I’m a little late with the announcement, but I’m definitely excited to pass on the word about a new ACM journal: Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems (ToMPECS).
Despite its long history, Sigmetrics has never had an ACM journal to call its own — it’s papers are scattered over a long list of journals. So, I think this is great news! …and it’s thanks to a lot of hard work from a lot of people in the community, especially Carey Williamson and Don Towsley.
Though Sigmetrics folks led the way in the formation, this journal is meant to be much broader than simply Sigmetrics. From the website, here’s the scope:
It solicits and will publish articles that:
- Define, develop, and assess new performance evaluation methodologies, including analytical techniques, experimental design, formal methods, instrumentation techniques, mathematical modeling, optimization, queueing theory, reliability analysis, simulation, statistical analysis, stochastic modeling, verification and validation, and workload characterization;
- Provide new insights on the performance of computing and communication systems; or
- Introduce new settings within which performance modeling and evaluation can play an important role.
Target areas for these performance evaluation methodologies include traditional areas such as computer architecture, computer networks, database systems, distributed systems, enterprise systems, fault-tolerant systems, file and I/O systems, memory systems, multimedia systems, operating systems, peer-to-peer networks, real-time systems, sensor networks, software systems, storage systems, telecommunication networks, Web-based systems, and wireless networks, as well as up-and-coming areas such as data centers, green computing and communications, energy grid networks, on-line social networks, and networks at large.
The editorial board is quite broad, and strong. So, it looks like things are off to a good start!