Workshop on Quantitative Analysis of Software
on June 28, 2009 in Grenoble, France
Aims and Scope
Formal verification of software has mostly been concerned
with Boolean properties of code, such as, are assertions satisfied,
are all buffer accesses within bounds, does it always terminate, is there any
undesirable information flow, etc..
However, often times it is desirable to ask more
quantitative questions about software, such as, what is the expected
number of bugs in the software and what is the mean-time between
failures (to faciliate decisions about software releases),
how much resources (e.g., time, memory, power) does it consume
(for performance analysis, and to provide guarantees for
embedded, real-time systems), how much information does it leak or how
well is it obfuscated (for security related issues).
This workshop will aim to explore novel techniques for quantitative analysis
of software. It is particularly focussed on code-level analysis
rather than analysis purely of models of software or systems.
All techniques are
welcome, including static, dynamic, and probabilistic analyses.
The aim of this workshop is bring together researchers from different areas
(programming languages, software engineering, embedded systems, performance analysis,
computer security, formal verification, randomized/approximation algorithms, etc.)
who are interested in any quantitative
aspect of software, thereby providing a platform to investigate if there are
common techniques that could be applied to a range of quantitative analyses.
The scope of the workshop, includes, but is not restricted to, the following topics:
Two categories of papers will be considered: regular (long) papers,
and short position papers that propose a new idea/methodology with justification.
Novelty of the proposed ideas and applicability of techniques to code-level
analysis will be given high weightage in evaluating papers.
- Performance Analysis
- Reliability Evaluation
- Resource Bound Analysis
- Execution Time Analysis
- Quantitative Information Flow
- Probabilistic Analysis
- Software Quality Metrics
- SAT and SMT engines for quantitative analysis, e.g., model counting techniques
Important dates: (note new submission deadline)
Papers in all categories will be peer-reviewed.
The page limit for regular papers is 10 and for position papers is 5.
Submitted papers (in PDF) should be written in LaTeX with the following settings:
11pt, single column, letter size, and at least 1 inch margins.
- Extended submission deadline: April 15th, 2009 (firm)
- Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 18th, 2009
- Final version due: May 28th, 2009
- Workshop: June 28, 2009
Papers should be submitted using the
automated submission system
hosted by EasyChair.
Proceedings will be distributed at the workshop.
We are also planning to publish the proceedings online either in the ENTCS series
or as a UC Berkeley EECS technical report, so that it can serve as a citable
record for the authors.
Thomas A. Henzinger (EPFL)