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.
- 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.
|Abstract submission:||18 March 2018|
|Paper submission:||25 March 2018
(anywhere on earth)
|Author notification:||30 May 2018|
|Final version due:||22 June 2018|
|Conference:||4-7 September 2018|
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.
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.