Workshop on interdisciplinary systems approach in performance
evaluation and design of computer & communication systems

Co-located with VALUETOOLS 2006
Pisa, Italy, October 14, 2006

In technical cooperation with IEEE Computer Society (pending approval), IEEE, Create-Net and ICST

News: the technical program contains links to slides for most of the talks !


Communication networks is now a diverse area featuring sensor networks, mobile networks, ad hoc networks, and various application layer networks. A great deal of current research focuses on the networking aspect of interacting computer systems, which are typically large scale, sometimes closely coupled to spatial environment of their deployment, some may be dense, and their operation may often be required to be self-organized. The workshop aims at getting together researchers and practitioners from diverse areas, including biological systems, economics, epidemiology, physics, and social sciences, to present their contributions applicable to performance evaluation and design of computer & communications systems.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Bayesian belief propagation
  • Bio-inspired systems
  • Chemical-reaction type models
  • Electromagnetism-inspired models
  • Artificial immune systems
  • Interacting particle systems
  • Mathematics of epidemiology and infectious diseases
  • Microeconomics of networks
  • Percolation
  • Population dynamics
  • Random graphs
  • Reaction-diffusion models
  • Reinforced random walks in networks
  • Replicator dynamics, Lotka-Volterra systems
  • Self-organization
  • Statistical physics models

Important dates

Paper Submission Deadline:

May 17, 2006

Notification of Acceptance:

June 10, 2006

Camera Ready Papers Due:

August 4, 2006


October 14, 2006


The proceedings will be published by ACM and will be available through ACM Digital Library.