We are organizing HotCloudPerf as an online event on April 21, between 17:00-21:00 CEST (EU time), equivalent to 09:00 - 13:00 MDT time (Edmonton). If you wish to join, please send an email to the organizers at: hotcloudperf2020@easychair.org. Please check out our accepted papers and keynote speakers.

2021 Edition: The website for the 2021 HotCloudPerf edition is up and will be linked accessible https://hotcloudperf.spec.org/ in the upcoming week; until then, visit it here.

Location: Edmonton, Canada

Co-located with:

Supported and Organized by:

Workshop Scheduling

The workshop will take place in the afternoon of April 21, 2020 in a joint session with the WOSP-C workshop, which will take place in the morning.

Workshop Overview

The 3rd HotCloudPerf workshop is organized as a meeting venue for academics and practitioners, from experts to trainees, in the field of cloud computing performance. The workshop aims to engage this community, and to lead to the development of new methodological aspects for gaining 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.

Theme of the 2020 workshop's edition

“Performance variability of cloud datacenters and the implications of such phenomena on application performance.”

Articles focusing on this topic are particularly encouraged for HotCloudPerf-2020


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.

The 2019 workshop's edition: https://hotcloudperf2019.spec.org/


  • Serverless computing platforms and micro-services in cloud datacenters.

  • Understanding and engineering dependability and non-traditional performance requirements for cloud datacenters.

  • Studying performance variability in cloud datacenters and/or solutions for taming performance variability in clouds.

  • The implications of performance variability on performance reproducibility.

  • Running specialized services with performance guarantees, such as Business Process as a Service, Data as a Service.

  • Extending the cloud datacenter to support the non-functional requirements of converged workloads, including IoT, HPC, and big data.

  • Experience reports and use-cases with understanding and engineering performance in the cloud datacenter.

  • Performance variability and/or guarantees in serverless/FaaS environments.


Important Dates:

Abstract Due: February 1, 2020

Paper due: February 5, 2020

Paper due: January 25, 2020

Author notifications: February 17, 2020

Camera ready papers: February 24, 2020

Workshop: April 21, 2020


Authors are invited to submit:

  1. full-papers (6 pages),

  2. short-papers (3 pages),

  3. talk only (2 pages, not included in the proceedings).

The format of the submissions 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, presentation session will be wrapped-up by a 10-15 min discussion. All materials presented during the workshop will be made available, in widely used formats (i.e., pdf).

Please submit via EasyChair at the following url: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hotcloudperf2020

Organizing Committee

Alexandru Uta, Leiden University &VU Amsterdam, Netherlands (a.uta@vu.nl)

Dmitry Duplyakin, University of Utah, USA (dmitry.duplyakin@gmail.com)

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

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

Alexandru Iosup, VU Amsterdam & TU Delft, Netherlands (a.iosup@vu.nl)

To contact the chairs, you can email: hotcloudperf2020@easychair.org

Program Committee

Alexandru Uta, VU Amsterdam

Dmitry Duplyakin, U Utah

Cristina Abad, ESPOL

Nikolas Herbst, U. Würzburg

Alexandru Iosup, VU Amsterdam

Bogdan Ghit, Databricks

Joel Scheuner, Chalmers

André van Hoorn, U of Stuttgart

Rich Wolski, UCSB

Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University

Lucy Cherkasova, ARM Research

Marta Beltran, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Chen Wang, IBM

Wilhelm Hasselbring, U. Kiel

Ahmed Ali-Eldin, U. Mass

Petr Tuma, Charles University