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Welcome to VECoS 2013


7th International Workshop on Verification and Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems
Florence, Italy
November 21-22, 2013

VECoS 2013 will be held the 21st and 22nd of November 2013 at the the University of Florence (Unifi)that is the main organizer together with the support of MeFoSyLoMa group, and 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 and VECoS 2012 in Paris. 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 in modern computer and communication systems in which functional and non-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, 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
  • Verification & validation of safety-critical systems
  • RAMS (Reliability Availability Maintainability Safety) evaluation
  • Certification standards for real-time systems

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

Contributions must have not been published previously, nor already submitted to other conferences/journals in parallel with this workshop. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in PDF format, according to the instructions given on the VECoS 2013 website and should not exceed 12 pages using the Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC) format. The workshop proceedings will be published in the eWiC series (ISSN 1477-9358) of the British Computer Society (BCS). Each paper will be reviewed by at least three program committee members guaranteeing that only papers presenting original work and innovative research in areas relevant to the workshop theme will be accepted.
The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit a revised and extended version of their paper after the workshop to a special issue of the International Journal of Critical Computer-Based Systems (IJCCBS).

Papers are submitted electronically through EasyChair:
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Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 23th September, 2013 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: 28th October, 2013 (extended)
  • Camera-ready version due: 4th November, 2013