First International Conference on
Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools

The final version of the technical program is available

in technical cooperation with:
Create-Net/ICST
EU (IST-FET)

Pisa, Italy  /  October 11-13, 2006

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:

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

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

The pdf version of the call for paper is available here. Selected papers will be considered for publication in special issues of Performance Evaluation and Discrete Event Dynamic Systems.
The proceedings will be published by ACM and will be available through ACM Digital Library.

Best Student Paper Award 

The best student paper award will be announced at the opening session of the conference. The winner will receive a plaque and a prize of 500 USD.

Conference Topics and Application Areas

Performance evaluation techniques will draw from the following:

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Advanced simulation tools: simulation of rare events, parallel/distributed simulations, variance reduction techniques, large deviations

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Stochastic processes: stochastic geometry, long-range dependence, self-similarity, point processes, traffic models and measurements

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Discrete event systems: petri nets, max-plus algebra

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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:

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Networking

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Computer Systems

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Communication Systems

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Distributed Systems

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Road Traffic

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Call Centers

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Optimization (including game theory and convex optimization)

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Graph Theory (including random graphs)

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Interdisciplinary Methodologies (economic, biological and social models)

 

Top illustration by courtesy of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Pisa. The painting (L'esperienza della caduta dei gravi sul piano inclinato, by Giuseppe Bezzuoli, 1839) represents Galileo Galilei who shows, to the aristocracy and to the clergy, his new methodology for analyzing physical phenomena applied to the fall of weights by using a tool (an inclined plane).

Please join us in Pisa for VALUETOOLS 2006!

The VALUETOOLS 2006 conference would like to thank the following organizations for their support.

Istituto di Informatica e Telematica del CNR

eurongi - Network of excellence

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