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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Models and Logics for Quantitative Analysis, 5 Sep 2011, GERMANY

3rd Annual Meeting of the ERCIM Working Group on Models and Logics for Quantitative Analysis(MLQA 2011), Aachen (Germany) -Part of the International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2011) and the collocated events QEST 2011 and TGC 2011.


Continuous modeling and analysis techniques is currently quite a hot topic in the area of models 
and logics for quantitative analysis. Continuous domains are systematically and naturally used in 
the area of quantitative Process Algebras and Logics e.g. in the form of Time, or Probability, or
random variable parameters (e.g. rates of exponential distributions). More recently, continuous 
domains have been used as approximations of typically discrete quantities which arise naturally 
when reasoning about (quantitative, e.g. stochastic) process algebras, like population sizes, i.e. 
the number of processes in a certain state at a certain point in time. Examples of such a use of 
continuous domains are PEPA ODE semantics, BioPEPA and can be found in the area of fluid/flow or 
mean-field analysis. In all these cases, discrete measures which vary over time are approximated 
by continuous functions (of time) which are often characterized as solutions of a set of 
differential equations. The aim of the MLQA workshop is to bring together experts in areas like 
process algebra, stochastic differential equations, fluid-flow techniques for process algebras, 
for queueing networks or Petri nets, stochastic hybrid systems, both from the theoretical 
foundations point of view and from that of the applications. **

Jane Hillston 
Diego Latella 
Flemming Nielson 

MLQA ( is an ERCIM WG founded in 2009 and chaired by Prof. Flemming 
Nielson of DTU.

We invite all interested researchers and PhD students to participate at MLQA 2011. Registration is 
via the CONCUR website: