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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Programming Languages and Analysis for Security (PLAS 2008)

ACM SIGPLAN Third Workshop on
     Programming Languages and Analysis for Security (PLAS 2008)

                    Tucson, Arizona, June 8, 2008

                      Sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN
                     Co-located with PLDI '08
          Supported by IBM Research and Microsoft Research


                 Submission Deadline: March 24, 2008

Second Call for Papers

PLAS aims to provide a forum for exploring and evaluating ideas on the
use of programming language and program analysis techniques to improve
the security of software systems. Strongly encouraged are proposals of
new, speculative ideas; evaluations of new or known techniques in
practical settings; and discussions of emerging threats and important

The scope of PLAS includes, but is not limited to:

  * Language-based techniques for security
  * Verification of security properties in software
  * Automated introduction and/or verification of security enforcement
  * Program analysis techniques for discovering security vulnerabilities
  * Compiler-based security mechanisms, such as host-based intrusion
    detection and in-line reference monitors
  * Specifying and enforcing security policies for information flow
    and access control
  * Model-driven approaches to security
  * Applications, examples, and implementations of these techniques

Important Dates and Submission Guidelines

  * March 24, 2008: Submission due date
  * April 21, 2008: Author notification
  * May 12, 2008: Revised papers due
  * May 30, 2008: Student travel grant applications due
  * June 8, 2008: PLAS 2008 workshop

We invite papers of two kinds: (1) Technical papers about relatively
mature work, for "long" presentations during the workshop, and (2)
papers for "short" presentations about more preliminary work, position
statements, or work that is more exploratory in nature.  Short papers
marked as "Informal Presentation" will only have their abstract
printed in the proceedings.  All other papers will be included in the
formal proceedings and must describe original work in compliance with
the SIGPLAN republication policy.  Page limits are 12 pages for long
papers and 6 pages for short papers.

Student Travel Grants

Student attendees of PLAS can apply for a travel grant (in addition to
any PLDI grants), thanks to the generous support of IBM Research and
Microsoft Research. The application forms are on the workshop Web site.

Program Organization
  * lfar Erlingsson, Reykjavk University, Iceland, Program Co-Chair
  * Marco Pistoia, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Program Co-Chair

Program Committee
  * Gilles Barthe, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France
  * Bruno Blanchet, cole Normale Suprieure, France
  * Andy Chou, Coverity, USA
  * Mads Dam, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  * lfar Erlingsson, Reykjavk University, Iceland
  * Heiko Mantel, Technische Universitt Darmstadt, Germany
  * Isabella Mastroeni, Universit di Verona, Italy
  * Greg Morrisett, Harvard University, USA
  * Andrew Myers, Cornell University, USA
  * David Naumann, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
  * Marco Pistoia, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
  * Eijiro Sumii, Tohoku University, Japan
  * Dan Wallach, Rice University, USA