Traditional practice in performance modeling focuses on using a variety of techniques including mathematical modeling, simulation, and analysis to understand the behavior of systems for the purpose of better design and evaluation. As IT systems, networks, and services become increasingly complex, this task becomes ever more difficult. In recent years, there has been considerable success in applying feedback control theory to analyzing and designing run-time IT control systems. Feedback control theory complements traditional modeling by providing formal mechanisms to dynamically control behavior of systems at run-time.
The Fourth International Workshop on Feedback Control Implementation and Design in Computing Systems and Networks (FeBID 2009) will be held April 16 in San Francisco, California, USA. The FeBID 2009 workshop will offer a unique opportunity for researchers and practitioners to discuss recent and innovative results in applying control theory to controlling performance of computing systems and networks. It will provide a forum to exchange ideas and experiences on practical control system design and implementation and to identify future directions and challenges in aligning feedback control techniques with traditional performance modeling and simulation.
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