International Workshop on

Performance Modeling and Analysis of

Communication in Parallel, Distributed, and Grid Networks


To be held in conjunction with

The 11th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS'2005)

Sponsored by

IEEE Computer Society TCDP and TCPP, and Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT)

Advance Program


July 20 - 22, 2005

Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), Fukuoka, Japan

  Workshop Scope
  Important Dates
  Program Committee
  Workshop Chairs

 Workshop Scope

The performance modeling and evaluation of communication mechanisms and algorithms implemented in parallel, distributed, and grid computing systems have been an important and fundamental research topic over the past years and poses challenging problems that require innovative tools and techniques to keep up with the rapid evolution and increasing complexity of such systems.

This workshop will serve as a forum for researchers from both academia and industry to share and exchange their experiences, discuss challenges, and report state-of-the-art and in-progress research on all aspects of communication in parallel, distributed, and grid systems based on either wired or wireless networks with a specific emphasis on their performance modeling, evaluation and analysis. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Performance evaluation of communication in large-scale parallel, distributed, and grid  systems
  • Predictive performance models of communication
  • Novel algorithms/protocols/mechanisms for communication
  • Routing algorithms design and performance
  • Performance measurement and monitoring tools
  • Tracing and trace analysis
  • Simulation techniques
  • Analytical modeling
  • Automatic performance analysis
  • Performance evaluation techniques
  • Performance comparison and metrics
  • Workload characterization and traffic modeling of communication
  • Performance impact of communication on application in parallel, distributed and mobile computing systems
  • Performance evaluation of MPI, PVM and other message-passing environments
  • Group communication performance in wireless networks
  • Communication performance in peer-to-peer networks
  • Communication in mobile wireless ad hoc networks
  • Performance improvement of communication through optimization and tuning
  • Case studies showing the role of evaluation in the design of communication protocols in wired/wireless networks

 Important Dates

Paper ubmission: January 15, 2005 Extended to January 24, 2005
Notification: March 22, 2005
Final Manuscript: April 20, 2005

 Workshop Co-Chairs

A. Shahrabi

School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences

Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow, G4 0BA



M. Ould-Khaoua

Department of Computing Science

University of Glasgow

Glasgow, G12 8RZ



Publicity Chair

H. Karatza

Department of Informatics

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, Greece





 Program Committee

K. Al-Begain, Univ. of Glamorgan (UK)

A. Al-Dubai, Univ. of Glasgow (UK)

H. R. Arabnia, Univ. of Georgia (USA)

I. Awan, Univ. of Bradford (UK) 

J. BAHI, IUT de Belfort-Montbéliard (France)

A. Boukerche, University of Ottawa (Canada)

K. Djemame, Univ. of Leeds (UK)

S. Jarvis, Univ. of Warwick (UK)

H. Karatza, Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)

P. King, Heriot-Watt Univ. (UK)

H. Larijani, Glasgow Caledonian Univ. (UK)

S. Loucif, Emirates Univ., (UAE)

L. M. Mackenzie, Univ. of Glasgow (UK)

G. Min, Univ. of Bradford, (UK)

J. Newman, Glasgow Caledonian Univ. (UK)

Mirela Sechi Moretti Annoni Notare, Barddal Univ. (Brazil)

M. S. Obaidat, Monmouth Univ. (USA)

A. Pescape, Univ. of Napoli "Federico II" (Italy)

R. Pooley, Heriot-Watt Univ. (UK)

H. Sarbazi-Azad, Sharif Univ. & IPM (IRAN)

N. Thomas, Univ. of Newcastle, UK

A. Zomaya, Univ. of Sydney (AUSTRALIA)

 Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to the workshop. Submitted papers should be formatted in a two-column IEEE Computer Society format (URL: and should not exceed 6 pages including figures and references. Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format (or postscript) by sending it as an e-mail attachment to or All papers will be peer reviewed and the comments will be provided to the authors.

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Last Revised: 13th October 2004