Performance Engineering of Computer and Telecommunications Systems

Proceedings of UKPEW’95, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. 5–6 September 1995

  • Madjid Merabti
  • Michael Carew
  • Frank Ball

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Invited Paper

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. ATM Networks

  4. Multimedia Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
  5. Analytical Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Demetres D. Kouvatsos, Charalabos A. Skianis
      Pages 111-122
    3. Fred Hung-Ming Chen, Zsehong Tsai, John Mellor, Philip Mars
      Pages 123-137
    4. Peter G. Harrison, Edwige Pitel, Naresh M. Patel
      Pages 153-167
  6. Formal Methods for Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Holger Hermanns, Vassilis Mertsiotakis
      Pages 187-201
    3. Abderrahmane Lakas, Gordon S. Blair, Amanda Chetwynd
      Pages 202-216
    4. Madhu Bhabuta, Peter Harrison, Kamyar Kanani
      Pages 217-231
  7. Access Networks

  8. Distributed Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Christopher Edwards, Madjid Merabti
      Pages 278-292
    3. D. M. Al-jumeily, D. B. Clegg, D. C. Pountney, P. Harris
      Pages 308-320
  9. Simulation

  10. Wide Area Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 353-353
    2. S. R. Robson, M. C. Sinclair
      Pages 355-369
    3. A. W. Brander, M. C. Sinclair
      Pages 370-379
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 381-381

About this book


This book is the proceedings of the Workshop on the Performance Engineering of Computer and Telecommunications Systems. The workshop Was held at Liverpool John Moores University, England on the 5th and 6th September 1995. The workshop follows a series organised by the British Computer Society (BCS) Special Interest Group on Performance Engineering. The workshop addressed most techniques and experieI1ces in the Engineering of Computer and Telecommunications Systems that provide a guaranteed quality of service. Techniques such as measurements, simulation, and analytical models and their applications to ATM networks, Multimedia Systems, Distributed Systems, Access and Wide Area Networks were presented. In addition a number of papers dealt with advances in the development of analytical models, simulation architectures and the application of formal methods, stich as Process Algebra, to the specification and building of performance biased computer systems. The book is suitable for systems designers, engineers, researchers and postgraduate students interested in the design and implementation of Computer Systems, Networks and Telecommunications. Many people assisted in the arrangements and success of this workshop. I would like to thank them all and in particular the reviewers. I would also like to particularly thank our industrial sponsors GPT Public Networks Group, Liverpool and BICC Cables, Chester, England for their generous financial and material support.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Madjid Merabti
    • 1
  • Michael Carew
    • 1
  • Frank Ball
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computing and Mathematical SciencesLiverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Department of Computing SciencesLancaster UniversityLancasterUK

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