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[PVS] QAPL 2010 - final call for papers



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                               FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS  Eighth Workshop on 
Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages (QAPL 2010)
       Affiliated with ETAPS 2010 March 27-28, 2010, Paphos, Cyprus
                       http://qav.comlab.ox.ac.uk/qapl10/
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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, and Resource analysis.

INVITED SPEAKER:

   *  German Puebla, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
   *  To be confirmed

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 EPTCS latex style, see 
http://style.eptcs.org/. Submissions can be made on the following website:
     http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qapl10

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 the Electronic Proceedings in
Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS). Publication of a selection of the 
papers
in a special issue of a journal is under consideration.

For regular papers:
     Submission (regular paper): December 21, 2009
     Notification: January 25, 2010
     Final version (ETAPS proceedings): February 15, 2010
     Final version (EPTCS proceedings): TBA

For presentations:
     Submission: February 1, 2010
     Notification: February 3, 2010

NEWS:

The 10th International Summer School on Formal Methods for the Design of 
Computer,
Communication and Software Systemsis will be held in collaboration with 
the organizers
of QAPL and covers probabilistic and timed models, model checking, 
static analysis, quantum computing, real-time and embedded systems, and 
security.
See http://www.sti.uniurb.it/events/sfm10qapl/ for further details.

ORGANIZATION:

PC Chairs:

     * Alessandra Di Pierro, University of Verona, Italy
     * Gethin Norman, University of Glasgow, UK

Program Committee:

     * Alessandro Aldini, University of Urbino, Italy
     * Christel Baier, University of Dresden, Germany
     * Marco Bernardo, University of Urbino, Italy
     * Nathalie Bertrand, IRISA/INRIA Rennes, France
     * Patricia Bouyer, Oxford University, UK
     * Jeremy Bradley, Imperial College London, UK
     * Tomas Brazdil, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
     * Frank van Breugel, York University, Canada
     * Antonio Cerone, UNU-IIST, Macao
     * Kostas Chatzikokolakis, University of Eindohoven, NL
     * Josee Desharnais, University of Laval, Canada
     * Alessandra Di Pierro, University of Verona, Italy
     * Susanne Graf, Verimag, France
     * Marcus Groesser, Technical University Dresden, Germany
     * Mieke Massink, NR-ISTI Pisa, Italy
     * Paulo Mateus, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
     * Annabelle McIver, Maquarie University, Australia
     * Gethin Norman, University of Glasgow, UK
     * David Parker, University of Oxford, UK
     * Jeremy Sproston, University of Torino, Italy
     * Herbert Wiklicky, Imperial College London, UK
     * Verena Wolf, Saarland University, Germany