Fourth International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools (VALUETOOLS 2009)

Venue: Grand Hotel Duomo

Location: Pisa, Italy

Event Date/Time: Oct 20, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 22, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Apr 30, 2009
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VALUETOOLS 2009 is the Fourth International Conference on Performance
Evaluation Methodologies and Tools. This edition will build on the success
of the previous editions. The aim of the conference is to bring academic
and industry researchers together with practitioners from both the
performance evaluation community and from the numerous communities who
develop interesting performance evaluation problems. The conference will
address current and future trends in performance evaluation techniques,
practices, tools and applications and foster interdisciplinary collaborative
research in this area.

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:

* Networking
* 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)


Additional Information

Full papers due: April 30, 2009, 23:59 CET (hard). Notification of Acceptance: July 6, 2009 Camera Ready Deadline: July 27, 2009 Conference Date: October 20-22, 2009