July 25 - 29, 2004

San Jose Hyatt
San Jose, California

General Chair

Mohammad S. Obaidat
Dept. of Computer Science Monmouth University
W. Long Branch, NJ 07764 USA
Tel +1-732-571-4482
Fax +1-732-263-5202

Vice General Chair
Franco Davoli
DIST-University of Genoa
Via Opera Pia 13, I-16145 Genoa, Italy
Tel +39-010-353-2732
Fax +39-010-353-2154

Program Chair
Abbas Jamalipour
School of Electrical and Information Engineering
University of Sydney
Sydney N.S.W. 2006, Australia
Tel:: +61 2 9351 2843,
Fax: +61 2 9351 3847

Vice Program & Special Sessions Chair
Jose L Marzo
University of Girona, Spain

Vice Program & Tutorial Chair
Mario Marchese
DIST-University of Genoa

Vice Program & Publicity Chair
Imad Mahgoub
Department of Computer Science
and Engineering
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL 33431 USA

Industrial Track
J. Fox
Motorola Inc., UK

Steve Branch


Sponsored by
The Society for Modeling and Simulation International
P.O. Box 17900
San Diego, CA  92177-7900
Tel: 858-277-3888
Fax: 858-277-3930

Call For Papers

2004 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS'04)

 Important Announcement  Due to unexpected maintenance on & unavailability of the SCS Proceedings Central site, the final camera ready submission due date has been extended to May 26, 2004.

This annual international conference is a forum for professionals involved in performance evaluation of computer and telecommunication systems. Evaluation of computer systems and networks is needed at every stage in the life cycle of the product including design, manufacturing, sales/purchase, use, upgrade, tuning, etc. The discipline of performance evaluation has progressed rapidly in the past decade, and it has now begun to approach maturity. Significant progress has been made in analytic modeling, simulation, and measurement approaches for performance evaluation of computer and telecommunication systems.

The list of topics includes (but is not limited to):

Networking and Telecommunication Systems

Internet Technology
Quality of Service (QoS)
World Wide Web (WWW) Technology
Networking Techniques
Unicast and Multicast Routing
Congestion Control
Switching Techniques
Network Protocols
Network Management and Control
Network Capacity Planning
Network Architecture Evaluation
Service and QoS Pricing
Security and Authentication
Broadband Networks
High-Speed Networking
Optical Networks
Wireless Systems and Networks 
Satellite Systems
Mobile Networks/Computing
Ad-hoc networks
Multimedia Communications and


Computer Systems

Distributed Architectures
Distributed Systems and Agents
Parallel and Distributed Computing
Massively Parallel Systems
Cluster Computing
Grid Computing
Interconnection Networks
Computer Architectures
Memory Systems
High Performance I/O
Real-time Systems
Scheduling Schemes
Software Performance, Evaluation and Testing
Parallel Algorithms and Languages
Hardware and Software Monitors
High-Performance Computing
Workload and Traffic Characterization
Scientific Computing Algorithms
Reconfigurable Computing
Electronic Commerce


Tools, Methodologies and Applications

Parallel and Distributed Simulation
Verification and Validation
Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic Applications 
Performance Optimization, Bounds, and Models
Queuing Systems and Networks
Scalability Studies
Integrated Modeling and Measurement
On-Line Performance Adaptation and Tuning
Process Algebra-Based Models
Mathematical Aspects and Integrated Design of Performance
Case Studies


! NEW !
Workshop on Performance of High Performance Parallel and Distributed Systems

To submit papers to the workshop and for more info, contact any of the workshop organizers:

Geoffrey Fox
University of Indiana, USA
Tel: 315-254-6387 or 812-856-7977, Fax: 812-856-7972
   Mark Baker
University of Portsmouth, UK
Tel: +44 2392 845826, Fax:+44 2392 845626

Tutorial Proposals Sought

Scheduled Tutorials

Real-time Performance Evaluation in Networks and Telecommunications Systems
Recent Advances in Web Caching Technologies
Wireless IP through Integration of Wireless LAN and Cellular Systems
IP-Oriented QoS in the Next Generation Networks: Application to Wireless Networks
Using DEVS for Modeling and Simulation of Computer Networks


Paper Submission

Submit your complete papers electronically to the http://scs.proceedingscentral.com site.

All required instructions will be posted on this web site. Submissions should not exceed 25 double-spaced, 8.5x11 inch pages (including figures, tables, and references) in 10-12 point font. Include five to ten keywords, complete postal and e-mail addresses, and fax and phone numbers of corresponding author. 

