Friday, February 26, 2010

[qest-announce] CFP: NSMC 2010

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Call for Papers
6th International Workshop on the Numerical Solution of Markov Chains
NSMC 2010

College of William & Mary, Computer Science Department
16th-17th September, 2010, Williamsburg, VA, USA

*** co-located with the 7th International Conference on the ***
*** Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST'10) *

Include, but are not limited to:
- Matrix generation techniques and storage
- Stochastic automata networks
- Application-oriented interfaces
- Sparse matrix technologies
- Very large state spaces
- Computation of stationary probability vectors
- Direct solution methods
- Iterative solution methods
- Matrix geometric solutions
- Domain decomposition methods
- Hierarchical andaggregation/disaggregation methods
- Preconditioning and incomplete factorizations
- Computation of transient solutions
- Randomization/uniformization
- O.D.E. & P.D.E. Solvers
- Computation of other measures: first passage times, etc.
- Approximations
- Aggregation/disaggregation
- Truncations
- Bounds
- Kronecker approximations
- Markov reward models
- Sensitivity analysis
- Optimization
- Simulations
- Parallel implementations
- Markov chain applications to:
- Information retrieval
- Computer performance modelling
- Telecommunication modelling
- Biological systems
- Financial and economic applications
- Others ... not necessarily from the CS area
- P.C. Demonstrations

For the workshop, (extended) abstracts are to be submitted. They must
be in English and should not exceed 4 pages in IEEE double column
format. They must be unpublished and must not be submitted for
publication elsewhere. Those that are accepted will appear in the
workshop proceedings, and must be presented by one of the authors.
Submissions will be handled by the EasyChair system. Full papers will be
submitted to a special issue of the journal Numerical Linear
Algebra with Applications (NLAA) after the workshop.

William J. Stewart (US)

(Extended) abstracts : April 2, 2010
Notification : May 14, 2010
Workshop : September 16-17, 2010
Full papers : October 1, 2010

Peter Kemper (US)
Evgenia Smirni (US)

Michele Benzi (US)
Tugrul Dayar (TR)

Ruth Lamprecht (US)

Giuliano Casale (UK)

Nail Akar (TR)
Dario Bini (IT)
Peter Buchholz (DE)
Susanna Donatelli (IT)
Jean-Michel Fourneau (FR)
Reinhard German (DE)
Wilfried Gansterer (AT)
Boudewijn Haverkort (NL)
Holger Hermanns (DE)
Jane Hillston (UK)
Ilse Ipsen (US)
Joost-Pieter Katoen (DE)
Stephen Kirkland (IE)
William J. Knottenbelt (UK)
Udo R. Krieger (DE)
Amy N. Langville (US)
Ivo Marek (CZ)
Raymond Marie (FR)
Beatrice Meini (IT)
Carl D. Meyer (US)
Andrew S. Miner (US)
Harry Perros (US)
Brigitte Plateau (FR)
Ivana Pultarova (CZ)
William H. Sanders (US)
Roger B. Sidje (US)
Daniel B. Szyld (US)
Miklos Telek (HU)
Kishor S. Trivedi (US)
Benny Van Houdt (BE)
Jean-Marc Vincent (FR)
Verena Wolf (DE)

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