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Call for Papers

Scope

ValueTools 2020 focuses on methodologies and practices in modelling, performance evaluation and optimization of complex systems. It brings together researchers from different communities including Computer Science, Networks and Telecommunications, Operations Research, Optimization, Control Theory and Manufacturing.

ValueTools 2020 solicits previously unpublished contributions that propose new performance evaluation methodologies and new tools.

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Topics

ValueTools 2020 focuses on methodologies and practices in modelling, performance evaluation and optimization of complex systems. It brings together researchers from different communities including Computer Science, Networks and Telecommunications, Operations Research, Optimization, Control Theory and Manufacturing. ValueTools 2020 solicits previously unpublished contributions that propose new performance evaluation methodologies and new tools.

Valuetools 2020 solicit papers describing original and novel research on, but not limited to, the following topics:

Methodologies

  • Stochastic processes & models
  • Queues and queueing networks
  • Asymptotic analysis (mean field, fluid approximations, large deviations)
  • Discrete event simulation
  • Software performance engineering
  • Model-checking
  • Process algebras, Petri Nets
  • Optimization and Control Theory
  • Game theory & algorithmic game theory
  • Machine Learning and data analytics

Application Areas

  • Distributed systems
  • Large-scale systems
  • Communication and computer systems
  • Wireless networks (4G/5G, sensor, ad-hoc networks)
  • Cloud and Edge/Fog computing systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Energy networks and Smart grids
  • Social networks
  • Networks security
  • Biological systems
  • Manufacturing systems & supply chains
  • Transportation systems

Publication

Proceedings

All registered papers will be published by ACM and made available through ACM Digital Library within International Conference Proceeding Series.

VALUETOOLS proceedings are indexed in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Special Issue

Authors of a selection of best papers will be given the opportunity to submit an extended version of their work for publication in a special issue of the journal Performance Evaluation (IF: 1.689).

Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through ‘Hotcrp‘ system, and have to comply with the ACM (see Author’s kit section).

Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
15 November 2019 29 November 2019
Notification deadline
7 February 2020
Camera-ready deadline
3 March 2020
Start of Conference
18 May 2020
End of Conference
20 May 2020

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