InfQ 2017 - New Frontiers in Quantitative Methods in Informatics
December, 4 Venice - Italy
In conjunction with Valuetools 2017
The ever-increasing complexity stemming from the integration of computer and network architectures, as well as system and application software, presents new interesting challenges to the performance evaluation research community. The seventh Workshop of the Italian group on Quantitative Methods in Informatics (InfQ 2017) will be held in Venice after the past successful editions in Pisa (2010), Lipari (2011), Lucca (2012), Sorrento (2013), Torino (2014) and Taormina (2016).
InfQ is the leading Italian forum for the presentation of all aspects of quantitative modelling and analysis of computer and telecommunication system properties. Original papers are invited on all relevant topics but papers on new challenges and frontiers in the area of quantitative modelling and evaluation of ICT systems, as well as computer science and engineering are particularly welcome.
Conference topics (include, but are not limited to)
New Metrics: resilience, elasticity, acceptability, adaptability, vulnerability, sustainability, data quality, velocity, volume, variety, variability, veracity, QoE, …
New Techniques and Approaches:
heuristics and meta-heuristics
game theory and mechanism design
hybrid continuous/discrete-time models
partially stochastic model
emergent properties, collective and swarm intelligence
software performance engineering
lcomplex phenomena and non-Markovian behaviours
New Application Domains:
smart cities, social and urban computing, cyber-physical systems, socio-technical systems
software defined and virtualized ecosystems
Software Defined Networks
Internet of Things
cognitive radio networks
The workshop accepts contributions covering application and methodological aspects through analytical
(or other types of) models, tools, prototypes, simulators and statistical analysis. Novel algorithms, metrics
and software aimed to improve capacity planning, load characterization, availability, on-line reconfiguration,
testing and management of complex systems and applications are welcome.
According to the spirit of the workshop, the review process will be aimed at providing comments that could
be used by the authors mostly for strengthening the way contributions are presented, in order to make them
accessible and useful for the broad audience and to increase the likelihood of generating fruitful discussions.
Best full papers will be selected for publication in one or more special issues of journals in related areas (pending).
The paper have to be formatted according to the SigMetrics ACM (latex) style available at:
Contributions should be submitted in electronic format (PDF) through Easychair.
Find all necessary information here.
Different submission options are available for InfQ 2017 as specified in the following.
Best paper awards will be provided for each category below.
Extended versions of the best full papers will be selected for consideration in a special issue
of the ACM Performance Evaluation Review journal, to be further revised and evaluated
through a new review process.
Full conference papers: Papers must be unpublished and must not be submitted for
publication elsewhere. All papers will be thoroughly reviewed by at least three referees on the basis
of their originality and their scientific and practical contribution to the state-of-the-art.
Papers must be written in English and must not exceed 8 pages.
Practical experience reports and industrial papers: Besides full papers industrial papers and
practical experience reports are also solicited. Reports should not exceed 4 pages.
Position and Short papers: preliminary work reporting on new ideas, not yet developed and/or applied.
Position should not exceed 4 pages.
Tool descriptions: Special sessions will be arranged to present and demonstrate tools relevant
to any topic covered by the Call for Papers. Accepted tool descriptions should not exceed 4 pages.
Further activities for mentoring, networking and fostering collaborations among people, researchers and
practitioners in the InfQ areas of interest, as well as discussions on future initiatives,
will be enforced. In particular:
PhD Defense Corner: The InfQ PhD defense corner will provide an environment for doctoral students
to present and discuss their dissertation research both with their peers and experienced researchers from
academia and industry. In addition to providing feedback and advice, this forum will provide an opportunity
for students to network as well as to practice presenting their research clearly and concisely. This forum
is best suited to senior PhD students, who will be in their final year. They will need to have developed
a mature research dissertation topic and framework and be far enough into their PhD to have a concrete
presentation, outlining the key challenges they plan to solve as well as the strategies and methods that
are applicable. The feedback at InfQ will help the PhD students to fine-tune their thesis, and also help
them address additionalitems in their research. Interested PhD students will have to submit their
dissertation abstract, contact information, and affiliation to the conference chairs.
Project Proposal Corner: Opportunities to researchers and colleagues aiming at discussing project
ideas and/or to build up consortia for proposals will be provided. A short description of the ideas and
generalities of the principal (co-)investigators have to be sent to the conference chairs.
Birds of a Feather: InfQ will also provide a forum for discussing on future initiatives, activities and
ideas for strengthening collaborations and relationships with related communities and public bodies.
Representative from national and EU-international authorities and public bodies will be invited
to take part to the BoF.
Ideas and proposals from the InfQ community are welcome.
Paper submission: 30 September 2017
Notification of acceptance: 23 October 2017
Camera ready submission: 16 November 2017
Workshop: 4 December 2017
Marco Ajmone Marsan, Politecnico di Torino
Simonetta Balsamo, University of Venice
Bruno Ciciani, Università di Roma La Sapienza
Michele Colajanni, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Marco Conti, Italian National Research Council
Susanna Donatelli, University of Turin
Lorenzo Donatiello, University of Bologna
Giuliana Franceschinis, University of Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogadro”
Vincenzo Grassi, Universita’ di Roma "Tor Vergata”
Paola Inverardi, Universita’ dell'Aquila
Paolo Prinetto, Politecnico di Torino
Antonio Puliafito, University of Messina
Giuseppe Serazzi, Politecnico di Milano
Salvatore Tucci, Universita’ di Roma "Tor Vergata”
Giorgio Ventre, Università di Napoli Federico II
Enrico Vicario, University of Florence
Simonetta Balsamo, University of Venice
Enrico Vicario, University of Florence
Giovanni Merlino, University of Messina
Matteo Nardelli, Universita’ di Roma "Tor Vergata”
Michele Amoretti, University of Parma
Mauro Andreolini, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano
Ezio Bartocci, TU Wien
Marco Beccuti, University of Turin
Enrico Bini, University of Turin
Andrea Bondavalli, University of Florence
Alessio Botta, Universita’ di Napoli "Federico II"
Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste
Dario Bruneo, University of Messina
Massimo Canonico, University of Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogadro”
Valeria Cardellini , Universita’ di Roma "Tor Vergata”
Laura Carnevali, University of Florence
Daniele Codetta Raiteri, University of Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogadro”
Rossano Gaeta, University of Turin
Marco Guazzone, University of Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogadro”
Andras Horvath, Univeristy of Torino
Mauro Iacono, Seconda Universita’ degli Studi di Napoli
Stefano Iannucci, Mississippi State University
Riccardo Lancellotti, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Francesco Longo, University of Messina
Francesco Lo Presti, Universita’ di Roma "Tor Vergata”
Michele Loreti, University of Florence
Andrea Marin, University of Venice
Marco Paoleri, Univeristy of Southern California
Simon Pietro Romano, Universita’ di Napoli Federico II
Marco Scarpa, University of Messina
Giovanni Stea, University of Pisa
Massimo Villari, University of Messina
Francesco Zanichelli, University of Parma