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YEQT-III (Young European Queueing Theorists) "Scheduling and Resource Sharing in Queueing Networks"
November 19-21, 2009


The Internet and wireless technologies have become the fundamental components of the worldwide communication infrastructure playing a crucial role in our society. Sparked by their enormous success, recent years have witnessed an unprecedented growth in the interest in mathematical models applied to communication systems, and in particular on scheduling and resource-sharing algorithms that aim at optimizing the performance of the system. Since randomness is inherent in the network, the mathematical methodology deployed is often of a stochastic nature.

Given the complexity of the stochastic processes under study, a considerable number of general approaches have been developed based on an investigation of the stochastic process and associated control problems. Some suggested tools are fluid limits, diffusion limits and mean-field analysis. Other approaches which are also explored use Markovian decision processes, stochastic comparisons and performance analysis using matrix analytic methods. In addition, it is becoming an increasing challenge to apply tools and ideas from deterministic control. Another parallel  line of research deals with the game theoretic aspects of network control and the inter play between game theory and stochastic anaylsis.

This workshop aims to bring together both young and well experienced researchers, active in the field of analysis and control of queueing networks, resource allocation and scheduling of stochastic systems. The workshop includes keynote speakers, tutorials and invited presentations by leading researchers. It is the third in the series Young European Queueing Theorists (YEQT), organized within the framework of EURANDOM's Queueing and Performance Analysis program. The first meeting was devoted to transient and asymptotic analysis of queueing systems whereas the second one focused on the stochastic analysis of modern communication networks.

Organizing committee

Urtzi Ayesta,  Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Bilbao, Spain and LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
Yoni Nazarathy, EURANDOM
Adam Wierman, California Institute of Technology

With special thanks and acknowledgement for the contributions of the following sponsors:


Former YEQT workshops

YEQT-I 2007
Queueing theory without limits: transient and asymptotic analysis

YEQT-II  2008
Stochastic analysis of modern communication networks



Last updated 27-apr-2010,


Speakers & Participants
Programme & Abstracts/presentations
Practical Information

The workshop is scheduled just before the international conference NET-COOP that will also take place in EURANDOM (November 23-25, 2009). This will enable some participants to attend both conferences.


Jean Walrand, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Bruce Hajek, University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign, USA

Tuturial speakers
Moshe Haviv, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, I
Bert Zwart, CWI & VU University Amsterdam, NL

Contributed speakers
Sandjai Bhulai, VU University Amsterdam, NL
Mathieu Feuillet, INRIA, FR
Itai Gurvich, Northwestern University, USA
Nidhi Hegde, Orange Labs R & D, F
David Hodge, Lancaster University, UK
Yoav Kerner, University of Toronto, CA
Iordanis Koutsopoulos, University of Thessaly, EL
Peter Jacko, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, S
Matthieu Jonckheere, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, NL
Pasi Lassila, Helsinki University of Technology, FIN
Erjen Lefeber, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, NL
Marc Lelarge, INRIA, F
Seva Shneer, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, NL
Slawomir Stanczak, TU Berlin, D
Stratis Ioannidis. Thomson, FR
Tolga Tezcan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Practical Information

There is no registration fee.

Please register by filling in the FORM
(you will be redirected to the TU/e webstie for this registrationform).

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  http://www.eurandom.tue.nl/contact.htm

- For keynote and tutorial speakers Sandton Hotel Eindhoven City Centre is reserved. You are requested to indicate arrival and departure dates on the registration form .

- For accepted contributed speakers, a reservation will be made in the Sandton Hotel Eindhoven City Centre, FREE of charge. The room will be shared. For preference of a single room (costs 45 euro per night) mark the box on the registration form.

-For participants it is possible to book a room through the organisation for the reduced price of 89 euro per night plus 3,50 tourist tax in the Sandton hotel Eindhoven City Centre. Breakfast is included.  Indicate arrival and departure dates on the registration form .

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


On November 19, 20 & 21 lunches are organised, free of costs for all participants, if ordered on the registration form.

The conference dinner will be held on Thursday November 19.  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.

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


  P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB  Eindhoven, The Netherlands
tel. +31 40 2478100  fax +31 40 2478190  
  e-mail: office@eurandom.tue.nl