7th UK Computer and Telecommunications Performance Engineering Workshop

Edinburgh, 22–23 July 1991

  • Jane Elizabeth Hillston
  • Peter John Beaufoy King
  • Robert John Pooley
Conference proceedings

Part of the Workshops in Computing book series (WORKSHOPS COMP.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Rob Pooley, Jane Hillston
    Pages 1-14
  3. Rosemary Candlin, Peter Fisk, Neil Skilling
    Pages 15-26
  4. Peter J. B. King, Saqer Abdel-Rahim
    Pages 88-98
  5. Nasreddine M. Tabet-Aouel, Demetres D. Kouvatsos
    Pages 108-122
  6. Soren-Aksel Sorensen, Mark G. W. Jones
    Pages 123-130
  7. Peter G. Harrison, Afonso C. de Pinto
    Pages 146-149
  8. Michael E. Woodward
    Pages 150-162
  9. Demetres D. Kouvatsos, Spiros G. Denazis, Panagiotis H. Georgatsos
    Pages 163-178
  10. Frank Ball, David Hutchison
    Pages 179-184
  11. Jane Elizabeth Hillston, Peter John Beaufoy King, Robert John Pooley
    Pages 192-193
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 189-191

About these proceedings


Performance engineering is a fast-moving field where advances in technology mean that new issues constantly need to be addressed. In response to this, the UK Computer and Telecommunications Performance Engineering workshops were set up in 1985 to provide a valuable opportunity for the discussion and exchange of ideas. They have subsequently become well established as the focus for academic and industrial practitioners from the UK and Europe with an interest in performance and modelling and analysis. This volume contains the 16 papers which were presented at the 7th annual workshop, held in Edinburgh in July 1991. The workshop highlighted various aspects of parallel computing - an area which is attracting an increasing amount of interest - and the work presented in these papers is of particular interest as the contributors used real analysis to evaluate their models. The papers cover an unusually wide range of topics, both practical and theoretical, including advances in queueing theory, common performance problems and their solutions, assessments of available tools and presentations of new theoretical results. The result is an extremely comprehensive coverage of this important and challenging field. This volume provides an up-to-date assessment of work being carried out by performance engineers in the UK and Europe and will be an invaluable reference book for researchers and practitioners wishing to familiarise themselves with the benefits of performance and analysis.


Computer Systems K computer Performance Modelling Petri net Synchronisation calculus communication computer modeling networks parallel computing performance performance evaluation programming telecommunications

Editors and affiliations

  • Jane Elizabeth Hillston
    • 1
  • Peter John Beaufoy King
    • 2
  • Robert John Pooley
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceEdinburgh UniversityEdinburghScotland
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceHeriot-Watt UniversityRiccarton, EdinburghScotland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-19733-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3538-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1682
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