Call for Contributions

Contributions that report typical errors found in the literature related to performance evaluation in the communications and networking area are sought. The objective is to prepare an open source book containing 100 typical errors in the hope that such a book may help researchers and practitioners avoid these errors. The 100 errors are interesting for PhD students as well as bachelor and master students who are evaluating the performance of systems by means of measurements, simulations, experiments, or analytical approaches. Typical examples are the random generation of points in a circle or the simulation of non-stationary Poisson processes, see example pdf.


Submissions will be peer-reviewed. Authors are requested to use the latex template for their contributions. Contributions shall be between 2 and 6 pages long and include (a) description of question at hand, and associated problem, (b) illustrative description of the error, (c) description of one or several possible solutions. For submitting an article, please complete the online form and send the contribution via email to Please have a look at the list of errors if a similar contribution is already submitted. Accepted contributions will appear in an open source book.


Tobias Hoßfeld, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Andreas Timm-Giel, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany

Markus Fiedler, Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Sweden

John Daigle, University of Mississippi, USA

Thomas Bauschert, TU Chemnitz, Germany

This activity emerged from the ITG 5.2.1 section "System Architecture and Traffic Engineering"

and is supported by ITC - The First International Conference in Networking Science & Practice.