Post by Jerome Rol » Sun, 04 Dec 1994 00:08:40


        Note: We recommend that you reserve your hotel room early.


Title: 1995 ACM SIGMETRICS/PERFORMANCE '95 Conference on
       Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems

Sponsors: ACM, IFIP W.G. 7.3

Date: May 15 - 19, 1995

Place: The Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The 1995 Annual Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems
will be held May 15 - 19, 1995, in Ottawa, Canada.  It will feature

-       Tutorials (May 15, 16)
-       Technical Conference (May 17-19) with:
          Keynote Speakers
          Poster and Hot Topic sessions
          Presentation of papers

This on-line announcement contains the following sections:

-       CALL FOR PAPERS (FTP and WWW sites)
-       PEOPLE
-       LOCATION


Performance evaluation is fundamental to designing, implementing, and
understanding computer systems. This conference provides an
international forum for state-of-the-art work on performance issues
in computer systems. Topics include, but are not restricted to:

Performance-oriented design and evaluation studies of:

Communication networks              Computer architecture    
Database systems                    Distributed systems      
File and I/O systems                Fault-tolerant systems
Memory systems                      High speed networks, ATM  
Interconnection networks            Multimedia systems        
Operating systems                   Real-time systems
                   Software Systems

Techniques and algorithms for:

Performance optimization             Stochastic modeling
Model verification and validation    Experimental design  
Petri nets                           Workload characterization
System measurement                   Simulation and statistical analysis
Reliability analysis and measurement Queuing Models

Hot Topic Sessions and Pre-Conference Tutorials

New this year, Hot Topic sessions provide groups of authors the opportunity
to present and discuss their recent results in specific areas. Also,
there will be a series of 1.5 and 3 hour pre-conference tutorials that
permit a more detailed presentation of innovative methods and research.

PAPER Sessions

Papers describing the application of performance evaluation techniques
to computer system design, new techniques, or extensions to existing
techniques are presented. Also presented are original case studies in
which performance evaluation techniques have been usefully applied.


The postscript for the call for papers is available using
the World Wide Web at:

and by FTP at:


Conference Committee

 General Chair: Murray Woodside (Carleton University):

     Larry Dowdy (Vanderbilt)       - Tutorials  
     David Finkel (Worcester)       - Proceedings
     Gabriele Kotsis (Vienna)       - Publicity (Europe)  
     Fred Kaudel (BNR)              - Finance
     Shikharesh Majumdar (Carleton) - Local Arrangements  
     Isi Mitrani (Newcastle)        - Program
     Dorina Petriu (Carleton)       - Registration  
     K. K. Ramakrishnan (DEC)       - Book Display
     Jerome Rolia (Carleton)        - Publicity (Americas-Other)  
     Edmundo de Souza e Silva (UCLA)- Awards
     Satish Tripathi (Maryland)     - Program  

Program Committee

 Program Co-Chairs: Satish Tripathi (USA) and Isi Mitrani (UK):

     Ashok Agrawala (USA)           Tom Anderson (USA)  
     Francois Baccelli (France)     Onno Boxma (Netherland)    
     Rick Bunt (Canada)             Ed Coffman (USA)  
     Domenico Ferrari (USA)         Erol Gelenbe (USA)  
     Albert Greenberg (USA)         Gunter Haring (Austria)    
     Phil Heidelberger (USA)        Bill Henderson (Australia)
     Ulrich Herzog (Germany)        Mark Hill (USA)            
     Giuseppe Iazeolla (Italy)      Jim Kurose (USA)          
     T. V. Lakshman (USA)           Ed Lazowska (USA)  
     Danny Menasce (USA)            Debasis Mitra (USA)
     Dick Muntz (USA)               Harry Perros (USA)  
     Brigitte Plateau (France)      S. V. Raghavan (India)
     Dan Reed (USA)                 Martin Reiser (Switzerland)  
     Giuseppe Serazzi (Italy)       Ken Sevcik (Canada)
     Kishor Trivedi (USA)           Mary Vernon (USA)  
     John Zahorjan (USA)


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Ottawa, Canada's capital city, is home to many unique Canadian
institutions, to fine museums, and monuments of national
significance. Ottawa is set against the backdrop of flowing rivers and
a canal. There is an abundance of green space which gives Ottawa a parkland
atmosphere unlike any other capital city in the world.

In mid-May, the city is brightened by a brilliant display
of spring tulips that cover the city. Princess (later Queen)
Juliana of the Netherlands and her family took refuge in Ottawa
during World War II. When the family returned home, they presented
Ottawa with a huge gift of bulbs. Since then, more than 10,000 bulbs
have arrived every year. Now, in spring, the capital is carpeted
with the colour of over 1,000,000 tulips!

The conference hotel is very central, next to the Rideau Canal and the
Byward Market. The market is 150 years old and is a center for boutiques,
restaurants, and entertainment. The hotel is within walking
distance of many fine restaurants, good shopping, the spectacular
Parliament Buildings, and many of Ottawa's museums and other
attractions. There are many other hotels near by including
the Lord Elgin, and Novotel.

Also during May-June, Ottawa will host a world-wide celebration of the
50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Because of the
unpredictable effect of this latter event on hotel space, you are urged
to book your hotel room early!


The weather in Ottawa in May is variable. Daytime temperatures between
50F-70F (12-20C) are typical, with temperatures as low as 40F (5C)
in the early morning and evening.

