In Honor of Hisashi Kobayashi on the Occasion of
his 70th Birthday and Retirement

Sponsored by:

May 9, 2008
Friend Center, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey, USA


Hisashi Kobayashi has had a long and distinguished career both in industry, at IBM Research, and in academia, at Princeton University. His wide-ranging research interests have included digital communications, signal processing, random processes, computer system modeling, communication networks, and network security. This workshop will bring together colleagues in the research community having interests in these and related areas, and in particular, modeling and analysis of computer and communication systems.

An invitation is extended to interested colleagues to participate in this one-day workshop, which will be held at Princeton University campus. A block of rooms has been held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Princeton for the dates of May 8 and 9. Shuttle transportation will be provided between the hotel and the conference venue on Princeton campus. For those who can participate, a group dinner will be held at the Hyatt, immediately following the workshop.


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Workshop Schedule
7:45 am:
Shuttle bus from Hyatt to Princeton Campus, Friend Center
8:00 am:
Continental breakfast
8:45 am:
Opening remarks (all attendees in one room)
9:00 am:
9:45 am:
Sessions 1.A and 1.B in parallel
11:15 am:
Morning coffee break
12:15 pm:
1:30 pm:
2:15 pm:
Sessions 2.A and 2.B in parallel
3:15 pm:
Afternoon coffee break
5:30 pm:
Shuttle bus to Hyatt Hotel
6:15 pm:
Group Dinner at Hyatt


Plenary Talk 1
Bowl 006, Friend Center

9:00 am:
Paul J. Kühn, University of Stuttgart,
"Challenges of performance modelling in network research"
Session 1.A: Advances in Communication Networks
Bowl 006, Friend Center
9:45 am:
Gerhard Fasol, Eurotechnology Japan KK,
"Global opportunities for Japan's telecom sector"
10:15 am:
G. Ramamurthy, Conexant Systems,
"Fiber to the home: Current status and challenges"
10:45 am:
Morning coffee break
11:15 am:
Paul Prucnal, Princeton University,
"Providing information security in data networks using optical signal processing”
11:45 am:
Waisum Lai, AT&T Labs,
"Routing scalability"
Session 1.B: Stochastic Models
Bowl 008, Friend Center
9:45 am:
Sidney Hantler, IBM Research
"Multidimensional partially homogeneous random walks"
10:15 am:
Mark Squillante, IBM Research
"Explicit solutions for a general class of random walks in the quarter-plane"
10:45 am:
Morning coffee break
11:15 am:
V. Ramaswami, AT&T Research,
"Stochastic fluid flow models"
11:45 am:
Robert Cole, Johns Hopkins University/APL,
"Stochastic models for hybrid packet /analytic network simulations"

Plenary Talk 2
Bowl 006, Friend Center

1:30 pm:
Jeff Buzen, Independent consultant,
"The improbable success of probabilistic models"
Session 2.A: Routing and Reliability in Networks
Bowl 006, Friend Center
2:15 pm:
Zygmunt J. Haas, Cornell University,
"Stochastic routing in ad hoc and sensor networks"
2:45 pm:
Phillip Chou, Microsoft Research,
"Packing multicast trees"
3:15 pm:
Afternoon coffee break
3:45 pm:
Yaakov Kogan, AT&T Labs,
"Non-stationary problems in reliability of data networks"
4:15 pm:
Mor Harchol-Balter, Carnegie Mellon University,
"Analysis of join-the-shortest-queue routing for web server farms"
Session 2.B: Design of Communication Systems
Bowl 008, Friend Center
2:15 pm:
Hideaki Takagi, University of Tsukuba,
"Methodology for calculating the required spectrum for IMT-advanced in mobile communication networks"
2:45 pm:
Kin K. Leung, Imperial College,
"Cross-layer design for wireless mesh networks"
3:15 pm:
Afternoon coffee break
3:45 pm: Aurel Lazar, Columbia University,
"Time encoding machines"
4:15 pm: Jan Bajcsy, McGill University,
"Two new channel capacity results and their potential implications for practical communication systems"


