Grouping: [TypesYears 

Peer-Reviewed Journal and Magazine Articles

[3] André Bauer, Nikolas Herbst, Simon Spinner, Ahmed Ali-Eldin, and Samuel Kounev. Chameleon: A Hybrid, Proactive Auto-Scaling Mechanism on a Level-Playing Field. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 30(4):800--813, April 2019, IEEE. [ bib | pdf  | DOI  ]
[2] Nikolas Herbst, André Bauer, Samuel Kounev, Giorgos Oikonomou, Erwin van Eyk, George Kousiouris, Athanasia Evangelinou, Rouven Krebs, Tim Brecht, Cristina L. Abad, and Alexandru Iosup. Quantifying Cloud Performance and Dependability: Taxonomy, Metric Design, and Emerging Challenges. ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems (ToMPECS), 3(4):19:1--19:36, August 2018, ACM, New York, NY, USA. [ bib | pdf  | DOI  | http  ]
[1] Jóakim von Kistowski, Nikolas Herbst, Samuel Kounev, Henning Groenda, Christian Stier, and Sebastian Lehrig. Modeling and Extracting Load Intensity Profiles. ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS), 11(4):23:1--23:28, January 2017, ACM, New York, NY, USA. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  | DOI  | http  ]

Peer-Reviewed International Conference, Workshop Papers, and Book Chapters

[12] André Bauer, Simon Eismann, Johannes Grohmann, Nikolas Herbst, and Samuel Kounev. Systematic Search for Optimal Resource Configurations of Distributed Applications. In Proceedings of Workshop on Evaluations and Measurements in Self-Aware Computing Systems as part of FAS*(IEEE ICAC/SASO) conferences companion, Umea, Sweden, June 20, 2019. [ bib | pdf  ]
[11] Veronika Lesch, André Bauer, Nikolas Herbst, and Samuel Kounev. FOX: Cost-Awareness for Autonomic Resource Management in Public Clouds. In Proceedings of the 9th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2018), Berlin, Germany, April 11-13, 2018. ACM, New York, NY, USA. April 2018, Full Paper Acceptance Ratio: 23,7%. [ bib | pdf  | slides  | DOI  | http  ]
[10] André Bauer, Johannes Grohmann, Nikolas Herbst, and Samuel Kounev. On the Value of Service Demand Estimation for Auto-Scaling. In Proceedings of 19th International GI/ITG Conference on Measurement, Modelling and Evaluation of Computing Systems (MMB 2018), Erlangen, Germany, February 26--28, 2018. Springer. February 2018. [ bib | pdf  | slides  ]
[9] Gunnar Brataas, Nikolas Herbst, Simon Ivansek, and Jure Polutnik. Scalability Analysis of Cloud Software Services (Workshop Paper). In Companion Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2017), Self Organizing Self Managing Clouds Workshop (SOSeMC 2017), Columbus, Ohio, July 17, 2017. IEEE. July 2017. [ bib | pdf  | slides  | DOI  ]
[8] Alexey Ilyushkin, Ahmed Ali-Eldin, Nikolas Herbst, Alessandro V. Papadopoulos, Bogdan Ghit, Dick Epema, and Alexandru Iosup. An Experimental Performance Evaluation of Autoscaling Policies for Complex Workflows. In Proceedings of the 8th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2017), l'Aquila, Italy, April 22--26, 2017. ACM, New York, NY, USA. April 2017, Best Paper Candidate (1/4). [ bib | abstract  | pdf  | DOI  ]
[7] André Bauer, Nikolas Herbst, and Samuel Kounev. Design and Evaluation of a Proactive, Application-Aware Auto-Scaler (Tutorial Paper). In Proceedings of the 8th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2017), L'Aquila, Italy, April 22, 2017. [ bib | pdf  | slides  | DOI  ]
[6] Nikolas Herbst, Steffen Becker, Samuel Kounev, Heiko Koziolek, Martina Maggio, Aleksandar Milenkoski, and Evgenia Smirni. Metrics and Benchmarks for Self-Aware Computing Systems. In Self-Aware Computing Systems, Samuel Kounev, Jeffrey O. Kephart, Aleksandar Milenkoski, and Xiaoyun Zhu, editors. Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, Germany, 2017. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  | http  ]
[5] Nikolas Roman Herbst, Samuel Kounev, Andreas Weber, and Henning Groenda. BUNGEE: An Elasticity Benchmark for Self-Adaptive IaaS Cloud Environments. In Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS 2015), Firenze, Italy, May 18--19, 2015. Acceptance rate: 29%. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  | slides  ]
[4] Samuel Kounev. Load Testing Elasticity and Performance Isolation in Shared Execution Environments. In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Large-Scale Testing (LT 2015), co-located with the 6th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2015), Austin, Texas, USA, February 1, 2015. ACM, New York, NY, USA. February 2015. [ bib | pdf  ]
[3] Samuel Kounev. Quantitative Evaluation of Service Dependability in Shared Execution Environments (Extended Abstract of Keynote Talk). In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST 2014), Florence, Italy, September 8--12, 2014. [ bib | pdf  | slides  ]
[2] Andreas Weber, Nikolas Roman Herbst, Henning Groenda, and Samuel Kounev. Towards a Resource Elasticity Benchmark for Cloud Environments. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Service Scalability (HotTopiCS 2014), co-located with the 5th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2014), Dublin, Ireland, March 22, 2014, HotTopiCS '14, pages 5:1--5:8. ACM, New York, NY, USA. March 2014. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  | slides  | DOI  | http  ]
[1] Nikolas Roman Herbst, Samuel Kounev, and Ralf Reussner. Elasticity in Cloud Computing: What it is, and What it is Not (Short Paper). In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2013), San Jose, CA, June 24--28, 2013. USENIX. June 2013, Acceptance Rate (Short Paper): 36.9%. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  | slides  | http  ]

