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11th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST 2014)

QEST 2014 will be held in Florence, Italy
at the Auditorium al Duomo, September 8-10, 2014.

Co-located with FORMATS 2014, SAFECOMP 2014, EPEW 2014, FMICS 2014.
For information on all the conferences, check the co-location event FLORENCE 2014.

Firenze. View of the city.

General Chair: Enrico Vicario (University of Florence, IT)
PC co-chairs: Gethin Norman (University of Glasgow, GB)
William H. Sanders (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US)
Tools Chair: David Parker (University of Birmingham, GB)
Publicity and Publications Chair: Marco Paolieri (University of Florence, IT)
Local Organization: Laura Carnevali (University of Florence, IT)

The International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems (QEST) is the leading forum on evaluation and verification of computer systems and networks, through stochastic models and measurements.

Performance metrics of interest include response time, reliability, availability, safety, security, survivability, correctness, timeliness, and efficiency. Areas of interest include modelling formalisms and methodologies, measurements, analytical and numerical evaluation, simulation and verification, and theory of probabilistic, concurrent and non-deterministic behaviour. Also of interest are case studies showing the role of quantitative evaluation in the design of systems including computer architectures, distributed and fault tolerant systems, communication systems, embedded systems, web-based systems, and safety-critical systems.

Moreover, tools for supporting the practical application of research results in all the above areas are of special interest for QEST and therefore tool papers are sought.

In short, QEST aims to create a sound methodological basis for assessing and designing trustworthy computing systems and networks.

Jun 2014
Online registration is open!

Jun 2014
Program announced

Jun 2014
Keynotes announced

May 2014
List of accepted papers

Apr 2014
New conference location, inside the historic city center!

Mar 2014
Submission deadline extended to March 21st

Nov 2014
Call for papers

Nov 2014
Website online

Organized by
University of Florence