Modeling and Simulation of Distributed Systems and Networks
Distributed computing is valuable for problem solving in many scientific
domains and has gained a large amount of attention.Performance studies have
explored a wealth of alternatives with respect to distributed systems aimed
at improving system performance by improving the performance of its
individual components. Furthermore research efforts have focused on improving
networks in order to deliver high-speed, reliable message passing and high
performance response as well as solve multi-commodity flow problems with
distributed routing techniques.
The most straightforward way to evaluate the performance without
a full-scale implementation is through a modeling and simulation approach.
Detailed simulation models help determine performance bottlenecks inherent
in the architecture and provide the basis for refining the system
Authors of papers, which explore modeling and simulation studies focused
on problems in this area, are invited to participate in the Special Session.