The 7th International Workshop on Performability Modeling
of Computer and Communication Systems (PMCCS)


PMCCS conference series:

Torino, Italy
September 23-24, 2005


PMCCS-7 will be hosted at the Villa Gualino in Torino, Italy.  The workshop dates immediately follow those of the 2nd International Conference on the Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST) 2005 ( ), which is likewise being held in Torino.


The workshop aims to bring together academic and industrial researchers in the area of integrated performance and dependability modeling, with emphasis on bridging theory and practice.  Theoretical contributions as well as application-oriented work are welcome.  Case studies and industrial applications of performability modeling and evaluation are solicited in the field of computer and communication systems as well as in related fields, such as flexible manufacturing systems, product-in-process software development, medical systems, transportation systems, and complex infrastructures.

According to the traditions of the PMCCS series, the workshop will be characterized by open and intense discussions on various topics in performability modeling and analysis, based on recent work of the participants. Authors retain copyright of their work.

This year PMCCS, in addition to regular sessions, organizes special sessions to emphasize the following areas (naturally, submissions are not limited to these topics):

- performability issues of power-limited devices
- performability management of autonomic and self-managed systems
- performability issues in the biological domain
- performability issues in cluster/grid computing


Submission due date

extended to July 4, 2005


July 18, 2005

Camera-ready copies due

July 31, 2005


at QEST'05
(registration only to PMCCS is possible)


No full papers will be required, with the aim of stimulating a free exchange of new ideas and recent results.  Extended abstracts of up to 4 pages in double-column IEEE format are solicited from prospective speakers.  The Workshop organizers will check whether the work is within the scope of the workshop.  The deadline for the submission of the extended abstracts is June 20, 2005.  Authors will be notified about acceptance by July 18, 2005.

Extended abstracts should be submitted in PostScript or Portable Document Format as e-mail attachments to (please indicate special
track if any):

Andras Horvath, Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Torino,


Authors of accepted extended abstracts will be asked to provide camera-ready versions in the prescribed double-column IEEE format. Authors retain copyright of their work, but will be asked to give workshop organizers permission to print the camera-ready contributions in a workshop booklet that will be distributed to all attendees and put on the web.

Submission deadline for the Camera-ready copy is July 31, 2005. Camera-ready copies should be submitted in PostScript (.ps) or Portable Document Format (.pdf, preferred) as e-mail attachments to:

Andras Horvath, Dipartimento di Informatica, Universita di Torino,


The PMCCS series started in 1991 as a forum to gather researchers working in the emerging area of performability of computer and communication systems.  The intent of the workshop was to favor an informal but deep exchange of new and in-progress work on the combined modeling and analysis of performance and dependability aspects of systems.  Previous workshops in the series were held in:

PMCCS-1 - University of Twente, The Netherlands, 1991
PMCCS-2 - Le Mont Saint Michel, France, 1993
PMCCS-3 - Indian Lakes Resort, Bloomingdale, IL, USA, 1996
PMCCS-4 - College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA, 1998
PMCCS-5 - University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, 2001
PMCCS-6 - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL, USA, 2003


 Alma Riska, Seagate, USA,
 Andras Horvath, Dipartimento di Informatica, Universita di Torino,


Dipartimento di Informatica, Universita di Torino
Dipartimento di Informatica, Universita del Piemonte Orientale
Dipartimento di Elettronica, Politecnico di Torino