Tenth Workshop on Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages QAPL 2012
March 31 - April 1, 2012
We are happy to announce that the EPTCS proceedings of the QAPL 2012 workshop have been published as volume 85. The proceedings can be found here.
We invite the submission of papers on Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages and Systems for
publication in a special issue of the Journal of Theoretical Computer Science (TCS). For further details see here.
The Final Programme is now available from this web-site and it includes links to the abstracts of presentation-only papers and invited presentations.
Submission to the QAPL 2012 workshop is closed, but submission to the TCS special issue is open (see point above).
We are happy to announce that the special issue of the journal on Theoretical Computer Science for the 2010 QAPL workshop has appeared as TCS Volume 413, Issue 1, 6 January 2012.
The first edition of the workshop on Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages,
was held in Florence, Italy as a satellite event to the ACM conference on Principles,
Logics, and Implementations of High-level Programming Languages,
Since its second edition,
in Barcelona, Spain, the
have become a yearly satellite event with
The proceedings of all QAPL workshops between 2001 and 2009 appeared
in the Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science
For 2010 and 2011 the proceedings appeared in the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS).
Based on the QAPL 2004 and QAPL 2006 events, two special issues of the journal
Theoretical Computer Science
were published as
respectively. A special issue of TCS for the 2010 workshop is about to appear as Volume 413, Issue 1, 6 January 2012, (see here for further details.) and a further special issue concerning the QAPL editions of 2011 and 2012 is planned.
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
- 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
- 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:
||Asynchronous HW analysis
||Risk and hazard analysis
- Jeremy Bradley, Imperial College London, U.K.
Title: Mean field and fluid approaches to Markov chain analysis
- Boris Köpf,
IMDEA Software Institute, Madrid, Spain
Title: Quantifying Side-Channels in RSA and AES
- Kim G. Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Title: Statistical Model Checking for Priced Timed Automata
In order to encourage participation and discussion, this workshop solicits
two types of submissions - regular papers and presentations:
- Regular paper submissions must be original work,
and must not have been previously published,
nor be under consideration for publication
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.
- 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 style files.
Submissions can be made through the
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: Submissions are closed!
- Abstract (now mandatory): December 22, 2011 23:59 GMT (was December 17, 2011)
- Submission: December 27, 2011 23:59 GMT (was December 20, 2011)
- Notification: January 20, 2012
- Final version (ETAPS proceedings): Sunday, February 05, 2012
- Final version (EPTCS proceedings): TBA
For presentation reports: Submissions are closed!
- Submission: January 23, 2012
- Notification: January 25, 2012
- 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, Oxford University, UK
- Anne Remke, University of Twente, the Netherlands
- Jeremy Sproston, University of Turin, Italy
- Herbert Wiklicky, Imperial College London, UK