**RUTCOR/DIMACS
WORKSHOP**

**STOCHASTIC
NETWORKS: RELIABILITY, RESILIENCY, OPTIMIZATION**

**October
12-13, 2011**

Organizers:
Endre Boros, Andras Prekopa,
Michael Tortorella

The workshop
brought together a variety of
workers in theory and applications with the intention of identifying
common
areas ripe for new advances in the theory that may be widely applied.
Major
focus areas include network design and evolution principles and
methods, design
for network and service reliability, network resiliency and robustness,
and
risk analysis. Applications considered include telecommunications and
wireless
networks, electric power, continuum commodity networks such as water
and oil
and gas distribution, discrete commodity networks such as
transportation and
logistics networks, biological networks, social networks, and military
and
mobile ad-hoc networks. Speakers and their presentations are listed
below. Click
on the presentation title to be taken to a pdf
of the
presentation.

**SPEAKERS
AND PRESENTATIONS**

1.
A.
Prekopa and M. Unuvar,
Solution of a Stochastic Network Design Problem
with probabilistic Constraints
and Discrete Random Variables

2.
T.
Altiok and A. Ghafoor,
Performance
Analysis and Design of Tandem Queues with Blocking

3.
S.
Fanelli, Probability
of a Feasible Flow in a
Stochastic Transportation Network

4.
J.
Ramirez-Marquez, Stochastic
Considerations in Systems Resilience
Engineering

5.
M.
Tortorella,
Performance Analysis on a Shoestring

6.
A.
Prekopa and A. Myndyuk,
Single
Commodity Stochastic Network Design under Probabilistic Constraints and
Continuous Random Variables

7.
A.
Stolyar, Stationary
distribution of
Large-Scale Queueing Systems in Halfin-Whitt
Regime: Exponential Bounds

8.
Y.
Baryshnikov,
Gordon-Loeb Model and the
Mystery of 1/*e*

9.
M. Reiman,
A Stochastic Programming Approach to
Assemble-to-order Inventory Systems

10.
W.
Massey

11.
B.
Piccoli, Heterogeneous
Models
for Nonlinear
Flows on
Networks

12.
M.
Gursoy

13.
Y.
Mao, Dynamic Analysis of networks: How to Identify
Important Nodes,
with
Application to Protein Engineering