Proceedings of the ACM on Measurement and Analysis of Computing Systems (POMACS)


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The Proceedings of the ACM on the Measurement and Analysis of Computing Systems (POMACS) publishes original research of the highest quality dealing with performance of computing systems, broadly construed. We recognize that critical insights into key design trade-offs in computer or network systems have historically be obtained using a broad set of tools: benchmarking and experimental evaluation, mathematical modeling, algorithmic analysis, which often need to be combined creatively. This publication hence broadly welcomes works that further the state-of-the-art in determining or predicting the performance of computing systems and their applications. This includes efforts that creatively apply previously developed methods in systems, measurement and theory, and especially those combining results from multiple technical areas. Computing systems is broadly defined and includes in particular computer architecture, file and memory systems, database systems, computer networks, operating systems, distributed systems, web-based systems, data centers, cloud computing, large applications such as online social networks and wireless networks. Performance refers both to speed and the efficient use of various resources, including green computing for environmental sustainability. Examples of performance evaluation methods include, among others, optimization, stochastic modeling and statistical analysis, instrumentation techniques and measurement design, workload characterization, formal methods for model verification, analysis of stochastic networks, and simulation.

Publishing schedule

POMACS will eventually publish four issues per year. For 2018, it will publish three.


POMACS is governed by non-paid volunteers: the Editor-In-Chief, Editors, Associate Editors, and the Advisory Board.

  • The Editor-In-Chief is one of the Editors with ultimate responsibility for the journal, and chairs the editorial board.  The Editor-In-Chief serves a term of 3 years, with an option of a second 3-year term. The current Editor-In-Chief is Augustin Chaintreau (appointed Fall 2016).
  • The Associate Editors are appointed by the Editor-in-Chief to assist in managing the operation of the journal, assigning papers to Editors, and ensuring a high-quality and timely review process.
  • The Editors are appointed by the Associate Editors. They are responsible for managing the review process for individual submissions. New Associate Editors will be added to the Editorial Board each year, with the aim of maintaining an appropriate intellectual, international and gender balance.
  • The Advisory Board provides oversight of the journal’s practices and procedures, and is chaired by the Editor-In-Chief. The advisory board advises the Editor-In-Chief on matters related to the oversight of the journal’s practices and procedures.  The membership is chosen by the current Editor-In-Chief to represent key communities that the journal serves. The role of the Advisory Board is to provide oversight of the journal and appoint or reappoint the Editor-In-Chief. The current Advisory Board was appointed in Fall of 2016.
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