Performance Evaluation Methodologies at VALUETOOLS 2015

Are you ready for VALUETOOLS 2015?

The Ninth EAI International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools is going to take place on December 14–16 2015 in Berlin, Germany.

William Knottenbelt, from the Imperial College London, and Katinka Wolter, from Freie Universität in Berlin, will chair the event hosted at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

A list of selected innovative papers will be presented and discussed in order to get a full view of the state-of-the-art of the field.

In addition to the papers sessions, two keynote speakers will enrich the program of the conference: Martina Maggio from Lund University will talk about ‘Cloud Control: using control theory to optimize cloud applications performance’; Tobias Scheffer from University of Potsdam will give a speech titled ‘Active Model Evaluation’.

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Call for papers Conferences

Submit your paper to ValueTools 2015!

ValueTools 2015, the 9th EAI International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools will take place in Berlin, Germany on 14-16 December, 2015.

Its goal is to gather together researchers from different communities, including Computer Science, Networks and Telecommunications, Operations Research, Optimization, Control Theory and Manufacturing in order to focus on methodologies and practices in modeling, performance evaluation and optimization of complex systems.

The conference welcomes papers about these application areas:

  • Communication & computer
  • networks
  • Distributed systems
  • Cloud computing systems
  • Machine Learning
  • Large-scale performance analysis
  • Interdisciplinary problems
  • Manufacturing systems & supply chains
  • Transportation systems.

The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT.

Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

All presented papers in the conference will be published in the proceedings of the conference and submitted to ACM Digital Library.

Important dates:

Paper submission deadline: September 18th, 2015

Acceptance Notification: October 15th, 2015

Camera-ready deadline: October 26th, 2015

Find more details here.


Daniele Miorandi: "Technology no longer exists in isolation"

Dr. Daniele Miorandi is the head of the iNSPIRE (Smart ICT for Socio-Technical Systems) team at CREATE-NET. His research interests include bio-inspired approaches to networking and service provisioning in large-scale computing systems, modeling and performance evaluation of large-scale stochastic networks, big data approaches for smart energy systems. Dr. Miorandi is a co-author of over 100 papers in internationally refereed journals and conferences, and has been cited more than 1700 times. Dr. Miorandi is a co-founder of VALUETOOLS conferences, which since 2006 have been focusing on methodologies and practices in modeling, performance evaluation and optimization of complex systems.

In his interview with EAI, Dr. Miorandi explains the rationale behind VALUETOOLS conferences, multidisciplinary approach to the research on the performance evaluation of complex systems as well as the latest achievements and challenges in the field. According to Dr. Miorandi, as technology life-cycle is getting shorter, specific attention needs to be paid by academicians and practitioners to the realm of ICT. This attention must necessarily be multidisciplinary: technology no longer exists in isolation.