Exchange Rate

At the time of this message, one Canadian dollar $1CA = $0.74US.

Conference Site

All technical sessions, lunches, and registration will be held at
the Westin Hotel. The alternative hotels are within walking distance
of the conference hotel and are listed below.

Air Travel

From the USA, direct flights to Ottawa's MacDonald-Cartier International
Airport are available from Baltimore, Newark, LaGuardia, Boston, Pittsburgh,
and Washington. Most other flights from the USA, Europe, and from Pacific
rim countries require a change at Pearson International Airport in
Toronto or Mirabel International Airport in Montreal. If you have
a choice come via Toronto. There are direct flights to Ottawa from
London England, Amsterdam, and Paris.


A taxi from the MacDonald-Cartier Airport to the downtown hotels
is approximately CA$20. An airport bus is also available.

Many flights from Europe arrive at Montreal's Mirabel Airport.
There are buses from Mirabel to Ottawa, but it is preferable
to make a connecting flight.

For those renting a car at Ottawa's MacDonald-Cartier International Airport:
follow the airport parkway to Colonel By Drive (just after the entrance
to Carleton University). Turn right (east) on Colonel By Drive. The Westin is
located just before the intersection of Colonel By Drive and Rideau Street
(about 3 miles (5km) from the right turn).



For your convenience, payment may be made in either United States (US)
or Canadian (CA) dollars with an international money order, or cheque
drawn on an American or Canadian bank. Please send cheque or money
order made payable to:

SIGMETRICS '95 Registration
c/o Conference Coll Inc.
1138 Sherman Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K2C 2M4

For further information:
Tel: 1-613-224-1741
Fax: 1-613-224-9685

You may fax in your registration and follow up with payment
by mail. Confirmation will be sent only upon receipt of

******The following rates are in US Dollars US$*******
Attendance options (circle one):    Before April 15     After April 15
Tutorials & Conference (May 15-16)
  ACM/SIG/or IFIP WG7.3 Member          $460               $620
  Non-Member                            $545               $695
  Full-time Student                     $185               $270

Conference Only (May 17-19)  
  ACM/SIG/or IFIP WG7.3 Member          $310               $385
  Non-Member                            $360               $435
  Full-time Student                     $105               $155

Tutorials Only (May 15-16)  
  ACM/SIG/or IFIP WG7.3 Member          $205               $285
  Non-Member                            $230               $310
  Full-time Student                     $85                $120

Special Dietary meals requested (indicate request):____________

Total Amount Enclosed (US$):_____________________________
End US Funds Part

******The following rates are in Canadian dollars CA$*******
Attendance options (circle one):    Before April 15     After April 15
Tutorials & Conference (May 15-16)
  ACM/SIG/or IFIP WG7.3 Member          $612               $825
  Non-Member                            $725               $924
  Full-time Student                     $246               $359

Conference Only (May 17-19)  
  ACM/SIG/or IFIP WG7.3 Member          $412               $512
  Non-Member                            $479               $579
  Full-time Student                     $140               $206

Tutorials Only (May 15-16)  
  ACM/SIG/or IFIP WG7.3 Member          $273               $379
  Non-Member                            $306               $412
  Full-time Student                     $113               $160

Special Dietary meals requested (indicate request):____________

Total Amount Enclosed (CA$):_____________________________
End Canadian Funds Part

If you have selected the student rate, please be prepared to show a valid
student ID at the time you attend the conference.

The conference registration fee includes attendance at all technical
sessions, three luncheons, reception and banquet, and a copy of the
proceedings.  The tutorial registration fee includes attendance at all
tutorial sessions, tutorial materials, and one luncheon. The cost of
extra banquet tickets will be made known at a later date.

In the event that you are unable to attend the meeting after you have paid
fees, you will receive full refund prior to April 15. No refunds will be
available after April 15 but you will be sent a copy of the proceedings.

(Please print)

First Name:______________________________Last Name:________________________




Phone number:______________________Fax Number:________________________

E-mail address:____________________________________________

Membership Number:______________________
   * For ACM members give your ACM membership number, for
     IFIP members use "IFIP", for students please indicate
     "student" followed by your student number

You may include my name in the List of Participants to be
distributed at the Conference:  

 Yes______    No______

Signature _____________________



Please phone or fax your reservation request directly to one of following
hotels and request a confirmation number. Ask for the room block
under the name sig95. Non-smoking rooms are available upon request.

Conference Hotel:

The Westin Hotel
11 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Canada, K1N 9H4
Phone: 1-613-560-7000
Fax:   1-613-234-5396
Toll Free in U.S.A. and Canada: 1-800-228-3000

Rate: $115CA/night for single or double room, plus taxes.

Deadline for conference room rate: April 12

Alternate Hotels:

The Lord Elgin Hotel
100 Elgin Blvd.
Ottawa, Canada, K1P 5K8
Phone: 1-613-235-3333
Fax:   1-613-235-3223
Toll Free in U.S.A. and Canada: 1-800-267-4298

Rate: $89CA/night for single or double room, plus taxes.

Five minute walk to the Westin Hotel.

Deadline for conference room rate: April 12

33 Nicholas St.
Ottawa, Canada, K1N 9M7
Phone: 1-613-230-3033
Fax:   1-613-230-4186
Toll Free in U.S.A. and Canada: 1-800-668-6835

Rate: $95CA/night for single or double room, plus taxes.

Two minute walk to the Westin Hotel.

Deadline for conference room rate: April 12