Prof. Dr.-Ing. Samuel Kounev

Chair of Software Engineering (Informatik II)
Department of Computer Science
University of Würzburg

Informatics Building, Room A112
Am Hubland
D-97074 Würzburg, Germany

Phone: +49 (931) 31 82452
Fax.: +49 (931) 31 86603
Email: e-mailsamuel.kounev∂

Former Homepage Opens external link in new windowDESCARTES Research Group @ KIT



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Research Interests

  • Design, modeling and architecture-based analysis of software systems and data centers
  • Non-functional system properties - performance, dependability and (energy-)efficiency
  • Systems benchmarking, monitoring and experimental analysis
  • Autonomic and self-aware computing
  • Data center virtualization, resource management, and cloud-based services
  • Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV)

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Professional Functions & Memberships


Professional Functions (selection) 


Memberships (selection)

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Selected Reviewer and Conference Organization Activities


Selected International Journals

  • ACM Computing Surveys
  • The Computer Journal (Oxford University Press)
  • IEEE Computer
  • IEEE Transactions on Computers
  • IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
  • IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management
  • IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  • ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems
  • IET Software
  • Elsevier Performance Evaluation Journal
  • Elsevier Journal of Applied Mathematical Modelling
  • Elsevier Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Elsevier Journal of Systems and Software
  • Elsevier Computer Networks Journal
  • Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications
  • Wiley InterScience Journal of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience
  • Wiley InterScience Journal of Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry
  • Springer Journal of Grid Computing
  • Springer Journal of Software and Systems Modeling
  • Springer Computing
  • Birkhäuser Springer Series on Autonomic Systems
  • Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE C (Computers & Electronics)
  • International Journal of Applied Mathematics & Computer Science

Editorial Boards

Program Committees


Conference Organization

  • General Chair for the 13th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (Opens external link in new windowICAC 2016) to be held in Würzburg, Germany from July 17-22, 2016.
  • Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE) sponsored by ACM SIGSOFT and ACM SIGMETRICS in cooperation with SPEC,
  • Steering Committee Member of the SPEC Benchmark Workshop Series.
  • Co-Founder of HotTopiCS @ ICPE Workshop Series.
  • Co-organizer of Dagstuhl Seminar 15041 "Model-Driven Algorithms and Architectures for Self-Aware Computing Systems", January 18-23, 2015, co-organized with Je ffrey O. Kephart (IBM Thomas J.Watson Research Center), Marta Kwiatkowska (University of Oxford) and Xiaoyun Zhu (VMware), Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, 2015.
  • Program Committee Co-Chair for the 12th International Conference on Autonomic Computing (Opens external link in new windowICAC 2015), Grenoble, France, July 2015.
  • Organization Chair of “Opens external link in new windowWinter School on Engineering & Provisioning of Cloud Applications - Research and Entrepreneurship”, Würzburg, Feb 17th, 2015.
  • Keynote Speaker for the 4th International Workshop on Large-Scale Testing (Opens external link in new windowLT 2015), co-located with ICPE 2015, Austin, Texas, USA, February 1, 2015.
  • Keynote Speaker for the 11th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (Opens external link in new windowQEST 2014) - Joint Keynote with FORMATS 2014, SAFECOMP 2014, EPEW 2014 and FMICS 2014, Florence, Italy, September 8-12, 2014.
  • Awards Chair for the 5th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2014), Dublin, Ireland, March 23-26, 2014.
  • Co-Organizer of Symposium on Software Performance (SOSP 2014): Joint Descartes/Kieker/Palladio Days (Joint Developer and Community Meeting), Stuttgart, Germany, November 26-28, 2014.
  • Organizer of Software-Cluster Workshop on Cloud Computing (Aktuelles Cloud Computing aus Wissenschaft und Praxis), Karlsruhe, February 3, 2014.
  • Poster/Demo Program Chair for the 10th International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2013) sponsored by USENIX, San Jose, USA, June 26-28, 2013.
  • Organization and Program Co-Chair for the 2013 International Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Services (HotTopiCS 2013), Prague, Czech Republic, April 20-21, 2013.
  • Organization Chair of Open Excellence Workshop on "Online Models for Quality-of-Service and Resource Management in Modern IT Systems" organized by the "RELATE" FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN), December 4, 2012, Karlsruhe, Germany.
  • Co-Organizer (with Lars Grunske and Ina Schaefer) of GI Dagstuhl Seminar 12211 "Quality-of-Service Attributes in Service- and Cloud-based Systems: Specification, Modelling, Monitoring, Prediction, and Optimisation", Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, May 20-25, 2012.
  • Keynote Speaker at the 9th International Workshop on Formal Engineering Approaches to Software Components and Architectures (FESCA @ ETAPS), Satellite event of ETAPS, Tallinn, Estonia, March 31, 2012.
  • Organization Chair of Multi-Skills Training Camp, "RELATE" Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN), Karlsruhe, Germany, March 13-15, 2012.
  • Co-organizer of 3rd Karlsruhe Service Summit, January 27, 2012.
  • Keynote Speaker at the 8th European Performance Engineering Workshop (EPEW 2011), Borrowdale, The English Lake District, October 12-13, 2011.
  • Publicity Chair of the 12th Joint ACM SIGMETRICS/PERFORMANCE International Conference, London, UK, June 4-8, 2012.
  • General Co-Chair for the 2011 ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2011) sponsored by ACM SIGSOFT and ACM SIGMETRICS in cooperation with SPEC, Karlsruhe, Germany, March 14-16, 2011.
  • Local Organization Chair for the 5th International Workshop on Practical Applications of Stochastic Modelling (PASM'11), Karlsruhe, Germany, March 17, 2011.
  • Industrial Chair and Steering Committee Liaison for the 2010 Joint WOSP/SIPEW International Conference on Performance Engineering (WOSP/SIPEW 2010) sponsored by ACM SIGSOFT and ACM SIGMETRICS in cooperation with SPEC, San Jose, California, USA, January 28-30, 2010.
  • Local Organization Chair for OW2 Consortium - Germany Roadshow, Karlsruhe, Germany, March 24, 2009.
  • Program Co-Chair for SIPEW 2008 - SPEC International Performance Evaluation Workshop held in Darmstadt, Germany, June 27-28, 2008.
  • Co-Founder of SPEC International Performance Evaluation Workshop (SIPEW).



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