This will be the fifth edition of the Young European Queueing Theorists workshop. YEQT is organised for and by young researchers in the area of queueing theory. The event will take place on October 24-26, 2011, at Eurandom, Eindhoven, Netherlands. As the title suggests, the program consists mainly of talks by young researchers: final year PhD students, postdocs, or recently appointed assistant professors. The event provides an excellent opportunity for developing researchers to interact and present their research findings. For many participants, this is the first opportunity to present their work, and YEQT provides a friendly, yet research focused, venue for this purpose.
In addition to these talks, two keynote lectures are given by prominent senior researchers, and typically two or three tutorials are also given by senior researchers. The theme of this year's edition is "Stochastic Networks and Optimization". "Stochastic networks" because in queueing applications more often than not a queue is one component of a much larger network. "Optimization" because there is a growing number of researchers who apply optimization techniques to the design and control of such queueing systems. Thus, we feel this would be an appropriate tool kit for the next generation of queueing theorists to learn and develop.
Keynote speakers will be Mark Squillante (IBM) and Leandros Tassiulas (University of Thessaly). The tutorials will be given by Devavrat Shah (MIT) and David Gamarnik (MIT), who all have research interests fitting this topic perfectly.