July 20 - 24, 2003

Wyndham Hotel Montreal
Montreal, 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

Senior Program 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

Ibrahim Onyuksel
Dept. of Computer Sciences
N. Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois 60115, USA
Phone +1-815-753-0757
Fax +1-815-753-0342

Erina Ferro
ISTI, Institute of National Research Council (C.N.R.)
C.N.R. Pisa Research Area
Building B, Room 73 
Via G. Moruzzi, 1 
56124 Pisa, Italy

Vice Program & Tutorial Chair
Raffaele Bolla
DIST-University of Genoa
Via Opera Pia 13,
I-16145 Genoa, Italy

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

Industrial Track Chair & Special Sessions Chair
J. Fox
Motorola, Inc., UK

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
E-mail: scs@scs.org


Call For Papers

2003 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS'03)

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
Broadband Networks
High-Speed Networking
Optical Networks
Wireless Systems and Networks
Satellite Systems
Mobile Networks/Computing
Ad-hoc networks
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
Multimedia Communications


Computer Systems

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


Tools, Methodologies and Applications

Parallel and Distributed Simulation
Verification and Validation
Performance Tools and Methodologies
Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic Applications to High Performance Computing / Networking
Performance Optimization
Queueing Systems and Networks
Scalability Studies
Integrated Modeling and Measurement
On-Line Performance Adaptation and Tuning
Process Algebra-Based Models
Performance Bounds
Integrated Design and Performance
New Performance Models
Mathematical Aspects of Performance
New Performability Schemes and Models
Case Studies


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Workshop on Intersection of Grid and High Performance Computing Technology

Workshop Organizer: Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University. Tel: 315.254.6387.  The workshop will feature paper presentations, and a plenary panel session. For more info and to submit papers, contact the Workshop Organizer, Senior Program Chair or General Chair of SPECTS2003.

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, E-mail sbranch@scs.org sbranch@scs.org.

Extended versions of accepted papers in SPECTS 2003 will be considered for possible publication in scholarly journals. Proposals for tutorials should be sent to the Conference Vice Program Chair. Proposals for special sessions and panel sessions should be submitted to the special Sessions Chair. For more information regarding presentations or exhibitions at SPECTS 2003 contact: Mr. Steve Branch at the address shown above.


Key Dates

Submission of Papers    February 28, 2003
Notification of Acceptance April 25, 2003
Final Camera-Ready Submission Due May 23, 2003

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
Louis G. Birta, University of Ottawa, Canada
Noureddine Boudriga, University of Tunis, Tunisia
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
Luigi Fratta, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Aura Ganz, University of Massachusetts, USA
Erol Gelenbe, University of Central Florida, USA
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, University of Mining and Metallurgy, Poland
Ingemar Kaj, Uppsala University, Sweden
Krishna Kant, Intel, USA
Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessalonica, Greece
Demetrios Kazakos, University of Toledo, USA
Ulrich Killat, Tech Univ. of Hamburg, Germany
Tag Gon Kim, KAIST, Korea
Kevin Kwiat, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Veronica Lagrange M. Reis, Compaq Computers Corp., USA
Axel Lehmann, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
Daniel C. Lee, USC, USA
Mike T. Liu, Ohio State University, USA
Erich Lutz, DLR, Germany
Sam Makki, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Krzysztof Malinowski, Warsaw Technical University, Poland
Mario Marchese, CNIT, Italy
Jose L. Marzo, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Xiannong Meng, Bucknell University, USA
Hussein Mouftah, Queen’s University, Canada
Mohamed Ould-Khaoua, University of Glasgow, UK
Sergio Palazzo, Università 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
Francesco Potorti, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Ramon Puigjaner, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Kaliappa Ravindran, City University of New York (City College), New York
Gian Paolo Rossi, Università 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
Iwao Toda, Fujutsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan
Phuoc Tran-Gia, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Kishor Trivedi, Duke University, USA
Kenneth S. Vastola, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Manuel Villen-Altamirano, Telefonica, Spain
Bernd E. Wolfinger, Hamburg University, Germany
Michele Zorzi, Università di Ferrara, Italy
Abbas Jamalipour, University of Sydney, Australia

International Liaisons

B. Sadoun, Al-Balqa’ Applied University, Jordan
M. Sawan, Montreal Poly, Canada, 
N. Tchamov, Tampere Univ. of Technology, Finland

Publicity Committee

Chair: Yuguang (Michael) Fang, University of Florida, USA
Vice Chair: Dr. Jie Li, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Chiara Petrioli, Universita‘ di Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy
Chuck Song, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Ahmed Nuseirat, Al-Isra University, Jordan

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P.O. Box 17900
San Diego, California 92177
Phone 858-277-3888
Fax 858-277-3930
E-mail scs@scs.org

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