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YEQT XIV: "Load balancing and scheduling for distributed service systems"

Jun 7 - Jun 9


Distributed service systems are ubiquitous, from server farms for cloud computing and charging stations for electric vehicles, to checkout lines at supermarkets and ICU beds in hospitals. The size of many of these systems has exploded over the past few years, which has created new challenges in the design of control policies. These new challenges, such as scalability, data locality, and server and task heterogeneity, have fueled a renewed interest in the study of these systems, and accelerated the introduction of more recent theoretical tools that opened new and exciting avenues of research around this topic. This workshop will focus on the application of new approaches and techniques from queueing theory, operations research, and machine learning to the control, design, and modeling of such distributed service systems.

The 14th edition of the YEQT workshop, which will take place in the spring of 2021, aims to bring together young researchers (PhD students, postdocs, and recently appointed lecturers or assistant professors) and renowned scientists to share ideas, discuss research, and get an overview of the current trends in queueing theory and operations research. Following the trend initiated by the previous edition of the workshop, we would also like to make a bridge with disparate disciplines, such as machine learning and data science, to encourage more interdisciplinary work and foster novel ideas in load balancing and scheduling for distributed service systems. The workshop program will consist of presentations by young researchers and keynote presentations by prominent scientists.


We currently aim for a physical event. However, due to the uncertainty in the prevailing corona measures at the time of the workshop, both the number of participants who will be accommodated and the format of the workshop (physical, online, or hybrid) may be adjusted. The final decision will be communicated early 2021.



Celine Comte TU Eindhoven
Youri Raaijmakers TU Eindhoven
Martin Zubeldia TU Eindhoven / UvA

Keynote Speakers

Urtzi Ayesta CNRS and University of Basque Country
Siva Theja Maguluri Georgia Institute of Technology
Devavrat Shah Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Emina Soljanin Rutgers
R. Srikant University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Alexander Stolyar University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Although we are still in uncertainty under which Covid-19 restrictions we will be in June, we kindly ask you to register for this event. Registration link

For more information on previous YEQT workshops, please follow this link.


Jun 7
Jun 9
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