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*InfQ 2018 – New Frontiers in Quantitative Methods in Informatics*

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November 22nd, 2018, Politecnico di Milano – Italy

In conjunction with PASM 2018



Preliminary call for papers

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The eighth Workshop of the Italian group on Quantitative Methods in
Informatics (InfQ 2018) will be held in Milano, co-located with PASM 2018,
after the past successful editions in Pisa (2010), Lipari (2011), Lucca
(2012), Sorrento (2013), Torino (2014), Taormina (2016), and Venice (2017).



InfQ is the leading Italian forum on quantitative modelling, evaluation,
and verification, of computer, networks, telecommunication systems, and
more general classes of man-made, social, or natural systems.



InfQ welcomes both contributions on methodology and application, and gives
value to both the theoretical and practical perspectives. Conference topics
include, but are not limited to:



- quantitative modelling formalisms, solution techniques, and tools for
probabilistic or stochastic systems possibly combining non-determinism,
queueing networks, analytical numerical or statistical solution, fluid and
hybrid behavior, emergent behavior and collective systems, game theory,
hierarchical or multi-formalism composition and model driven engineering,
soft computing;

- applications of quantitative methods in a variety of contexts, notably
including Industry 4.0, blockchain, cloud/edge/fog computing, Internet of
Things, cyber physical systems, smart cities, smart energy, e-healthcare
and Ambient assisted living, social and urban computing, bioinformatics,
software defined networks, quantum computing, capacity planning, load
characterization, self adaptive systems.



This year, a special track on Machine Learning for Performance Evaluation
will be hosted, to solicit and support cross-fertilization of quantitative
methods in informatics and artificial intelligence. Papers submitted to
this special track will undergo a separate review process, but will be
presented and included in the same proceedings as the regular InfQ papers.



Continuing its tradition, the InfQ Workshop welcomes not only mature
results but also contributions reporting work in progress and research
developed by PhD students, with the aim of making them available to a broad
audience and promote the exchange and collaboration among experienced and
young researchers from the different Italian Universities and Research
Organizations.





*Venue *

The workshop will be held at Politecnico di Milano in Aula Alpha, building
24, Via Golgi 42, Milano, Italy.





*Registration*

All InfQ participants must register using the registration form. Details
will follow.



*Submission process and types of contributions*

Contributions must be submitted in electronic format (PDF) through
Easychair (following this link). Submitted papers must be unpublished and
not submitted elsewhere, written in English, and formatted according to the
Springer LaTex style.







Two different types of contributions are welcome:

-       full conference papers, not exceeding 14 pages, reporting mature
results of scientific or industrial research;

-       short papers, not exceeding 6 pages, reporting experience or
preliminary results from ongoing research or projects.



Each submitted paper will be reviewed by at least three referees, from a
Program Committee combining together leading Italian and international
researchers, on the basis of originality, scientific and practical
contribution to the state-of-the-art, technical soundness, and quality of
presentation. The previous rules also apply to the special track papers.



All accepted papers will be presented at the workshop. We are currently
working to include InfQ conference proceedings in the CCIS (Communications
in Computer and Information Science) series, published by Springer Verlag
(acceptance pending), which is included in Springer e-book packages and
covered by all major indexing services, including Scopus.



http://www.springer.com/series/7899



Proceedings will be published after the Workshop, and electronic versions
of accepted papers will be distributed in electronic format.



The workshop program will also include a PhD Defense Corner were doctoral
students who have already achieved a good level of maturity in their
research program can present and discuss an early version of their
dissertation. Proposals of presentation, not exceeding 4 pages and
including title, abstract, contact information, and affiliation must be
submitted directly to the PC Chairs.



Contributions should be submitted in electronic format (PDF) through
*Easychair*.



Easychair submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=infq2018





*Important dates*

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Paper submission: 23 September 2018

Notification of acceptance: 28 October 2018

Camera ready submission: 8 November 2018

Workshop: November 22, 2018







*Organization:*

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*General Chair*



Marco Gribaudo, Politecnico di Milano





*Program Chairs*



Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano
Giuseppe Serazzi, Politecnico di Milano
Gianfranco Balbo, Università di Torino


*Program Chair for the Special Track on Machine Learning*

Paolo Cremonesi, Politecnico di Milano


*Publication Chair*

Matteo Sottana, University of Venice


*Publicity Chair*

Salvatore Distefano, University of Messina
Marcello Bersani, Politecnico di Milano


*Local Chair*

Riccardo Pinciroli, Politecnico di Milano


*Program Committee - to be completed*

Michele Amoretti, University of Parma
Mauro Andreolini, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Ezio Bartocci, TU Wien
Marco Beccuti, University of Turin
Enrico Bini, University of Turin
Andrea Bondavalli, University of Florence
Luca Bortolussi, Università di Trieste
Alessio Botta, Università di Napoli “Federico II”
Dario Bruneo, University of Messina
Maria Carla Calzarossa, University of Pavia
Massimo Canonico, University of Piemonte Orientale “A. Avogadro”
Valeria Cardellini , Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”
Laura Carnevali, University of Florence
Giuliano Casale, Imperial College London
Emiliano Casalicchio, Blekinge Institute of Technology
Stefano Cereda, Politecnico di Milano
Daivde Cerotti, University of Piemonte Orientale “A. Avogadro”
Lydia Y. Chen, IBM Zurich
Daniele Codetta Raiteri, University of Piemonte Orientale “A. Avogadro”
Vittorio Cortellessa, Università dell’Aquila
Vittoria De Nitto Persone', Università di Roma Tor Vergata
Salvatore Di Stefano, University of Messina
Jean-Michel Fourneau, University de Versailles
Rossano Gaeta, University of Turin
Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College London
Leana Golubchik, USC Viterbi
Marco Guazzone, University of Piemonte Orientale “A. Avogadro”
Jane Hillston, University of Edinburgh
Andras Horvath, University of Torino
Mauro Iacono, Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”
Stefano Iannucci, Mississippi State University
Alain Jean-Marie, INRIA
William Knottenbelt, Imperial College of London
Diwakar Krishnamurthy, University of Calgary, Canada
Riccardo Lancellotti, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Francesco Longo, University of Messina
Francesco Lo Presti, Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”
Michele Loreti, Università di Camerino
Fumio Machida, NEC Corp.
Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano
Marco Paoleri, Univeristy of Southern California
Simon Pietro Romano, Universita’ di Napoli Federico II
Marco Scarpa, University of Messina
Mark Squillante, IBM Research, USA
Giovanni Stea, University of Pisa
Nigel Thomas, University of Newcastle
Mirco Tribastone, IMT, Lucca
Kishor Trivedi, Duke University
Li Zhang, IBM Research, USA

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