InfQ 2018 – New Frontiers in Quantitative Methods in Informatics

InfQ 2018 – New Frontiers in Quantitative Methods in Informatics

November 22nd, 2018, Politecnico di Milano – Italy
In conjunction with PASM 2018

Preliminary call for papers

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.

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

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.

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:

Important dates

Paper submission: 23 September 2018
Notification of acceptance: 28 October 2018
Camera ready submission: 8 November 2018
Workshop: November 22, 2018


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

Francesco Zanichelli, University of Parma

Li Zhang, IBM Research, USA

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