Special Issue of Theoretical Computer Science
Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages and Systems

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). Papers are welcome which are revised versions of the works submitted to and presented at the QAPL 2010 Workshop, Paphos, Cyprus, March 27-28.

We will also welcome submissions of papers not presented at QAPL 2010, provided they fall into the scope of the call and contain a clear and novel contribution to the field.


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:


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 Resource analysis


Papers should be 20-25 pages long, including appendices, and should be formatted according to Elsevier's elsart document style used for articles in the Journal of Theoretical Computer Science (see the Guide for Authors at http://ees.elsevier.com/tcs/).

Sumissions are through the Elsevier Editorial System for TCS located at http://ees.elsevier.com/tcs/default.asp.

To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, please make sure you select "Special Issue: QAPL-10 (Di Pier./Norman)" when choosing the article type.

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