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PEPM 2010 : ACM SIGPLAN 2010 Workshop on Partial Evaluation and Program Manipulation


Conference Series : Partial Evaluation and Semantic-Based Program Manipulation
When Jan 18, 2010 - Jan 19, 2010
Where Madrid, Spain
Submission Deadline Oct 6, 2009
Notification Due Oct 29, 2009
Final Version Due Nov 9, 2009
Categories    programming languages

Call For Papers

The PEPM Symposium/Workshop series aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the areas of program manipulation, partial evaluation, and program generation. PEPM focuses on techniques, theories, tools, and applications of analysis and manipulation of programs.

The 2010 PEPM workshop will be based on a broad interpretation of semantics-based program manipulation in a continued effort to expand the scope of PEPM significantly beyond the traditionally covered areas of partial evaluation and specialization and include practical applications of program transformations such as refactoring tools, and practical implementation techniques such as rule-based transformation systems. In addition, it covers manipulation and transformations of program and system representations such as structural and semantic models that occur in the context of model-driven development. In order to reach out to practitioners, there is a separate category of tool demonstration papers.

Topics of interest for PEPM'10 include, but are not limited to:

* Program and model manipulation techniques such as transformations driven by rules, patterns, or analyses, partial evaluation, specialization, program inversion, program composition, slicing, symbolic execution, refactoring, aspect weaving, decompilation, and obfuscation.

* Program analysis techniques that are used to drive program/model manipulation such as abstract interpretation, static analysis, binding-time analysis, dynamic analysis, constraint solving, type systems, automated testing and test case generation.

* Analysis and transformation for programs/models with advanced features such as objects, generics, ownership types, aspects, reflection, XML type systems, component frameworks, and middleware.

* Techniques that treat programs/models as data objects including meta-programming, generative programming, deep embedded domain-specific languages, program synthesis by sketching and inductive programming, staged computation, and model-driven program generation and transformation.

* Application of the above techniques including experimental studies, engineering needed for scalability, and benchmarking. Examples of application domains include legacy program understanding and transformation, DSL implementations, visual languages and end-user programming, scientific computing, middleware frameworks and infrastructure needed for distributed and web-based applications, resource-limited computation, and security.

We especially encourage papers that break new ground including descriptions of how program/model manipulation tools can be integrated into realistic software development processes, descriptions of robust tools capable of effectively handling realistic applications, and new areas of application such as rapidly evolving systems, distributed and web-based programming including middleware manipulation, model-driven development, and on-the-fly program adaptation driven by run-time or statistical analysis.

Student attendants with accepted papers can apply for a SIGPLAN PAC grant to help cover travel expenses. PAC also offers other support, such as for child-care expenses during the meeting or for travel costs for companions of SIGPLAN members with physical disabilities, as well as for travel from locations outside of North America and Europe. For details on the PAC program, see the PAC web page.

There will be formal proceedings published by ACM Press. In addition to printed proceedings, accepted papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library. Selected papers may later on be invited for a journal special issue dedicated to PEPM'10.

The SIGPLAN Republication Policy and ACM's Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism apply.

Papers should be submitted electronically via the workshop web site.

Submission Categories and Guidelines

Authors are strongly encouraged to consult the advice for authoring research papers and tool papers before submitting. The PC Chairs welcome any inquiries about the authoring advice.

Regular research papers must not exceed 10 pages in ACM Proceedings style. Tool demonstration papers must not exceed 4 pages in ACM Proceedings style, and authors will be expected to present a live demonstration of the described tool at the workshop (tool papers should include an additional appendix of up to 6 extra pages giving the outline, screenshots, examples, etc. to indicate the content of the proposed live demo at the workshop).

Authors using Latex to prepare their submissions should use the new improved SIGPLAN proceedings style (sigplanconf.cls).

Important Dates

To facilitate smooth organization of the review process, authors are asked to submit a short abstract by October 1, 2009.

* Paper submission: Tue, October 6, 2009, 23:59, Apia time
* Author notification: Thu, October 29, 2009
* Camera-ready papers: Mon, November 9, 2009

* Workshop: Mon-Tue, January 18-19, 2010

Program Committee

Program Chairs

* John Gallagher (Roskilde University, Denmark, and IMDEA Software, Spain)
* Janis Voigtländer (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)

Program Committee Members

* Wei-Ngan Chin (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
* Michael Codish (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
* Jim Cordy (Queen's University, Canada)
* Nate Foster (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
* Haifeng Guo (University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA)
* Patricia Johann (University of Strathclyde, UK)
* Oleg Kiselyov (FNMOC, USA)
* Günter Kniesel (University of Bonn, Germany)
* Viktor Kuncak (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
* Yanhong Annie Liu (State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA)
* Andres Löh (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
* Jan Midtgaard (Roskilde University, Denmark)
* David Monniaux (National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and VERIMAG laboratory, France)
* Akimasa Morihata (University of Tokyo, Japan)
* Alberto Pettorossi (Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy)
* João Saraiva (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)
* Ganesh Sittampalam (Credit Suisse, UK)
* Fausto Spoto (Università di Verona, Italy)
* Harald Søndergaard (University of Melbourne, Australia)
* Walid Taha (Rice University, USA)

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