfo Súarez Madrid-Barajas Airport to DS-RT Conference Site


Madrid airport disposes of public taxis distributed over all airport terminals. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Madrid is a flat rate of 30€ one-way. The luggage is included for any tariffs that apply.


There is a metro line from the airport to Madrid city: Metro Line 8 Nuevos Ministerios-Aeropuerto T4. The line has two metro stations at the airport: Aeropuerto T1-T2-T3 and Aeropuerto T4 station.


From Nuevos Ministerios to Ciudad Universitaria (conference site) take Line 6 as shown in the following instructions


From Nuevos Ministerios Station to others destinations, please visit the webpage of www.metromadrid.es/en. MetroMadrid opens at 6.05 a.m. to 1.30 a.m. The route to the airport since the beginning of the Metro Line 8 (Nuevos Ministerios) takes approx. 15 minutes to the T1-T2-T3 metro station (first stop at the airport), and takes 5 minutes more until the second metro station at the airport (the last stop), at the terminal T4. Between metro stations “Aeropuerto T1 T2 T3” and “Aeropuerto T4” there is a metro station called “Barajas”. This metro station is in the town Barajas, not in the airport.

Urban Buses at Airport Terminal

For a list of urban and intercity bus lines arriving to Madrid Barajas airport from Madrid city centre and surroundings, as well as bus lines, leaving from the airport in direction to the city centre, fairgrounds, main transfer stations and, neighboring towns and other provincial capitals visit the webpage of http://www.aena.es/, http://www.aerepuertomadrid-barajas.com/, or http://www.emtmadrid.es/. There are bus stops at all terminals, but not all the lines stop at all terminals.

The line 203 or Exprés Aeropuerto (Airport express) is the express line connecting the Atocha train station and the airport of Madrid-Barajas. The bus runs 24 hours 365 days a year and the ticket fare is 5€.

Atocha bus stop (beginning/end of route) works only in daytime, 6:00 am to 23:30 pm. Overnight, bus stop beginning/end of route is in central Madrid (Cibeles), and the bus is renamed as N27 Exprés Aeropuerto. Runs every 15-20 minutes during daytime (6:00h to 23:30h) and every 35 minutes at overnight (23:30h to 6:00h).

Atocha – terminal T1 takes around 30 minutes in normal traffic conditions. Bus stops: Terminal T1 floor 0, Arrivals area. Terminal T1 floor 1, Departures area.
Atocha – terminal T2 takes around 35 minutes in normal traffic conditions. Bus stops: Terminal T2 floor 0, Arrivals area. Terminal T2 floor 2, Departures area
Atocha – terminal T4 takes around 40 minutes in normal traffic conditions. Bus stops: Terminal T4 floor 0, Arrivals area.

From Atocha Station to Ciudad Universitaria (conference site) take MetroMadrid following these instructions.


By Train (Valid only for Terminal 4)

The Spanish railway company RENFE, connects Madrid with the Madrid Barajas airport through the local train network service “Cercanías” C1 line.
The train station is only on the terminal T4 floor -1, and is called Aeropuerto T4. To move to the other terminals there is a shuttle bus service connecting the terminals.


Estimated travel time from each train station to the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport:

  • Príncipe Pío – Aeropuerto T4: 38 minutes.
  • Chamartín – Aeropuerto T4: 11 minutes.
  • Nuevos Ministerios – Aeropuerto T4: 18 minutes.
  • Atocha – Aeropuerto T4: 25 minutes.
  • Puerta del Sol – Aeropuerto T4: 22 minutes.
  • Méndez Álvaro: 29 minutes.

Single ticket is 2,60 € and round-trip ticket is 5,20. The first train with destination to T4 Airport leaves at 6.02 hours from Príncipe Pío (Madrid), and the last leaves at 02.33 hours.

For the connections with “Cercanias” and MetroMadrid please visit www.metromadrid.es/en or www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/cercanias/madrid/.

Hotel Accommodations

There are no room blocks reserved for the hotels listed below.

