SIGMETRICS is the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Measurement and Evaluation, which specializes in the field of performance analysis, measurement, and modeling of computer systems. It is also the name of an annual 'flagship' conference, organized by SIGMETRICS since 1973, which is considered to be the leading conference in performance analysis and modeling in the world. Known to have an extremely low acceptance rate (~15%), many of the landmark works in the area have been published through it.

Beyond the flagship conference, SIGMETRICS also promotes research into performance evaluation through a number of other activities. It co-sponsors other prestigious conferences: the Internet Measurement Conference (IMC), the International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE), the IEEE/ACM Symposium on Quality of Service (IWQoS), the ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments (BuildSys), and the ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems (SenSys). In addition, every third year the SIGMETRICS conference is held jointly with IFIP performance. Additionally, SIGMETRICS produces a newsletter, Performance Evaluation Review, with both peer-reviewed and editorial content.

SIGMETRICS has three awards that are given out on an annual basis:

  • The SIGMETRICS Achievement Award, which recognizes a senior researcher who has made long-lasting influential contributions to computer/communication performance evaluation.
  • The SIGMETRICS Rising Star Award, which recognizes a junior researcher who demonstrates outstanding potential for research in computer/communication performance evaluation.
  • The SIGMETRICS Test of Time Award, which recognizes an influential SIGMETRICS paper from 10–12 years previously.


The group was formed as SIGME (Special Interest Committee on Measurement and Evaluation) in 1971, the name was changed to SIGMETRICS in 1972.[1]


Each year the group gives three awards, the lifetime achievement award, rising star award and test of time award.[2]

Achievement award

The achievement award is given each year to an individual who has made "long-lasting, influential contributions to the theory or practice of computer/communication system performance evaluation."[2]

Rising star award

The rising star award is given each year to an individual who "demonstrates outstanding potential for research in the field of computer and communication performance."[2]

Test of time award

The test of time award is given annually to the authors of papers whose "impact is still felt 10-12 years after its initial publication."[2]


  • Rajagopalan, S.; Shah, D.; Shin, J. "Network adiabatic theorem: an efficient randomized protocol for contention resolution". SIGMETRICS 2009. doi:10.1145/2492101.1555365.











  1. ^ "SIGMETRICS History Stories". SIGMETRICS. Retrieved 2011-08-02.
  2. ^ a b c d "SIGMETRICS Awards". SIGMETRICS. Retrieved 2011-09-05.
  3. ^ SIGMETRICS Conference (2012). "SIGMETRICS 2012 Program". Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Conviva Co-Founder Zhang Lands 'Test of Time' Award from Global Technology Research Body". Business Wire. 2011-06-17.

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