November 23-24-25, 2009
EURANDOM, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Scope - Papers and submission - Program - Participants

Speakers - Registration - Practical information - Organization


User Survey


Internet traffic continues to grow tremendously in terms of volume as well as diversity. This development is fueled by increasing availability of high-bandwidth access (both wired and wireless) to end users, opening new ground for evolving and newly emerging high-bandwidth applications. The increasing popularity of IP TV and video on demand services are just two examples. On the network side, capacity may not scale with the demand for bandwidth, thereby forcing network operators and users to improve bandwidth efficiency. At the same time, low-bandwidth applications on the Internet – with traditional telephony as the prototypical example – also become more popular, raising the fundamental concern of the network’s ability to sustain such services at an acceptable quality, as high bandwidth usage may cause significant oscillations in capacity. For wireless access networks these issues are further exacerbated due to inherent capacity limitations of the wireless medium.

The increase in network complexity, as well as the plurality of parties involved in network operation, calls for efficient distributed control. New models and techniques for the control and optimization of networks are needed to address the challenge of allocating communication resources efficiently and fairly, while accounting for non-cooperative behavior.

The workshop targets at research on performance analysis, control and optimization of communication networks, in particular including wired networks, wireless networks, computational grids, peer to peer networks and delay tolerant networks. We especially encourage submission of papers using methodologies from queueing and congestion theory, control theory, game theory, scheduling theory and simulation.

NETCOOP is organized in conjunction with the Euro-NF workshop on “New Trends in Modeling, Quantitative Methods, and Measurements”.  It is also held back-to-back with the YEQT-III  (Young European Queueing Theorists) workshop on “Scheduling and Resource Sharing in Queueing Networks”.  This workshop is scheduled November 19-21, 2009 and will also take place at EURANDOM.

While organized within the framework of Euro-NF, the workshop is open to all interested participants.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Eitan Altman (INRIA, Sophia Antipolis and University of Avignon)

Rami Atar (Technion, Haifa)

Hans van den Berg (TNO ICT and University of Twente)

Costas Courcoubetis (Athens University of Economics and Business)

Mor Harchol-Balter (Carnegie Mellon University)

Philippe Robert (INRIA, Rocquencourt)
Devavrat Shah (MIT)

Damon Wischik (University College London)

Publication in LNCS

The workshop proceedings are being published prior to the workshop -- as hard-copy and electronically -- in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series of Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany. All workshop participants will receive a copy of the proceedings (included in the registration fee) during the event.


We solicit submission of full papers that have not been published elsewhere nor are under review by another conference or journal. All submissions will be subject to a full review process. Submissions must include: title, authors, affiliations, abstract (containing between 70 and 150 words), a list of at most five keywords, and meet the LNCS author guidelines at

strictly and without exception, applying a maximum of 15 single-spaced pages. The corresponding author should be identified clearly, including name, position, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. Papers can be submitted as Postscript or PDF files via email to the TPC chairs Rudesindo Núñez-Queija ( and Jacques Resing (

Best student paper award

An award will be given to the best student paper. For a paper to be eligible the student should be the first author and the work must have been done while he/she was a PhD candidate. In the email carrying the submitted paper, the student should mention his/her candidacy while stating that the aforementioned requirements are met.

Important Dates

May 20, 2009 Submission deadline
July 18, 2009 Notification of acceptance
September 1, 2009 Final paper version due
November 23-25, 2009 Workshop at EURANDOM

Workshop registration

 The deadline for early registration is October 15.

The registration fee includes lunches, conference dinner and proceedings.



General Chairs

Sem Borst (Eindhoven University of Technology and Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs)

Onno Boxma (EURANDOM and Eindhoven University of Technology)

Local Arrangements

Mrs. Lucienne Coolen (

Steering Committee

Eitan Altman (INRIA and University of Avignon)

Tijani Chahed (GET)

Sergey Foss (Heriot Watt University)

Peter Glynn (Stanford University)

Mikael Johansson (KTH)

Daniel Kofman (GET)

Laurent Massoulié (Thomson)

Alexandre Proutière (Microsoft Research)

Jorma Virtamo (Helsinki University of Technology)

Invited Speakers Committee

Ivo Adan (Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Amsterdam)

Rob van der Mei (CWI and VU University Amsterdam)

Bert Zwart (CWI and VU University Amsterdam)

Technical Program Chairs

Rudesindo Núñez-Queija (CWI and University of Amsterdam)

Jacques Resing (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Program Committee

P. Antoniadis, Université de Paris 6
K. Avratchenkov, INRIA Sophia Antipolis
U. Ayesta, CNRS-LAAS
T. Basar, University of Illinois
M. Baykal-Gursoy, Rutgers University
N. Bean, University of Adelaide
R. Bekker, VU University Amsterdam
T. Bonald, Orange-FT
V. Borkar, TIFR
R. Boucherie, University of Twente
C. Courcoubetis, AUEB
G. De Veciana, University of Texas
A. Ephremides, University of Maryland
B. Gaujal, INRIA Grenoble
M. Haviv, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
N. Hegde, Orange-FT
M. Johansson, KTH
M. Jonckheere, Eindhoven U. of Technology
H. Kameda, University of Tsukuba
P. Key, Microsoft Research

J. van Leeuwaarden, Eindhoven U. of Tech.
M. Lelarge, INRIA-ENS
L. Leskela, Helsinki University of Technology
S. Low, Caltech
M. Mandjes, University of Amsterdam
R. Mazumdar, University of Waterloo
J. Nino-Mora, University Carlos III Madrid
I. Norros, VTT
A. Pacheco, IST Lisbon
B. Prabhu, CNRS-LAAS
A. Proutière, Microsoft Research
U. Rieder, University of Ulm
N. Shimkin, Technion
N. Stier, Columbia University
D. Towsley, University of Massachusetts
B. Van Houdt, University of Antwerp
M. Vojnovic, Microsoft Research
A. Wierman, Caltech
S. Wittevrongel, Ghent University

Practical Information

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 'Laplace Building' (LG on 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


Sandton Hotel Eindhoven City Centre, Stratumsedijk 23 d/f 5611 MA Eindhoven, Single room  € 89,00 Single room De luxe € 99,00, Double room € 99,00 Double room De luxe € 109,00

Hotel Queen, Markt 7, 5611 EB Eindhoven, Single room € 95,00, Double room € 115,00

Crown Inn, Markt 35 5611 EC Eindhoven, Single room € 109,00,  Suite € 259,00, Double room  € 121,50, double room De luxe €141,50

Note that the mentioned price per night is with breakfast included and without 3,50 tourist tax.

Indicate your preference, arrrival and departure date on the registration form.


On November 23, 24 and 25 lunches are organised. Indicate your attendance on the registration form.

The conference dinner will be held on Monday November 23. Indicate your attendance on the registration form.

The organisers would like to acknowledge the contributions of the following organisations


Prof. J W Cohen Stichting

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