April 24, 2014

Program in Probability and Its Applications

Monday, November 9 to Friday, November 13, 1998


Monday, November 9, 1998
9:00-9:30 Workshop Registration
9:30-10:30 PLENARY TALK: F. Kelly (Cambridge University)
Pricing and Rate Control in Communication Networks
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
Stability and Load Balancing of A Network of Call Centres
11:00-11:30 R. Srinivasan (University of Saskatchewan)
An Introduction To Call Centres
11:30-12:30 D. Stanford (University of Western Ontario)
Bilingual Server Call Centres
12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:00 S. Turner (Cambridge University)
Large Deviations for Join The Shortest Queue
3:00-3:30 Afternoon Tea
3:30-4:30 D. McDonald (University of Ottawa)
Resource Pooling for Distributed Call Centres
4:30-5:30 S. Foss (Institute of Mathematics, Novosibirsk)
On Recurrence, Positive Recurrence, and Stability of Markovian Stochastic Networks
5:30-6:30 Reception
Tuesday, November 10, 1998
9:45-10:45 PLENARY TALK: W. Whitt (AT&T Labs Research)
Predicting Queueing Delays And Response Times
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
Stability and Load Balancing of A Network of Call Centres
11:15-12:15 R. J. Williams (University of California, San Diego)
Dynamic Scheduling of a System with Parallel Servers
12:15-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 W. Massey (Bell Labs of Lucent Technologies)
Strong Approximations for Markovian Service Networks
2:30-3:30 M. Reiman (Bell Labs of Lucent Technologies)
The Critically Loaded Multiclass GI/PH/N Queue
3:30-4:00 Afternoon Tea
4:00-5:00 Y.-C. Teh (Oxford University)
Dynamic Scheduling for Queueing Networks Derived from Discrete Review Policies
Wednesday, November 11, 1998
9:00-10:00 PLENARY TALK: T. Kurtz (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Martingale Problems for Filtering and Control
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
Large Deviations For Queueing Networks
10:30-11:30 C. Graham (Centre de Mathematiques Appliquees - UMR, CNRS)
Equilibrium Large Deviations For a Large Star-Shaped Loss Network
11:30-12:30 R. Atar (York University/The Fields Institute)
Identifying the Rate Function For A Class of Multidimensional Queueing Networks
12:30- Lunch (Afternoon is Free Time)
2:30-3:00 Afternoon Tea
Thursday, November 12, 1998
9:45-10:45 PLENARY TALK: B. Prabhakar (Stanford University)
Fixed Point Theorems for Queues
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
Traffic and Performance
11:15-12:15 F. Kelly (Cambridge University)
Effective Bandwidths, Pricing and Admission Control
12:15-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 S. Grishechkin (Carleton University)
On "Catastrophic" Behavior of Queueing Networks
2:30-3:30 A. Karasaridis (University of Toronto)
Broadband Network Traffic Modeling and Management with Alpha-Stable Self-Similar Processes
3:30-4:00 Afternoon Tea
Friday, November 13, 1998
9:45-10:45 PLENARY TALK: P. Glynn (Stanford University)
Data and Modeling in the Analysis of Queues
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
Traffic and Performance
11:15-12:15 D. J. Daley (Australian National University)
Long Range Dependence and Point Processes
12:15-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 G. Kesidis (University of Waterloo)
Worst-Case Bounds for a Queue Shared by Deterministically Shaped Traffic
2:30-3:30 P. Prabhakar (Stanford University)
Entropy and the Shannon Capacity of Queueing Systems
3:30-3:45 Afternoon Tea and End of Conference