Organized by GI/ITG Technical Committee on "Measurement, Modelling and Evaluation of Computing Systems (MMB)"


Reinhard German (FAU Erlangen)


Kai-Steffen Hielscher (FAU Erlangen)
Marco Pruckner (FAU Erlangen)


Markus Siegle (UBw Munich)


Udo Krieger (U Bamberg)


Anatoli Djanatliev (FAU Erlangen)


Thomas Herpel (IEE)


Robert Basmadjian (U Passau)
Marcel Baunach (TU Graz)
Peter Buchholz (TU Dortmund)
Hans Daduna (U Hamburg)
Markus Fidler (U Hannover)
Anna Förster (U Bremen)
Reinhard German (U Erlangen)
Gerhard Haßlinger (Dt. Telekom AG)
Boudewijn Haverkort (EWI/U Twente)
Tobias Hoßfeld (U Dusiburg-Essen)
Holger Hermanns (U Saarbrücken)
Joost-Pieter Katoen (RWTH Aachen)
Peter Kemper (Coll. of William and Mary)
Samuel Kounev (U Würzburg)
Udo Krieger (U Bamberg)
Kai Lampka (Elektrobit Automotive)
Wolfram Lautenschläger (Nokia)
Ralf Lehnert (TU Dresden)
Hermann de Meer (U Passau)
Michael Menth (U Tübingen)
Peter Reichl (U Wien)
Anne Remke (U Münster)
Johannes Riedl (Siemens AG)
Oliver Rose (UBw Munich)
Ramin Sadre (U Catholique de Lovain)
Jens Schmitt (TU Kaiserslautern)
Markus Siegle (UBw Munich)
Helena Szczerbicka (U Hannover)
Andreas Timm-Giel (TU Hamburg)
Dietmar Tutsch (U Wuppertal)
Kurt Tutschku (BTH Karlskrona)
Oliver Waldhorst (HsKA Karlsruhe)
Max Walter (Siemens AG)
Verena Wolf (U Saarbrücken)
Bernd Wolfinger (U Hamburg)
Katinka Wolter (FU Berlin)
Armin Zimmermann (TU Ilmenau)

19th International GI/ITG Conference on
“Measurement, Modelling and Evaluation of Computing Systems”

Call for Papers - [PDF]

Organized by GI/ITG Technical Committee on "Measurement, Modelling and Evaluation of Computing Systems (MMB)"

The technical committee MMB is a major scientific forum in Germany covering all aspects of performance and dependability evaluation of systems including networks, computer architectures, distributed systems, workflow systems, software, fault-tolerant and secure systems. In 2018 the committee again organizes its international conference MMB 2018. In addition to its scientific programme on performance and dependability evaluation techniques, it will comprise invited talks, tool presentations, state-of-the-art tutorials, an industrial track, and workshops focusing on hot topics.

Topics of MMB 2018 include:
Models and Methods
  • Quantitative evaluation techniques related to performance, dependability, security, survivability, realtime constraints, cost, energy-efficiency and combined aspects like performance-security tradeoffs
  • Fault-tolerant system and network design, dependable computing, redundancy techniques, fault modelling, fault injection
  • Testing, measuring, benchmarking and monitoring of systems and networks
  • Model parameter estimation, extremal-value and outlier analysis, big data analysis
  • Queueing systems, stochastic Petri nets, stochastic process algebras, Markov chains, non-Markovian models, fluid models, network calculus
  • Simulation techniques including rare events, parallel and distributed simulation
  • Combination of stochastic modeling and formal methods in engineering
  • Model checking and theorem proving in model-driven software development
  • Traffic engineering, network planning and optimization
  • Network economics, accounting, tariffing

  • Computer and software architectures, cloud computing, fog computing, adaptive and self-organizing systems, embedded systems, Internet-of-Things
  • Fault-tolerant systems and networks, safety-oriented and security-oriented architectures
  • Communication networks including access, backbone and optical networks, high-speed switching, software-defined networking, network functions virtualization, mobile and wireless networks, sensor networks, vehicular communication
  • Peer-to-peer, overlay and information-centric networks, web-based systems, multimedia systems
  • Complex networks, social networks, power-law and scale-invariant systems, biochemical systems
  • Green IT, energy-efficient systems, future smart energy networks, critical infrastructures
  • Workflow and logistic systems, data centers, traffic and transportation systems

Satellite Workshops and Special Sessions
The MMB 2018 technical program will include special sessions on the topics Dependability and Industry 4.0 and SDV/NFV. Several workshops will be held in conjunction with MMB 2018. Please find more details here.

Tools and Case Studies in all Areas of Application

Submission Formats
  • Full conference papers: Papers must be unpublished and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. All papers will be thoroughly reviewed by at least three referees on the basis of their originality and their scientific and practical contribution to the state-of-the-art. Papers must be written in English and must not exceed 15 pages (LNCS style). The proceedings will be published in the Springer LNCS series. A best paper award will be provided. Besides full papers industrial papers and practical experience reports are also solicited. Reports should not exceed 8 pages (LNCS style).
  • PH.D. track papers: PH.D. students are encouraged to submit a paper on recent achievements. Reports should not exceed 8 pages (LNCS style). Accepted submissions will be published as a technical report of FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg.
  • Tool descriptions: Special sessions will be arranged to present and demonstrate tools relevant to any topic covered by the Call for Papers. Accepted tool descriptions should not exceed four pages and will appear in the proceedings.
  • Tutorial proposals: Please send your tutorial proposals to the conference chair.

Paper Submission: October 6, 2017
Extended Submission Deadline: October 29, 2017 (last extension!)
Tools & Tutorial Submission: November 6, 2017
Authors' Notification: December 1, 2017
Final Version: December 19, 2017
Conference: February 26 - 28, 2018