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PEPM 2018 Call for Poster/Demo Abstracts and Participation

PEPM Workshop
            -- Call for Poster/Demo Abstracts and Participation --

ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Partial Evaluation and Program Manipulation (PEPM) 2018

  * Website :
  * Time    : 8th – 9th January 2018
  * Place   : Los Angeles, CA, US (co-located with POPL 2018)

POSTER/DEMO SESSIONS:  PEPM 2018 is accepting proposals for poster/demo
presentations on a rolling basis, until 8th December (AoE).  See below for the
submission guidelines.


  * Web page :
  * Early registration deadline : 10th December 2017

Invited speakers

Alex Aiken  (Stanford University)

Conal Elliott  (Target)

Jan Midtgaard  (University of Southern Denmark)

Accepted papers


A Guess-and-Assume Approach to Loop Fusion for Program Verification
  Akifumi Imanishi, Kohei Suenaga, and Atsushi Igarashi

Checking Cryptographic API Usage with Composable Annotations (Short Paper)
  Duncan Mitchell, L. Thomas van Binsbergen, Blake Loring, and Johannes Kinder

Gradually Typed Symbolic Expressions
  David Broman and Jeremy G. Siek

On the Cost of Type-Tag Soundness
  Ben Greenman and Zeina migeed

Partially Static Data as Free Extension of Algebras (Short Paper)
  Jeremy Yallop, Tamara von Glehn, and Ohad Kammar

Program Generation for ML Modules (Short Paper)
  Takahisa Watanabe and Yukiyoshi Kameyama

Recursive Programs in Normal Form (Short Paper)
  Barry Jay

Selective CPS Transformation for Shift and Reset
  Kenichi Asai and Chihiro Uehara

Poster/demo abstract submission guideline


To maintain PEPM’s dynamic and interactive nature, PEPM 2018 will continue to
have special sessions for poster/demo presentations.  In addition to the main
interactive poster/demo session, there will also be a scheduled short-talk
session where each poster/demo can be advertised to the audience in, say, 5–10

Poster/demo abstracts should describe work relevant to PEPM (whose scope is
detailed below), typeset as a one-page PDF using the two-column ‘sigplan’
sub-format of the new ‘acmart’ format available at:

and sent by email to the programme co-chairs, Fritz Henglein and Josh Ko, at:

  [hidden email], [hidden email]

Please also include in the email:

  * a short summary of the abstract (in plain text),
  * the type(s) of proposed presentation (poster and/or demo), and
  * whether you would like to give a scheduled short talk (in addition to the
    poster/demo presentation).

Abstracts should be sent no later than:

  Friday, 8th December 2017, anywhere on earth

and will be considered for acceptance on a rolling basis.  Accepted abstracts,
along with their short summary, will be posted on PEPM 2018’s website.

At least one author of each accepted abstract must attend the workshop and
present the work during the poster/demo session.

Student participants with accepted posters/demos 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.


In addition to the traditional PEPM topics (see below), PEPM 2018 welcomes
submissions in new domains, in particular:

  * Semantics based and machine-learning based program synthesis and program

  * Modelling, analysis, and transformation techniques for distributed and
    concurrent protocols and programs, such as session types, linear types, and
    contract specifications.

More generally, topics of interest for PEPM 2018 include, but are not limited

  * 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.

  * 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.

  * 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.

  * 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, embedded and resource-limited computation, and

This list of categories is not exhaustive, and we encourage submissions
describing new theories and applications related to semantics-based program
manipulation in general.  If you have a question as to whether a potential
submission is within the scope of the workshop, please contact the programme
co-chairs, Fritz Henglein and Josh Ko ([hidden email],
[hidden email]).
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