3rd International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools

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Call for Papers

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Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Performance Evaluation Journal (confirmed) and Discrete Events Dynamic Systems Journal (approval pending).


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:

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

bullet Advanced simulation tools
Simulation of rare events
Parallel/distributed simulations
Variance reduction techniques
Large deviations
Hybrid system simulation

bullet Stochastic processes
Stochastic geometry
Long-range dependence
Point processes
Traffic models and measurements

bullet Discrete event systems
Petri nets
Max-plus algebra

bullet Queueing theory
Network calculus
Analytical models
Approximation methods
Dynamic Fluid Models
Diffusion models
Dam processes
Perturbation approaches
Control of Queues

bullet Optimization Theory and Control
Supervisory Control
Reliability/Performability tools

bullet Neural Networks and Decision Tools

bullet Graph Theory and Discrete Mathematics

bullet Game Theory and Pricing

Envisaged applications are drawn from, but are not restricted to, the following areas:


bullet Computer Networks
Peer-to-peer Networks
Traffic Control Services

bullet Computer Systems
Grid Computing

bullet Communication Systems

bullet Wireless Networks
Ad Hoc Sensor

bullet Distributed Systems

bullet Road Traffic and Transportation Systems

bullet Public Utility Networks

bullet Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chains

bullet Call Centers

bullet Economic, Biological and Social Systems


There will be five workshops associated with Valuetools 2008

  • GameComm
  • SMCTools
  • Inter-Perf
  • WNS2


For information on the submission process and guidelines for preparing submitted papers, visit the submissions page.


All submitted papers will go through a peer review process. All accepted papers will be included in the VALUETOOLS 2008 Conference Proceedings.

All accepted papers of the main event and the associated workshops will be published in the digital library of ACM