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Welcome to VECoS 2008

2nd International Workshop on Verification and Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems

Leeds, UK
July, 2-3, 2008

The International Workshop on Verification and Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems (VECoS) was created by a Euro-Maghrebian network of researchers in computer science. The first edition tooks place in Algiers 5-6 May 2007 (VECoS'2007). The aim of VECoS workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners, in the areas of verification, control, performance, Quality of Service (QoS), dependability evaluation, and assessment to discuss the state of the art for solving the challenges facing us today in various modern computer and communication systems in which functional and non functional properties are strongly mixed. Thus, the main motivation for VECoS is to encourage the cross-fertilization between verification and evaluation approaches, methods and techniques especially those based on the specification formalisms for concurrent systems. Beyond its technical and scientific goals, another main purpose of VECoS is to promote collaboration between participants in research and education in the area of computer science and engineering.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Model-checking
  • Equivalence checking
  • Abstraction techniques
  • Compositional verification
  • Parameterized verification
  • Control synthesis techniques
  • Probabilistic verification
  • Performance and robustness evaluation (Markov chains, queueing networks, stochastic Petri nets, and stochastic process algebras)
  • Simulation techniques of discrete-event and hybrid systems
  • Dependability assessment techniques
  • QoS evaluation, planning and deployment

Application domains

Mobile systems, wireless communication, sensor networks , network protocols, internet telephony, real-time video, peer-to-peer systems, autonomous systems, adaptive systems, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, embedded systems, web based systems, safety-critical systems, architecture of computer hardware and systems software, grid computing, enterprise information systems, automated manufacturing and transportation systems.

Submission guidelines

Papers must be original contributions that have not been published previously, nor already submitted to other conferences/journals in parallel with this workshop. Practical experience reports and tools descriptions/demonstrations are welcome. Papers should be submitted electronically via the VECoS 2008 web site by uploading a self-contained PDF file. Papers should not exceed 12 pages using the Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC) format. The title page must contain a short abstract and a classification of the topics covered, preferably using the list of topics above. All submissions will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee. Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings available at the conference and published by the eWiC series of the British Computer Society. For each accepted paper, at least one author should register for the conference and plan to present the paper.

Important dates

  • 9 April 2008: Deadline for paper submission
  • 23 May 2008: Notification of acceptance
  • 6 June 2008: Final version of papers due