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                               FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS 
Tenth Workshop on Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages (QAPL 2012)
      Affiliated with ETAPS 2012 March 31 - April 1, 2012, Tallinn, Estonia
                 http://www1.isti.cnr.it/~Massink/EVENTS/QAPL2012/
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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 SPEAKERS:

  * Jeremy Bradley, Imperial College London, U.K.
    Topic: To be announced

  * Boris Koepf, Politechnical University of Madrid/IMDEA Software, Spain
    Topic: Information Security

  * Kim G. Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
    Topic: Statistical Model Checking

SUBMISSIONS:

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: 

    http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qapl12

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 in the TCS journal for the QAPL 2010 workshop 
is about to appear. A further journal special issue with selected papers from 
QAPL 2011 and QAPL 2012 is planned.

IMPORTANT DATES:

For regular papers:

    Abstract (optional): December 17, 2012
    Submission (regular paper): December 20, 2012
    Notification: January 20, 2012
    Final version (ETAPS proceedings): February 5, 2012
    Workshop: March 31 - April 1, 2012
    Final version (EPTCS post proceedings): TBA

For presentation reports:

    Submission: January 23, 2012
    Notification: January 25, 2012

ORGANIZATION:

PC Chairs:

    * Mieke Massink, CNR-ISTI, Pisa, Italy
    * Herbert Wiklicky, Imperial College London, UK

Program Committee:

    * Alessandro Aldini, University of Urbino, Italy
    * Christel Baier, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
    * Marco Bernardo, University of Urbino, Italy
    * Nathalie Bertrand, IRISA/INRIA Rennes, France
    * Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste, Italy
    * Jeremy Bradley, Imperial College London, UK
    * Tomas Brazdil, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
    * Antonio Cerone, UNU-IIST, Macao
    * Kostas Chatzikokolakis, CNRS, France
    * Josee Desharnais, Laval University, Canada
    * Alessandra Di Pierro, University of Verona, Italy
    * Mieke Massink, CNR-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
    * Anne Remke, University of Twente, the Netherlands
    * Jeremy Sproston, University of Torino, Italy
    * Herbert Wiklicky, Imperial College London, UK
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