July 31 - August 2, 2006

The Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Center
Calgary, Canada


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 Chairs
Jose L Marzo
University of Girona, Spain

Ljiljana Trajkovic
Simon Fraser University, 
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Local Arrangements Chair
Carey Williamson
University of Calgary, Canada


Tutorials Chair
John Fox
Foxband Consultancy, UK


Publicity Chair
Guoping Zeng
Nortel Networks, USA


Conference Coordinator
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


Technical Co-sponsor:

IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) Society

Call For Papers

2006 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS'06)

Note: the Paper Submission deadline has been extended to March 31, 2006.

This annual international conference is a forum for professionals involved in performance evaluation of computer and telecommunication systems. Performance evaluation of computer systems and networks has progressed rapidly in the past decade and has begun to approach maturity. Significant progress has been made in analytic modeling, simulation, and measurement approaches for performance evaluation of computer and telecommunication systems.

Topics of topics include, but are 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 Admission and 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
Sensor Networks
Multimedia Communications and Applications


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
Electronic Commerce
Hardware and Software Monitors
High-Performance Computing
Information Assurance
Reconfigurable Computing
Scientific Computing Algorithms
Workload and Traffic Characterization


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



2006 Workshop on Performance of Wireless Networks and Communication Systems (WiNCS'06)

Paper Submission

Please submit your complete papers electronically to the SCS Conference Proceedings Management System site.

Submissions should not exceed 25 double-spaced, 8.5x11 inch pages (including figures, tables, and references) in 10–12 point fonts. Please include five to ten keywords, complete postal and e-mail address, and fax and phone numbers of the corresponding author.

If you have difficulty in electronic submission, contact the Program Chairs or the Conference Coordinator.

Extended versions of accepted papers in SPECTS'06 will be considered for possible publication in scholarly journals.

Proposals for special sessions and panel sessions should be submitted to the Tutorials Chair.  Proposals for special sessions and panel sessions should be submitted to the Program Chairs.

For more information regarding presentations or exhibitions at SPECTS'06 contact the Conference Coordinator.

Key Dates

Submission of Papers    March 31, 2006
Notification of Acceptance May 15, 2006
Final Camera-Ready Submission Due May 31, 2006

Technical Program Committee

Rachid El Abdouni Khayari, University of the Armed Forces Munich, Germany
Abdullah Abonamah, Zayed University, UAE
Tricha Anjali, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Noureddine Boudriga, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Maria C. Calzarossa, University of Pavia, Italy
Haitham Cruickshank, University of Surrey, UK
Floriano De Rango, D.E.I.S. Dept., University of Calabria, Italy
Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, USA
Laurent Franck, Telecom Paris, France
Sebastia Galmes, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College, UK
Sami Habib, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Omar Hammami, ENSTA, France
Jarmo Harju, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Xavier Hesselbach-Serra, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Raj Jain, Washington University in Saint Louis, USA
Carlos Juiz, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain 
Ingemar Kaj, Uppsala University, Sweden
Krishna Kant, Intel, USA
Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessalonici, Greece
Ulrich Killat, Tech. Univ. of Hamburg, Germany
Michalis E. Kounavis, Intel Research, USA
Kevin Kwiat, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Veronica Lagrange M. Reis, HP Corp., USA
Axel Lehmann, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
Sam Makki, University of Toledo, USA
Krzysztof Malinowski, Warsaw Technical University, Poland
Marek Malowidzki, Military Communication Institute, Poland
Mario Marchese, University of Genoa, Italy
Pascale Minet, INRIA, France
Jelena Misic, University of Manitoba, Canada
Vojislav Misic, University of Manitoba, Canada
Snezana Mitrovic-Minic, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Hussein Mouftah, University of Ottawa, Canada
Ibrahim Onyuksel, Northern Illinois University, USA
Mohamed Ould-Khaoua, University of Glasgow, UK
Elena Pagani, Università di Milano, Italy
Georgios I. Papadimitriou, Aristotle University, Greece
Achille Pattavina, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Krzysztof Pawlikowski, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Antonio Pescape', Universita' di Napoli "Federico II," Italy
Gregory D. Peterson, University of Tennessee, USA
Stephen Pink, Lancaster University, UK
Desa Polajnar, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
Jernej Polajnar, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
Ramon Puigjaner, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Kaliappa Ravindran, CUNY, USA
Vicente Santonja, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
Tatsuya Suda, University of California, Irvine, USA
Phuoc Tran-Gia, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Kishor Trivedi, Duke University, USA
Tracy Tung, University of Sydney, Australia
Pere Vila, University of Girona, Spain
Manuel Villen-Altamirano, Telefonica, Spain
Bernd E. Wolfinger, Hamburg University, Germany
Michele Zorzi, Università di Ferrara, Italy

A PDF version of this Call for Papers is available here.

Sponsored by
The Society for Modeling and Simulation International
P.O. Box 17900
San Diego, California 92177
Phone 858-277-3888
Fax 858-277-3930
E-mail scs@scs.org

Technical Co-sponsor:

IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) Society

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