1.Ioannis Avramopoulos, Princeton University
2.Jan Bajcsy, McGill University
3.Andre Bondi, Siemens Research
4.Jeff Buzen, Independent consultant
5.Robert Calderbank, Princeton University
6.Gary Chan, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
7.Mung Chiang, Princeton University
8.Philip Chou, Microsoft Research
9. Erhan Çinlar, Princeton University
10.Ed Coffman, Columbia University
11.Robert Cole, Johns Hopkins University/APL
12.Bharat Doshi, Johns Hopkins University/APL
13.A. E. (Ted) Eckberg, Mitre
14.Gerhard Fasol, Eurotechnology Japan KK
15.Sandy Fraser, Fraser Research
16.W. Donald Frazer
17.Kaiser Fung, Sirius Satellite Radio
18.Richard Gail
19.Ankit Gupta, Princeton University
20.Zygmunt J. Haas, Cornell University
21.Sidney Hantler, IBM Research
22.Mor Harchol-Balter, Carnegie Mellon University
23.Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
24.Hisashi Kobayashi, Princeton University
25.Yaakov Kogan, AT&T Labs
26.Paul J. Kühn, University of Stuttgart
27.Waisum Lai, AT&T Labs
28.Harvey Lam, Princeton University
29.Steve Lavenberg, IBM Research
30.Aurel Lazar, Columbia University
31.K. C. Lee, Panasonic
32.Kin K. Leung, Imperial College
33.Zhen Liu, IBM Research
34.Brian L. Mark, George Mason University
35.Debasis Mitra, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs
36.Yoshikuni Onozato, Gunma University
37.Paul Prucnal, Princeton University
38.G. Ramamurthy, Conexant Systems
39.V. Ramaswami, AT&T Labs
40.D. Raychaudhuri, Rutgers University
41.Bhaskar Sengupta, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering
42.Mark Squillante, IBM Research
43.Bart Stuck, Independent consultant
44.Tatsuya Suda, University of California at Irvine
45.Hideaki Takagi, University of Tsukuba
46.Chee Wei Tan, Princeton University
47.Asser Tantawi, IBM Research
48.Wade Trappe, Rutgers University
49.Lei Xu, NEC Labs
50.Linda Zeger, MIT Lincoln Laboratories
51.Shun-Zheng Yu, Sun-Yat Sen University

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For further information on the workshop, please contact:

Dr. Brian L. Mark

Dept. of Electrical and Comp. Eng.
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030

tel: 703-993-2049
fax: 703-993-1601
email: bmark [at]

Ms. Cindy Menkes

Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08540

tel: 609.258.3500
fax: 609.258.3745
email: cmenkes [at]

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A block of rooms has been set aside for dates of May 8 and 9 at the Hyatt Regency Princeton hotel at the special rate of $129 per room plus 7% New Jersey state tax and 8% occupancy tax for single/double occupancy. Please call the hotel directly to book a room at this special rate before the cutoff date of April 18. Be sure to mention "Princeton University Electrical Engineering" when you reserve your room. Shuttle transportation will be provided between the Hyatt hotel and the conference venue on Princeton campus.
The nearest airport is Newark airport, which is 40 miles northeast of Princeton and Philadelphia airport, which is 55 miles southwest of Princeton. Princeton University is accessible by rail and various forms of transporation are available from the airports to Princeton campus. Please refer to the Princeton University website for information on various ways of traveling to Princeton University.
For workshop participants staying at the Hyatt, a shuttle bus has been arranged to drive participants from the hotel to the Friend Center at 7:45 am and from the Friend Center back to the hotel at 5:30 pm. The shuttle ride is about 15 minutes.

The Friend Center is located at the northeast end of the campus, across from the Engineering Quadrangle (E-Quad) on Olden Street.

Visitors may park in Lot 21 (Faculty Rd.). There is shuttle service from Lot 21 directly to the Friend Center.  Please click on the link below to see the Lot 21 location.

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