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SAS 2018 : 25th Static Analysis Symposium


Conference Series : Static Analysis Symposium
When Aug 29, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018
Where Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Submission Deadline Apr 6, 2018
Notification Due Jun 5, 2018
Final Version Due Jul 6, 2018

Call For Papers


SAS 2018

25th Static Analysis Symposium

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, August 29th-August 31st, 2018


= = = New: Invited Talks, Invited Tutorials, Affiliated Events = = =
= = = Submission deadline approaching: April 6th, 2018 = = =


Static Analysis is widely 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 25th Static Analysis Symposium, SAS 2018, will be held in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Previous symposia were held in New York, Edinburgh, 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 proceedings of the conference will be published in the Advanced Research in Computing and Software Science (ARCoSS) subline of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.


The technical program for SAS 2018 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 interpretation
- Automated deduction
- Data flow analysis
- Debugging
- Deductive methods
- Emerging applications
- Model checking
- Program optimization and transformation
- Program synthesis
- Program verification
- Security analysis
- Tool environments and architectures
- Theoretical frameworks
- 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 15 pages in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS format, excluding bibliography and well-marked appendices (we may admit additional pages for the final version). Program Committee members are not required to read the appendices, and thus papers must be intelligible without them.
Submissions are handled online:

Artifact Evaluation

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 criterion whose sole purpose is to find additional positive arguments for the paper's acceptance. Furthermore, an Artifact Evaluation Committee will assess artifacts and will award an "Artifact Approved" stamps to accepted papers that come with an artifact that allows to reproduce the results presented in the paper. Submissions without artifacts are welcome and will not be penalized.

Important Dates

- Full paper submission: April 6th, 2018 (anywhere on earth)
- Artifact submission: April 20th, 2018 (anywhere on earth)
- Notification: June 5th, 2018
- Final version due: July 6th, 2018
- Conference: August 29th-August 31st, 2018

Radhia Cousot Young Researcher Award

Since 2014, the program committee of each SAS conference selects a paper for the Radhia Cousot Young Researcher Best Paper Award, in memory of Radhia Cousot, and her fundamental contributions to static analysis, as well as being one of the main promoters and organizers of the SAS series of conferences.

Invited Talks

- Aws Albarghouthi (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Program Fairness through the Lens of Formal Methods
- Zak Kincaid (Princeton University, USA)
Non-linear Invariant Generation via Recurrence Analysis
- Ruzica Piskac (Yale University, USA)
Firewall Repair and Verification of Configuration Files
- Sharon Shoham (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Verification of Distributed Systems Using First-Order Logic

Invited Tutorials

- Roberto Bagnara (University of Parma/BUGSENG, Italy)
MISRA C and its Role in the Development of Safety- and Security-Critical Embedded Software
- Ken McMillan (Microsoft Research, USA), Oded Padon (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Ivy: Safety Verification by Interactive Generalization
- Peter O'Hearn (University College London/Facebook, UK)
Experiences developing and deploying a concurrency analysis at Facebook

Affiliated Events

- 9th Workshop on Static Analysis and Systems Biology (SASB 2018)
Chairs: Tatjana Petrov (University of Konstanz, Germany) and Ankit Gupta (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
- 9th Workshop on Tools for Automatic Program Analysis (TAPAS 2018)
Chair: Fausto Spoto (University of Verona/Julia Srl, Italy)

Program Chair

- Andreas Podelski (University of Freiburg, Germany)

Program Committee

- Domagoj Babic (Google Inc., USA)
- Sam Blackshear (Facebook, USA)
- Marc Brockschmidt (Microsoft Research, UK)
- Swarat Chaudhuri (Rice University, USA)
- Bor-Yuh Evan Chang (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
- Jerome Feret (INRIA/ENS/CNRS, France)
- Ashutosh Gupta (TIFR, India)
- Nicolas Halbwachs (Verimag/CNRS, France)
- Lukas Holik (Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic)
- Barbara Koenig (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
- Boris Koepf (IMDEA Software Institute, Spain)
- Shuvendu Lahiri (Microsoft Research, USA)
- Hakjoo Oh (Korea University, South Korea)
- Sylvie Putot (École Polytechnique, France)
- Francesco Ranzato (University of Padova, Italy)
- Jakob Rehof (TU Dortmund University, Germany)
- Xavier Rival (CNRS/ENS/INRIA, France)
- Sriram Sankaranarayanan (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
- Harald Sondergaard (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
- Alexander J. Summers (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
- Ashish Tiwari (SRI International, USA)
- Caterina Urban (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
- Lenore Zuck (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
- Damien Zufferey (MPI-SWS, Germany)
- Florian Zuleger (TU Wien, Austria)

Artifact Evaluation Chair

- Xavier Rival (CNRS/ENS/INRIA, France)

Publicity Chair

- Caterina Urban (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

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