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QAPL 2011 - Ninth Workshop on Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages (QAPL 2011)



VenueSaarbrucke, Germany Germany



Topics/Call fo Papers

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, Canada)

* to be confirmed


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. 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 Submissions can be made on the following website:

The workshop PC will review all regular paper submissions select appropriate
ones for acceptance, based on their relevance, merit, originality, and technical
content. Presentation reports will receive a lightweight review to establish their
relevance for the workshop. The authors of the accepted submissions of both
type 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 17, 2010

Notification: January 21, 2011

Final version (ETAPS proceedings): February 4, 2011

Final version (EPTCS proceedings): TBA

For presentation reports:

Submission: January 24, 2011

Notification: January 26, 2011


PC Chairs:

* Mieke Massink, CNR-ISTI, Pisa, Italy

* Gethin Norman, University of Glasgow, UK

Program Committee (to be completed):

* 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

* 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

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