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Valuetools 2009 : Fourth International ICST Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools


Conference Series : Performance Evaluation Methodolgies and Tools
When Oct 20, 2009 - Oct 22, 2009
Where Pisa
Submission Deadline Apr 20, 2009
Notification Due Jul 6, 2009
Final Version Due Jul 27, 2009
Categories    advanced simulation tools   stochastic processes   discrete event systems   queueing theory

Call For Papers


Fourth International Conference
on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools
Sponsored by ICST and Create-Net

October 20-22, 2009 - Pisa, Italy

Important dates:
Full papers due: April 20, 2009
Notification of acceptance: July 6, 2009
Final version due: July 27, 2009

In recent years, a range of performance evaluation methodologies and tools
has been developed within various research communities for the purposes of
evaluation, design, and model reduction. The aim of the Performance
Evaluation Methodologies and Tools conference is to build bridges between
these communities, bringing theory and practice together.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

A. Performance evaluation techniques

o Advanced simulation tools
- Simulation of rare events
- Parallel/distributed simulations
- Variance reduction techniques
- Large deviations
- Hybrid system simulation

o Discrete event systems
- Petri nets
- Max-plus algebra
- Automata, timed automata

o Queueing theory
- Markovian queues and networks
- Network calculus
- Analytical methods
- Approximation methods
- (In)Sensitivity
- Dynamic Fluid Models
- Diffusion models
- Dam processes
- Perturbation approaches
- Control of Queues

o Other stochastic models
- Stochastic geometry
- Long-range dependence
- Self-similarity
- Point processes
- Traffic models and measurements

o Other topics
- Supervisory control
- Reliability/performability tools
- Neural networks and decision tools
- Game theory and pricing
- Resource allocation
- Complex Networks

B. Applications

- Computer networks (including peer-to-peer systems and traffic control
- Computer systems (e.g., grid computing)
- Communication systems
- Wireless networks (including MAC and routing protocols, cellular
networks, Ad Hoc/Sensor etc.)
- Distributed systems
- Road traffic and transportation systems
- Public utility networks
- Manufacturing systems and supply chains
- Call centers
- Economic, biological and social systems

Authors are invited to submit papers of up to 10 pages in a PDF file,
complying with the ACM conference proceedings format, through Easychair
( Each paper will be peer reviewed for quality
and correctness by at least three reviewers. Only original papers,
written in English, which have not been published previously elsewhere,
and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere, will be
accepted. At least one author of each accepted paper must register and
present the work at the conference.

Publication and awards
The event is organized by ICST in cooperation with the ACM Special
Interest Groups on computer/communication system performance (SIGMETRICS)
(approval pending) and Simulation (SIGSIM) (approval pending). All
accepted papers will be made available in the ACM Digital Library (approval
pending) and EU-DL. Best papers, after further reviews, will be considered
for publication in a special issue of the Performance Evaluation Journal
(approval pending) and Discrete Events Dynamic Systems Journal (approval

A Best Paper and Best Student Paper will be selected by peer reviews and
will be acknowledged with awards presented during the social event.

Steering Committee
Imrich Chlamtac (Co-Chair) Create-Net Research Association and University
of Trento, Italy
Eitan Altman (Co-Chair) INRIA, France
Luciano Lenzini University of Pisa, Italy
Sean Meyn University of Illinois, US
Daniele Miorandi Create-Net Research Association, Italy
Stavros Toumpis University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Uri Yechiali Tel Aviv University, Israel

Organizing Committee
* Conference General Chair
Giovanni Stea - University of Pisa, Italy

* Technical Program Co-Chairs
Jean Mairesse, CNRS, University Paris 7, France
Jose' Fernando Mendes, University of Aveiro, Portugal

* Local Chairs
Daniele Migliorini - University of Pisa, Italy
Carlo Vallati - University of Pisa, Italy

* Workshop Chairs
Jussi Kangasharju - University of Helsinki, Finland
Guillaume Urvoy-Keller - Institute Eurecom, France

* Publicity Chairs
Anne Bouillard - ENS Cachan Bretagne, France
Greg Franks - Carleton University, Canada

* Web Chair:
Matteo Andreozzi - University of Pisa, Italy

* Conference Coordinator:
Maria Morozova - ICST, Hungary

Technical Program Committee
To be determined

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