[ecoop-info] Call for Papers for ACM PLPV 2011

Ranjit Jhala rjhala at cs.ucsd.edu
Tue Jul 20 21:08:11 CEST 2010

Apologies for multiple postings. 

The Fifth ACM SIGPLAN Workshop 
Programming Languages meets Program Verification 



29th January, 2011 
Austin, Texas 
Affiliated with POPL 2011 


The goal of PLPV is to foster and stimulate research at the intersection of 
programming languages and program verification, by bringing together experts 
from diverse areas like types, contracts, interactive theorem proving, 
model checking and program analysis. Work in this area typically attempts to 
reduce the burden of program verification by taking advantage of particular 
semantic or structural properties of the programming language. Examples include 
dependently typed programming languages, which leverage a language's type system 
to specify and check richer than usual specifications, possibly with 
programmer-provided proof terms, extended static checking systems like ESC/Java 
and Spec#, which incorporate contracts and static contract verifiers. 

We invite submissions on all aspects, both theoretical and practical, of the 
integration of programming language and program verification technology. 
To encourage cross-pollination between different communities, we seek a broad 
the scope for PLPV. In particular, submissions may have diverse foundations 
for verification (Type-based, Hoare-logic-based, Abstract Interpretation-based, etc), 
target different kinds of programming languages (functional, imperative, object-oriented, etc), 
and apply to diverse kinds of program properties (data structure invariants, 
security properties, temporal protocols, resource constraints, etc). 

Important Dates 
Submission 11th October, 2010 
Notification 8th November, 2010 
Final Version 15th November, 2010 
Workshop 29th January, 2011 

Program Committee 

Andrew Gordon (Microsoft Research) 
Chris Hawblitzel (Microsoft Research) 
Ranjit Jhala (University of California, San Diego, co-chair) 
Viktor Kuncak (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) 
John Matthews (Galois Inc.) 
James McKinna (Radboud University) 
Stefan Monnier (Université de Montréal) 
Greg Morrisett (Harvard University) 
Christine Paulin-Mohring (Université Paris-Sud) 
Wouter Swierstra (Vector Fabrics, co-chair) 
Tachio Terauchi (Tohoku University) 


Submissions should fall into one of the following categories: 

(a) Research papers (12 pages) that describe new work on the above or related topics. 
Submissions in this category have an upper limit of 12 pages but shorter submissions 
are also encouraged. 

(b) Proposals for challenge problems (6 pages) which the author believes are useful 
benchmarks or important domains for language-based program verification techniques. 
Submissions in this category should be at most 6 pages in total length. 

Submissions should be prepared with SIGPLAN two-column conference format. 
Submitted papers must adhere to the SIGPLAN republication policy. Concurrent 
submissions to other workshops, conferences, journals, or similar forums of 
publication are not allowed. 

Accepted papers will be published by the ACM and will appear in the ACM Digital library. 
The authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their 
paper to a special issue of the Journal of Formalized Reasoning devoted to papers 
from PLPV 2011. 

Student Attendees 
Students with accepted papers or posters are encouraged to apply for a SIGPLAN PAC grant 
that will help to cover travel expenses to PLPV. Details on the PAC program and the 
application can be found here. PAC also offers support for companion travel.
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