Honorary Chair

Mohammad S. Obaidat
Monmouth Univ., NJ, USA

General Chair

Jose L. Marzo
Univ. of Girona, Spain

Program Chairs

Jose Sevillano
Univ. of Seville, Spain

Raffaele Bolla
Univ. of Genoa, Italy

Program Vice Chairs

Joel Rodrigues
Univ. of Beira Interior, Portugal

Alejandro L. Barranco
Univ. of Seville, Spain

Tutorials Chair

Mieso Denko
Univ. of Guelph, Canada

Awards Chairs

Franco Davoli
Univ. of Genoa, Italy

Jose L. Marzo
Univ. of Girona, Spain

Publicity Chair

Essia Hamouda (chair)
Univ. of California, Riverside, USA

Nathalie Mitton
INRIA Lille Nord Europe, France

Abdelmajid Khelil
Technical Univ. of Darmstadt, Germany

Local Arrangement Chair

Abdolreza Abhari
Ryerson Univ., Canada

Publication Chairs

Daniel Cascado
Univ. of Seville, Spain

Pere Vilà
Univ. of Girona, Spain


Antonio Bueno
Univ. of Girona, Spain

SPECTS 2010 Program

SPECTS is part of The Summer Simulation Multi-Conference (SummerSim). The SummerSim'10 program (PDF, 451 KiB) is also available. Please note that SPECTS registration gives you access to all SummerSim activities.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Instructor: Prof. Christian CALLEGARI, University of Pisa, Italy

Monday, July 12, 2010

Opening Session and Keynote Speaker 1


SPECTS 2010/SummerSim 2010 keynote I
Keynote Speaker: Azzedine Boukerche (SITE, University of Ottawa)
Distributed simulation system - a necessary public security and safety testbed for an urban emergency preparedness class of applications

Track 1

Session 1: Mobility

Session Chair: Prof. Raffaele Bolla, University of Genoa, Italy
Performance Modeling of Pre-authentication and Handoff Mechanisms in IEEE 802.11 based Vehicular Networks
Sireesha Madabhushi, Dharmaraja Selvamuthu and Subrat Kar
Scalability of Prioritized Multiple Regions of Interest for P2P Mobile Devices
Raja Kushalnagar and Jehan-Francois Paris
Performance Evaluation of a DHT-based Integrated Mobility Architecture
Raffaele Bolla, Andrea Ranieri and Matteo Repetto
Trade-off Evaluation between Fairness and Throughput for TCP Congestion Control Mechanisms in a Wireless LAN Environment
Masafumi Hashimoto, Go Hasegawa and Masayuki Murata

Session 2: Quality of Service

Session Chair: Prof. Ramón Puigjaner, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Enhancing QoS of Non-real -time Applications in Wireless Network through Fixed Backoff Stage
Mohamad Abou El-Nasr, Mohamed Khedr and Radwa A.Osman
A Novel Passive Bandwidth Reservation Algorithm based on Neural Networks Path Prediction in Wireless Environments
Peppino Fazio and Floriano De Rango
Quality of Modelling vs Quality of Results: Case Study of Wireless Network Performance
María Elena García and Ramon Puigjaner
Capacity Planning of Network Redesign – A Case Study
Tahani Hussain and Sami Habib

Session 3: Measure Based and Classification Mechanisms

Session Chair: Dr. Andreas Johnsson, Ericsson Research, Sweden
Network Tomography By Non Negative Matrix Factorization (NNMF)
Muhammad Raza, Bill Robertson, William Phillips and Jacek Ilow
A Self-organizing Scalable Network Tomography Control Protocol for Active Measurement Methods
Rezaul Hoque, Andreas Johnsson, Christofer Flinta, Svante Ekelin and Mats Björkman
Tracking Per-Flow State – Binned Duration Flow Tracking
Brad Whitehead, Chung-Horng Lung and Peter Rabinovitch
PCIU: An Efficient Packet Classification Algorithm with an Incremental Update Capability
Omar Ahmed, Shawki Areibi and Dalia Fayek
GreenSim: An Open Source Tool for Evaluating the Energy Savings through Resource Dynamic Adaptation
Raffaele Bolla, Roberto Bruschi and Alessandro Carrega

