PEPM 2009 - final call for papers

From: German Vidal <>
Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2008 12:44:14 +0200 (CEST)

                                F I N A L

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

                          === P E P M 2009 ===

                         ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on
              Partial Evaluation and Program Manipulation


                           January 19-20, 2009
                         Savannah, Georgia, USA
                       (Affiliated with POPL 2009)


           Abstract due: October 12, 2008
             Submission: October 17, 2008
    Author Notification: November 10, 2008
     Camera-Ready Paper: November 17, 2008


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. PEPM is classified as category A in the CORE
ranking of ICT conferences.

The 2009 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'09 include, but are not limited to:

* Program and model manipulation techniques such as transformations
   driven by rules, patterns, or analyses, partial evaluation,
   specialization, program inversion, program composition, slicing,
   symbolic execution, refactoring, aspect weaving, decompilation, and

* 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 systems.

* 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, staged computation, and
   model-driven program generation and transformation.

* Application of the above techniques including experimental studies,
   engineering needed for scalability, and benchmarking. Examples of
   application domains include legacy program understanding and
   transformation, domain-specific language implementations, scientific
   computing, middleware frameworks and infrastructure needed for
   distributed and web-based applications, resource-limited
   computation, and security.

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
webbased programming including middleware manipulation, model-driven
development, and on-the-fly program adaptation driven by run-time or
statistical analysis.


Two submission categories will be considered. 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 they
should include an appendix of up to 6 additional pages giving an
outline, screenshots, examples, etc. to indicate the content of the
proposed live demo at the workshop. 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 tool demonstration papers is
available on the PEPM'09 Web-site. Papers should be submitted
electronically via the workshop web site. The workshop proceedings
will be published in the ACM Digital Library and hardcopies will be
distributed at the workshop. A journal special issue dedicated to
PEPM'09 including selected papers is under consideration.


   German Puebla, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
   German Vidal, Technical University of Valencia, Spain


   David Binkley, Loyola College, USA
   Radhia Cousot, CNRS, France
   Silvia Crafa, University of Padova, Italy
   Stephen A. Edwards, Columbia University, USA
   Lidia Fuentes, University of Malaga, Spain
   John P. Gallagher, Roskilde University, Denmark
   Thomas Jensen,IRISA, France
   Yukiyoshi Kameyama, University of Tsukuba, Japan
   Siau Cheng Khoo, National University of Singapore
   Julia Lawall, University of Copenhagen (DIKU), Denmark
   Shin-Cheng Mu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
   Naoki Nishida, Nagoya University, Japan
   Maurizio Proietti, CNR, Italy
   Armin Rigo, Switzerland
   Simon Thompson, Kent University, UK
   Tarmo Uustalu, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
   Wim Vanhoof, Namur University, Belgium
   Joost Visser, Software Improvement Group, The Netherlands
   Janis Voigtlander, TU Dresden, Germany

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