***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** 8th International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools VALUETOOLS 2014 In-cooperation with ACM SIGMETRICS 9-11 December, 2014 Bratislava, Slovakia CALL FOR PARTICIPATION REGISTRATION IS OPEN Conference Program available at http://valuetools.org/2014/show/program-final Conference Venue is Hotel Saffron, that is located just a few steps away from the historical center of Bratislava, which enchants with its landmarks every visitor. SCOPE ----------- ValueTools focuses on methodologies and practices in modeling, performance evaluation and optimization of complex systems, gathering researchers from different communities, such as Computer Science, Networks and Telecommunications, Operations Research, Optimization, Control Theory and Manufacturing. KEYNOTE SPEAKER ----------- Nahum Shimkin, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology Title: Blackwell's Approachability and No-regret Learning Algorithms PLENARY SPEAKER ----------- Mérouane Debbah, Supelec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France Title: Scientific Challenges of 5G TOPICS ----------- - Discrete event systems - Stochastic models - Simulation techniques - Game theory - Queues and network of queues - Mean field techniques - Large scale performance analysis - Control theory - Machine learning and neural networks - Performance optimization APPLICATION AREAS ----------- - Communication and computer networks - Distributed systems - Interdisciplinary methodologies (economic, biological and social models) - Manufacturing systems and supply chains - Resource allocation - Road traffic and transportation systems - Secure Networks CONFERENCE WEB PAGE ----------- http://www.valuetools.org/2014/ ORGANIZING COMMITTEE ----------- General Chair Daniele Miorandi, Create-Net Research Association and U-Hopper srl, Italy Technical Program Chairs Moshe Haviv, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel William Knottenbelt, Imperial College London, United Kindom Lorenzo Maggi, Create-Net Research Association, Italy Publicity Chair Valerio Luconi, University of Pisa, Italy Local chair Daynier Delgado, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia Web chair Mattia Zeni, University of Trento, Italy Conference Manager Ruzanna Najaryan, EAI ABOUT EAI ----------- The European Alliance for Innovation is a dynamic eco-system for fostering ICT enabled innovation to improve European competitiveness and to benefit society. EAI uses open e-platforms to inspire grassroots collaboration among all relevant actors, from organizations to individuals, to stimulate community driven innovation to its institutional and individual members worldwide. Through EAI, organizations find ideas and talent, and individual innovators find organizations for their ingenuity and craft. Join the innovation community at www.eai.eu _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.