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2021 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems
Conference

July 19 - 22, 2021
Now a VIRTUAL Conference
SPECTS’21 is an annual conference whose 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 2021 will be co-located with the Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference (ANNSIM). ANNSIM 2021 is a new annual conference after merging SpringSim and SummerSim into a single conference starting in 2021 by The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS).

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IMPORTANT DATES & TRACKS

Important Dates

Tutorial Proposals:  May 31, 2021 (Extended)
Paper Submission:  May 31, 2021 (Extended)
Author Notification:  June 14, 2021
Camera-Ready Paper Submission:  June 21, 2021

Keynote

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Paolo Bellavista, Ph.D.

Presentation Title: Industry 5.0 Digital Twins: the Call for Cloud Continuum Infrastructures

Presentation Abstract: The efficient exploitation of the cloud continuum (industrial cloud, edge cloud, 5G/6G base stations, fog nodes) is a key factor for future Industry4.0 (and beyond) applications, e.g., for manufacturing line control and reconfiguration, where QoS requirements on latency and scalability are crucial. The keynote aims at offering an overview of the state-of-the-art architectures and technologies in the field, with a specific focus on how to efficiently design and implement hybrid distributed digital twins over cloud continuum virtualized resources. Related and industrial-grade use cases from ongoing international projects will be depicted to practically ground the proposed architectural solutions.

Biography: Paolo Bellavista received MSc and PhD degrees in computer science engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, where he is now a full professor of distributed and mobile systems. His research activities span from pervasive wireless computing to online big data processing under quality constraints, from edge cloud computing to middleware for Industry 4.0 applications. He serves on several Editorial Boards, including IEEE COMST (Associate EiC), ACM CSUR, and Elsevier JNCA and PMC. He is the scientific coordinator of the H2020 BigData project IoTwins – https://www.iotwins.eu/.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit your complete papers electronically to https://www.softconf.com/sim/SPECTS21/

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.

Proposals for tutorials (max 2 hours) should be sent to the Tutorial Chair. Tutorial abstracts along with keynote speeches’ abstracts will be included in the proceedings of the conference.

Best Paper Awards

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


Tutorials

SPECTS 2021 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.

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 — electronically to https://www.softconf.com/sim/SPECTS21/

Important Dates for Tutorials

  • Proposal Submission:  May 21, 2021 (Extended)
  • Acceptance Notification:  June 14, 2021 (Extended)

Registration & Pricing

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SPECTS 2021 REGISTRATION FEES:

Category Regular Late (After July 1, 2021) Regular Late (After July 1, 2021)
Member Rate Member Rate Member Rate Non Member Rate Non Member Rate Non Member Rate
(For Online Presentation) (For Online Presentation) (In person) (For Online Presentation) (For Online Presentation) (In person)
Full Paper Registration Registration Fee Registration Fee Registration Fee Registration Fee Registration Fee Registration Fee
Regular $400 USD $500 USD $500 USD $485 USD $585 USD $585 USD
Student* $200 USD $300 USD $300 USD $230 USD $330 USD $330 USD
Retiree* $185 USD $185 USD $200 USD $215 USD $215 USD $230 USD
Invited Speaker & Committee Member* $185 USD $185 USD $200 USD $215 USD $215 USD $230 USD
Listener Registration Registration Fee Registration Fee Registration Fee Registration Fee Registration Fee Registration Fee
Regular* $150 USD $200 USD N/A $235 USD $285 USD N/A
Student* $120 USD $170 USD N/A $150 USD $200 USD N/A
Retiree* $20 USD $20 USD N/A $20 USD $20 USD N/A
Extras Registration Fee
Additional Paper(s)* $380 USD/paper
Additional Page(s)* $70 USD/page
Companion* $230 USD
Social Networking Event* $80 USD
Day/Onsite Registration Rate Registration Fee
Non Student* $300 USD
Student* $200 USD

*Manual Registration and Verification Forms:

Full Paper Manual Registration Form
Listener Registration Forms
Extras Manual Registration Form
Day/Onsite Registration Form
Student Verification Form
Retiree Verification Form
Visa Invitation Request Form

For students to receive the student discount and price, please turn in the Student Verification Form. All other registrations will require a filled manual registration form to be emailed to the SCS Office. All forms must be sent to scs@scs.org.

