11th INFORMS Applied Probability Society Conference

New York City, USA
Grand Hyatt Hotel
July 25-27 (Wed-Fri), 2001

Sponsored by the INFORMS Applied Probability Society

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Applied Probability Society (APS) will hold its eleventh conference in New York City at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on July 25 - July 27, 2001 (Wednesday-Friday).

The conference is co-sponsored by the Center for Applied probability  (CAP) at Columbia University,  AT&T Laboratories,  and IBM Research.

Pre-registration, hotel information and submission of proposals and abstracts is ONLINE at:

Conference WEB Site (containing updated information about the conference):
The topics of interest include but are not limited to:
	*       Markov Processes and Markov Decision Processes
*       Point Processes
*       Particle Systems
*       Stochastic Geometry
*       Stochastic Comparison
*       Stochastic Control and Games
*       Discrete Event Systems
*       Queueing Networks and Stochastic Petri Nets
*       Fluid Models
*       Large Deviations and Extreme Values
*       Financial Engineering
*       E-Commerce
*       Insurance and Financial Models
*       Probabilistic Models in Biology and Medicine
*       Modeling of Computer and Communication Systems
*       Modeling of Manufacturing Systems
*       Modeling of Transportation Systems
*       Inference for Stochastic Models
*       Stochastic Simulation
*       Perturbation Analysis
*       Applications of Stochastic Differential Equations
*       Probabilistic Combinatorial Optimization
*       Probabilistic Analysis of Algorithms
*       Stochastic Scheduling
*       Reliability, Risk and Survival Analysis
Plenary Speakers include

     *       John Hull (U. Toronto, Canada. Director, Bonham Centre for Finance),
                author of "Options, Futures and other Derivatives".
     *       Tom Leighton (MIT, Akamai.com)
     *       Benoit Mandelbrot (Yale U., IBM Research)
     *       Ward Whitt (AT&T Labs-Research)
Guidelines for abstract submission:
    Two kinds of submissions will be accepted:

        1.  proposals for organized sessions;
        2.  proposals for single papers.

    A proposal for an organized session should include one-page abstracts for all
    presentations (20 minutes each).  A proposal for a paper should include a one-page 

    All submissions will be reviewed by a program committee.  The authors will
    be notified of the program committee's decision by April 15, 2001.

Deadlines for abstract submission:

     *       Feb  1, 2001    Submission of abstract(s) for single papers and
                        organized sessions.

     *       Apr 15, 2001    Acceptance notification

The session proposals and abstracts should be submitted online 
(this link, if under construction, will be up and running soon)
Organizing Committee:

     *       Ed Coffman, Columbia University
     *       Chris C. Heyde,  Columbia University
     *       Dan Heyman, AT&T Labs
     *       Michael Pinedo, New York University
     *       Perwez Shahabuddin, Columbia University
     *       Larry Shepp, Rutgers University
     *       Karl Sigman, Columbia University (Conference Chair)
     *       Mark Squillante, IBM Watson Research Center
     *       David Yao, Columbia University

    Overseas Program Advisors:

     *       Asia: Masakiyo Miyazawa (Science University of Tokyo, Japan )
     *       Europe: Volker Schmidt (University of Ulm, Germany)
Program Committee:
     *       CAP
Questions should be directed to:

Karl Sigman, Chair of the Conference <sigman@ieor.columbia.edu>
and cc'd to <peter@ieor.columbia.edu> (CAP Administrative Assistant)

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