Chair of Computer Science II - Software Engineering

    IEEE Mascots 2017


    25th IEEE International Symposium on the Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS 2017), September 20-22, 2017, Banff, AB, Canada

    IEEE MASCOTS 2017 is a three-day conference focusing on the performance modeling and analysis of computer systems and communication networks. The technical program for the IEEE MASCOTS 2017 conference will include 1-2 keynotes, 25-30 full papers, and 15-20 short papers. About 80 people are expected to attend the event.

    IEEE MASCOTS 2017 will take place in Banff, Alberta, Canada on September 20-22, 2017. The conference will be held at the Banff Centre, with accommodations available on site. Please join us!

    Call for Papers

    The MASCOTS conference encourages original submissions describing state-of-the-art research in the areas of the performance evaluation of computer systems and networks.

    Papers describing results of theoretic and/or practical significance are solicited. Experimental, modeling, and simulation studies are all in the scope of the conference. Work presenting novel performance evaluation methods or providing insights on design and runtime management tradeoffs are particularly encouraged.

    Broad topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

    • Big data and machine learning techniques for performance analysis and management
    • Computer architectures, multi-core processors, and memory systems
    • Computer networks, protocols, and algorithms
    • Databases and big data systems and technologies
    • Distributed and cloud computing
    • Energy efficient computer systems
    • Mobile systems
    • Multimedia systems
    • Operating systems and virtualization
    • Security in computer and communication systems
    • Smart grids and cyber-physical systems
    • Social networks
    • Storage and file systems
    • Web systems, enterprise applications and web services
    • Wireless, mobile, ad-hoc, and sensor networks

    Full Papers:

    Submissions must be formatted using two-columns and may be at most 10 pages in length, including all tables and figures but not including references. You may include any number of pages for references. Unsuccessful full paper submissions, where appropriate, will automatically be considered for publication as short papers.

    Short Papers:

    Authors with a contribution for which a full paper is not appropriate may submit short papers of at most 6 pages, not including references, with the same formatting guidelines as full papers. You may include any number of pages for references. Short papers may describe original or unconventional ideas at a preliminary stage of development, negative results, experimental validations, or original results that do not require a full-length paper.


    Papers must be unpublished and must not be submitted or under review for publication elsewhere. Technical Program Committee members and other experts active in the field will review submitted papers to ensure high quality and relevance to the conference program. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings to be published by IEEE press. For accepted papers, attendance by at least one author is mandatory.

    For guidelines regarding formatting, please refer to the IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings. All papers must be formatted using the two-column IEEE conference style with a font size of 10 points or greater.

    Here is the submission link for MASCOTS 2017 papers. Please submit manuscripts conforming to the guidelines given above.


    Abstract submission deadline: April 4, 2017
    Paper submission deadline: April 11, 2017
    Acceptance Notification: June 9, 2017
    Final Camera-ready: July 7, 2017
    Conference: September 20-22, 2017