Notes*

  1. For participants with submissions, you must have a paid registration.
  2. If there is a Social Networking Event it will be optional.
  3. Complimentary Registration Only: General Chair, Vice-General Chair, Program Chair, Keynotes.
Full Paper Registration Includes Abstract Registration Includes Listener Registration Includes Companion Includes
1. Attending all technical sessions 1. Attending all technical sessions 1. Attending all technical sessions 1. Attending all technical sessions
2. Paper publication and presentation 2. Paper presentation 2. Program book, name badge, certificate, souvenirs 2. Coffee Breaks, Lunch, Reception
3. Conference proceedings (electronic copy) 3. Program book, name badge, certificate, souvenirs 3. Coffee Breaks, Lunch, Reception
4. Program book, name badge, certificate, souvenirs 4. Coffee Breaks, Lunch, Reception
5. Coffee Breaks, Lunch, Reception

Cancellation Policy

If the participants request cancellation and refund due to personal reasons, see refund policy:

* 60 days ahead of the conference: 70% of payment refund
* 30-60 days ahead of the conference: 50% of payment refund
* Within 30 days ahead of the conference: no refund
* If the conference cannot be held on time due to force majeure such as politics, weather and disasters, the organizer will not bear any compensation and will not refund the registration fee.

Cancellation and refund request must be made formally by email.

Organizer Statement

If the conference cannot be held on time due to force majeure such as politics, weather and disasters, the organizer reserves the right to postpone the conference dates or cancel the conference. Participants are obligated to cooperate with the organizer’s arrangements and refund policy.

Important Notification: As coronavirus is spreading, online/video presentation will be acceptable. Online presentation will be arranged accordingly. For your safety, please inform the conference secretary if you want to choose online/video presentation. Also, you can register with the “Special Rate” above.

Virtual Venue

SPECTS’21 will now be a virtual conference. Stay tuned for more information in the near future.

Organization Committee

Honorary Chair:  Mohammad S. Obaidat, KASIT, University of Jordan, Jordan
General Chair:  Malamati Louta, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Program Co-Chairs:  George Karetsos, University of Thessaly, Greece and Steven Latrè, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Tutorial Chair:  Maria Calzarossa, University of Pavia, Italy
Publication Chair:  Alexandros-Apostolos Boulogeorgos, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Publicity Chair:  John Vardakas, Iquadrat, Spain
Webmaster:  Antonio Bueno, University of Girona, Spain

Steering Committee

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

Technical Program Committee

Ala’a Al-Habashna, Carleton University, Canada
Peristera Baziana, University of Thessaly, Greece
Alexandros Boulogeorgos, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Christian Callegari, University of Pisa, Italy
Maria Carla Calzarossa, University of Pavia, Italy
Vicente Casares-Giner, University Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Minas Dasygenis, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Franco Davoli, University of Genoa, Italy
Joaquin Entrialgo, University Of Oviedo, Spain
Peppino Fazio, University of Calabria, Italy
Daniel Garcia, University Of Oviedo, Spain
Mary Grammatikou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Fabrizio Granelli, University of Trento, Italy
Carlos Guerrero, University de les Illes Balears, Spain
Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
George Karetsos, University of Thessaly, Greece
Zbigniew Kotulski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Thomas Kyriakidis, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Steven Latre, University of Antwerpen, Belgium
Sanja Lazarova-Molnar, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Alejandro Linares-Barranco, University of Seville, Spain
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
Malamati Louta, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Mario Marchese, University of Genoa, Italy
Alvaro Marco, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Luisa Massari, University of Pavia, Italy
Pierre Olivier, University of Manchester, UK
Yahya Osais, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Nikolaos Ploskas, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Gianluca Reali, University of Perugia, Italy
Georgios L. Stavrinides, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Daniele Tessera, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Italy
George Tsihrintzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
John Vardakas, Iquadrat, Spain
Iraklis Varlamis, University of Athens, Greece
Víctor Villagrá, University Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Manuel Villen-Altamirano, University of Malaga, Spain
Gabriel Wainer, Carleton University, Canada
Bernd Wolfinger, University of Hamburg, Germany

Questions? Call Phone: 858-277-3888 or Email scs@scs.org