The 21st IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS 2013)

Aug 14, 2013 – Aug 16, 2013

San Francisco, CA, USA

The MASCOTS conference is a well-established forum for state-of-the-art research on the measurement, modeling, and performance analysis of computer systems and networks. The 21st edition of this conference will take place August 14-16, 2013 in San Francisco, CA. The conference will bring together academics and industry practitioners to present and discuss their latest research results. The technical program for the 3-day conference will include keynote talks, refereed full and work-in-progress papers, and posters.
We encourage original submissions describing state-of-the-art research in the areas of computer networks and performance evaluation of computer systems. The MASCOTS conference encourages papers describing results of theoretic and/or practical significance. Papers presenting new performance evaluation methods or those applying existing methods to provide new insights to design trade-offs in computer and networked systems are particularly encouraged. Broad topics of interest include:

  • Computer architectures, multi-core processors, and memory systems
  • Computer networks, protocols, and algorithms
  • Distributed and cloud computing
  • Energy efficient computer systems
  • Operating systems, file systems, and databases
  • Mobile systems
  • Multimedia systems
  • Smart grids
  • Social networks
  • Storage systems and networks
  • Web-based systems and services
  • Wireless, mobile, ad-hoc, and sensor networks


Papers must be unpublished and must not be submitted or under review for publication elsewhere.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.
We invite both full and work-in-progress papers as described below.
Full Papers: Submissions may be up to 10 pages in length (including figures and references), formatted in two-column IEEE conference style with font size 10 point or greater.
Work-in-Progress Papers: Work-in-progress papers provide a peer-reviewed forum for late-breaking or preliminary research results, giving an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present and demonstrate their recent research, and to obtain feedback from their peers in an informal setting. Unsuccessful full paper submissions, where appropriate, will automatically be considered for publication as a work-in-progress paper.
Work-in-progress paper submissions may be up to 3 pages in length (including figures and references), with the option of purchasing one extra page upon acceptance, formatted in two-column IEEE conference style with font size 10 point or greater.

Important Dates

Abstract Registration Due Apr 12, 2013
Submission Deadline Apr 19, 2013
Notification Due Jun 8, 2013
Camera Ready Due Jun 22, 2013

Organizing Committee

General Chair

  • George Riley, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Program Co-Chair

  • Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College, London, UK

Program Co-Chair

  • Anirban Mahanti, NICTA, Australia

Publicity Co-Chair

  • Guillaume Jourjon, NICTA, Australia

Publicity Co-Chair

  • Ricardo Lent, Imperial College, London, UK

Web Chair

  • Christoph Dwertmann, NICTA, Australia