PMCCS: The International Workshop on Performability Modeling of Computer and Communication Systems
17-18 September, 2009


PMCCS-9 will be hosted in Eger, Hungary in Hotel Korona. It follows immediately after the 6th International Conference on the Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST) 2009, which will be held in Budapest.


PMCCS brings together academic and industrial researchers in the area of integrated performance and dependability modeling and evaluation with an emphasis on bridging theory and practice. Theoretical contributions as well as application-oriented work are welcome. Case studies and industrial applications of performability modeling and evaluation are solicited in the field of (embedded) computer and communication systems as well as in related fields, such as flexible manufacturing systems, product-in-process software development, medical systems, transportation systems, and complex infrastructures.

This year, in addition to regular sessions, PMCCS will host a special session on the quantitative evaluation of systems from a security and survivability perspective. This includes studies on critical systems and infrastructure (airport security, power and automotive systems, etc.) in addition to traditional computing applications. (Submissions are not limited to these topics.)

According to the traditions of the PMCCS series, the workshop will be characterized by open and intense discussions on various topics in performability modeling and analysis, based on recent work of the participants. Authors retain copyright of their work.

PMCCS history

The PMCCS series started in 1991 as a forum to gather researchers working in the emerging area of performability of computer and communication systems. The intent of the workshop was to favor an informal but deep exchange of new and in-progress work on the combined modeling and analysis of performance and dependability aspects of systems. Current and past workshops in the series are as follows:

Important Dates

Submission by June 8, 2009 extended to June 22, 2009
Author notification by July 10, 2009
Camera-ready copy by July 27, 2009


Submit extended abstracts (up to 4 pages in two-column format) to the following email address: pmccs2009[at]

Camera-ready papers

For a homogeneous layout of the Proceedings, we ask the authors to use the official IEEE manuscript templates for conference proceedings, found on this website . The CR version of your extended abstract


The registration fees include admission to all technical sessions of the workshop, coffee/tea breaks, lunches, the workshop cocktail and diner as well as the workshop proceedings, but it does not include the accomodation fee. The registration also includes free transportation from Budapest to Eger at Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 17:45. (The transportation back to Budapest at Friday 14:30 is available for 35 EUR).

The early registration deadline is August 15, 2009. Any registration and payment done after this date or on-site are considered as a late registration and paid as such.

  early (before 15 August) late (after 15 August)
PMCCS 130€ (Euro) 150€ (Euro)
To register, participants have to fill in the registration form and the Credit Card Payment form if they intend to pay by Credit Card. Please note that the Credit Card Payment form is for the registration fees only. Both forms are given in the same document which can be downloaded in the pdf format or in the MSWord format. Participants are kindly asked to send an e-mail us together with faxing the registration form. We will acknowledge the receipt of your fax.

Participants are expected to make their hotel arrangements on their own, through the webpage of the hotel. PMCCS participants are offered special room rates of 60 EUR in the new hotel building (instead of the official rates of 75 to 105 EUR). Note that advertized room rates on the hotel website are for the old building.

Workshop program


8:00-8:30 Registration

8:30-10:00 Attributes of Survivability

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:00 Distributions

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Network Models

15:30-17:00 Guided city toor (on foot)

20:00-22:00 Dinner

(Hint: between the city toor and the conference dinner the participants can use the wellness facilities of the hotel for free -- it is incuded in the room price)


8:30-10:00 Case Studies

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:00 Timed and Fluid Models

12:00-13:30 Lunch

14:30 Bus departure back to Budapest. The bus stops at the Budapest Airport and at the railway stations, too, and costs 35 EUR.

If you have special needs regarding to the lunches and the dinner (e.g. you would like vegetarian food, or have lactose/gluten intolerance) please send an email to the organizers to pmccs2009[at], we can solve it.



Gábor Horváth Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Armin Heindl University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Kaustubh Joshi AT&T Labs, USA

Steering committee

Boudewijn R. Haverkort University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Andrea Bobbio Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Gianfranco Ciardo University of California at Riverside, USA
Jean-Claude Laprie LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
Raymond Marie IRISA, Rennes, France
John F. Meyer University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
William H. Sanders University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Edmundo A. de Souza e Silva UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Kishor S. Trivedi Duke University, Durham, NC, USA