11th International Conference on


( ASMTA'04 )

 Magdeburg, Germany

13th-16th June 2004

The conference is organized by SCS-Europe
(The Society for Computer Simulation International)
jointly with the
18th European Simulation Multiconference










This Conference is a continuation of the series of Conferences in Analytical, Numerical and Stochastic Modelling Techniques held as a part of European Simulation Multiconferences. Taking into account the complexity of real models of complex technical and information systems, methods of stochastic modelling based on analytical and approximate results for Markov and semi-Markov stochastic processes, queueing networks, Petri nets, Process algebras, etc. have recently become increasingly popular.

In many fields of applications involving performance and reliability modelling of discrete flow systems, such as computer systems, communication networks, flexible manufacturing systems and workflow management systems, it has been widely recognized that analytical and approximate approaches in stochastic modelling can successfully complement simulation methods. There are still many important and interesting problems to be resolved such as those involving stochastic Petri nets and queueing networks with complex structure, multiple job classes under various blocking mechanisms and synchronization constrains, problems of self-organization in neuron networks, etc. In these and many other models methods based on analytical or approximate analytical results are more preferable comparatively to methods of direct stochastic simulation, because in general they save the time of computation and give possibility to obtain analytical dependencies of parameters.

Contributions based on analytical, numerical, stochastic and approximate methods in modelling as well as applications are encouraged but not restricted to the following topics:


* Techniques and Algorithms:

- Stochastic Models, Markov Models
- Stochastic Petri Net Models
- Queueing Systems and Network Models
- Neural Networks
- Reliability and Maintenance Models
- Stochastic Optimal Control and Optimization
- Performance Modelling
- Stochastic Process Algebras
- Stochastic Precedence Graphs
- Stochastic Simulation
- Statistical Analysis and Interference
- Analytical and Numerical Simulation

* Evaluation Studies of:

- Computer Systems and Information Networks
- Workflow Management Systems
- Communication Systems and networks (LANs and Distributed Systems, ATM Switches, High speed networks,)

- Wireless and mobile systems and networks (WLAN, 2G-3G-4G Mobile systems and networks, Ad hoc networks)

- Embedded Systems
- Workload Modelling and Characterization
- Operating Systems
- Client-Server Systems
- Multimedia Systems
- Measurements and Hybrid Techniques
- Software Performance

- Software Reliability

* Performance Analysis Software Tools


Professor Khalid Al-Begain
University of Glamorgan
School of Computing
CF37 1DL Treforest, Pontypridd

Wales, UK
Tel:+44 (0) 1443 482780†† , Fax: +44 (0)1443 482715


Dr. Gunter Bolch
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Department of Computer Science
Martensstrasse 1, 91058 Erlangen, Germany
Tel: +49.9131.857903, Fax: +49.9131.39388


Professor Hermann De Meer
University of Passau

Passau, Germany



Marwan Al-Akaidi, De Monfort University, Leicester, UK

David Al-Dabass, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Attahiru Alfa, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Vladimir Anisimov, GlaxoSmithKline, UK

Jesus R. Artalejo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Irfan Awan. University of Bradford, UK

Amine Berqia, University of Algarve, Portugal

Pavel Bocharov, People Friendship University, Russia
Srinivas R. Chakravarthy, Kettering University, USA
Alexander Dudin, Belarus State University, Belarus

Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College, London, UK

GŁnter Haring, University of Vienna, Austria
Peter Harrison, Imperial College, London, UK

Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Yurij Kharin, Belarus State University, Belarus††
Igor Kovalenko, Institute of Cybernetics, Ukraine
A. Krishnamoorthy, Cochin University of Science and Technology, India

Don McNickle, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Bruno Mueller-Clostermann, Universitaet GH Essen, Germany
Marcel Neuts, University of Arizona, USA
Michael Nikulin, University of Victor Segalen, France

Mohamed Ould-Khaoua, University of Glasgow, UK
Krzysztof Pawlikowski, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Bruno Sericola, IRISA-INRIA, France
Frederick T. Sheldon, USA
Christoph Strelen, Universitaet Bonn, Germany
Janos Sztrik, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Baris Tan, Koc University, Turkey

Miklos Telek, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary

Nigel Thomas, University of Newcastle, UK
Kishor Trivedi, Duke University, USA
Dietmar Tutsch, Technical University Berlin, Germany

Kurt Tutschku, University of Wuerzburg, Germany

Mike Woodward, University of Bradford, UK


    Papers reporting original and unpublished research results on ASMTA topics are solicited.Submission should include, on the cover page, authors names, affiliations, addresses, fax and phone numbers, and email addresses. Please indicate clearly the corresponding author. Include up to 5 keywords from the above list and an abstract of no more than 300 words. Please submit an electronic copy of your full manuscript (not to exceed 10 double-spaced pages including figures, tables, and references to the Conference Chair: Khalid Al-Begain with copy to submissions will be accepted in MS Word, PDF or PS formats sent to the email above. The subject of the email must be “ASMTA 2004.” Consistent with standard practice, each submitted paper will receive a minimum of three reviews.

Accepted papers will need to be formatted according to the SCS Publication Guidelines.Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Initial selection will be based on full papers. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. All accepted papers in the conference are expected to be presented and will be included in the conference proceedings (both print and CD), which will be copyrighted and widely disseminated.For any enquiries about final paper formatting or the proceedings contact Martina Seidel of the SCS Europe at .

Selected best papers from the conference will be considered to be published in a special issue of an international journal.

For information or questions about paper submission, please contact:Khalid Al-Begain.

OUTSTANDING PAPER AWARD: The 2004 European Simulation Multiconference Committee will select the Outstanding Paper of the Multiconference. The author of this paper will be awarded a free registration for an SCS conference.

LANGUAGE: The official conference language for all papers and presentations is English.


Paper submission: ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 16th February 2004

Notification of acceptance: †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 16th April 2004

Camera-ready copies: ††††††††††††††††††††††††† 14th May 2004

Conference Registration †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 14th May 2004



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