[TYPES/announce] QAPL 2011 Call For Presentation reports/Abstracts

Gethin Norman Gethin.Norman at glasgow.ac.uk
Fri Jan 7 09:45:34 EST 2011

[Apologies for multiple copies]

Ninth Workshop on Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages (QAPL 2011)
Affiliated with ETAPS 2011 April 1-2, 2011, Saarbrucken, Germany


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 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.


* Prakash Panangaden, McGill University, Canada.
* Erik de Vink, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, the Netherlands.


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.

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 reports will receive a light weight review to establish their relevance
for the workshop. The authors are expected to present and discuss their
 work at the workshop. Publication of a selection of the papers in a special
issue of a journal is under consideration.


* Submission: January 24, 2011
* Notification: January 26, 2011


PC Chairs:

    * Mieke Massink, CNR-ISTI, Pisa, 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, 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
    * Jeremy Sproston, University of Torino, Italy
    * Herbert Wiklicky, Imperial College London, UK
    * Verena Wolf, Saarland University, Germany

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

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