The 24th IEEE  International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS 2016)

September 19-21, 2016

Imperial College, London, UK

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 24th edition of this conference will take place September 19-21, 2016 in Imperial College Campus, London. 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.

The MASCOTS conference encourages original submissions describing state-of-the-art research in the areas of the performance evaluation of computer systems and networks networks, as well as in related areas and emerging technologies and new areas such as nano-networks, social networks, energy networks and the smart grid, the use of Big Data for performance analysis, machine learning techniques for performance analysis and management, and the Cloud. Papers describing results of both theoretical and practical significance are solicited. Measurements and experimental results, and simulation studies are all both in the scope of the conference. Work presenting novel performance evaluation methods or providing insights on the design and runtime management tradeoffs are also encouraged.

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

  • Computer architectures, multi-core processors, and memory systems
  • Computer networks, protocols, and algorithms
  • Nano-networks
  • Databases and Big Data technologies
  • Big Data for computer and network management
  • Distributed and Cloud computing
  • Energy efficient computer systems
  • Mobile systems
  • Multimedia systems
  • Operating systems and virtualization
  • 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


Papers must be unpublished and must not be submitted or under review for publication elsewhere.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 at most 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 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. Papers that are shorter (e.g; 6 pages or less), and all full papers where appropriate, will be considered for presentation and publication as short papers up to 6 pages in length (including figures and references), and they also should be formatted in two-column IEEE conference style with font size 10 point or greater.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline May 23, 2016 (23:59 GMT+1)
Notification of acceptance June 15, 2016
Final paper version July 5, 2016
Conference dates September 19—21, 2016

Organizing Committee

General Chair

  • Erol Gelenbe (Imperial College)

Program Co-Chairs

  • Nihal Pekergin (Univ. Paris-Est-Creteil)
  • Omer Abdelrahman (Imperial College)
  • Ricardo Lent (University of Houston)

Local Arrangements

  • Patrick Kelly (Imperial College)