YEQT-II (Young European Queueing Theorists)

Stochastic analysis of modern communication networks

December 1-3, 2008

EURANDOM, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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


Communication systems continue to expand rapidly in terms of traffic volume, number of users and number of applications and services. The use of both the Internet and wireless services is explosively growing and is expected to keep changing and expanding with the emergence of new transmission technologies and the convergence of wireless and Internet accesses. Future networks are thus expected to deal with a variety of new applications and a diverse range of Quality-of-Service requirements. Communication networks not only become larger and more ubiquitous, but also increasingly complex. The analysis of the existing networks and the design of new ones is thus crucial and, not surprisingly, these research fields have attracted a great deal of attention from leading communication-service providers and from international academic research groups all over the world.

Stochastics is a mathematical discipline that models uncertainty in terms of random variables and processes and develops techniques to analyse random dynamical systems. It finds particular relevance and resonance when applied to telecommunication engineering: the size of the systems, the complexity of the underlying technologies and the randomness of the traffic prevent the use of straightforward deterministic computational methods or simulations. These observations have raised the need for the development and analysis of quantitative stochastic models to predict and control information and communication systems.

The workshop is the second one in the series named YEQT meetings, organised within the framework of EURANDOM’s programme ’Queueing and Performance Analysis’. YEQT stands for Young European Queueing Theorists. The main goal of these meetings is to bring together young researchers in various related fields. A very successful first meeting was devoted to transient and asymptotic analysis of queueing systems. It was a very fruitful meeting that allowed young researchers to meet, learn about each other’s work and have numerous discussions. Despite a different scope of the second meeting, it is our intention to again gather a large group of promising researchers at EURANDOM and provide them with an opportunity to spend a very useful and interesting time together.


Keynote speakers Affiliation
Massoulié, Laurent Thomson, Paris, France
Michel Mandjes UvA, CWI, EURANDOM, Netherlands
Tutorial speakers  
Thiran, Patrick EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Proutière, Alexandre Microsoft Research, Cambridge, England
Invited speakers  
Ayesta, Urtzi LAAS, CNRS, Toulouse, France
Bénézit, Florence EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Chaintreau, Augustin Thomson, Paris, France
Cruise, James Bristol University
D'Auria, Bernardo Carlos III university , Madrid, Spain
Dousse, Olivier Nokia research center, Switzerland
Drinea, Eleni EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Duffy, Ken Hamilton Institute, NUI Maynooth, Ireland
Leskelä, Lasse Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Leveque, Olivier EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Moyal, Pascal University of Compiegne, France
Paschos, Georgios CERTH-ITI, Greece
Prabhu, Bala LAAS, CNRS, Toulouse, France
Simatos, Florian INRIA Rocquencourt, France
Subramanian, Vijay Hamilton Institute, NUI Maynooth, Ireland
Walton, Neil Cambridge university, England 
Wichelhaus, Cornelia Heidelberg university, Germany
Zwart, Bert CWI, Amsterdam, Netherlands

PROGRAMME (preliminary)

  Monday December 1 Tuesday December 2 Wednesday December 3  
09.55-10.00 Welcome Onno Boxma
Scientific Director EURANDOM
10.00-11.00 Keynote  1
M. Mandjes
Transient results for levy-driven queues, and it contains
Keynote  2
L. Massoulié
Peer-to-Peer live streaming: recent results and open problems
Tutorial 1
P. Thiran
Fairness, Spatial Reuse, Long term Fairness, Phase Transition and Stability in CSMA/CA Networks
11.00-11.15 Break Break Break  
11.15-11.45 K. Duffy
Long-range-dependence properties of departures from a balanced queue
P. Moyal
Weak Stability of queues with deadlines
L. Leskelä
Throughput capacity of a class of stochastic peer-to-peer network models
11.45-12.15 O. Leveque
Information Theoretic Operating Regimes of Large Wireless Networks
U. Ayesta
Monotonicity properties for multi-class queueing systems
F. Simatos
Peer-to-peer systems and branching processes: two simple examples
12.15-12.45 J. Cruise
A Scaling Framework for the Many Flows Asymptotic, through Large Deviations.
B. Zwart
Bandwidth Sharing Networks in Overload
C. Wichelhaus
Nonparametric inference for networks of queues
12.45-13.45 Lunch Lunch Lunch  
14.00-15.00 Tutorial 2
A. Proutière
Bits in the air: a queueing perspective of wireless communication
Tutorial  2
A. Proutière
Bits in the air: a queueing perspective of wireless communication
Tutorial 1
P. Thiran
Fairness, Spatial Reuse, Long term Fairness, Phase Transition and Stability in CSMA/CA Networks
15.00-15.15 Break Break Break  
15.15-15.45 B. D'Auria
Generalized Jordan Chains with Application to Markov Additive Processes with One-sided Jumps
 A. Chaintreau
"Move and Forget": Random Walks seen from an Algorithmic Perspective
O. Dousse
Short-term fairness in CSMA networks as a three player ruin problem.
15.45-16.15 B. Prabhu
Load Balancing for Processor Sharing Systems
F. Bénézit
Distributed Voting Algorithms
G. Paschos
WiMAX sleep mode: Performance analysis and optimal policies
16.15-16.45 N. Walton
Proportional Fairness and its Relationship with Multi-class Queueing Networks
V. Subramanian
Many-Sources Large Deviations for Max-Weight Scheduling
E. Drinea
Delay in broadcasting with network coding and feedback
18.00 h. Workshop dinner starting with an aperitif in restaurant "Carioca". , Grote Berg 4-6, Tel. 040-2455337




There is no registration fee.



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 all information on how to come to Eindhoven, please check


- For Key-note and Tutorial speakers we will make a reservation in Hotel Queen. Address: Markt 7
5611 EB Eindhoven, tel. 00 31 40 2452480. Please indicate your arrival and departure date on the registration form.

- For the invited speakers we will make a reservation the Sandton Hotel Eindhoven City CentreAddress: Stratumsedijk 23d, 5611 NA Eindhoven, tel. 00 31 40 2121330.
Please indicate your arrival and departure date on the registration form.

- For participants, there is a possibility to make use of either Hotel Queen (reduction rate of 92,50 euro*) or the Sandton Hotel Eindhoven City (reduction rate 87 euro *) by filling the registration form.

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

* single room, breakfast included, excl. tourist tax. 3,50 euro p. night


On December 1-2-3 lunches are organised, free of costs for all participants, if ordered on the registration form.

The conference dinner will be held on Monday December 1.  For non-invitees an amount of 35 euro is requested, to be paid at arrival in cash (preferably exact amount in euros). Indicate your attendance on the registration form.


Dr. Matthieu Jonckheere, Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, M.T.S.Jonckheere'at'


Dr. Marc Lelarge, Ecole Normale Superieure (Paris, France), TREC Group,


Dr. Seva Shneer, Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, and EURANDOM, s.shneer'at'


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

The Organizers would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their contribution


YEQT-I 2007  (Young European Queueing Theorists)
Queueing theory without limits: transient and asymptotic analysis"

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