The network calculus has established as a versatile methodology for the queueing analysis of resource sharing based systems. Its prospect is that it can deal with problems that are fundamentally hard for alternative methodologies, based on the fact that it works with bounds rather than striving for exact solutions. The high modeling power of the network calculus has been transposed into several important applications for network engineering problems, traditionally in the Internet’s Quality of Service proposals IntServ and DiffServ, and more recently in diverse environments such as wireless sensor networks, switched Ethernets, or Systems-on-Chip.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers with an interest in the theory of network calculus as well as those who want to apply existing results in new applications. The workshop will serve to promote the network calculus theory to researchers with an interest in applied queueing models for data communication.

Workshop Organizers

Steffen Bondorf, Ruhr University Bochum, GER

Amr Rizk, Ulm University, GER

Markus Fidler, Leibniz University Hannover, GER

Jens Schmitt, TU Kaiserslautern, GER

Call for Presentations

The idea is to have an informal meeting with presentations of recent work in the context of network calculus (theory, applications, tool support) and gather as many network calculus experts as possible to discuss about the future development of the theory and its application opportunities. Hence, there are no written papers and everyone can present his/her "hottest" recent research on network calculus.

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the name of the presenter in an email to

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In case of contention, presentations will be selected based on topical coherence.

Important Dates

Submission of presentation title and abstract: December 18, 2019 January 14, 2020 (extended, passed)

Notification of invitation for presentation: January 17, 2020 January 19, 2020 (extended, passed)

Workshop date: March 18, 2020 March 18 and 19, 2020 (extended)

Workshop Registration

The workshop will integrated into the MMB 2020 conference. Registration details will be published here.

Topics of Interest

The topics of this workshop are related to fundamental aspects as well as applications of network calculus. The following list of topics is non-exclusive:

Deterministic and stochastic network calculus, e.g.

  • traffic and service models
  • general topologies
  • numerical tightness

Relation to other theories, e.g.,

  • queueing theory
  • discrete event dynamic systems
  • optimization

Feedback systems, e.g.,

  • TCP network calculus
  • window flow control
  • retransmission-based systems

Loss systems, e.g.,

  • bounded queues
  • wireless links

Aggregate multiplexing, e.g.,

  • optimization-based approaches
  • efficient algorithms
  • stochastic case

Tool support, e.g.,

  • numerical problems
  • numerical approximations
  • implementation experience

Data transformation, e.g.,

  • end-to-end analysis
  • in-network processing
  • network coding


New applications, e.g.,

  • TSN, DetNet and 5G
  • energy storage
  • tactile internet
  • cache networks
  • real-time calculus


  • avionic networks
  • mission-critical networks
  • the power grid
  • wireless sensor networks
  • cyber-physical systems

In conjunction with MMB 2020

20th International GI/ITG Conference on “Measurement, Modelling and Evaluation of Computing Systems”.

March 16-18, 2020

Saarbrücken (Germany)

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