CfP - QAPL'19 - Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages and Systems

by Herbert Wiklicky, Jan. 11, 2019

QAPL'19 - Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages and Systems
Affiliated with ETAPS 2019 Prague, Czech Republic, 6+7 April 2019

The scope of the QAPL workshop is to discuss new developments on the quantitative evaluation of systems, with an emphasis on quantitative aspects of computation, broadly construed.

For extended abstracts (5-6 pages):
Submission: 10 February 2019 (AoE)
Notification: 27 February 2019
For presentation reports (3 pages):
Submission: 25 February 2019 (AoE)
Notification: 28 February 2019

We solicit papers on theory, engineering methodologies, tools, case

studies, and experience reports where quantitative properties such as

bandwidth, cost, energy, memory, performance, probability,

reliability, security, and time are first-class citizens.


Topics of interest include (but are by no means not limited to):

* The design of probabilistic, deterministic, hybrid, real-time, and

  quantum languages, and the definition of their semantical models.

* Quantitative analysis techniques such as simulation, numerical

  solution, symbolic approaches, optimisation methods.

* Specification of quantitative properties such as probabilistic

  model checking and reward structures as well as verification and/or

  synthesis of systems in relation to quantitative aspects.

* Methodologies and frameworks for the engineering of systems based

  on quantitative information, such as reliability engineering and

  software performance engineering.

* Software tools to support the quantitative specification, analysis,

  verification, and synthesis of systems.

* Case studies and applications, for instance about coordination

  models, cyber-physical systems, security, self-adaptive systems,

  smart grids, systems of systems as well as natural/physical domains

  such as chemistry and systems biology.


In order to encourage participation and discussion, this workshop

solicits two types of submissions - extended abstracts and presentations:

1. Extended Abstracts: 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 6

  pages (excluding the bibliography), additional technical material,

  proofs etc. can be provided in a clearly marked appendix which will

  be read by reviewers at their discretion. Regular papers will be

  reviewed by the PC.

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 recognised

  conference, or which has not yet been submitted. The (extended)

  abstract of presentation submissions should not exceed 3

  pages. Presentation reports will be selected by the PC Chairs (based

  on the availability of presentation time).

All submissions must be in PDF format and use the EPTCS LaTeX style,

see Submissions can be made on the following


The workshop PC will review all regular paper submissions 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 accepted submissions

of both types are expected to present and discuss their work at the

workshop. Accepted regular papers (allowing for minor corrections) will 

be published electronically in the pre-proceedings available during 

the workshop and (extended versions of up to 12-15 pages) after the 

workshop and a second review round in the Electronic Proceedings in 

Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS) as post-proceedings. 


For extended abstracts:

  Submission:   10 February 2019 (AoE)

  Notification: 27 February 2019

  Corrections (pre-proceedings): 28 February 2019 (AoE)

  Final extended versions (EPTCS proceedings): 7 May 2019

For presentation reports:

  Submission:   25 February 2019 (AoE)

  Notification: 28 February 2019


Alessandro Aldini, University of Urbino, Italy

Herbert Wiklicky, Imperial College London, UK