[ecoop-info] QAPL 2014 call for papers

Luca Bortolussi luca at dmi.units.it
Wed Sep 4 18:58:46 CEST 2013

                      [Apologies for multiple copies]

Twelfth Workshop on Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages and Systems 
(QAPL 2014)
Affiliated with ETAPS 2014 April 12 - 13, 2014, Grenoble, France


Quantitative aspects of computation are important and sometimes essential in
characterising the behaviour and determining the properties of systems. They
are related to the use of physical quantities (storage space, time, bandwidth,
etc.) as well as mathematical quantities (e.g. probability and measures for
reliability, security and trust). Such quantities play a central role in
defining both the model of systems (architecture, language design, semantics)
and the methodologies and tools for the analysis and verification of system
properties. The aim of this workshop is to discuss the explicit use of
quantitative information such as time and probabilities either directly in the
model or as a tool for the analysis of systems.

In particular, the workshop focuses on:

  * the design of probabilistic, real-time, quantum languages and the
    definition of semantical models for such languages

  * the discussion of methodologies for the quantitative analysis of 
    systems, for instance probabilistic and timing properties (e.g. 
    security, safety, schedulability) and other quantifiable properties 
    such as reliability (for hardware components), trustworthiness 
    (in information security) and resource usage (e.g., worst-case 
    memory/stack/cache requirements);

  * the probabilistic analysis of systems which do not explicitly incorporate
    quantitative aspects (e.g. performance, reliability and risk analysis)

  * applications to safety-critical systems, communication protocols, control
    systems, asynchronous hardware, and to any other domain involving
    quantitative issues


Topics include (but are not limited to) probabilistic, timing and general
quantitative aspects in: Language design, Information systems, Asynchronous HW
analysis, Language extension, Multi-tasking systems, Automated reasoning,
Language expressiveness, Logic, Verification, Quantum languages, Semantics,
Testing, Time-critical systems, Performance analysis, Safety, Embedded systems,
Program analysis, Risk and hazard analysis, Coordination models, Protocol
analysis, Scheduling theory, Distributed systems, Model-checking, Security,
Biological systems, Cyber-physical systems, Concurrent systems, and Resource analysis.


  * Stephen Gilmore, University of Edinburgh, UK 
  * Oded Maler, Verimag, France 
  * Nicolas Markey, LSV, CNRS and ENS Cachan, France 
  * Enrico Vicario, University of Firenze, Italy 


In order to encourage participation and discussion, this workshop solicits two
types of submissions - regular papers and presentation reports:

  1. Regular paper submissions must be original work, and must not have been
     previously published, nor be under consideration for publication 
     elsewhere. Regular paper submission must not exceed 15 pages, possibly
     followed by a clearly marked appendix which will be removed for the 
     proceedings and contains technical material for the reviewers.

  2. Presentation reports concern recent or ongoing work on relevant topics and
     ideas, for timely discussion and feedback at the workshop. There is no
     restriction as for previous/future publication of the contents of a
     presentation. Typically, a presentation is based on a paper which recently
     appeared (or which is going to appear) in the proceedings of another
     recognized conference, or which has not yet been submitted. The (extended)
     abstract of presentation submissions should not exceed 4 pages.

All submissions must be in PDF format and use the EPTCS latex style, see 
http://style.eptcs.org/. Submissions can be made on the following website: 


The workshop PC will review all regular paper submissions to select 
appropriate ones, ones for acceptance in each category, based on their 
relevance, merit,  originality, and technical content. Presentation reports
will receive a light weight review to establish their relevance for the 
workshop. The authors of accepted submissions of both types are expected
to present and discuss their work at the workshop. Accepted regular papers
will be published in the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer
Science (EPTCS). A special issue concerning the QAPL editions of 2011 and 
2012 is in preparation and a further special issues related to the QAPL 
editions of 2013 and 2014  will be considered.


For regular papers:

    Abstract (optional): December 24, 2013
    Submission (regular paper): December 31, 2013
    Notification: February 7, 2014
    Final version (ETAPS proceedings): February 14, 2014
    Workshop: March 23 - 24, 2013
    Final version (EPTCS post proceedings): TBA

For presentation reports:

    Submission:   February 5, 2014
    Notification: February 7, 2014

PC Chairs:

    * Nathalie Bertrand, INRIA Rennes, France
    * Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste, Italy

Program Committee:

    * Alessandro Aldini, University of Urbino, Italy
    * Christel Baier, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
    * Ezio Bartocci, TU Wien, Austria
    * Marco Bernardo, University of Urbino, Italy
    * Nathalie Bertrand, INRIA Rennes, France
    * Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste, Italy
    * Tomas Brazdil, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
    * Krishnendu Chatterjee, IST Vienna, Austria
    * Kostas Chatzikokolakis, CNRS, France
    * Taolue Chen, Oxford University, UK
    * Pedro D'Argenio, University of Cordoba, Argentina
    * Thao Dang, Verimag, France
    * Josee Desharnais, Universite Laval, Canada
    * Alessandra Di Pierro, University of Verona, Italy
    * Vashti Galpin, University of Edinburgh, UK
    * Tingting Han, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
    * Holger Hermanns, Saarland University, Germany
    * Radu Mardare, Aalborg University, Denmark
    * Mieke Massink, CNR-ISTI, Pisa, Italy
    * Paolo Mateus, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
    * Gethin Norman, University of Glasgow, UK
    * David Parker, University of Birmingham, UK
    * Anne Remke, University of Twente, the Netherlands
    * Arnaud Sangnier, LIAFA, University Paris VII, France
    * Jeremy Sproston, University of Torino, Italy
    * Marielle Stoelinga, University of Twente, Netherlands
    * Mirco Tribastone, LMU Munich, Germany
    * Herbert Wiklicky, Imperial College London, UK
    * Verena Wolf, Saarland University, Germany


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