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Welcome to VECoS 2010


4th International Workshop on Verification and Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems

Paris, France
July 1-2, 2010.

VECoS 2010 will be held at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), in the center of Paris and close to the Pantheon, Notre Dame cathedral and the île de la Cité. The workshop is co-organized by CNAM and ENSTA with cooperation of MeFoSyLoMa Group, and sponsored by Formal Methods Europe.

The International Workshop on Verification and Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems (VECoS) was created by an Euro-Maghrebian network of researchers in computer science. The first edition tooks place in Algiers 5-6 May 2007 (VECoS 2007), the second edition in Leeds 2-3 July 2008 (VECoS 2008), the third edition in Rabat 2-3 July 2009 (VECoS 2009). The aim of VECoS workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners, in the areas of Verification, Control, Performance, Quality of service, 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 extra functional properties are strongly interrelated. Thus, the main motivation for VECoS is to encourage the cross-fertilization between formal verification and evaluation approaches, methods and techniques especially those based on the specification formalisms for concurrent, distributed and soft/hard 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
  • 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, real-time and 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, access control systems, provisionning systems, networked and ubiquitous robots.

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 2010 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.

In order to submit a paper, you should first open an account at EasyChair :

The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit a revised and extended version of their paper after the workshop to a related special issue of the International Journal of Critical Computer-Based Systems (IJCCBS).

Important Dates

  • Submission : April 15, 2010 (extended)
  • Notification : May 27, 2010
  • Camera Ready : June 7, 2010