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Call for Fast Abstracts (click here for a PDF version)
Fast Abstracts at QEST 2011 are short oral presentations, either on new ideas or work in progress, or opinion pieces that can address any issue relevant to the evaluation and verification of computer systems and networks, through stochastic models and measurements. Because they are brief and have a later deadline, Fast Abstracts enable their authors to:
  • Summarise work that is in progress
  • Put forward novel or challenging ideas
  • State positions on controversial issues
  • Suggest new approaches to the solution of open problems
Thus, they provide an excellent opportunity to introduce new work, or present radical opinions, and receive early feedback from the community. Contributions are particularly solicited from industrial practitioners and academics that may not have been able to prepare full papers due to time and work pressures, but nevertheless seek an opportunity to engage with the QEST community.
Submission Guidelines
Fast Abstracts should be at most two pages in length and must be formatted using standard two-column IEEE format. The submitted Fast Abstracts must be in .pdf format and completely ready for printing. Abstracts should be submitted electronically, as an e-mail attachment, to
qest11abstract at
Selection and Notification

Submissions will be selected primarily on the basis of relevance to QEST, but also on their capacity to stimulate and intrigue the reader. Accepted contributions will be collected in a technical report, and an author will deliver a short talk (ten minutes) in the Fast Abstracts track at the conference. Submission of a contribution to the track indicates agreement to have one author present the work, if accepted, at the conference.

The Fast Abstracts technical committee consists of Gianfranco Ciardo (University of California, Riverside), Aad van Moorsel (Newcastle University), David Parker (Oxford University), and Benny Van Houdt (University of Antwerp).

The presenter must complete a QEST 2011 registration with payment.
Important Dates
Fast Abstract deadline: Friday, 10 June 2011
Notification for Fast Abstract: Friday, 1 July 2011
Registration for Accepted Fast Abstract: before early registration deadline of QEST 2011
Conference Date: 5-8 September 2011
Jun 20, 2011
Registration is open.
Jun 10, 2011
Have a look a the accepted papers
Apr 22, 2011
PDF version of Call for Fast Abstracts online
Apr 15, 2011
Call for Fast Abstracts online
Mar 9, 2011
Submission deadlines extended by two weeks
Feb 1, 2011
Submission page open
Jan 2011
Web page updated, CfP online

Organized by

C. Palamidessi
A. Riska
General Chair
J-P Katoen