Wired/wireless networks, and the wider Internet, are in a state of evolution as a new generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices are being designed, implemented and deployed. This presents novel challenges for performance modelling in terms of the resultant effect on network traffic patterns and emergent behaviours from the predicted billions of new devices, as they require a rapid expansion in terms of network scale.
Furthermore, recent trends in the increased virtualisation of network elements/resources are being driven by work in the areas of Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Function Virtualisation (NFV), and Cloud Computing. The move from hardware to software based network devices and processes presents a challenge in terms of understanding and assuring the performance properties of such systems.
The purpose of this symposium is to provide an international forum for researchers and industry practitioners to present state-of-the-art research on performance modelling and evaluation studies in all aspects of computer and telecommunication networks and to exchange ideas and explore new avenues of collaborations.