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. This includes work on the combination of quantitative evaluation and verification with machine learning techniques. 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, security 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.
17 March 2017
|Paper submission (strict):||
24 March 2017
(anywhere on earth)
|Author notification:||7 June 2017|
|Final version due:||29 June 2017|
|Conference:||5-7 September 2017|
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.
All accepted papers (including tool demonstrations) must be presented at the conference by one of the authors. The QEST 2017 proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS Series and indexed by ISI Web of Science, Scopus, ACM Digital Library, dblp, Google Scholar.