Track 2

Session 4: Clusters, Grids and Distributed Systems

Session Chair: Dr. Sami Habib, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Handling Single Node Failures Using Agents in Computer Clusters
Blesson Varghese, Gerard McKee and Vassil Alexandrov
Matchmaking with limited Knowledge of Resources on Clouds and Grids
Jose Melendez and Shikharesh Majumdar
Performance Analysis of Distributed Software Systems: A Model-Driven Approach
Issa Traore, Isaac Woungang, Ahmed Awad El Sayed Ahmed and Mohammad S. Obaidat
UML-Based Performance Modeling of Distributed Software Systems
Issa Traore, Isaac Woungang, Ahmed Awad El Sayed Ahmed and Mohammad S. Obaidat

Session 5: Processors and I/O Systems

Session Chair: Prof. Alejandro Linares-Barranco. University of Sevilla, Spain
Graphics Performance Analysis Using Amdahl’s Law Regression Method
Joseph Issa and Silvia Figueira
I/O Characterization on a Parallel File System
Sumit Narayan and John A. Chandy
Frames-to-AER Efficiency Study based on CPUs Performance Counters
Manuel J. Dominguez-Morales, Alejandro Linares-Barranco, Fernando Diaz-del-Rio, Pablo Inigo-Blasco, Juan L. Font-Calvo, Daniel Cascado-Caballero, Gabriel Jimenez-Moreno and Jose L. Sevillano-Ramos
Quantitative Study of Solid State Disks for Mass Storage
Soraya Zertal and Wilfried Dron

Session 6: Security

Session Chair: Dr S Dharmaraja, IIT Delhi, India
A Novel Multi Time-Scales PCA-based Anomaly Detection System
Christian Callegari, Loris Gazzarrini, Stefano Giordano, Michele Pagano and Teresa Pepe
Security Mechanism for IMS Authentication Using Public Key Techniques
Viviana Rodriguez, Yezid Donoso and Miguel Navarro
Timing-Accurate TPM Simulation for What-If Explorations in Trusted Computing
Vandana Gunupudi and Stephen Tate
Performance Evaluation of TPM-based Digital Wallets
Stephen Tate and Roopa Vishwanathan

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Keynote Speaker 2


SPECTS 2010/SummerSim 2010 keynote II
Keynote Speaker: John Oommen, (SCS, Carleton University)
On utilizing dependence-tree modeling in arbitrary simulations

Track 1

Session 7: Multimedia

Session Chair: Stephan Heckmüller, University of Hamburg, Germany
Simulation of IPTV Caching Strategies
Henrik Abrahamsson and Mats Björkman
The InterMedia Networking and Security Architecture for User Centric Multimedia Convergence
Matteo Repetto, Riccardo Rapuzzi, Stefano Chessa, Stefano Lenzi, John Gialelis and Tasos Fragopoulos
Analytical Load Transformations of Video Streams: Validation Using Measured Traffic
Stephan Heckmüller and Bernd E. Wolfinger
User-centric Mobility for Multimedia Communications: Experience and User Evaluation from a Live Demo
Raffaele Bolla, Riccardo Rapuzzi and Matteo Repetto

Session 8: TCP

Session Chair: Dr Christian Callegari, University of Pisa, Italy
Behavior Analysis of TCP Linux Variants
Christian Callegari, Stefano Giordano, Michele Pagano and Teresa Pepe
Effectiveness and Fairness Tradeoff for TCP using Cross-Layer Design in UMTS System
Qian Wang and Dongfeng Yuan
An Improved TCP Congestion Control Mechanism with Adaptive Congestion Window
Gian Wang and Dongfeng Yuan

Session 9: Core/Transport Networks

Session Chair: Prof. Raffaele Bolla, University of Genoa, Italy
Protecting a MPLS Multicast Session Tree with Bounded Switchover Time
Guomin Wei, Chung-Horng Lung and Anand Srinivasan
Modelling Spreading of Failures in GMPLS-based Networks
Marc Manzano, Juan Segovia, Eusebi Calle, Pere Vila and Jose L. Marzo
A Cooperative Middleware for Distributed SW Routers
Raffaele Bolla, Roberto Bruschi, Luca Carbone and Guerino Lamanna
A Heuristic Analysis of Resilience to Multiple Failures in GMPLS Networks
Juan Segovia, Eusebi Calle, Pere Vila and Jose L. Marzo
NETplace: Efficient Runtime Minimization of Network Emulation Experiments
Andreas Grau, Klaus Herrmann and Kurt Rothermel

