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AISB event Bulletin Item

CF Participation: Workshop on Partial Evaluation and Program Manipulation (PEPM'09)


 ACM SIGPLAN Workshop                          
       Partial Evaluation and Program Manipulation (PEPM'09)       

                       January 19-20, 2009                           
                     Savannah, Georgia, USA                          

                     CALL FOR PARTICIPATION


* Hotel reservation deadline: December 18, 2008
* Early registration deadline: December 19, 2008


  PEPM'09 and  all POPL'09 affiliated  events will take place  at the
Hyatt Regency Savannah hotel.  


  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.


 * Umut Acar. Toyota Technological Institute and Univ. of Chicago.
      Title: Self-Adjusting Computation

 * Cristina Cifuentes. Sun Microsystems Laboratories.
      Title: Program Analysis for Bug Detection using Parfait


 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, 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, University of Dusseldorf, Germany
 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


* MONDAY, January 19, 2009

** Invited talk 9:00-10:00

 Umut Acar. Toyota Technological Institute and University of Chicago.
 Title: Self-adjusting computation

** Static Analysis   10:30-12:30

*** Linear Logical Approximations
 Robert Simmons and Frank Pfenning

*** Guided model checking for programs with polymorphism
 Neha Rungta and Eric Mercer

*** Program Interpolation
 Andrew Moss and Dan Page

*** Translation and Optimization for a Core Calculus with Exceptions 
 Cristina David, Cristian Gherghina and Wei-Ngan Chin

** Partial Evaluation and Specialization   13:30-15:00

*** Is there a Fourth Futamura projection?
 Robert Glueck

*** Type-based Specialization of XML Transformations
 Kazutaka Matsuda, Zhenjiang Hu and Masato Takeichi

*** Partially evauated sensor networks
 Leon Evers and Jan Kuper

** Program Transformation I   15:30-17:00

*** Shortcut fusion rules for the derivation of circular and
   higher-order monadic programs 
 Alberto Pardo, Joao Fernandes and Joao Saraiva

*** A Flexible Framework for Programming with Non-deterministic
 Francisco Javier Lopez-Fraguas, Juan Rodriguez-Hortala and Jaime

*** Program Transformation for Numerical Precision
 Matthieu Martel

* TUESDAY, January 20, 2009

** Invited talk 9:00-10:00

 Cristina Cifuentes. Sun Microsystems Laboratories.
 Title: Program Analysis for Bug Detection using Parfait

** Types   10:30-12:30

*** Shifting the Stage: Staging with Delimited Control
 Yukiyoshi Kameyama, Oleg Kiselyov and Chung-chieh Shan

*** Static Consistency Checking for Verilog Wire Interconnects
 Cherif Salama, Gregory Malecha, Walid Taha, Jim Grundy and John

*** Improving Type Error Messages for Generic Java
 Nabil El Boustani and Jurriaan Hage

*** Bidirectional data-flow analyses, type-systematically
 Maria Joao Frade, Ando Saabas and Tarmo Uustalu

** Slicing and Profiling   13:30-15:00

*** CCCP - Complete Calling Context Profiling in Virtual Execution
 Philippe Moret, Walter Binder and Alex Villazon

*** CProf: Customizable Calling Context Cross-Profiling for Embedded
   Java Processors 
 Philippe Moret, Walter Binder and Alex Villazon

*** SOC: a Slicer for CSP Specifications
 Marisa Llorens, Javier Oliver, Josep Silva, Salvador Tamarit and
 Michael Leuschel

** Program Transformation II   15:30-17:00

*** Clone Detection and Removal for Erlang/OTP within a Refactoring
 Huiqing Li and Simon Thompson

*** From Spreadsheets to Relational Databases and Back
 Jacome Cunha, Joao Saraiva and Joost Visser

*** Designing Aspects for Side-Effect Localization
 Kung Chen, Jia-Yin Lin, Shu-Chun Weng and Siau-Cheng Khoo