Simulation of Networks Workshop

21-23 June 2010

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK

Principal Organisers: Soren Asmussen (Aarhus University, Denmark), Jose Blanchet (Columbia University, USA), Sergey Foss (Heriot-Watt)
and Peter Glynn (Stanford University, USA).

in association with the Newton Institute programme Stochastic Processes in Communication Sciences (11 January to 2 July 2010)

Programme | Participants | Application | Accommodation and Cost | Poster Session | Photograph 1 | Photograph 2

Scientific theme:

This workshop is one of five workshops that will run as part of the Stochastic Processes in Communications Sciences programme taking place from 11 January to 2 July 2010. This three day workshop is paired with a second related workshop on Statistics of Networks that is scheduled for Thursday 24 June and Friday 25 June. Interested participants are encouraged to attend both workshops.

Monte Carlo simulation is playing an increasingly important role in the design and analysis of communications systems and protocols, as networks and communications infrastructure become more complex and the performance requirements more demanding. In many settings, performance requirements involve meeting quality-of-service levels for which the associated computation involves, either explicitly or implicitly, the computation of a rare event probability. Consequently, the workshop will bring together leading researchers in rare-event simulation to present new developments having the potential to significantly expand the applicability of these ideas in the communications setting.

The first two days of this event are being offered in conjunction with the 8th RESIM conference, a bi-annual meeting focused on this important area.

The third day will discuss a broader set of simulation-based algorithms that touch on the state-of-the-art in simulation, with the goal of stimulating new research directions for the communications sciences. The programme concludes on Wednesday evening of the 23 June with a garden party and "hog roast" in conjunction with Statistics of Networks participants.

Invited speakers for the "Simulation of Networks" activity include:

Invited speakers for the Statistics of Networks workshop can be found at the Statistics of Networks website. Please note that all participants in this workshop have the option of obtaining workshop registration and accommodation for both workshops or for just the one of specific interest; details can be found above under Registration and Accommodation.

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