30th Annual UK Performance Engineering Workshop


September 19th 2014

Newcastle University, UK

Scope of Workshop

The UK Performance Engineering Workshop (UKPEW) is an annual event that aims to gather researchers working on all aspects of performance modelling and analysis.

We solicit original papers on performance evaluation techniques for computer and telecommunication systems analysis. Papers on or related to the following topics are particularly welcome.

  • Performance-oriented design and analysis methods
  • Formal modelling paradigms: stochastic process algebra, stochastic Petri nets, stochastic automata networks, Markov chains, queueing theory,...
  • Solution and simplification techniques for stochastic processes
  • Model checking and validation
  • Approximate results for Markov and semi-Markov Processes
  • Simulation techniques and experimental design
  • Benchmarks and benchmark evaluation
  • Performance tools
  • Performance case studies
  • Performability modelling
  • Software performance engineering
  • Performance and power consumption tradeoffs
  • Performance overhead of secure systems
  • New frontiers of performance evaluation/modelling
  • Performance analysis of communication networks, mobile and wireless networks, software systems, distributed systems, system architectures, embedded systems, web-based systems, grid computing,...

Important dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 18th August 2014
  • Notification to authors: 25th August 2014
  • Camera-ready deadline: 4th September 2014
  • Workshop: 19th September 2014
  • CRC deadline for ENTCS proceedings:19th October 2014


Selected papers from the proceedings of UKPEW'14 will appear as an issue of Elsevier's ENTCS (Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science). This will appear after the workshop. Delegates at the workshop will be given an informal proceedings for the event.

Instructions to authors

Electronic paper submission, either as full paper or extended abstract, should be made via email as PDF to nigel.thomas@ncl.ac.uk.

Camera ready copy of papers should be between 15 and 20 pages long, including figures and bibliography, and in single-column format. Submission is required in PDF format. Word files cannot be accepted. Please follow the manuscript preparation guidelines on the ENTCS web page.


The workshop will be held in the Research Beehive on the campus of Newcastle University. Newcastle is readily accessible my mainline rail services and via Newcastle International Airport (NCL). Registration will cost £120 (£90 for students) and will cover all publication costs, lunch and refreshments. In order to finalise numbers for catering, participants are asked to register by September 8th 2014 at the latest. Further details will be available in due course.