The 6th International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools (ValueTools)

Venue: Cargèse

Location: Cargèse, France

Event Date/Time: Oct 09, 2012 End Date/Time: Oct 12, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Apr 10, 2012
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The 6th International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools

Endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI)
Co-sponsored by IEEE and ACM

9th - 12th October 2012
Cargese, Corsica

Paper submission deadline: April 10, 2012



ValueTools 2012, the 6th International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools, is an interdisciplinary conference whose goal is to gather and to facilitate the flow of expertise between researchers working on performance evaluation, optimization, and stochastic modeling in complex systems. Owing to recent technological advances and the massive connectivity of our "always-online" era, these issues have attracted considerable interest in the fields of computer science, control theory, networks and telecommunications, operations research and signal processing, and, traditionally, all these communities have had a strong presence in the organization and steering of the conference. Correspondingly, ValueTools 2012 solicits previously unpublished contributions that propose new performance evaluation methodologies (or help clarify the limitations of older ones) in practical complex scenarios, and new tools (or novel applications of already established ones) with which to control the performance of complex systems where traditional methods have failed to produce appealing results.

The conference is seeking contributions on performance evaluation techniques and tools from areas including (but not restricted to): complex systems, control theory, discrete event systems, game theory, machine learning and neural networks, mean field theory, queueing theory, random matrix theory, rare events and Monte Carlo simulation, stochastic geometry, stochastic modeling. Envisaged applications encompass the following areas: computer networks and systems, economics, population biology, road traffic and transportation systems, smart homes, energy aware optimization, social networks...


ValueTools 2012 will comprise six thematic tracks aimed to provide an in-depth look into different aspects of performance evaluation methodologies and tools. These tracks are:

- Economic Challenges in Telecommunication Systems
Scope: quantitative answers to economic challenges concerning today and future interconnection networks and markets.

- Game Theory in Communication Networks
Scope: applying game theory to analyzing, designing, and assessing the performance of networks.

- Information Theory and Performance Evaluation
Scope: applying information theory to another discipline or using other disciplines to enrich it.

- Mean Field Control, Games and Applications
Scope: exploring and discussing new technical breakthrough and applications focusing on all aspects related to interactions in large-scale systems.

- Stochastic Geometry and Communication Networks
Scope: the use of spatial stochastic models and techniques (point processes, random graphs, etc.) in the design and analysis of communication networks.

- Worst Case End-to-end Performance Evaluation
Scope: evaluation of worst case end-to-end performances in communication networks, such as the worst case traversal time (WCTT) in multi-hop networks.


Accepted papers will be published in IEEE Explore, ACM Digital Library (pending approval) and in the EU Digital Library (EUDL). IEEE Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to EI Engineering Index (Compendex), Google Scholar, ISI Proceedings. See for more information about indexing.
Authors are also encouraged to submit an extended version of their ValueTools paper to the special issue of The Computer Journal of the British Computer Society (Oxford).

[Paper submission]

All paper submissions will be handled with the EasyChair conference management system. For author guidelines and paper submission, go to:

[Important dates]

Submission deadline: April 10th, 2012
Notification Deadline: July 1st, 2012
Camera Ready Deadline: July 20th, 2012
Conference Dates: October 9-12, 2012

[Conference organising committees]

General Chair:
Corinne Touati, Inria and LIG

Technical Program Chairs:
Bruno Gaujal, Inria and LIG
Alain Jean-Marie, Inria
Eduard Jorswieck, TU Dresden
Alexandre Seuret, CNRS GIPSA-Lab

Track Chairs:
Tamer Basar, University of Illinois
Bartlomiej Blaszczyszyn, ENS and Inria
Johanne Cohen, PRiSM, CNRS
Rachid El Azouzi, University of Avignon
Samson Lasaulce, CNRS, LSS and Supelec
Hamidou Tembine, Supelec
Eric Thierry, ENS and LIP