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SAS 2020 : Static Analysis Symposium, SAS 2020


Conference Series : Static Analysis Symposium
When Nov 18, 2020 - Nov 20, 2020
Where Chicago, Illinois, United States
Abstract Registration Due May 22, 2020
Submission Deadline May 24, 2020
Notification Due Jul 19, 2020
Final Version Due Sep 15, 2020
Categories    verification   abstract interpretation   automated deduction   security

Call For Papers


SAS 2020

27th Static Analysis Symposium

Co-located with SLASH 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States, November 18-20, 2020



- Abstract Submission: May 22, 2020 (UPDATED)

- Paper Submission: May 24, 2020 (UPDATED)

- Artifact Submission: May 29, 2020 (UPDATED)

- Author Response: July 06-09, 2020

- Notification: July 19, 2020

- Conference: Wednesday-Friday, November 18-20, 2020

All deadline times are AoE.

The SAS 2020 organisation committee is carefully watching the COVID-19
situation and will take all possible measures to ensure the safety of
participants on one side and the success of the conference on the other.
Authors that cannot present at the conference due to the pandemic
will be allowed to present their work virtually.


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 technical program for SAS 2020 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 optimizations and transformations
- Program synthesis
- Program verification
- Security analysis
- Tool environments and architectures
- Theoretical frameworks
- Type checking


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.


As in previous years, we encourage 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. More information can be found on


SAS 2020 will use a lightweight double-blind reviewing process. Following this process means that reviewers will not see the authors’ names or affiliations as they initially review a paper. The authors’ names will then be revealed to the reviewers only once their reviews have been submitted.

To facilitate this process, submitted papers must adhere to the following:

- Author names and institutions must be omitted and

- References to the authors’ own related work should be in the third person (e.g., not “We build on our previous work …” but rather “We build on the work of …”). The purpose of this process is to help the reviewers come to an initial judgment about the paper without bias, not to make it impossible for them to discover the authors if they were to try. Nothing should be done in the name of anonymity that weakens the submission, makes the job of reviewing the paper more difficult, or interferes with the process of disseminating new ideas. For example, important background references should not be omitted or anonymized, even if they are written by the same authors and share common ideas, techniques, or infrastructure. Authors should feel free to disseminate their ideas or draft versions of their paper as they normally would. For instance, authors may post drafts of their papers on the web or give talks on their research ideas.


During the author response period, authors will be able to read reviews and respond to them as appropriate.


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.


- Josh Berdine, Facebook

- Bor-Yuh Evan Chang, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

- Patrick Cousot, New York University, USA

- Jerome Feret, INRIA Paris, France

- Samir Genaim, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

- Arie Gurfinkel, University of Waterloo, Canada

- Suresh Jagannathan, Purdue University, USA

- Andy King, University of Kent, UK

- Murali Krishna Ramanathan, Uber Technologies Inc.

- Francesco Logozzo, Facebook

- Antoine Miné, Sorbonne University, France

- Anders Møller, Aarhus University, Denmark

- Kedar Namjoshi, Bell Labs, Nokia

- David Pichardie, ENS Rennes, France (co-chair)

- Sylvie Putot, École Polytechnique, France

- Francesco Ranzato, University of Padova, Italy

- Xavier Rival, INRIA Paris, France

- Helmut Seidl, Technische Universität München, Germany

- Mihaela Sighireanu, Université de Paris, France (co-chair)

- Caterina Urban, INRIA Paris, France

- Tomas Vojnar,Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

- Kwangkeun Yi, Seoul National University, Korea

- Enea Zaffanella, University of Parma, Italy

- Florian Zuleger, TU Vienna, Austria

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