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Recently Accepted

  • Assessing the Impact of Wind Variability on the Long-Term Operation of a Hydro-Dominated System.
    J. L. Morillo, J.F. Pérez, L. Zéphyr, C. L. Anderson, and A. Cadena
    Accepted in IEEE ISGT Europe 2017

2017

  • On the Latency-Accuracy Tradeoff in Approximate MapReduce Jobs.
    J.F. Pérez, R. Birke, and L.Y. Chen
    IEEE INFOCOM 2017 [PDF] [Slides] Best-in-session presentation award
  • Power of Redundancy: Designing Partial Replication for Multi-tier Applications.
    R. Birke, J.F. Pérez, Z. Qiu, M. Björkqvist, and L.Y. Chen
    IEEE INFOCOM 2017 [PDF]
  • Dual Scaling VMs and Queries: Cost-effective Latency Curtailment.
    J.F. Pérez, R. Birke, M. Björkqvist, and L.Y. Chen
    IEEE ICDCS 2017 [PDF] [IEEE Xplore] [DOI]
  • LINE: Evaluating Software Applications in Unreliable Environments.
    J.F. Pérez and G. Casale.
    IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Vol. 66, Issue 3, 2017. [IEEE Xplore] [DOI] [PDF]
  • Algorithm 972: JMarkov: An Integrated Framework for Markov Chain Modeling.
    J.F. Pérez, D.F. Silva, J.C. Góez, A. Sarmiento, A. Sarmiento-Romero, R. Akhavan-Tabatabaei and G. Riaño.
    ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, Vol. 43, No. 3, 2017. [DOI] [PDF] [CODE]

2016

  • Variability-aware Request Replication for Latency Curtailment.
    Z. Qiu, J.F. Pérez and P. Harrison.
    IEEE INFOCOM 2016. [IEEE Xplore] [DOI] [PDF]
  • Tackling Latency via Replication in Distributed Systems.
    Z. Qiu, J.F. Pérez and P. Harrison.
    ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE), 2016. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Evaluating Replication for Parallel Jobs: an Efficient Approach.
    Z. Qiu and J.F. Pérez.
    IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Vol. 27, No. 8, 2016. [IEEE Xplore] [DOI] [PDF]
  • Quantifying the Impact of Replication on the Quality-of-Service in Cloud Databases.
    R. Osman, J. F. Pérez and G. Casale.
    IEEE Intl. Conference on Software Quality, Reliability, and Security (QRS), 2016. [IEEE Xplore] [DOI] [PDF]

2015

  • Beyond the Mean in Fork-Join Queues: Efficient Approximation for Response-Time Tails.
    Z. Qiu, J.F. Pérez and P. Harrison.
    Performance Evaluation (IFIP Performance), 2015. [DOI] [PDF]
  • QD-AMVA: Evaluating Systems with Queue-Dependent Service Requirements.
    G. Casale, J.F. Pérez, and W. Wang.
    Performance Evaluation (IFIP Performance), 2015. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Estimating Computational Requirements in Multi-Threaded Applications.
    J.F. Pérez, G. Casale, and S. Pacheco-Sanchez.
    IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Vol. 41, No. 3, 2015. [IEEE Xplore] [DOI] [PDF]
  • Enhancing Reliability and Response Times via Replication in Computing Clusters.
    Z. Qiu and J.F. Pérez.
    IEEE INFOCOM 2015. [IEEE Xplore] [DOI] [PDF]
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of Replication for Tail-tolerance.
    Z. Qiu and J.F. Pérez.
    IEEE/ACM CCGRID 2015. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Planning Distribution Primary Feeders for Smart-Grid Operation via Network Flow Analysis.
    J. L. Morillo, J.F. Pérez, N. Quijano and A. Cadena.
    IEEE Power and Energy Systems (PES) General Meeting 2015. [IEEE Xplore] [DOI] [PDF]
  • Planning Open and Closed-Loop Feeders with Efficiency Analysis.
    J.L. Morillo, J.F. Pérez, N.Quijano, and A. Cadena.
    PowerTech 2015. [IEEE Xplore] [DOI] [PDF]
  • Towards a DevOps Approach for Software Quality Engineering.
    J.F. Pérez, W. Wang, and G. Casale.
    WOSP-C (ICPE) 2015. [DOI] [PDF]
  • DICE: Quality-Driven Development of Data-Intensive Cloud Applications.
    G. Casale, D. Ardagna, M. Artac, F. Barbier, E. Di Nitto, A. Henry, G. Iuhasz, C. Joubert, J. Merseguer, V. Monteanu, J.F. Pérez, D. Petcu, M. Rossi, C. Sheridan, I. Spais and D. Vladusic.
    7th International Workshop on Modelling in Software Engineering (MiSE’2015). [ACM DL] [PDF]

2014

  • Assessing the impact of concurrent replication with canceling in parallel jobs.
    Z. Qiu and J.F. Pérez.
    IEEE MASCOTS 2014, Paris, France, 2014. [IEEE Xplore] [DOI] [PDF]
  • Cloud computing: Modeling techniques and their applications.
    D. Ardagna, G. Casale, M. Ciavotta, J.F. Pérez, and W. Wang.
    Journal of Internet Services and Applications, Vol. 5, No. 11, 2014. [Springer] [PDF]

