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10th EAI International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools

October 25–28, 2016 | Taormina, Italy

InfQ 2016 - New Frontiers in Quantitative Methods in Informatics

October 25 Taormina - Italy

In conjunction with Valuetools 2016



Important Dates

Paper submission deadline 5 August 2016
Notification 10 September 2016
Camera-ready submission 14 October 2016
Conference dates 25 October 2016


InfQ 2016 Program


      8:25 - Workshop opening and welcome, E. Casalicchio and S. Di Stefano

Session 1 - New Metrics and models

8:30         Modeling and shaping the lifetime of target detection sensor networks, L. Donatiello, G. Marfia

8:50         Resiliency Quantification for Large Scale Systems: An IaaS Cloud Use Case, R. Ghosh, F. Longo, V. Naik, A. Rindos, K. Trivedi.

9:10         Vulnerability Evaluation of Distributed Reputation Management Systems, V. Agate,  A. De Paola, G. Lo Re, M. Morana


9:30 – 9:50 Coffee Break

Section 2 - New Techniques and Approaches

10:00       Fluid Petri Nets for the Performance Evaluation of MapReduce Applications, E. Gianniti, A. M. Rizzi, E. Barbierato, M. Gribaudo, D. Ardagna

10:20       A Correlation-based Methodology to Infer Communication Patterns between Cloud Virtual Machines, R. Lancellotti, C. Canali

10:40       Extending Queuing Networks to Assess Mobile CrowdSensing Application Performance, R. Pinciroli, S. Distefano


11:00     Phd Defence Corner: M. Nardelli

11:40     Project Proposal Corner: Open Discussion

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch


Section 3 - New Problems and Application Domains

14:10       Joint Operator Replication and Placement Optimization for Distributed Streaming Applications, V. Cardellini, V. Grassi, F. Lo Presti, M. Nardelli

14:30       A Latency-Aware Reward Model Based Greedy Heuristic for the Virtual Network Embedding Problem, F. Bianchi, F. Lo Presti

14:50       Dealing with indetermination in biochemical networks, Marco Beccuti, Niccolo’ Totis, F. Cordero, G. Balbo, L. Follia, C. Riganti, F. Novelli

15:10       Autonomic Orchestration of Containers: Problem Definition and Research Challenges, E. Casalicchio


15:30 - 15:50     Coffee Break

                15:50 – 18/18:30 Birds of a Feather: Open Discussion


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 sixth Workshop of the Italian group on Quantitative Methods in Informatics (InfQ 2016) will be held in Taormina after the past successful editions in Pisa (2010), Lipari (2011), Lucca (2012), Sorrento (2013) and Torino (2014).

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.

The spirit of the event is an open workshop arena where young researchers and PhD students can meet, share ideas and experiences with each other as well as with senior researchers. According to this view, at least one young researcher should be in the list of authors of each submitted contribution. Also, compared to previous editions, this year’s balance will lead keynote speeches by experts in the field to play a more relevant role.

This workshop is the primary event at which the Italian performance and dependability community can get together to present and discuss their work. Whilst primarily aimed at Italian based performance and reliability engineers, we also welcome contributions from researchers working in other countries and those whose interest in performance and dependability is derived from experience in other fields. It provides an ideal opportunity for academics, industrialists and PhD students to relate experience and to present both finished work and work in progress. The event has been organised to sustain the atmosphere of informality that previous InfQs have fostered.



Steering Committee

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


General Chairs

Salvatore Distefano, University of Messina

Emiliano Casalicchio, Blekinge Institute of Technology


Publicity Chairs

Giovanni Merlino, University of Messina

Matteo Nardelli, Universita’ di Roma "Tor Vergata”


Program Committee

Michele Amoretti, University of Parma

Mauro Andreolini, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano

Marco Beccuti, University of Turin

Enrico Bini, University of Turin

Andrea Bondavalli, University of Florence

Alessio Botta, Universita’ di Napoli "Federico II"

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”

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

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


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