AC Hotel by Marriott Los Vascos
Los Vascos, 27, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Ph: +34 915 98 62 20

NYX Madrid
Calle del Aviador Zorita, 34, 28020 Madrid, Spain
Ph: +34 915 53 59 00

Hotel Eurostars Monte Real
Calle de Arroyofresno, 17, 28035 Madrid, Spain
Ph: +34 917 36 52 73

Hotel Exe Moncloa
Calle Arcipreste de Hita, 10, 28015 Madrid, Spain
Ph: +34 917 45 92 99

Meliá Madrid Princesa
Calle de la Princesa, 27, 28008 Madrid, Spain
Ph: +34 912 76 47 47

Organization Committee

Honorary Chair: Mohammad S. Obaidat, KASIT, Univ. of Jordan, Jordan
General Chair: Malamati Louta, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Program Co-Chairs: Joaquín Entrialgo, University of Oviedo, Spain and George Karetsos, University of Thessaly, Greece
Tutorial Chair: Maria Calzarossa, University of Pavia, Italy
Publication Chair: John Vardakas, Iquadrat, Spain
Webmaster: Antonio Bueno, University of Girona, Spain

Steering Committee

Franco Davoli, Univ. of Genoa, Italy
Pascal Lorenz, Univ. of Haute Alsace, France
Mohammad S Obaidat, Fordham Univ., USA (Chair)
Jose L. Sevillano, Univ. of Seville, Spain
Helena Szczerbicka, Leibniz Univ. of Hannover, Germany
Laurence Yang, St. Francis Xavier Univ., Canada

Technical Program Committee

Efthimios Alepis, Univ. of Piraeus, Greece
Ala’a Al-Habashna, Carleton Univ., Canada
Igor Bisio, Univ. of Genoa, Italy
Christian Callegari, Univ. of Pisa, Italy
Vicente Casares-Giner, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Minas Dasygenis, Univ. of Western Macedonia, Greece
Franco Davoli, Univ. of Genoa, Italy
Tomaso De Cola, DLR, Germany
Joaquín Entrialgo, Univ. of Oviedo, Spain
Peppino Fazio, Univ. of Calabria, Italy
Luca Foschini, Univ. of Bologna, Italy
Daniel Garcia, Univ. Of Oviedo, Spain
Carlo Giannelli, Univ. of Ferrara, Italy
Mary Grammatikou, National Technical Univ. of Athens, Greece
Fabrizio Granelli, Univ. of Trento, Italy
Carlos Guerrero, Univ. de les Illes Balears, Spain
Helen Karatza, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece
George Karetsos, TEI of Thessaly, Greece
Baha Uddin Kazi, Carleton Univ., Canada
Zbigniew Kotulski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology, Poland
Udo Krieger, Univ. of Bamberg, Germany
Sanja Lazarova-Molnar, Univ. of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Alejandro Linares-Barranco, Univ. of Seville, Spain
Pascal Lorenz, Univ. of Haute Alsace, France
Malamati Louta, Univ. of Western Macedonia, Greece
Imadeldin Mahgoub, Florida Atlantic Univ., USA
Mario Marchese, Univ. of Genoa, Italy
Alvaro Marco, Univ. of Zaragoza, Spain
Luisa Massari, Univ. of Pavia, Italy
Pierre Olivier, Univ. of Manchester, UK
Ibrahim Onyuksel, Northern Illinois Univ., USA
Yahya Osais, King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Elena Pagani, Univ. di Milano, Italy
Georgios L. Stavrinides, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece
Daniele Tessera, Catholic Univ. of Sacred Heart, Italy
George Tsihrintzis, Univ. of Piraeus, Greece
Iraklis Varlamis, Univ. of Athens, Greece
Manuel Villen-Altamirano, Univ. of Malaga, Spain
Gabriel Wainer, Carleton Univ., Canada
Bernd Wolfinger, Univ. of Hamburg, Germany

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