[TYPES] ACM PEPM 2006 -- Call For Papers

John Hatcliff hatcliff at cis.ksu.edu
Wed Aug 3 16:30:37 EDT 2005

                     C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

                          === P E P M  2006 ===

  ACM SIGPLAN 2006 Workshop on Partial Evaluation and Program Manipulation
                       (Affiliated with POPL 2006)


                           January 9-10, 2006
                       Charleston, South Carolina

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, supporting theory, tools, and applications of the analysis
and manipulation of programs.

The 2006 PEPM workshop will be based on a broad interpretation of
semantics-based program manipulation. This year, a concerted effort
will be made 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, the scope of PEPM
will be broadened to cover 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, a separate category of tool demonstration papers
will be solicited.

Topics of interest for PEPM'06 include, but are not limited to:

* Program and model manipulation techniques such as transformations
driven by rules, patterns, or analyses, partial evaluation,
specialization, 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, and type

* 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, model-driven program
generation and transformation.

* Application of the above techniques including experimental studies,
engineering needed for scalability, and benchmarking in a wide variety
of domains including source code manipulation, domain-specific
language implementations, scientific computing, middleware frameworks
and infrastructure needed for distributed and web-based applications.

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.

Submission Categories, Guidelines, and Proceedings:
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.  Suggested
topics, evaluation criteria, and writing guidelines for both research
tool demonstration papers will be made available on the PEPM'06
Web-site.  Papers should be submitted electronically via the workshop
web site.  We plan to publish the workshop proceedings in ACM SIGPLAN
Notices (with full papers appearing in the ACM Digital Library) and
selected papers will be invited for a journal special issue dedicated
to PEPM'06.

Important Dates:

Submission........: October 7, 2005 Apia, 11:59pm, Samoan time
                      (firm deadline, no extensions)
Notification......: November 18, 2005
Camera-Ready Paper: December 16, 2005.

Workshop co-Chairs:

   John Hatcliff, Kansas State University, USA (hatcliff at cis.ksu.edu)
   Frank Tip, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA (ftip at us.ibm.com)

PEPM 2006 Program Committee:

Krzysztof Czarnecki
University of Waterloo

Gary Daugherty
Rockwell Collins Advanced Technology Center

Tom Dean
Queen's University

Mangala Gowri Nanda
IBM India

John Hatcliff (co-chair)
Kansas State University

Nevin Heintze
Agere Systems

Jaakko Järvi
Texas A & M University

Jens Krinke
University of Hagen

Shriram Krishnamurthi
Brown University

Julia Lawall
University of Copenhagen (DIKU)

Oege de Moor
Oxford University

Germán Puebla
Technical University of Madrid

Peter Sestoft
Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (Denmark)

Gregor Snelting
University of Passau

Frank Tip (co-chair)
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Eelco Visser
Universiteit Utrecht

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