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SAS 2016 : 23rd Static Analysis Symposium


Conference Series : Static Analysis Symposium
When Sep 8, 2016 - Sep 10, 2016
Where Edinburgh
Abstract Registration Due Apr 3, 2016
Submission Deadline Apr 10, 2016
Notification Due Jun 10, 2016
Final Version Due Jun 26, 2016
Categories    static analysis   abstract interpretation   program verification   semantics

Call For Papers

23rd Static Analysis Symposium (SAS 2016)
Edinburgh, September 8-10, 2016


Static Analysis is increasingly recognized as a fundamental tool for program verification, bug detection, compiler optimization, program understanding, and software maintenance. The series of Static Analysis Symposia has served as the primary venue for the presentation of theoretical, practical, and application advances in the area. The 23rd International Static Analysis Symposium, SAS 2016, will be held in Edinburgh, UK. Previous symposia were held in Saint-Malo, Munich, Seattle, Deauville, Venice, Perpignan, Los Angeles, Valencia, Kongens Lyngby, Seoul, London, Verona, San Diego, Madrid, Paris, Santa Barbara, Pisa, Aachen, Glasgow, and Namur.


The technical program for SAS 2016 will consist of invited lectures and presentations of refereed papers. Contributions are welcomed on all aspects of static analysis, including, but not limited to:
- Abstract domains
- Abstract testing
- Data flow analysis
- New applications
- Program verification
- Theoretical frameworks
- Abstract interpretation
- Bug detection
- Model checking
- Program transformation
- Security analysis
- Type checking

Paper Submission

Submissions can address any programming paradigm, including concurrent, constraint, functional, imperative, logic, object-oriented, aspect, multi-core, distributed, and GPU programming. Papers must describe original work, be written and presented in English, and must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with refereed proceedings. Submitted papers will be judged on the basis of significance, relevance, correctness, originality, and clarity. They should clearly identify what has been accomplished and why it is significant. Paper submissions should not exceed 18 pages in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS format, excluding bibliography and well-marked appendices. Program Committee members are not required to read the appendices, and thus papers must be intelligible without them. Submissions are handled online (the submission website will open shortly).

Artifact Submission

As in previous years, we are encouraging authors to submit a virtual machine image containing any artifacts and evaluations presented in the paper. The goal of the artifact submissions is to strengthen our field's scientific approach to evaluations and reproducibility of results. The virtual machines will be archived on a permanent Static Analysis Symposium website to provide a record of past experiments and tools, allowing future research to better evaluate and contrast existing work.

Artifact submission is optional. We accept only virtual machine images that can be processed with Virtual Box. Details on what to submit and how will be sent to the corresponding authors by mail shortly after the paper submission deadline.

The submitted artifacts will be used by the program committee as a secondary evaluation criteria whose sole purpose is to find additional positive arguments for the paper's acceptance. Submissions without artifacts are welcome and will not be penalized.

Important Dates

Abstract submission: April 3rd, 2016 (anywhere on earth)
Full paper submission: April 10th, 2016 (anywhere on earth)
Artifact submission: April 17th, 2016 (anywhere on earth)
Notification: June 10th, 2016
Final version due: June 26th, 2016
Conference: September 8-10, 2016

Affiliated Events (tentative)

NSAD: The 6th Workshop on Numerical and Symbolic Abstract Domains
SASB: The 7th Workshop on Static Analysis and Systems Biology
TAPAS: The 7th Workshop on Tools for Automatic Program Analysis

Registration and Accommodation

Information concerning registration and accommodation will be provided here in due course.


In 2016, the conference will take place in Edinburgh, and will be co-located with LOPSTR and PPDP.

Program Committee Chair

Xavier Rival (CNRS & ENS Paris & INRIA Paris, France)

Program Committee

Bor-Yuh Evan Chang (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
Patrick Cousot (New York University, USA and CNRS/ENS/INRIA Paris, France)
Vijay D'Silva (Google Inc., USA)
Javier Esparza (Technische Universität München, Germany)
Jérôme Feret (CNRS/ENS/INRIA Paris)
Pierre Ganty (IMDEA Software Institute, Spain)
Roberto Giacobazzi (University of Verona, Italy and IMDEA Software Institute, Spain)
Atsushi Igarashi (University of Kyoto, Japan)
Andy King (University of Kent, UK)
Francesco Logozzo (Facebook, USA)
Roman Manevich (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
Mathieu Martel (Université de Perpignan - LAMPS, France)
Jan Midtgaard (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Ana Milanova (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
Mayur Naik (Georgia Tech, USA)
Francesco Ranzato (University of Padova, Italy)
Xavier Rival, (CNRS & ENS Paris & INRIA Paris, France, PC Chair)
Sukyoung Ryu (KAIST, Korea)
Francesca Scozzari (Università di Chieti-Pescara, Italy)
Caterina Urban (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Bow-Yaw Wang (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Kwangkeun Yi (Seoul National University, Korea)

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