First International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools (Valuetools 2006)

Venue: Pisa, La Viaggeria

Location: Pisa, Italy

Event Date/Time: Oct 11, 2006 End Date/Time: Oct 13, 2006
Registration Date: Oct 13, 2006
Early Registration Date: Sep 13, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Apr 24, 2006
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In recent years, a range of performance evaluation methodologies and tools has been developed within disparate 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 in order to:

- compare and debate the complete range of performance evaluation methodologies and their implementation into tools;

- promote interdisciplinary flow of technical information among industry systems designers and researchers.

Conference Topics and Application Areas
Performance evaluation techniques will draw from the following:

Advanced simulation tools

- Simulation of rare events

- Parallel/distributed simulations

- Variance reduction techniques

- Large deviations

Stochastic processes

- Stochastic geometry

- Long-range dependence

- Self-similarity

- Point processes

- Traffic models and measurements

Discrete event systems

- Petri nets

- Max-plus algebra

Queueing theory

- Network calculus

- Analytical models

- Approximation methods

- (In)sensitivity

- Dynamic fluid models

- Diffusion models

- Dam processes

- Perturbation approaches

- Control of queues

Envisaged applications are drawn from, but are not restricted to, the following areas:


Computer Systems

Communication Systems

Distributed Systems

Road Traffic

Call Centers

Optimization (including game theory and convex optimization)

Graph Theory (including random graphs)

Interdisciplinary Methodologies (economic, biological and social models)