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[PVS] QAPL 2009 Call for Papers



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Second CALL FOR PAPERS Seventh Workshop on Quantitative Aspects of Programming
Languages (QAPL 2009) Affiliated with ETAPS 2009 March 28-29, 2009, York, UK
http://wwwtcs.inf.tu-dresden.de/ALGI/qapl09/
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SCOPE:

Quantitative aspects of computation are important and sometimes essential in
characterising the behavior 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:

  *  Vincent Danos, Universite Paris Diderot - Paris 7, France.
  *  Jane Hillston, University of Edinburgh, UK.

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 in PDF format and use the ENTCS style files.
Submissions can be made on the following website: 
www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qapl09
The program co-chairs can be contacted at: 
qapl09chairs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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.
Negotiations are ongoing about publishing the proceedings in Elsevier's ENTCS.
Publication of a selection of the papers in a special issue of a journal is
under consideration.


For regular papers:
Submission (title + abstract): December 18, 2008
Submission (regular paper): December 20, 2008
Notification: January 28, 2009
Final version (ETAPS proceedings): February 2, 2009
Final version (ENTCS proceedings): TBA

For presentations:
Submission: January 28, 2009.
Notification: January 31, 2009.


ORGANIZATION:

PC Chairs:

  * Alessandra Di Pierro, University of Verona, Italy
  * Christel Baier, University of Dresden, Germany.


Program Committee:

    * Alessandro Aldini, University of Urbino, Italy
    * Christel Baier, University of Dresden, Germany
    * Nathalie Bertrand, IRISA/INRIA Rennes, France
    * Patricia Bouyer, Oxford University, UK
    * Jeremy Bradley, Imperial College London, 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
    * Cosimo Laneve, University of Bologna, Italy
    * Mieke Massink, NR-ISTI Pisa, Italy
    * Paulo Mateus, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
    * Annabelle McIver, Maquarie University, Australia
    * Gethin Norman, Oxford University, UK
    * Jeremy Sproston, University of Torino, Italy
    * Franck van Breugel, York University, Toronto, Canada
    * Herbert Wiklicky, Imperial College London, UK