If you have difficulty in electronic submission, contact the Program Chairs or the Conference Coordinator, Mr. Steve Branch, The Society for Modeling and Simulation International, 4838 Ronson Court, Suite L, San Diego, CA 92111, USA, Tel 858-277-3888, Fax 858-277-3930.

Extended versions of accepted papers in SPECTS 2004 will be considered for possible publication in scholarly journals. Proposals for tutorials should be sent to the Conference Vice Program & Tutorial Chair (see above).  Proposals for special sessions and panel sessions should be submitted to the Vice Program & Special Sessions Chair (see above).  For more information regarding presentations or exhibitions at SPECTS 2004 contact Mr. Steve Branch at the address shown above.

A PDF poster version of this call is also available.

Key Dates

Submission of Papers    February 29, 2004
Notification of Acceptance April 25, 2004
Final Camera-Ready Submission Due May 26, 2004

Technical Program Committee

Abdullah Abonamah, Zayed University, UAE
Krishan Aggrawal, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India
Ian Akyildiz, Georgia Tech., USA
Mohammed Atiquzzaman, University of Oklahoma, USA
Bruno Baynat, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Louis G. Birta, University of Ottawa, Canada
Noureddine Boudriga, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Maria C. Calzarossa, University of Pavia, Italy
Hasan Cam, Arizona State University, USA
Andrew Campbell, Columbia University, USA
Nedo Celandroni, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Haitham Cruickshank, University of Surrey, UK
Hassan B. Diab, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Gabor Fodor, Ericsson Radio Systems, Sweden
Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, USA
John Fox, Motorola Inc., UK
Luigi Fratta, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Sebastia Galmes, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Aura Ganz, University of Massachusetts, USA
Erol Gelenbe, University of Central Florida, USA
Nicolas Georganas, University of Ottawa, Canada
Mario Gerla, UCLA, USA
Sami Habib, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Omar Hammami, ENSTA, France
Jarmo Harju, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Herman Hughes, Michigan State University, USA
Andrzej Jajszczyk, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Carlos Juiz, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain 
Ingemar Kaj, Uppsala University, Sweden
Krishna Kant, Intel, USA
Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessalonica, Greece
Demetrios Kazakos, University of Louisiana, USA 
Ulrich Killat, Tech. Univ. of Hamburg, Germany
Tag Gon Kim, KAIST, Korea
Kevin Kwiat, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Veronica Lagrange M. Reis, HP Corp., USA
Axel Lehmann, Universitńt der Bundeswehr MŘnchen, Germany
Mike T. Liu, Ohio State University, USA
Pascal Lorenz, Universite de Haute Alsace, France
Erich Lutz, DLR, Germany
Sam Makki, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Krzysztof Malinowski, Warsaw Technical University, Poland
Marek Malowidzki, Military Communication Institute, Poland
Xiannong Meng, Bucknell University, USA
Vojislav Misic, University of Manitoba, Canada
Hussein Mouftah, University of Ottawa, Canada
Ibrahim Onyuksel, Northern Illinois University, USA
Mohamed Ould-Khaoua, University of Glasgow, UK
Elena Pagani, UniversitÓ di Milano, Italy
Sergio Palazzo, UniversitÓ di Catania, Italy
Georgios I. Papadimitriou, Aristotle University, Greece
Achille Pattavina, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Krzysztof Pawlikowski, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Gregory D. Peterson, University of Tennessee, USA
Steven Pink, University of Arizona, USA
George Polyzos, AUEB, Greece
Ramon Puigjaner, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain 
Kaliappa Ravindran, CUNY, USA
Gian Paolo Rossi, UniversitÓ di Milano, Italy
Izhak Rubin, UCLA, USA
Vicente Santonja, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
Donald Schilling, CUNY, USA
Jens B. Schmitt, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Harald Skinnemoen, Nera, Norway
Tatsuya Suda, UCI, USA
Alexander Thomasian, NJIT, USA
Iwao Toda, Fujutsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan
Phuoc Tran-Gia, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Kishor Trivedi, Duke University, USA
Tracy Tung, University of Sydney, Australia
Kenneth S. Vastola, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Manuel Villen-Altamirano, Telefonica, Spain
Bernd E. Wolfinger, Hamburg University, Germany
Michele Zorzi, UniversitÓ di Ferrara, Italy

Publicity Committee

Chair: Imad Mahgoub, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Vice-Chair: Guoping Zeng, Univeristy of Texas at Dallas
Sami Habib, Kuwait University

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