Call For Papers Text

ACM SIGPLAN 2007 Workshop on Partial Evaluation and Program Manipulation
                            Call For Papers 

                     ACM SIGPLAN 2007 Workshop on 

                             Nice, France
                          January 15-16, 2007 
                     (Co-located with POPL 2007)


The PEPM Symposium/Workshop series aims to bring 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 2007 PEPM workshop will be based on a broad interpretation of
semantics-based program manipulation and continue last year's
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'07 include, but are not limited to:

 + Program and model manipulation techniques such as transformations
   driven by rules, patterns, or analyses, partial evaluation,
   specialization, slicing, symbolic execution, refactoring, aspect
   weaving, decompilation, and obfuscation. 

 + 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.


Submission Categories and Guidelines

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 authors will be expected to present a live
demonstration of the described tool at the workshop. Suggested topics,
evaluation criteria, and writing guidelines for both research tool
demonstration papers will be made available on the PEPM'07 web
site. Papers should be submitted electronically via the workshop web
site. The workshop proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital
Library and selected papers will be invited for a journal special
issue dedicated to PEPM'07.


Important Dates 

 + Abstracts due: October 18, 2006 
 + Submission:    October 20, 2006 
 + Notification:  December 1, 2006 
 + Camera-ready:  December 18, 2006 
 + Workshop:      January 15-16, 2007 


Program Chairs

    * G. Ramalingam (IBM Research, Bangalore)
    * Eelco Visser (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

Program Committee Members

    * Ras Bodik (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
    * Albert Cohen (INRIA, France)
    * Jim Cordy (Queen's University, Canada)
    * Martin Erwig (Oregon State University, USA)
    * Bernd Fischer (University of Southampton, UK)
    * John Hatcliff (Kansas State University, USA)
    * Jan Heering (CWI, The Netherlands)
    * Dan Grossman (University of Washington, USA)
    * Annie Liu (State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA)
    * Jacques Noyé (École des Mines de Nantes/INRIA, France)
    * German Puebla (Technical University of Madrid, Spain)
    * Peter Sestoft (Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark)
    * Yannis Smaragdakis (Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA)
    * Walid Taha (Rice University, Houston, USA)