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Welcome to VECoS 2012


6th International Workshop on Verification and Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems
CNAM, Paris, France
August 27-28, 2012
co-located with
18th International Symposium on Formal Methods (FM 2012)

VECoS 2012 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. Its first edition, VECoS 2007, took place in Algiers, VECoS 2008 in Leeds, VECoS 2009 in Rabat, VECoS 2010 in Paris, and VECoS 2011 in Tunis. The aim of the VECoS workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners, in the areas of verification, control, performance, quality of service, dependability evaluation and assessment, in order to discuss the state of the art and 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 the various formal verification and evaluation approaches, methods and techniques, and especially those based on the specification formalisms for concurrent, distributed and software/hardware 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. We welcome contributions describing original research, practical experience reports and tool descriptions/demonstrations in the areas of verification, control, and performance, quality of service, and dependability evaluation.

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 2012 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.

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) or the International Journal of Discrete Event Control Systems (IJDECS).

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

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 16 April 2012 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: (updated) 15 June 2012
  • Camera-ready version due: 25 June 2012