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Welcome to VECoS 2014


8th International Workshop on Verification and Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems
Bejaïa, Algeria
September 29-30, 2014

VECoS 2014 will be held the 29th and 30th of September 2014 at the University of Bejaïa that is the main organizer together with the support of MeFoSyLoMa group, Formal Methods Europe, ATRST, DGRSDT and the CERIST.

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, VECoS 2012 in Paris and VECoS 2013 in Florence. 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 developed for concurrent and distributed hardware/software 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
  • Supervisory control
  • Probabilistic verification
  • Security protocols 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 and wireless networking, wireless sensor networks, communication protocols , telecommunication systems, ubiquitous systems, adaptive systems, real-time and embedded systems, programming languages, service oriented systems, workflow systems , web services, computer-supported collaborative work systems, flexible manufacturing systems, logistics systems, grid computing, massively parallel architectures, operations research.

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 and should not exceed 15 pages using the Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC) format. Accepted contributions will be included in the workshop proceedings which will be available at the workshop and published online at as volume number 1256.
Some of the selected papers from the workshop will be considered for publication in extended and revised form in a special issue of the International Journal of Critical Computer-Based Systems (IJCCBS).

The website for electronical submissions is:
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Important Dates

  • Paper submission: June 1, 2014 (extended)
  • Decision notification: July 12, 2014
  • Camera-ready submission: July 23, 2014
  • Workshop: September 29-30, 2014