Talks

[4] Nikolas Herbst. Methoden und Messverfahren für Automatisches Skalieren in Elastischen Cloud Umgebungen. GI Dissertationspreis: Seminar für Nominierte Doktoranden, Dagstuhl, Germany, June 28, 2019, June 2019. [ bib | slides  ]
[3] André Bauer. Chameleon: A Hybrid, Proactive Auto-Scaling Mechanism on a Level-Playing Field. Talk at HotCloudperf 2019, June 2019. [ bib | slides  ]
[2] André Bauer. Extending BUNGEE Elasticity Benchmark for Multi-Tier Cloud Applications. Talk at HotCloudperf 2018, April 2018. [ bib | slides  ]
[1] André Bauer. Design and Evaluation of a Proactive, Application-Aware Elasticity Mechanism. Experience Talk at SSP 2016, November 2016. [ bib | slides  ]

Technical Reports

[1] Nikolas Herbst, Rouven Krebs, Giorgos Oikonomou, George Kousiouris, Athanasia Evangelinou, Alexandru Iosup, and Samuel Kounev. Ready for Rain? A View from SPEC Research on the Future of Cloud Metrics. Technical Report SPEC-RG-2016-01, SPEC Research Group --- Cloud Working Group, Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC), 2016. [ bib | http  ]

Theses

[7] Filipp Roos. Integrating Docker into the BUNGEE cloud elasticity benchmark. Bachelor Thesis, University of Würzburg, Am Hubland, Informatikgebäude, 97074 Würzburg, Germany, September 2018. [ bib | pdf  ]
[6] Nikolas Herbst. Methods and Benchmarks for Auto-Scaling Mechanisms in Elastic Cloud Environments. PhD thesis, University of Würzburg, Germany, July 2018. Distinction, SPEC Kaivalya Dixit Distinguished Dissertation Award 2018. [ bib | slides  | http  ]
[5] Nora Limbourg. Elasticity Measurement in CaaS Environments - Extending the Existing BUNGEE Elasticity Benchmark to AWS's Elastic Container Service. Master Thesis, Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin Street, Dublin 2, D08 X622, Ireland, June 2018. [ bib ]
[4] Veronika Lesch. Self-Aware Multidimensional Auto-Scaling. Master Thesis, University of Würzburg, Am Hubland, Informatikgebäude, 97074 Würzburg, Germany, September 2017. Würzburg Software Engineering Award sponsored by Bosch Rexroth. [ bib | pdf  | slides  ]
[3] Marcus Wilhelm. Elasticity Benchmarking for Multi-Tier Cloud Applications. Bachelor Thesis, University of Würzburg, Am Hubland, Informatikgebäude, 97074 Würzburg, Germany, June 2017. Würzburg Software Engineering Award sponsored by Bosch Rexroth. [ bib | pdf  | slides  ]
[2] André Bauer. Design and Evaluation of a Proactive, Application-Aware Elasticity Mechanism. Master Thesis, University of Würzburg, Am Hubland, Informatikgebäude, 97074 Würzburg, Germany, Septembter 2016. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  | slides  ]
[1] Andreas Weber. Resource Elasticity Benchmarking in Cloud Environments. Master Thesis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Am Fasanengarten 5, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany, August 2014. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  | slides  ]