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Workshop on Network Calculus (WoNeCa 2012)

In conjunction with MMB&DFT 2012

March 21, 2012 in Kaiserslautern (Germany)



SCOPE

The network calculus has established as a versatile methodology for the queueing analysis of resource sharing based systems. Its prospect is that it can deal with problems that are fundamentally hard for alternative methodologies, based on the fact that it works with bounds rather than striving for exact solutions. The high modelling power of the network calculus has been transposed into several important applications for network engineering problems, traditionally in the Internet’s Quality of Service proposals IntServ and DiffServ, and more recently in diverse environments such as wireless sensor networks, switched Ethernets, or Systems-on-Chip.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers with an interest in the theory of network calculus as well as those who want to apply existing results in new applications. The workshop will serve to promote the network calculus theory to researchers with an interest in applied queueing models for data communication.


TOPICS OF INTEREST

The topics of this workshop are related to fundamental aspects as well as applications of network calculus. The following list of topics is non-excluding:

Deterministic and stochastic network calculus, e.g.

  • traffic and service models
  • general topologies
  • numerical tightness

Feedback systems, e.g.,

  • TCP network calculus
  • window flow control
  • retransmission-based systems

Loss systems, e.g.,

  • bounded queues
  • wireless links

Aggregate multiplexing, e.g.,

  • optimization-based approaches
  • stochastic case

Data transformation, e.g.,

  • end-to-end analysis
  • in-network processing
  • network coding

Relation to other theories, e.g.,

  • queueing theory
  • discrete event dynamic systems

New applications, e.g.,

  • real-time calculus
  • avionic networks
  • mission-critical networks
  • the power grid
  • wireless sensor networks

Tool support, e.g.,

  • numerical problems
  • numerical approximations
  • implementation experience

CONTRIBUTION FORMAT

WoNeCa-2012 encourages the submission of either long papers or extended abstracts, describing original work on theoretical aspects and applications of the network calculus. Authors should submit a PDF paper version, which should not exceed 15 pages for long papers and 2 pages for extended abstracts. All the submissions must adhere to the LNCS format, and should be sent by e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

All accepted long paper contributions will appear in the conference proceedings, whereas the accepted extended abstracts will appear in a technical report of the University of Kaiserslautern. Authors of the extended abstracts retain the copyright of their work.


TPC CO-CHAIRS

  • Anne Bouillard, ENS, France ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
  • Florin Ciucu, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories / TU Berlin, Germany ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
  • Markus Fidler, Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Germany ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

TPC MEMBERS

  • Jean-Yves Le Boudec, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Francois Baccelli, INRIA, France
  • Marc Boyer, ONERA, France
  • Samarjit Chakraborty, TU München, Germany
  • Yuming Jiang, Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Nicolas Navet, INRIA, France
  • Stephen Patek, University of Virginia, USA
  • Gianluca Rizzo, IMDEA Networks, Spain
  • Moshe Sidi, Technion, Israel
  • David Starobinski, Boston University, USA
  • Giovanni Stea, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Lothar Thiele, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Yue Wang, Central University of Finance and Economics, China
  • Kui Wu, University of Victoria, Canada

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission

November 1, 2011

November 15, 2011
Author Notification December 15, 2011
Final version December 30, 2011
Workshop March 21, 2012

 
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