[pept] Re: PEPT 2014 final call for papers

Eijiro Sumii sumii at ecei.tohoku.ac.jp
Wed Sep 18 15:50:56 CEST 2013

> Subject: PEPT 2014 final call for papers

Sorry, I meant "PEPM 2014", of course!


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>                         F I N A L   C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S
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>                         ============== PEPM 2014 ================
> Mon-Tue, January 20-21, 2014
> San Diego, California, USA
> co-located with POPL'14
> Sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN
> http://www.program-transformation.org/PEPM14
> The PEPM Symposium/Workshop series aims at bringing together researchers and 
> practitioners working in the areas of program manipulation, partial evaluation, 
> and program generation. PEPM focuses on techniques, theory, tools, and 
> applications of analysis and manipulation of programs.
> The 2014 PEPM workshop will be based on a broad interpretation of semantics-based 
> program manipulation and continue last years' successful effort 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 covers 
> 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 2014 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. PAC also offers other support, 
> such as for child-care expenses during the meeting or for travel costs for 
> companions of SIGPLAN members with physical disabilities, as well as for travel 
> from locations outside of North America and Europe. For details on the PAC 
> programme, see its web page.
> All accepted papers, short papers included, will appear in formal proceedings 
> published by ACM Press. In addition to printed proceedings, accepted papers will 
> be included in the ACM Digital Library. A special issue for Science of Computer 
> Programming is planned with recommended papers from PEPM 2014.
> PEPM has also established a Best Paper award. The winner will be announced at 
> the workshop.
> Regular Research Papers must not exceed 12 pages in ACM Proceedings style 
> (including appendix). Tool demonstration papers and short papers must not 
> exceed 6 pages in ACM Proceedings style (including appendix). At least one 
> author of each accepted contribution must attend the workshop and present the 
> work. In the case of tool demonstration papers, a live demonstration of the 
> described tool is expected. Suggested topics, evaluation criteria, and writing 
> guidelines for both research and tool demonstration papers will be made available 
> on the PEPM 2014 Web-site. Papers should be submitted electronically via the 
> workshop web site.
> Authors using LaTeX to prepare their submissions should use the new improved 
> SIGPLAN proceedings style (sigplanconf.cls, 9pt template).
>     Abstract due: Thu, October 3, 2013 (Extended)
>     Paper submission: Thu, October 10, 2013, 23:59, GMT (Extended)
>     Author notification: Mon, November 11, 2013
>     Camera-ready papers due: * to be announced *
> We are happy to announce the two invited speakers of PEPM 2014:
>     Manuel Fahndrich (Microsoft Research, USA)
>     Sven-Bodo Scholz (Heriott-Watt University, Scotland)
>     Wei-Ngan Chin (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
>     Jurriaan Hage (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
>     Evelyne Contejean (LRI, CNRS, Universite' Paris-Sud, France)
>     Cristina David (University of Oxford, UK)
>     Alain Frisch (LexiFi, France)
>     Ronald Garcia (University of British Columbia, Canada)
>     Zhenjiang Hu (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
>     Paul H J Kelly (Imperial College, UK)
>     Oleg Kiselyov (Monterey, USA)
>     Naoki Kobayashi (University of Tokyo, Japan)
>     Jens Krinke (University College London, UK)
>     Ryan Newton (University of Indiana, USA)
>     Alberto Pardo (Universidad de la Repu'blica, Uruguay)
>     Sungwoo Park (Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea)
>     Tiark Rompf (Oracle Labs & EPFL, Switzerland)
>     Sukyoung Ryu (KAIST, South Korea)
>     Kostis Sagonas (Uppsala University, Sweden)
>     Max Schaefer (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
>     Harald Sondergaard (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
>     Eijiro Sumii (Tohoku University, Japan)
>     Eric Van Wyk (University of Minnesota, USA)
>     Jeremy Yallop (University of Cambridge, UK)

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