QEST 2021 : International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems

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Conference Information

Submission Deadline Thursday 08 Apr 2021 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates Aug 23, 2021 - Aug 27, 2021
Conference Address Paris, France
Conference & Submission Link https://www.qest.org/qest2021
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Conference Ranking & Metrics (This is a TOP Conference)

Impact Score 2.15
#Contributing Top Scientists 16
#Papers published by Top Scientists 23
Google Scholar H5-index 13
Number of Editions: 17
Guide2Research Overall Ranking: 451
Category Rankings
Software Engineering & Programming 111
Proceedings https://link.springer.com/conference/qest

Conference Call for Papers

QEST 2021 Early CfP




Important Dates

Abstract Submission: April 8th, 2021

Paper Submission: April 15th, 2021

Notification: June 7th, 2021

Conference: August 23rd-27th, 2021



Scope and Topics


The International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems

(QEST) is the leading forum on quantitative evaluation and

verification of computer systems and networks. QEST 2021 is the 18th

conference in the series.

Scientific areas of interest include:

– quantitative specification methods.

– stochastic and non-deterministic models and metrics for performance,

reliability, safety, correctness, and security.

– new algorithms for the analysis or simulation of stochastic,

probabilistic and non-deterministic models.

– (as a recent emphasis) application of data-driven, machine learning

techniques for the quantitative evaluation and verification of

systems, in particular for safety-critical applications (learning

for safety, as well as safe learning).

– 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. QEST will set up a repeatability evaluation process

(details below).

QEST is open to both theoretical, experimental and applicative

research. The conference welcomes a diversity of modelling formalisms,

programming languages and methodologies that incorporate quantitative

aspects such as probabilities, temporal properties, rewards and forms

of non-determinism. Papers may advance empirical, simulation and

analytic methods, and industrially-relevant case studies.

In QEST21, we plan to organize a special session under the topic

“modelling and analysis in biology”, comprising topics such as

epidemiological systems, systems biology, biological networks, and

computational biology. Contributions in this area are particularly





QEST 2021 considers three types of papers (authors will be able to

specify the type of the contribution at the submission):

– THEORETICAL/METHODOLOGICAL: to advance the understanding on a topic

or issue, or to describe the development and proposal of new

analysis processes and techniques.

– APPLICATION: to describe a novel application and compare it with

previous results.

– TOOL: to develop new tools and the formalisms they support, with a

focus on the software architecture and practical implementation and

use. Tools will be made available to the reviewers.

Paper submission can be REGULAR and SHORT: regular papers must not

exceed 16 pages, excluding references, plus 4 pages for the appendix

containing supporting material. Short papers should preferably be

limited to 8 pages, also excluding references.

All submitted papers must be unpublished and not be submitted for

publication elsewhere. Papers should be submitted electronically using

EasyChair [2]. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in

their papers. Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines

[0] and use Springer’s LaTeX templates [1] for the preparation of

their papers.




All accepted papers will be presented and discussed at the conference

by one of the authors. The QEST 2021 proceedings will be published in

the Springer LNCS series and indexed by ISI Web of Science, Scopus,

ACM Digital Library, dblp, Google Scholar.

All submitted papers will be evaluated by at least three reviewers on

the basis of their originality, technical quality, scientific or

practical contribution to the state of the art, methodology, clarity,

and adequacy of references.


Repeatability Evaluation


Authors of tool papers (both regular and short) are encouraged to make

their tools (source code) and input data available to reviewers;

reproducibility of results will be taken into account during the

evaluation process, and the conference will include the possibility of

a demo session for interaction with the authors. Authors should

present use cases, distinctive features, and computational/memory

requirements through motivating examples. We expect authors of tool

papers (regular and short) to provide instructions detailing the steps

which need to be taken to reproduce the results presented in the tool

papers to ensure reproducibility.

RE is optional (but recommended) also for other submissions

(theoretical/methodological or application submissions). Successfully

evaluated papers will receive a specific tag in the proceedings.


Special Issue


A selection of the best full papers will be invited to submit an

extended version of their work to a special issue in the ACM

Transactions on Modelling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS) [3].

(Further details will be provided on the website.)

[0] ftp://ftp.springernature.com/cs-proceeding/svproc/guidelines/Springer_Guidelines_for_Authors_of_Proceedings.pdf

[1] ftp://ftp.springernature.com/cs-proceeding/llncs/llncs2e.zip

[2] https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=qest2021

[3] https://dl.acm.org/journal/tomacs


Organising committee


General Chair (QONFEST):

Benoit Barbot (Université Paris-Est Créteil. FR)

Program Chairs:

Alessandro Abate (Oxford University, UK)

Andrea Marin (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, IT)

Repeatability Evaluation Chair:

David Safranek (Masaryk University, CZ)

Publicity Chair:

Marco Paolieri (University of Southern California, USA)

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