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Category Quantitative aspects of system security;Industrial strength techniques;Extended versions of the best papers will be considered for possible fast-track publication in the ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems

Deadline: December 27, 2017 | Date: September 04, 2018-September 07, 2018

Venue/Country: China

Updated: 2017-12-26 21:36:42 (GMT+9)

Call For Papers - CFP

Call for Papers of QEST 2018

15th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems

QEST 2018 will be held in Beijing, China

September 4-7, 2018

QEST 2018 as part of CONFESTA

is co-located with

CONCUR (Int. Conf. on Concurrency Theory),

FORMATS (Int. Conf. on Formal Modeling and Analysis of Timed Systems) and

SETTA (Symposium on Dependable Software Engineering).

Scope and Topics

The International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of

SysTems (QEST) is the leading forum on quantitative evaluation

and verification of computer systems and networks. Areas of

interest include quantitative specification methods, stochastic

and non-deterministic models and metrics for performance,

reliability, safety, correctness, and security. QEST is

interested in both theoretical and experimental research. QEST

welcomes a diversity of modelling formalisms, programming

languages and methodologies that incorporate quantitative aspects

such as probabilities, temporal properties and other forms of

non-determinism. Papers may advance empirical, simulation and

analytic methods. Of particular interest are case studies that

highlight the role of quantitative specification, modelling and

evaluation in the design of systems. Systems of interest include

computer hardware and software architectures, communication

systems, cyber-physical systems, infrastructural systems, and

biological systems. Papers that describe novel tools to support

the practical application of research results in all of the above

areas are also welcome.

Special Sessions

To encourage submissions of papers in frontier topics,

submissions in selected areas are encouraged. Paper submitted to

special sessions will be treated as regular submitted papers,

they will be peer reviewed, and subject to the same quality

requirements. A special session with accepted papers on the

selected topics will be organised during the conference. This

year selected topics are:

== Quantitative aspects of system security

Security of computer systems relies critically on the control of

confidential information. In recent years there has been great

interest in measuring various aspects of system behaviour that

can impact untoward release of secret information. There is a

general recognition that it is not possible to avoid all

information leaks and therefore it has become important to

determine whether a particular leak constitutes a serious breach.

We solicit papers on the topic of measurement of quantitative

aspects of system security. We are interested in new theoretical

perspectives on this problem as well as practicalities of

implementation and case studies show casing new techniques.

== Industrial strength techniques

We call for contributions on quantitative techniques focussing on

industrial applications. We are particularly interested in

techniques that have the potential to scale up or address

important safety, security, performance or reliability aspects of

industrial strength systems. We are interested both in new

techniques and experience reports of applying quantitative

analysis in an industrial setting.

Special Issue

Extended versions of the best papers will be considered for

possible fast-track publication in the ACM Transactions on

Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems


Important Dates

Abstract submission: 18 March 2018

Paper and tool submission: 25 March 2018

Author notification: 30 May 2018

Final version due: 22 June 2018

Conference: 4-7 September 2018


All accepted papers (including tool demonstrations) must be

presented at the conference by one of the authors. The QEST 2018

proceedings will be published in the Springer LNCS series and

indexed by ISI Web of Science, Scopus, ACM Digital Library, dblp,

Google Scholar. All submitted papers will be evaluated by at

least three reviewers on the basis of their originality,

technical quality, scientific or practical contribution to the

state of the art, methodology, clarity, and adequacy of

references. QEST considers five types of papers:

Theoretical: advance our understanding, apply to non-trivial

problems and be mathematically rigorous.

Methodological and technical: describe situations that

require the development and proposal of new analysis

processes and techniques.

Application: describes a novel application, and compares with

previous results.

Tools: should motivate the development of the new tools and

the formalisms they support, with a focus on the software

architecture and practical capabilities.

Tool demonstration: describe a relevant tool, as well as its

features, evaluation, or any other information that may

demonstrate the merits of the tool.

Submissions must be prepared in LaTeX, following Springer's LNCS

guidelines. Submitted papers should not exceed 16 pages (4 pages

for tool demonstrations). Papers must be unpublished and not be

submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors of tool papers (both

regular and demonstration) must make their tools and input data

available to reviewers; reproducibility of results will be taken

into account during the evaluation process, and the conference

will include a demo session. Authors should present use cases,

distinctive features, and computational/memory requirements

through motivating examples. Theoretical background need not be

presented in tool demonstration papers; substantial improvements

are required for existing tools.

Papers should be submitted electronically using the EasyChair

online submission system.

All accepted papers (including tool demonstrations) must be

presented at the conference by one of the authors.

Keywords: Accepted papers list. Acceptance Rate. EI Compendex. Engineering Index. ISTP index. ISI index. Impact Factor.
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