[hpc-announce] PASM 2016 Deadline extension

Nigel Thomas nigel.thomas at newcastle.ac.uk
Thu Jan 14 11:43:24 CST 2016

Submission deadline now 25th January!
Eighth International Workshop on Practical Applications of Stochastic Modelling 


5th April 2016
Münster, Germany

(collocated with MMB and DFT 2016)


Important dates
Paper submission deadline: Monday 25th January 2016
Notification to authors: Thursday 18th February 2016
Camera-ready deadline: Monday 7th March 2016

Scope of Workshop
We encourage papers which apply current well-developed formalisms (stochastic Petri nets, stochastic process algebras, layered queueing networks, etc) to real-world case-studies. These studies might be of traditional web-service, Grid or computer architectures but also we strongly encourage studies from inter-disciplinary collaborations, such as biological and physical systems.

The common link is to see how researchers from diverse fields have overcome the problem of modelling large concurrent and stochastic communicating systems to obtain the particular style of stochastic metric that is important to their field.

Successful contributions may have demonstrated some novel theoretic advance to model their system or will have been diligent in constructing a detailed and realistic stochastic or probabilistic model and carried the modelling through to the analysis phase. Extra credit will be given for models which are backed up by experiment or simulation.

The aim is to end up with a collection of papers which could be used as outstanding examples of modelling practice in the field of stochastic modelling and exhibit all phases of the modelling lifecycle.

Some suggested topics on which we would encourage submission, are listed below. This is by no means an exhaustive list and any paper in the general area of the conference scope would be warmly welcomed.

# Case-study analysis using stochastic paradigms and novel analytic variations on those paradigms to enable better practical analysis, e.g.:
 - stochastic process algebras
 - stochastic Petri nets
 - layered queueing networks
 - stochastic automata networks
 - queueing networks
 - fluid stochastic Petri nets
 - stochastic ambient calculus

# Specific interdisciplinary topics that we would be particularly interested to hear from include application of systematic probabilistic or stochastic analysis techniques to, for instance:
 - biological/epidemiological models
 - models of computer virus/worm infection
 - spatial modelling of chemical/nuclear reactions
 - decision making, planning and scheduling
 - geophysical models of large dynamical systems: e.g. weather/ocean systems, lava flows

# Stochastic and probabilistic models from computing areas such as:
 - power consumption/conservation
 - computer security
 - cloud computing
 - distributed and fault-tolerant systems
 - adhoc wireless communication systems
 - embedded systems
 - safety-critical systems
 - cyber-physical systems
 - smart cities
 - performance analysis of massively parallel architectures

# Methods for the solution of practical large-scale problems, for instance:
 - Parallel and distributed solution of Markov chains
 - Performance analysis using GPU-accelerated architectures
 - Fluid approximations
 - Mean field analysis
 - Stochastic simulation
 - Product form solution
 - MTBDD based methods
 - State space reduction

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