18th UK Performance Engineering Workshop 
10-11 July 2002 
University of Glasgow 

PROCEEDINGS

Wednesday 10 July 2002

8:45 - 9:15        Registration
9:15 - 9:30        Opening
9:30 - 10:30       Invited Talk: An Information Theoretic Methodology for Complex QNMs
                   Prof. D. D. Kouvatsos, Performance Modelling and Engineering Research Group, University of Bradford 

Coffee Break

Session 1(Chair: M. Ould-Khaoua)

11:00 - 11:30      Moment Bounds for Acyclic Discrete and Continuous Phase-Type Distributions of Second Order
                   M. Telek (Technical University of Budapest) and A. Heindl (Technical University of Berlin)
11:30 - 12:00      Performance Modelling of a Wireless GSM/GPR Cell with Multiple Service Classes 
                   D.D. Kouvatsos, I. Awan, and K. Al-Bagain (University of Bradford) 
12:00 - 12:30      Distributed Solution of Large Markov Models Using Asynchronous Iterations and Graph Partitioning
                        N.J. Dingle and W.J. Knottenbelt (Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine)

Lunch Break

Session 2 (Chair: H. Sarbasi-Azad)

14:00 - 14:30      Unordered Partitioning for an Optimal Clustering of Nodes in PNNI Routing Protocols  

                   M.M.M. Al-fawaz and M.E. Woodward (University of Bradford)

14:30 - 15:00      Network Traffic Measurements in a Switched Ethernet Environment  

                   T. Field, U. Harder, and P.G. Harrison (Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine) 

15:00 - 15:30      One-to-All Broadcasting Scheme for Weighted Hypercube Interconnection Network  

                   D.D. Kouvatsos, I.M. Mkwawa, and I. Awan (University of Bradford)

Coffee Break

Session 3 (Chair: L.M. Mackenzie)

16:00 - 16:30      Localised Workload Management Using Performance Prediction and QoS Contract
                        D.P. Spooner, J. Cao, J.D. Turner, H.N. Lim Choi Keung, S.A. Jarvis, and G.R. Nudd (University of Warwick)
16:30 - 17:00      Toward Performance Estimation of Data-Dependent Task Parallel Compositions
                   H. Gautama and A. J.C. van Gemund (Delft University of Technology)
17:00 - 17:30      Analytical Comparison of Disha v.s. Avoidance-Based Wormhole Routing Algorithms
                        A. Khonsari, A. F. Shahrabi, and M. Ould-Khaoua (University of Glasgow) 

17:30 - 18:00      Capacity-Assignment Optimisation for Wireless GSM Cells

                   D.D. Kouvatsos and S. Tantos (University of Bradford)

Workshop Dinner

Thursday 11 July 2002

Session 4 (Chair: K. Djemame)

9:00 - 9:30        Approximate Analysis of Arbitrary QNMs with HOL Priorities, CBS Buffer Management Scheme and RS-RD Blocking
                   I. Awan and D.D. Kouvatsos (University of Bradford)

9:30 - 10:00       Evolution of Traffic Patterns in a Multi-Hop Network
G. Heide, C.J. Vowden, G. Willmott, and N. Davies (Degree2 Innovations, Bristol, U.K.)

10:00 - 10:30      A TPC-W-based tool for Benchmarking E-commerce Programming Technologies
Y. Abu-Shaaban and J. Hillston (University of Edinburgh)

Coffee Break

Session 5 (Chair: A. Khonsari)

11:00 - 11:30      Transient and Passage-Time Distributions in Semi-Markov Processes
J. Bradley, W.J. Knottenbelt, P.G. Harrison (Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine)

                   and C.J. Vowden (Degree2 Innovations, Bristol, U.K.)

11:30 - 12:00      Performance Modelling with UML and Stochastic Process Algebra

C. Cavenet, S. Gilmore, J. Hillston, and P. Stevens (University of Edinburgh)

12:00 – 12:30      Queues with Simultaneous Loss on Breakdowns
D. Thornley (Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine)

Lunch Break

Session 6 (Chair: G. Min)

13:30 - 14:00      Grid Information Services Using Software Agents
                        H.N. Lim Choi Keung, J. Cao, D.P. Spooner, S.A. Jarvis, and G.R. Nudd (University of Warwick)

14:00 - 14:30      ECATNets with Limited Capacity Places: A Distributed Simulation Study

K. Djemame (University of Leeds)

14:30 - 15:00      On the Improvements of the MPEG-2 Encoding Algorithm by Timed-Arc Petri Nets
                        V. Valero, F.L. Pelayo, F. Cuarteo, and D. Cazorla (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

Coffee Break

Session 7(Chair: A. F. Shahrabi)

15:30 - 16:00      An Approximate Solution of PEPA Models using Component Substitution
N. Thomas (University of Durham), J. Bradley and D. Thornley (Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine)

16:00 - 16:30      Performance Modelling in the Pub- Speculative Computation and Dynamic Pricing
A. Argent-Katwala (Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine)

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