[TYPES/announce] CFP BYTECODE'13

German Puebla german at fi.upm.es
Wed Dec 5 10:50:05 EST 2012

                          CALL FOR PAPERS

                           BYTECODE 2013
                 8th Workshop on Bytecode Semantics,
              Verification, Analysis and Transformation

                 A Satellite workshop of ETAPS 2013
                           Rome, Italy
                          23 March 2013

* Science of Computer Programming has agreed to publish a special
issue on Bytecode 2013

Description of the workshop
Bytecode,  such as  produced by  e.g.,  Java and  .NET compilers,  has
become  an  important  topic   of  interest,  both  for  industry  and
academia. The industrial interest stems from the fact that bytecode is
typically  used for  Internet  and mobile  device applications  (smart
cards,  phones, etc.),  where  security is  a  major issue.  Moreover,
bytecode is device independent  and allows dynamic loading of classes,
which  provides  an extra  challenge  for  the  application of  formal
methods.  Also the  unstructuredness  of the  code  and the  pervasive
presence  of the  operand  stack provide  further  challenges for  the
analysis  of bytecode.  This workshop  will focus  on  theoretical and
practical aspects of  semantics, verification, analysis, certification
and transformation of bytecode.

Research on  bytecode is  an ideal test  bench for the  application of
formal methods  to real languages. There  is a major  pressure in this
sense, because  security is a  hot topic for bytecode  applications in
embedded  devices.  However,  the  scientific  community  on  bytecode
semantics,  verification, analysis,  and  transformation is  currently
fragmented, and researchers often come from the two distinct worlds of
industry and  academia. Therefore, the aim  of our workshop  is to let
researchers  and  practitioners  from  both  the  industrial  and  the
academic world present new  or preliminary results and demonstrate new
software tools that are of interest for the community as a whole.

The workshop will be a mixture of extended abstracts, position papers,
and invited presentations. The goal  is to make the workshop an active
discussion  forum  for  all   work  related  to  bytecode.  No  formal
proceedings  of the workshop  will be  published, but  selected papers
might  be  invited  for  a   special  issue  of  Science  of  Computer

Important Dates
Abstract submission:    December  9, 2012
Paper submission: 	December 16, 2012
Notification: 		January  21, 2013
Final version: 		February  8, 2013

Submission information
We solicit extended abstracts and  position papers of at most 8 pages,
describing  work  related  to  semantics, verification,  analysis  and
transformation.   In   particular,    we   explicitly   welcome   tool
demonstrations.  Submissions  may overlap  with  submissions to  other
conferences  or  journals.  There  will be  a  light-weight  reviewing
process, where  submissions will  be judged on  their interest  to the
workshop audience.

There  will be  no formal  proceedings of  the workshop.  All accepted
submissions will be distributed among the workshop participants. After
the workshop, presenters of  extended abstracts, position papers, tool
demos and of  invited presentations may be invited  to contribute to a
special issue of Science  of Computer Programming. Invitations will be
based on submissions and presentations.

Papers can be submitted (as PDF) through easy chair

Miguel Gomez-Zamalloa, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
German Puebla, Technical University of Madrid, Spain

All questions about the workshop can be addressed to them via mail:

mzamalloa at fdi.ucm.es
german at fi.upm.es

Program Committee
Richard Bubel, Technische Universitat Darmstadt
Andrew Craik, Oracle Labs, Brisbane, Australia
Jürgen Giesl, RWTH Aachen
Laurent Hubert, Prove&Run
Marieke Huisman, University of Twente
Francesco Logozzo, Microsoft Research
Mark Marron, IMDEA Software Institute
Corina Pasareanu, CMU/NASA Ames Research Center
Ricardo Peña, Complutense University of Madrid
David Pichardie, INRIA Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique
Fausto Spoto, Dipartimento di Informatica, Verona

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