July 24-28, 2005

Hilton Philadelphia/Cherry Hill
Philadelphia, PA


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
Mario Marchese
CNIT - Italian National Consortium for Telecommunications 
University of Genoa Research Unit, Italy

Jose L Marzo
University of Girona, Spain

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

Tutorials Chair
Abbas Jamalipour
School of Electrical and Information Engineering
University of Sydney
Sydney N.S.W. 2006, Australia
Tel:: +61 2 9351 2843,
Fax: +61 2 9351 3847

Vice Program Chair
Pascal Lorenz
University of Haute Alsace, France


Exhibits Chair
Steve Branch



Web Master
Michael J. Chinni


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

2005 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS'05)

Due to numerous requests, the organizing committee of SPECTS'05, has decided to extended the submission deadline to March 15, 2005. This will be a firm deadline.

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
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
Broadband Networks
High-Speed Networking
Optical Networks
Wireless Systems and Networks 
Satellite Systems
Mobile Networks/Computing
Ad-hoc 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
Hardware and Software Monitors
High-Performance Computing
Workload and Traffic Characterization
Scientific Computing Algorithms
Reconfigurable Computing
Electronic Commerce


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



! NEW !

2005 Workshop on Performance of Wireless Networks and Communication Systems (WiNCS'05)



The organizing committee is seeking high quality tutorials in the areas related to one or more of the  conference themes listed above.

Tutorial Proposal Submission

The proposal must contain:

Title of the tutorial
Name and affiliation of the presenter(s)
A brief biography of the presenter(s) with evidence for research and teaching experience
A short description of the tutorial (1-2 paragraphs)
List of Topics
Motivation (relevance to the conference themes)
Target audience
Duration (half-day minimum)

Note: all full day proposals will be treated as two separate ½ day tutorials and need to be structured into two clearly separate parts.

Proposal submissions should be e-mailed to the Tutorials Chair.

Paper Submission

Submit your complete papers electronically to the Manuscript Central proceedings management system 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, 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.

Extended versions of accepted papers in SPECTS'05 will be considered for possible publication in scholarly journals.

Proposals for special sessions and panel sessions should be submitted to the Vice Program & Special Sessions Chair.

For more information regarding presentations or exhibitions at SPECTS'05 contact the Exhibits Chair.

Key Dates

Submission of Papers    March 15, 2005
Notification of Acceptance May 2, 2005
Final Camera-Ready Submission Due May 23, 2005

Publicity Committee

Guoping Zeng, Nortel Networks, USA
Martin Kappes, DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Munich, Germany
Nouerddine Boudriga, SUPCOM, Carthage University, Tunisia
Susan Yi Su, SEEZONE Inc., USA
Weiguang Shi, University of Alberta, Canada
Kejie Lu, University of Florida, USA
Antonio Pescape', Universita' di Napoli "Federico II"

Technical Program Committee

Abdullah Abonamah, Zayed University, UAE
Ian Akyildiz, Georgia Tech., USA
Mohammed Atiquzzaman, University of Oklahoma, USA
Noureddine Boudriga, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Maria C. Calzarossa, University of Pavia, Italy
Andrew Campbell, Columbia University, USA
Haitham Cruickshank, University of Surrey, UK
Gabor Fodor, Ericsson Radio Systems, Sweden
Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, USA
John Fox, Motorola Inc., UK
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
Herman Hughes, Michigan State University, USA
Raj Jain, Nayna Networks, Inc. & Ohio Sate Univ., USA
Carlos Juiz, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain 
Ingemar Kaj, Uppsala University, Sweden
Krishna Kant, Intel, USA
Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessalonica, Greece
Demetrios Kazakos, University of Idaho, USA 
Ulrich Killat, Tech. Univ. of Hamburg, Germany
Kevin Kwiat, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Veronica Lagrange M. Reis, HP Corp., USA
Axel Lehmann, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
Mike T. Liu, Ohio State University, USA
Erich Lutz, DLR, Germany
Kami (Sam) Makki, University of Toledo, Toledo, USA
Krzysztof Malinowski, Warsaw Technical University, Poland
Marek Malowidzki, Military Communication Institute, Poland
Pascale Minet, INRIA, France
Vojislav Misic, University of Manitoba, 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"
Gregory D. Peterson, University of Tennessee, USA
Steven Pink, University of Arizona, USA
George Polyzos, AUEB, Greece
Ramon Puigjaner, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain 
Kaliappa Ravindran, CUNY, USA
Gian Paolo Rossi, Università di Milano, Italy
Vicente Santonja, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
Donald Schilling, CUNY, USA
Jens B. Schmitt, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Harald Skinnemoen, Nera, Norway
Weilian Su, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, USA
Tatsuya Suda, UCI, USA
Iwao Toda, Fujutsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan
Ljiljana Trajkovic, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Phuoc Tran-Gia, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Kishor Trivedi, Duke University, USA
Tracy Tung, University of Sydney, Australia
Kenneth S. Vastola, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Manuel Villen-Altamirano, Telefonica, Spain
Bernd E. Wolfinger, Hamburg University, Germany
Michele Zorzi, Università di Ferrara, Italy
Alexander Thomasian, NJIT, USA

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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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