[TYPES/announce] Final call for papers PEPM 2012

Simon Thompson s.j.thompson at kent.ac.uk
Wed Sep 14 10:12:56 EDT 2011

Apologies for multiple postings of this announcement.

Final Call For Papers
Paper submission deadline: Mon, October 10, 2011, 23:59, GMT

ACM SIGPLAN 2012 Workshop on Partial Evaluation and Program Manipulation
January 23-24, 2012. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (co-located with POPL'12)


The PEPM Symposium/Workshop series aims to bring together researchers
and practitioners working in the broad area of program transformation,
which spans from refactoring, partial evaluation, supercompilation,
fusion and other metaprogramming to model-driven development, program
analyses including termination, inductive programming, program
generation and applications of machine learning and probabilistic
search. PEPM focuses on techniques, supporting theory, tools, and
applications of the analysis and manipulation of programs. Each
technique or tool of program manipulation should have a clear,
although perhaps informal, statement of desired properties, along with
an argument how these properties could be achieved.

Topics of interest for PEPM'12 include, but are not limited to:

- Program and model manipulation techniques such as:
  supercompilation, partial evaluation, fusion, on-the-fly program 
  adaptation, active libraries, program inversion, slicing, 
  symbolic execution, refactoring, decompilation, and obfuscation.

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

- Techniques that treat programs/models as data objects including
  metaprogramming, generative programming, 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 case studies of
  program manipulation in real-world (industrial, open-source)
  projects and software development processes,  descriptions of
  robust tools capable of effectively handling realistic applications,
  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.

To maintain the dynamic and interactive nature of PEPM, we will
continue the category of `short papers' for tool demonstrations and
for presentations of exciting if not fully polished research, and of
interesting academic, industrial and open-source applications that are
new or unfamiliar.

Student attendants with accepted papers can apply for a SIGPLAN PAC grant to
help cover travel expenses and other support.

All accepted papers, short papers included, will appear in formal
proceedings published by ACM Press and will be included in the ACM Digital
Library. Selected papers may later on be invited for a journal special
issue dedicated to PEPM'12.

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.  Short papers are up to 4 pages in ACM Proceedings
style. Authors of tool demonstration proposals are 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).

Important Dates

- Paper submission: Mon, October 10, 2011, 23:59, GMT
- Author notification: Tue, November 8, 2011
- Workshop: Mon-Tue, January 23-24, 2012

Invited Speakers

- Markus Pueschel (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
- Martin Berger   (University of Sussex, UK)

Program Chairs

- Oleg Kiselyov (Monterey, CA, USA)
- Simon Thompson (University of Kent, UK)

Program Committee Members

- Emilie Balland (INRIA, France)
- Ewen Denney (NASA Ames Research Center, USA)
- Martin Erwig (Oregon State University, USA)
- Sebastian Fischer (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
- Lidia Fuentes (Universidad de Malaga, Spain)
- John Gallagher (Roskilde University, Denmark and IMDEA Software, Spain)
- Dave Herman (Mozilla Research, USA)
- Stefan Holdermans (Vector Fabrics, the Netherlands)
- Christian Kaestner (University of Marburg, Germany)
- Emanuel Kitzelmann (International Computer Science Institute, USA)
- Andrei Klimov (Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Russian Academy of
- Shin-Cheng Mu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
- Alberto Pardo (Universidad de la Repu'blica, Uruguay)
- Kostis Sagonas (Uppsala University, Sweden and National Technical
   University of Athens, Greece)
- Anthony M. Sloane (Macquarie University, Australia)
- Armando Solar-Lezama (MIT, USA)
- Aaron Stump (The University of Iowa, USA)
- Kohei Suenaga (University of Kyoto, Japan)
- Eric Van Wyk (University of Minnesota, USA)
- Kwangkeun Yi (Seoul National University, Korea)

Simon Thompson | Professor of Logic and Computation 
School of Computing | University of Kent | Canterbury, CT2 7NF, UK
s.j.thompson at kent.ac.uk | M +44 7986 085754 | W www.cs.kent.ac.uk/~sjt

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