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2nd International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools

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The event is in technical cooperation with ACM Sigmetrics and ACM Sigsim.

The proceedings will be published by ACM and will be available through ACM Digital Library.

The conference publications will be considered for inclusion in the following places:
ACM Digital Library
ACM Guide
SCI / ISI Web of Knowledge
EI (Elsevier) / Scopus
Directory of Published Proceedings (InterDok)
The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies (CSB)
EBSCO British Library
American Mathematical Society (AMS)
Crossref German National Library of Science and Technology


Selected papers (between 10 and 12) will be considered for publication in a special issue of Performance Evaluation Other papers will be submitted in fast track to Discrete Event Dynamic Systems.

Best Student Papers Award

We will have a best paper and best student paper awards, sponsored by the Fondation Metivier.


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 conference invites original technical papers that were not previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Topics include, but are not limited to:

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

Hybrid system simulation


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Stochastic processes

Stochastic geometry

Long-range dependence


Point processes

Traffic models and measurements


Supzevisory Control and Optimization

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Discrete event systems

Petri nets

Max-plus algebra


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Queueing theory

Network calculus

Analytical models

Approximation methods


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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Computer Systems

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Communication Systems

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Distributed Systems

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Road Traffic and Transportation Systems

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Manufacturing Systems

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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)

Important Dates

Full Papers due:
Invited Papers due:
Notification of Acceptance:
Camera-ready Manuscripts due:
Conference Dates:
VERY LAST: April 30, 2007
NEW: May 20, 2007
July 5, 2007
NEW: July 22, 2007
October 23-25, 2007


There will be four workshops associated with Valuetools 2007

  • GameComm
  • Inter-Perf
  • SMCtools
  • WNS2


Conference language is English. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a PDF version of the full paper in ACM conference proceedings format, which are limited to 10 two-column pages in a font no smaller than 10-points. All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Please visit the Submission page for detailed submission requirements and procedures.


All submitted papers will go through a peer review process. All accepted papers will be included in the VALUETOOLS 2007 Conference Proceedings. All accepted papers will be made available in Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library. Selected papers from VALUETOOLS 2006 will also be recommended to a special issue of a top journal.