Saturday 4th September 2004
Royal Society, London
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.
Electronic paper submission:
submit your SI papers now
As announced on mailing lists, we are currently accepting papers for a special issue of Elsevier's FGCS until 11 July. This is open to extended papers from the original PASM'04 workshop and also to other authors who have similar scope papers that are in a journal-ready condition. All papers will be rerefereed. We suggest a submission length of around 20 pages. Electronic submission of ps and pdf files is now open.