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[PVS] QAPL 2008 Call for Presentations



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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS Sixth Workshop on Quantitative Aspects of Programming 
Languages (QAPL 2008) Affiliated with ETAPS 2008 March 29-30, 2008, Budapest,
Hungary 
http://wwwtcs.inf.tu-dresden.de/ALGI/qapl08/
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SCOPE:

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 analysis of probabilistic and timing
    properties (e.g. security, safety, schedulability) and of 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:

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, Concurrent systems, ...


INVITED SPEAKER:

    * Simon Gay, University of Glasgow, UK
    * Jean-Francois Raskin, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium


SUBMISSIONS:

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

   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. A presentation reports on 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 as PDF and use to the ENTCS style files. Submissions can
be made on the following website: www.easychair.org/QAPL2008. The program
co-chairs can be contacted at qapl08chairs@tcs.inf.tu-dresden.de. The workshop
PC will review all submissions of both types to select appropriate ones for
acceptance in each category, based on their relevance, merit, originality, and
technical content. The authors of the accepted submissions of both types are
expected to present and discuss their work at the workshop. Accepted regular
papers will be published in Elsevier's ENTCS. Publication of a selection of the
papers in a special issue of a journal is under consideration.


IMPORTANT DATES:

Submission (regular paper): CLOSED
Notification (regular paper): January 28, 2008.
Submission (presentation): January 28, 2008.
Notification (presentation): January 31, 2008.


ORGANIZATION:

PC Chairs:

  * Alessandro Aldini, University of Urbino, Italy.
  * Christel Baier, University of Dresden, Germany.

Program Committee:

  * Rajeev Alur, University of Pennsylvania, US
  * Nathalie Bertrand, IRISA/INRIA Rennes, France
  * Patricia Bouyer, Oxford University, UK
  * Tomas Brazdil, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  * Flavio Corradini, University of Camerino, Italy
  * Josee Desharnais, University of Laval, Canada
  * Alessandra Di Pierro, University of Verona, Italy
  * Maurizio Gabbrielli, University of Bologna, Italy
  * Marcus Groesser, Technical University Dresden, Germany
  * Marta Kwiatkowska, University of Oxford, UK
  * Mieke Massink, NR-ISTI Pisa, Italy
  * Paulo Mateus, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
  * Annabelle McIver, Maquarie University, Australia
  * Prakash Panangaden, McGill University, Canada
  * Paul Petersson, Malardalen University, Sweden
  * Jeremy Sproston, University of Torino, Italy
  * Franck van Breugel, York University, Toronto, Canada
  * Herbert Wiklicky, Imperial College London, UK