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ACM SIGPLAN 2014 Workshop on Partial Evaluation and Program Manipulation
                     C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

                         === P E P M  2014 ===

                        ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on 
             Partial Evaluation and Program Manipulation 

                          January 20-21, 2014
                           San Diego, CA, USA
                      (Affiliated with POPL 2014)


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 2014 PEPM workshop will be based on a broad interpretation of
semantics-based program manipulation and continue previous years'
successful effort to expand the scope of PEPM significantly beyond the
traditionally covered areas of partial evaluation and specialization.
The aim is to 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'14 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

* 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'14.

PEPM has also established a Best Paper award. The winner will be announced 
at the workshop.



Authors are strongly encouraged to consult the advice for authoring 
research papers (
and tool papers ( 
before submitting. The PC Chairs welcome any inquiries about the 
authoring advice.

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 tool demonstration papers will be made 
available on the PEPM'14 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 submission:  28th Sept 2013
Paper submission:     5th Oct 2013
Notification:         11th Nov 2013
Camera ready:         to be announced  



  Manuel Fahndrich (Microsoft Research, USA)
  Sven-Bodo Scholz (Heriot-Watt University, Scotland)


  Wei-Ngan Chin, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  Jurriaan Hage, Utrecht University, Netherlands


  Evelyne Contejean, CNRS, U. Paris-Sud, France
  Cristina David, University of Oxford, UK
  Alain Frisch, LexiFi, France
  Ronald Garcia, U. of British Columbia, Canada
  Zhenjiang Hu, NII, 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, U. de la Republica, Uruguay
  Sungwoo Park, POSTECH, South Korea
  Tiark Rompf, Oracle Labs & EPFL, Switzerland
  Sukyoung Ryu, KAIST, South Korea
  Kostis Sagonas, Uppsala University, Sweden
  Max Schaefer, NTU, Singapore
  Harald Sondergaard, Melbourne Univ, Australia
  Eijiro Sumii, Tohoku University, Japan
  Eric Van Wyk, University of Minnesota, USA
  Jeremy Yallop, University of Cambridge, UK