[ecoop-info] IWACO 2014: Call for Papers

Stephanie Balzer balzers at inf.ethz.ch
Wed Mar 5 23:55:58 CET 2014



Co-located with ECOOP 2014
July 28th, 2014, Uppsala, Sweden




Reasoning about shared state in imperative programs is challenging. The existence of aliases, in particular, compromises modular reasoning, making imperative programs hard to understand, maintain, and analyze. These difficulties become even aggravated in a concurrent context. On the other hand, aliasing is a very powerful feature and allows for efficient implementations of data structures, for example.
To address those challenges, techniques have been introduced for describing and reasoning about stateful programs and for restricting, analyzing, and preventing aliases. Approaches are based on ownership, capabilities, separation logic, linear logic, uniqueness, sharing control, escape analysis, argument independence, read-only references, linear references, effects systems, and access control mechanisms.

The workshop will generally address the question how to reason about stateful (sequential or concurrent) programs. In particular, we will consider the following issues (among others):

Models, type and other formal systems, programming language mechanisms, analysis and design techniques, patterns and notations for expressing ownership, aliasing, capabilities, uniqueness, and related topics; optimization techniques, analysis algorithms, libraries, applications, and novel approaches exploiting ownership, aliasing, capabilities, uniqueness, and related topics; empirical studies of programs or experience reports from programming systems designed with these issues in mind; programming logics that deal with aliasing and/or shared state, or use ownership, capabilities or resourcing; applications of any of these techniques to a concurrent setting.

We encourage not only submissions presenting original research results, but also papers that attempt to establish links between different approaches and/or papers that include survey material. Original research results should be clearly described. Paper selection will be based on the quality of the submitted material. Please direct any questions regarding the workshop's scope to the workshop organizers.


Paper submission: May 7, 2014
Notification: June 9, 2014
Final version: June 23, 2014


Werner Dietl, University of Waterloo
Colin Gordon, University of Washington
Ana Milanova, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Greg Morrisett, Harvard University
Frank Pfenning, Carnegie Mellon University
Francois Pottier, INRIA
Alex Summers, ETH Zürich
Aaron Turon, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
Jan Vitek, Purdue University
Janina Voigt, Cambridge University


Stephanie Balzer, Carnegie Mellon University
Johan Östlund, Uppsala University

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