2018 International Workshop on Network Calculus and Applications (NetCal 2018)
“An exciting “new“ branch of queueing theory is emerging that deals with methods for finding approximation or bounding behavior for queues.” – Leonard Kleinrock, 1976.
Network calculus is a branch of queueing theory, exploring the bounding behavior for queues. While network calculus was initially intended for performance guarantee analysis of queueing systems arising in Internet networks, it has been extended and applied to a much wider range of areas. They include various other types of communication networks such as wireless networks, sensor networks, IEEE 802 delay sensitive networking (DSN) networks, and wireless-powered communication systems. In addition, real-time systems (RTS), networks/systems on chip, computing systems, smart grid systems, energy storage systems and operations research have also found network calculus to be a useful tool. Furthermore, network calculus has contributed appealing results to the classical queueing theory. The 2018 International Workshop on Network Calculus and Applications (NetCal 2018) intends to provide a dynamic forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss ideas and contributions in network calculus and its applications. Together with the technical session, NetCal 2018 will feature keynotes / tutorials from leading network calculus experts. NetCal 2018 will be held in Vienna, Austria as part of the 30th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 30). We invite original papers, reporting mature or early-stage results, in the network calculus theory and its applications to different areas.
The Program of the NetCal Workshop is available here.
Keynote Speaker: Jean-Yves Le Boudec, EPFL, Switzerland
Title: Network Calculus, from Integrated Services to Deterministic Networking
Bio: Jean-Yves Le Boudec is professor at EPFL and fellow of the IEEE. He graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Saint-Cloud, Paris, where he obtained the Agrégation in Mathematics in 1980 and received his doctorate in 1984 from the University of Rennes, France. From 1984 to 1987 he was with INSA/IRISA, Rennes. In 1987 he joined Bell Northern Research, Ottawa, Canada, as a member of scientific staff in the Network and Product Traffic Design Department. In 1988, he joined the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory where he was manager of the Customer Premises Network Department. In 1994 he became associate professor at EPFL. His interests are in the performance and architecture of communication systems and smart grids. He co-authored a book on network calculus, which forms a foundation to many traffic control concepts in the internet, an introductory textbook on Information Sciences, and is the author of the book "Performance Evaluation".
Topics of interests include (but are not limited to) the following:
Information for Authors
Authors should submit a PDF (Portable Document Format) version of their manuscripts for review. Submitted papers must be written in English, using the standard IEEE 2-column, A4 size style for conference papers with a length limitation of 6 pages. Papers exceeding the page limit may be rejected without further review. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop at the full (member or non-member) rate and be present at the workshop to present the paper. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the ITC 30 conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing A&I) databases.
Information on open access
Templates for download: ITC 30 submission guidelines
Submission via EDAS: http://edas.info/N24178
Yuming Jiang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway (chair)
He has been a Professor at NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, since 2005. He received his B.Sc. degree from Peking University, China and Ph.D. degree from the National University of Singapore, Singapore.
Jens Schmitt, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany (co-chair)
He is a Professor of computer science at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany.
Markus Fidler, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany (co-chair)
He has been a Professor of communications networks at Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany, since 2009. He received the Doctoral degree in computer engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
Technical Program Committee
Hussein Al-Zubaidy, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Chaithanya Bandi, Northwestern University, USA
Steffen Bondorf, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Anne Bouillard, Nokia Bell Labs France, France
Marc Boyer, ONERA, France
Florin Ciucu, University of Warwick, UK
Markus Fidler (Co-Chair), Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Yashar Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
James Gross, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Nan Guan, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Yuming Jiang (Chair), Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Kai Lampka, Elektrobit Automotive GmbH, Germany
Jörg Liebeherr, University of Toronto, Canada
Zhonghai Lu, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Amr Rizk, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Jens Schmitt (Co-Chair), University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Giovanni Stea, University of Pisa, Italy
Kui Wu, University of Victoria, Canada