MCQT'10 GENERAL INFORMATION
The Madrid Conference on Queueing Theory (MCQT) aims to be a meeting place where scientists and technicians in the field could find a discussion forum to promote research, encourage interaction and exchange ideas. The conference is open to all trends including the development of the theory, methodology advances, computational aspects and applications of Queueing Theory.
Information about the previous editions (MCQT'02 and MCQT'06) is available from the web address
The number of participants is limited to 94 Talks. People wishing to attend the meeting should formalize the payment of the registration fee as soon as possible in order to avoid availability problems.
MCQT'10 PROGRAM COMMITTEE
PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS
T. Altiok (Rutgers University, USA)
J.R. Artalejo (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain) - Chairman
F. Avram (University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour, France)
A. Economou (University of Athens, Greece)
O. Kella (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
M. Miyazawa (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
S. Nishimura (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
H. Perros (North Carolina State University, USA)
J.A.C. Resing (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
M.S. Squillante (IBM Watson Research Center, USA)
E.A. van Doorn (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
B. van Houdt (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
H. Zhang (Academia Sinica, China)
Y.Q. Zhao (Carleton University, Canada)
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
J.R. Artalejo - Chairman
A. Gómez-Corral - Secretary
M.J. López-Herrero - Secretary
List of potential participants (click here).
MCQT'10 PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Program schedule (click here).
Applied Probability Society of INFORMS
Complutense University of Madrid
Fundación General UCM
Toledo Convention Bureau
The above list will be completed with other scientific institutions giving support to the conference.
MCQT'10 REGISTRATION FORM AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
If you plan to attend the conference, please fill the registration form and write your abstract. Then, send the file via email to our address
We appreciate very much your prompt response.
Registration and abstract form (click here).
MCQT'10 CALL FOR PAPERS
A selection of papers presented at the conference will be published in special volumes of the journals Annals of Operations Research (AOR) and TOP. All papers will be refereed according to the high standards of both journals. AOR will devote one volume to high quality contributions on the topic "Computational Methods and Applications in Queueing Theory" whereas TOP will devote a special issue to papers which make a significant contribution to the topic "Methodological Advances in Queueing Theory".
GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
A) Submissions to AOR
The Annals of Operations Research publishes peer-reviewed original articles dealing with key aspects of operations research including theory, practice, and computation. JCR Impact Factor: 0.619 (2008).
Accepted papers will be published on line individually, prior to the print publication of the entire volume. For more information regarding the preparation of the manuscript and the online submission, please visit the journal website at
When submitting, please select “article type”: “S.I.: MCQT’10 Computational Methods and Applications in Queueing Theory”.
Submission deadline: 20 September 2010.
AOR call (click here).
B) Submissions to TOP
TOP is the official journal of the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research. International in focus, the journal publishes original findings in operations research and management sciences. JCR Impact Factor: 0.694 (2008).
For more information regarding the preparation of the manuscript and the online submission, please visit the journal website at
When submitting, please select “article type”: “S.I.: MCQT’10 Methodological Advances in Queueing Theory”.
Submission deadline: 20 September 2010.
TOP call (click here).
The Organizing Committee will intend to have a few grants for participants coming from developing countries. Each such a grant will cover local accommodation and registration fee. Grants applicants must send no later than October 30, 2009, an extended abstract (no more than 4 pages) and Curriculum Vitae.
MCQT'10 IMPORTANT DATES
MCQT'10 REGISTRATION FEE
The conference fee is 400 EURO. This fee covers a guided tour to Toledo, the conference dinner, coffee breaks and the booklet of abstract. The fee for accompanying persons is 100 EURO, covering the guided tour and the conference dinner.
The deadline for payment of the MCQT'10 conference is May 1, 2010. After this date the conference fee will be 440 EURO for participants and 110 EURO for accompanying persons.
Registration cancellations must be notified no later than May 28, 2010, for total refund. After this date a charge of 20% will be retained.
The methods of payment are bank transfer or credit card.
A. BANK TRANSFER PAYMENT
Please address your payment to:
Bank: CAJA MADRID
SWIFT number: CAHMESMMXXX
Bank address: Donoso Cortes 80, Madrid
Participants are strongly requested to fax a copy of their bank transfer to:
Jesus R. Artalejo
Department of Statistics and O.R.
Please, make sure that your bank arranges the transfer free of charges to the beneficiary. This means that any charge originated at the bank sender must be covered by the participant.
B. CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
We may accept Visa and Mastercard. Please, send an authorization by email (email@example.com) or by fax (+34-913944606) to charge the registration fee amount. Please note that credit card payment has a charge of 1.5%. The following data should be specified:
Credit card type
Credit card no. (16 digits)
Expiration date (month/year)
Amount to be charged
We have booked a limited number of rooms at a special rate for the conference participants and their accompanying persons at the Hotel San Juan de Los Reyes (conference venue), Hotel Pintor El Greco and Hotel Casona de la Reyna.
