By David M. Nicol, Michael Liljenstam, Jason Liu (auth.), Peter Kemper, William H. Sanders (eds.)
We are happy to give the lawsuits of functionality instruments 2003, the thirteenth overseas convention on Modelling suggestions and instruments for computing device functionality evaluate. The sequence of instruments meetings has supplied a discussion board for our group of functionality engineers with all their diversified pursuits. instruments 2003, held in Urbana, Illinois in the course of September 2–5, 2003, was once the latest assembly of the sequence, which some time past has been held within the following towns: 1984 Paris 1992 Edinburgh 2000 Chicago 1985 Sophia-Antipolis 1994 Vienna 2002 London 1987 Paris 1995 Heidelberg 2003 Urbana 1988 Palma 1997 Saint Malo 1991 Turin 1998 Palma TheproceedingsoftheTOOLSconferenceshavebeenpublishedbySpringer- Verlag in its LNCS sequence for the reason that 1994. TOOLS2003wasthesecondconferenceintheseriestobeheldinthestateof Illinois, united states. It was once one in all 4 part meetings that met jointly lower than the umbrella of the 2003 Illinois Multiconference on size, Modelling, and review of Computer-Communication structures. different meetings held inconjunctionwithTOOLS2003werethe10thInternationalWorkshoponPetri Nets and function types (PNPM 2003), the overseas convention at the Numerical answer of Markov Chains (NSMC 2003), and the sixth Inter- tional Workshop on Performability Modeling of desktop and communique structures (PMCCS-6). The layout allowed for a few joint parts within the courses: the 3 keynote audio system, the device demonstrations, the tutorials, and the social occasions have been all shared through the members of the multiconference. additionally, the PNPM, instruments, and NSMC tracks of the multiconference ran at the same time, in order that attendees may decide to attend whichever periods of these part meetings they wished.