The complexity of computer systems, networks and applications, as well as the advancements in computer technology, continue to grow at a rapid pace. Mathematical analysis, modeling and optimization are playing an important role in research studies to investigate fundamental issues and tradeoffs at the core of performance problems in the design and implementation of complex computer systems, networks and applications.
The Sixth Workshop on MAthematical performance Modeling and Analysis (MAMA 2004) seeks to bring together researchers working on the mathematical, methodological and theoretical aspects of performance analysis, modeling and optimization. It is intended to provide a forum at SIGMETRICS conferences for talks on early research in the more mathematical areas of computer performance analysis. These talks tend to be based on very recent research results (including work in progress) or on new research results that will be otherwise submitted only to a journal (or recently have been submitted to a journal). Thus, part of the goal is to complement and supplement the SIGMETRICS Conference program with such talks without removing any theoretical contributions from the main technical program.
This year's workshop will be held on June 12-13 (before the main SIGMETRICS technical program), overlapping with some of the SIGMETRICS Tutorials. In addition to the presentation of extended abstracts, the workshop will include time for informal technical discussions among the speakers and attendees.