To ensure your accommodation reservation, you are strongly advised to reserve your room as soon as possible by filling the following booking form:
Hotel booking form (click here)
Please, send the hotel booking form to the contact person: Judith de la Cruz, firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO REACH TOLEDO AND THE CONFERENCE VENUE
The conference will be held at the Hotel San Juan de Los Reyes in Toledo. After your arrival to Madrid (Barajas airport), we recommend you to take the Metro from Aeropuerto stations to Atocha Renfe station. There, you may take the high speed AVE train to Toledo. Detailed instructions are given below.
Map of Toledo (click here)
Map of Madrid (click here)
WHAT TO DO AT YOUR ARRIVAL TO BARAJAS AIRPORT
It depends on your choice (AVE train, bus, taxi, car) to travel to Toledo. In any case, our recommended options to the downtown are the Metro and the taxi. The line 8 of Metro (stations Aeropuerto T4 or Aeropuerto T1 T2 T3) connects the airport with the city. The Metro runs from 6.00 and the last train departs from the head of each line at 1.30. The bus numbers 200 (terminals 1 and 2) and 204 (terminal 4) connect the airport with Avenida de America station. Of course, you can also reach the city by taxi. Taxi fare from Barajas airport to the downtown should be around 30 Euros.
Madrid Barajas airport (click here)
HOW TO TRAVEL FROM MADRID TO TOLEDO
By AVE train (recommended option)
Take the line 8 of Metro at Barajas airport (stations Aeropuerto T4 or Aeropuerto T1 T2 T3) up to Nuevos Ministerios station. Then, transfer to Metro line 10 to Tribunal station. There, you may transfer to Metro line 1 up to Atocha Renfe station. The estimation for this Metro journey is 75 minutes. Price is 1 Euro (single ticket) plus 1 additional Euro charged at Barajas airport when passengers are entering the Metro network.
Map of Madrid Metro (click here)
At Atocha Renfe you should follow directions to AVE train station (5 minutes walk). Reaching Toledo by the AVE high speed train takes 30 minutes. Tickets can be bought either at the AVE train station or online. The price is 9,45 Euros. The AVE train runs from 6.50 until 21.50. For further information regarding the departure times (every one or two hours) and the online booking procedure, please consult the Renfe website
The company Continental-Auto provides services from 6.00 to 23.00. To reach the bus station from Barajas airport, you may take Metro line 8 up to Nuevos Ministerios station and then transfer to Metro line 6 up to Plaza Eliptica station. The trip to Toledo takes 50 minutes and its cost is around 5 Euros.
More information at http://www.alsa.es/portal/site/Alsa (Alsa Continental)
The price of a taxi from Barajas airport to Toledo should be around 120 Euros. If you take this option, please ask in advance the taxi driver for the final price of the trip.
The distance is about 70 kilometres and it will take about 1 hour from Barajas airport. At the airport, you may find major international rental car companies (Avis, Europcar, Hertz).
WHAT TO DO AT YOUR ARRIVAL TO TOLEDO
The price of a taxi from the train and bus station in Toledo to the Hotel San Juan de Los Reyes (conference venue) is about 8 Euros. Alternatively, if you reach Toledo by bus, you may take bus line 12 from Toledo bus station to the conference venue.
Toledo - The City of the Three Cultures - is an impressive city that has one of the biggest historical centers of Europe. It is located about 70 kilometres south of the capital Madrid. Toledo was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1986. We invite you to discover this wonderful historical site.
Madrid, the capital of Spain, is located in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula and has excellent air connections to and from most leading world cities. A detailed information about major museums and galleries, tourism in the city of Madrid and Surroundings and useful links to interesting websites (art, transport, accommodation, etc.) is available from the web address
A selection of interesting websites is as follows:
MCQT'10 SOCIAL PROGRAMME
The social programme of the conference is open both to the participants and their accompanying registered persons. It will include a Toledo Guided Tour and the Conference Dinner.
The Toledo Guided Tour is tentatively scheduled for June 29 (Tuesday). The tour will include the guided visit to some of the most emblematic monuments in Toledo: Cathedral, Church of Saint John of the Kings, Synagogue of Saint Mary the White. Due to changes beyond our control, this programme could suffer slight variants.
The Conference Dinner will be held on June 30 (Wednesday) in El Casón de Los López de Toledo:
El Casón de Los López
Sillería 3, Toledo
MCQT'10 CONTACT ADDRESS
Questions can be directed to:
Jesús R. Artalejo
Department of Statistics and O.R.
Faculty of Mathematics
Complutense University of Madrid
28040 Madrid, Spain