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YEQT-IV (Young European Queueing Theorists)

"Optimal Control in Stochastic Systems"

November 25-27, 2010


Optimal control in stochastic systems is increasingly demanding more research due to their complexity and the inherent randomness encountered within their scopes. A wide variety of mathematical frameworks have been developed to enhance the optimal control of stochastic systems. The focus has been primarily on investigating appealing structures of the optimal policies in various application domains.
The importance of optimal policy structures is twofold; first they provide valuable insight regarding the behavior of the system through easy-to-interpret optimal policies, such as control limit policies. Second, they can be exploited to develop computationally efficient solution algorithms to compute the optimal policies. Optimal control of stochastic systems is of crucial importance across numerous application domains such as manufacturing and production systems, service systems, communication systems, healthcare systems, and logistics.
This workshop aims to bring together both young and well experienced researchers, active in the field of optimal control in stochastic systems, broadly defined. The workshop includes keynote speakers, tutorials and invited presentations by renowned researchers. It is the fourth 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, the second one focused on the stochastic analysis of modern communication networks, and the third one for Scheduling and Resource Sharing in Queueing Networks.

Organizing committee

, Faculty of Sciences, VU University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Alaa Elwany, Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands.

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




TU/e Research Cluster:
perations, and their    


tochastics-Theoretical and Applied Research



Former YEQT workshops

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

YEQT-II  2008
Stochastic analysis of modern communication networks

Scheduling and Resource Sharing in Queueing Networks


Last updated 01-dec-2010,


Speakers & Participants
Programme & Abstracts
Practical Information


Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Chelsea White III Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Semyon Meerkov University of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA

Confirmed Tutorial Speakers:

Ger Koole VU Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ulrich Rieder Universität Ulm, Germany
Bernd Heidergott VU Amsterdam, Netherlands

Confirmed/Registered Contributing Speakers:

Zümbül  Atan TU/e, Netherlands
Rene Bekker VU Amsterdam, Netherlands
Çagdas Büyükkaramikli TU/e, Netherlands
Jan-Pieter Dorsman TU/e - EURANDOM, Netherlands
Taoying Farenhorst-Yuan Erasmus University, Netherlands
Nicolas Gast Grenoble University – EPFL, France
Itai Gurvich Northwestern University, USA
Rene Haijema Wageningen Universiteit
David Hodge University of Nottingham
Gerard Hoekstra Thales Nederland
Oualid Jouini Ecole Centrale Paris
Dinard van der Laan VU Amsterdam, Netherlands
Flora Spieksma Leiden University
Sofia Villar Carlos III Madrid University
Sandra van Wijk EURANDOM - TU/e




Registration is closed
Registration fee is 75 euros, to be paid by all participants (excluding speakers and TU/e personnel)

(For the registration form you will be redirected to the website of the Technical University of Eindhoven)


Please note that participants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Early registration is therefore recommended.



- 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, double rooms will be reserved, also in Sandton Hotel Eindhoven City Centre. These rooms will be shared. For 45 euro per night (your own expense) you may prefer a single room. In that case please mark the box on the registration form.

- Participants will have to book their own hotelroom. If you wish to stay at the Sandton Hotel Eindhoven City Centre, it is possible to book a room for the reduced price of 95 euro per n0ight (breakfast and tourist tax included). Please contact Patty Koorn for further details.

- For booking in other hotels, we suggest you consult the website of the Tourist Information Eindhoven, Postbus 7, 5600 AA Eindhoven.


Lunches are provided on Thursday and Friday.
The conference dinner, will be held on November 25. Please indicate your attendance on the registration form.

Practical Information

Conference Location
he 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 Gebouw'(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 more information please contact Patty Koorn, workshop officer of  EURANDOM.


  P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB  Eindhoven, The Netherlands
tel. +31 40 2478100  fax +31 40 2478190