[TYPES/announce] QAPL 2013 - second call for papers [New: Invited talks]

Herbert Wiklicky herbert at doc.ic.ac.uk
Tue Nov 20 11:33:45 EST 2012

[Apologies for multiple copies]


Eleventh Workshop on Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages (QAPL 2013)
Affiliated with ETAPS 2013 March 23 - 24, 2013, Rome, Italy
qapl2013 at units.it

[New: Titles for invited talks]


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,
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,
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 quantitative analysis of
    systems, for instance probabilistic and timing properties (e.g.
     security, safety, schedulability) and 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
Program analysis, Risk and hazard analysis, Coordination models, Protocol
analysis, Scheduling theory, Distributed systems, Model-checking, Security,
Biological systems, Cyber-physical systems, Concurrent systems, and
Resource analysis.


  * Alessandra Di Pierro, University of Verona, Italy
    Probabilistic static analysis and security trade-offs
  * Paolo Zuliani, University of Newcastle, UK
    Statistical Model Checking for Cyber-Physical Systems

Other invited speakers will be shared with MLQA


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
     appeared (or which is going to appear) in the proceedings of another
     recognized conference, or which has not yet been submitted. The
     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:


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 concerning the QAPL editions of 2011 and
2012 is in preparation and a further special issues related to the QAPL
editions of 2013 and 2014  will be considered.


For regular papers:

    Abstract (optional): December 16, 2012
    Submission (regular paper): December 20, 2012
    Notification: January 20, 2013
    Final version (ETAPS proceedings): February 3, 2013
    Workshop: March 23-24, 2013
    Final version (EPTCS post proceedings): TBA

For presentation reports:

    Submission: January 23, 2013
    Notification: January 25, 2013


PC Chairs:

    * Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste, Italy
    * Herbert Wiklicky, Imperial College London, UK

Program Committee:

    * Alessandro Aldini, University of Urbino, Italy
    * Christel Baier, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
    * Ezio Bartocci, TU Wien, Austria
    * Marco Bernardo, University of Urbino, Italy
    * Nathalie Bertrand, INRIA Rennes, France
    * Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste, Italy
    * Tomas Brazdil, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
    * Kostas Chatzikokolakis, CNRS, France
    * Pedro D'Argenio, University of Cordoba, Argentina
    * Alessandra Di Pierro, University of Verona, Italy
    * Vashti Galpin, University of Edinburgh, UK
    * Joost-Pieter Katoen, RWTH Aachen, Germany
    * Richard Hayden, Imperial College London, UK
    * Holger Hermanns, University of Saarland, Germany
    * Mieke Massink, CNR-ISTI, Pisa, Italy
    * Annabelle McIver, Maquarie University, Australia
    * Gethin Norman, University of Glasgow, UK
    * David Parker, University of Birmingham, UK
    * Anne Remke, University of Twente, the Netherlands
    * Jeremy Sproston, University of Torino, Italy
    * Mirco Tribastone, LMU Munich, Germany
    * Franck Van Breugel, York University, Canada
    * Herbert Wiklicky, Imperial College London, UK
    * Verena Wolf, University of Saarland, Germany

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