ValueTools (ValueTools)

Venue: Nantes

Location: Nantes, France

Event Date/Time: Oct 23, 2007 End Date/Time: Oct 25, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Mar 30, 2007
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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.

Performance evaluation techniques will draw from the following:
- Network calculus
- Advanced simulation tools
- Simulation of rare events
- Parallel/distributed simulations
- Variance reduction techniques
- Large deviations
- Hybrid system simulation
- Stochastic processes
- Stochastic geometry
- Long-range dependence
- Self-similarity
- Point processes
- Traffic models and measurements
-Discrete event systems
- Petri nets
- Max-plus algebra
- Supervisory control and optimization
-Queueing theory
- 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:
- Networking
- Distributed Systems
- Computer Systems
- Manufacturing Systems
- Communication Systems
- Call Centers
- Reliability / Performability
- Road Traffic and Transportation Systems

We also solicit papers on applications of Optimization (including
game theory and convex optimization), Graph Theory (including
random graphs) and Interdisciplinary Methodologies (economic,
biological and social models) in the above areas.

Selected papers will be considered for publication in special issues
of Performance Evaluation and Discrete Event Dynamic Systems
(Approvals pending).