Announcement of a workshop on


EURANDOM, Eindhoven, The Netherlands,
March 13 -14, 2006

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Program & Abstracts| Speakers  & Participants |Registration | Practical Information


The workshop is organized by EURANDOM, the European Institute for Probability, Statistics and Stochastic Operations Research, in the framework of its program ‘Queueing and Performance Analysis’. The workshop is devoted to the study of queues, with special attention to fluid queues and to extremes.

The study of performance measures for queues and fluid queues often leads to questions about extremes of a stochastic process. This can be illustrated by considering Lindley’s equation, which appears for instance when studying waiting times and amount of work in the system. Essentially, Lindley’s equation is a reflected stochastic process which is pushed back to zero whenever the corresponding free stochastic process becomes negative. One way to study the solution of the equation is by analyzing the running maximum of the free process. The above example is an illustration of the often close relation between queues, fluid queues and extremes.

The program of the workshop will consist of 30-minutes and 45-minutes lectures.


Monday March 13

09.45-10.30 V. Kulkarni Fluid Models with Jumps: Applications to Production and Inventory Systems
10.30-10.45 Break  
10.45-11.30 I. Adan

Analysis of a Simple Markovian Re-Entrant Line with Infinite Supply of Work under the LBFS Policy

11.30-12.00 Break  
12.00-12.30 R. Egorova Tail behavior of conditional sojourn times in processor-sharing queues
12.30-13.00 J. van Leeuwaarden Moments of the maximum of the Gaussian random walk
13.00-14.00 Lunch  
14.00-14.45 S. Zacks Some Functionals of Compound Poisson Processes and Related Stopping Times
14.45-15.15 Break  
15.15-16.00 D. Perry New results for the finite dam models of the M/G/1 and the G/M/1 queues
16.00-16.30 Break  
16.30-17.15 W. Stadje

The Level-Crossing Process as a Markov Process

18.00 Conference Dinner  

Tuesday March 14

09.00-09.45 T. Rolski Quasi-product forms for LÚvy-driven fluid networks
09.45-10.00 Break  
10.00-10.45 T. Dieker

Fluid systems with Markov-additive input, an approach based on extremes

10.45-11.15 Break  
11.15-12.00 I. Norros Queueing theory meets optimization and control: subtleties of the minimum norm problem encountered by Gaussian queues
12.00-12.15 Break  
12.15-12.45 Z. Palmowski Overflow probabilities in a two-node parallel queue
12.45-13.45 Lunch  
13.45-14.30 V. Sharma Efficient algorithms for routing and scheduling to provide QoS to real and interactive data applications in IEEE 802.16 (WiMax) mesh networks
14.30-14.45 Break  
14.45-15.30 M. Mandjes Fluid models for ad hoc networks
15.30-16.00 Break  
16.00-16.30 B. D'Auria

Small scale analysis of data traffic models

16.30-16.45 Break  
16.45-17.30 S. Borst Wireless data network with intra- and inter-cell mobility
17.30 Closing  

Practical information

The deadline for registration is February 24, 2006

Conference Location

the workshop location is EURANDOM,  Den Dolech 2, 5612 AZ Eindhoven, Laplace Building, 1st floor, LG 1.105.

EURANDOM is located on the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology, in the 'Laplacegebouw' building' (LG on the map).  The university is located at 10 minutes walking distance from Eindhoven railway station (take the exit north side and walk towards the tall building on the right with the sign TU/e).


For those arriving by plane, there is a convenient train connection between Amsterdam Schiphol airport and Eindhoven, with only one change at Duivendrecht. This trip will take about two hours. For more detailed information, please consult the NS travel information pages or see EURANDOM web page location. 

Many low cost carriers also fly to Eindhoven Airport. There is a bus connection to the Eindhoven central railway station from the airport. (Bus route number 401). For details on departure times consult 

The University  can be reached easily by car from the highways leading to Eindhoven (for details, see our route descriptions or consult our map with highway connections


EURANDOM made preliminary group reservations in

hotel Hampshire Inn, Stratumsedijk 23d/f, Eindhoven. Special price single room  82* euro, double room 92* euro(breakfast included)

Queen hotel, Markt 7, Eindhoven. Special price single room 80* euro, double room 95* euro (breakfast included)

 * excl. tourist tax 3,50 euro per night

If you want EURANDOM to make a reservation, indicate the requested nights in the registration form.

For privat bookings we suggest to consult the web pages of the Tourist Information Eindhoven, Postbus 7, 5600 AA Eindhoven.


March 13 and 14 lunches are being organised; free of costs for all participants, if ordered on the registration form.

On Monday evening evening, March 13 there will be a workshop dinner.


For more information please contact Mrs. Lucienne Coolen, workshop officer of  EURANDOM, at coolen at


Onno Boxma (boxma 'at', Jacques Resing (j.a.c.resing 'at'

Made / updated on 24-02-2009
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