WIND2010
The Third International Workshop on Information Network Design
http://www.ndrc.kyutech.ac.jp/wind2010/

The workshop will be held in conjunction with the
International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS 2010)
http://incos2010.web.auth.gr/

November, 24-26, 2010, Thessaloniki, Greece


Plenary Talk

Prof. Erol Gelenbe Prof. Erol Gelenbe
Imperial College London
UK

Product forms and G-Networks: Discovery or Invention?

Abstract:
Many stochastic networks have been shown to satisfy product form, including the well known Jackson networks which since the late 60's have been used to model packet networks, and the subsequent BCMP networks. In this talk we will first provide an abstract definition of product form in stochastic networks, and then discuss G-Networks that were first inspired by neuronal networks and which have given rise to many interesting developments. In particular we will discuss their non-linear flow equations, the existence and uniqueness of stationary solutions, function approximation capabilities of these models, a number of applications, and generalisations.

Brief Bio:
Erol Gelenbe is the Professor in the Dennis Gabor Chair at Imperial College. He is a Fellow of IEEE and ACM, and won the ACM SIGMETRICS Award in 2008 for his work on computer and network performance modeling and analysis. He has just been elected a Foreign Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. A native of Turkey, he is a Member of the French National Academy of Engineering (Academie des Technologies) and of the Turkish Academy of Sciences. He has also been recognised with governmental honours from France and Italy, and Honoris Causa doctorates from the University of Liege (Belgium), the University of Roma II (Italy), and Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey). Erol's research is currently funded by EPSRC and the EU FP7 Programme. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of The Computer Journal (British Computer Society).