2013

  • An Offline Demand Estimation Method for Multi-Threaded Applications
    J.F. Pérez, S. Pacheco-Sanchez & G. Casale
    IEEE MASCOTS 2013. [IEEE Xplore] [DOI] [PDF]
    Best paper candidate
  • Dynamic multi-objective planning for distribution systems with distributed generation
    J.L. Morillo, J.F. Pérez, & A. Cadena
    4th IEEE/PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT EUROPE), 2013. [IEEE Xplore] [DOI] [PDF]
  • Assessing SLA compliance from Palladio component models
    J.F. Pérez, & G. Casale
    2nd Workshop on Management of resources and services in Cloud and Sky computing (MICAS), IEEE Press, 2013. [IEEE Xplore] [DOI] [PDF]

2012

  • A Fast Newton's Iteration for M/G/1-Type and GI/M/1-Type Markov Chains
    J.F. Pérez, M. Telek & B. Van Houdt
    Stochastic Models, Vol. 28, No. 4, 2012. [DOI] [PDF]

2011

  • The M/G/1-type Markov chain with restricted transitions and its applications to queues with batch arrivals
    J.F. Pérez & B. Van Houdt
    Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 487-517, 2011. [DOI] [PDF]
  • The impact of dampening demand variability in a production/inventory system with multiple retailers
    B. Van Houdt & J.F. Pérez
    MAM7, the 7th conference on Matrix-Analytic Methods in stochastic models, New York, USA, 2011. [Springer] [PDF]
  • Quasi-Birth-and-Death processes with restricted transitions and its applications
    J.F. Pérez & B. Van Houdt
    Performance Evaluation, Vol. 68, No. 2, pp. 126-141, 2011. [Springer] [DOI] [PDF]
  • The effect of partial conversion and Fiber Delay Lines in an OBS switch with a large number of wavelengths
    J.F. Pérez & B. Van Houdt
    Photonic Network Communications, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 64-77, 2011. [Springer] [PDF]

2010

  • A Mean Field Model for an Optical Switch with a large number of wavelengths and centralized partial conversion
    J.F. Pérez & B. Van Houdt
    Performance Evaluation, Vol. 67, No. 11, pp. 1044-1058, 2010. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Mean Field Calculation for Optical Grid Dimensioning
    B. Van Houdt, C. Develder, J.F. Pérez, M. Pickavet & B. Dhoedt
    IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 2, No. 6, pp. 355-367, 2010. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Markovian approximations for a grid computing network with a ring structure
    J.F. Pérez & B. Van Houdt
    Stochastic Models, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 357-383, 2010. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Analyzing M/G/1-type Markov chains with low-rank downward transitions
    J.F. Pérez & B. Van Houdt
    6th International Workshop on the Numerical Solution of Markov Chains (NSMC), 2010. [PDF]

2009

  • Wavelength Allocation in an Optical Switch with a Fiber Delay Line Buffer and Limited-Range Wavelength Conversion
    J.F. Pérez & B. Van Houdt
    Telecommunication Systems, Vol 41, No. 1, pp 37-49, 2009. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Efficiency Analysis in Electricity Transmission Utilities
    A. Cadena, A. Marcucci, J.F. Pérez, H. Duran, H. Mutis, C. Tautiva & F. G. Palacios
    Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, Vol 5, No. 2, 253 - 274, May 2009. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Dimensioning an OBS switch with Partial Wavelength Conversion and Fibre Delay Lines via a Mean Field Model
    J.F. Pérez & B. Van Houdt
    IEEE INFOCOM, 2009 [DOI] [PDF]
  • Exploiting restricted transitions in Quasi-Birth-and-Death processes
    J.F. Pérez & B. Van Houdt
    QEST, 2009 [DOI] [PDF]

2008

  • Q-MAM: A Tool for Solving Infinite Queues using Matrix-Analytic Methods<
    J. F. Pérez, J. Van Velthoven & B. Van Houdt
    SMCtools 2008, Athens, Greece, 2008. [DOI] [PDF]

2006

  • jPhase: an Object Oriented Tool for Modeling Phase-Type Distributions.
    J.F. Pérez & G. Riaño
    Proceedings of the SMCtools 2006, Pisa, Italy, 2006. [DOI] [PDF]

Presentations

  • Minimizing the Cost of Distributed Cloud Resource Provisioning
    J.Goez & J.F. Pérez
    INFORMS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 2015.
  • LINE: Efficient Reliability and Performance Analysis of Layered Queueing Models
    J.F. Pérez & G. Casale
    30th Annual UK Performance Engineering Workshop (UKPEW), Newcastle, UK, 2014.
  • Restricted transitions in QBDs, M/G/1- and GI/M/1-type Markov chains
    J.F. Pérez & B. Van Houdt
    15th INFORMS Applied Probability Society Conference, Ithaca, New York, USA, 2009.
  • Benchmarking of Fitting Algorithms for Continuous Phase-Type Distributions
    J.F. Pérez & G. Riaño
    14th INFORMS Applied Probability Society Conference, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2007.
  • Medición de eficiencia en el transporte de energía eléctrica. Parte 2: Aplicación de Análisis Envolvente de Datos (Efficiency measurement in electric energy transport. Part 2: Data Envelopment Analysis)
    F. G. Palacios, J. F. Pérez, D. Parra, C. Chahín & C. Taútiva.
    XIII Latin-iberoamerican Conference in Operations Research (CLAIO), Montevideo, Uruguay, 2006.