Track 2

Session 10: Wireless Networks

Session Chair: Dr. Floriano de Rango, University of Calabria, Italy
A Energy Evaluations of E-TDMA vs IEEE 802.11 in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
Floriano De Rango and Annalisa Perrotta
Friend-based Secure Routing through Challenges in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Sanjay Kumar and Mohammad Obaidat
Evaluation of a Power-Saving Method for Real-Time Wireless Sensor Networks
Daniel Cascado, Jose Luis Sevillano, Angel Jimenez, Anton Civit, Pablo Inigo and Juan Luis Font
Interference-Aware Dynamic Channel Allocation Scheme for Cellular Networks
Daniela Martinez, Angel G. Andrade and Anabel Martinez

Session 11: Computer Applications

Session Chair: Prof. José L. Sevillano, University of Sevilla, Spain
Performance Extrapolation that Uses Industry Benchmarks with Performance Models
Nidhi Tiwari and Kiran Nair
A RSS-based Fingerprinting Method for Positioning based on Historical Data
Shahrzad Khodayari, Mina Meleki and Elham Hamedi
What's inside MySpace comments?
Luisa Massari

Session 12: Scheduling and Real Time Systems

Session Chair: Prof. Helen Karatza, Aristotle University, Greece
UML Model-driven Detection of Performance Bottlenecks in Concurrent Real-Time Software
Vahid Garousi
Optimization of the Design of Digital Filters Using Evolutionary Algorithms
Gustavo Jimenez, Yezid Donoso, Daniel Barragan, Andrea Ortiz and Dustin Pinedo
Gang Scheduling with Precedence Constraints
Zafeirios Papazachos and Helen Karatza
The Method of Stages Simulator (MOSS) for Modeling Variance in Soft Real-Time Systems
Nathan Hamm and Larry Dowdy

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Keynote Speaker 3


SPECTS 2010/SummerSim 2010 keynote III
Keynote Speaker: Priscilla Elfrey, NASA
BUT WHAT IF IT GETS WORSE? Really Grand Challenges for Modeling and Simulation in a Risky and Complex World

Track 1

Session 13: Physical Layer

Session Chair: Prof. Monia Najjar, IST, Tunisia
Optimization of Symbol Mapping for Bit-Intreleaved Coded Modulation with Iterative Decoding
Jianping Li and Weiwei Fang
Implementation of Sampling-Based Turbo Decoder for Noncoherent BFSK Under Gaussian Noise
Junghwan Kim, Mike Orra, Pooja Raorane and Chong Wang
Incorporating Physical-Layer Effects in Modeling of MAC Protocols Operating in MANETs
Hui Xu, J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves and Hamid R. Sadjadpour

Session 14: VoIP

Session Chair: Prof. Daniele Tessera. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Brescia, Italy
New Speech Traffic Background Simulation Models for Realistic VoIP Network Planning
Abdel Rabassa, Marc St-Hilaire, Chung-Horng Lung, Ioannis Lambadaris, Nishith Goel and Marzia Zaman
Delay and Capacity Analysis of Structured P2P Overlay for IP Telephony
Jagadish Ghimire, Mehdi Mani, Noel Crespi and Teerapat Sanguankotchakorn
A Non-intrusive Method to Assess Voice Quality Over Internet
Kapilan Radhakrishnan, Hadi Larijani and Tom Buggy
Stability Condition for SIP Retransmission Mechanism: Analysis and Performance Evaluation
Yang Hong, Changcheng Huang and James Yan

Session 15: Work in Progress

Session Chair: Dr. Álvaro Marco, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Lightpath Survivability with QoT Guarantees: Developing and Evaluating a New Algorithm
Davide Adami, Stefano Giordano, Michele Pagano and Luiz Gustavo Zuliani
An Exploratory Analysis of the Novelty of a News Web Site
Maria Carla Calzarossa and Daniele Tessera
Adaptive Modulation and Coding for WiMAX Systems with Vague Channel State Information using Cognitive Radio
Mohamd Khedr
Iterative Bit-Flipped Decoding of Concatenated Reed Solomon/Convolutional Codes with HMAC
Obaidur Rehman and Natasa Zivic
Network Calculus Based Modeling of Anomaly Detection
Muhammad Raza
Towards more Realistic Simulations of Ad-hoc Networks - Challenges and Opportunities
Steffen Moser and Frank Slomka
Modeling Content Hotness Dynamics in Networks
Jagadish Ghimire and Mehdi Mani