Programming Languages meets Program Verification

PLPV 2010  

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Madrid, Spain
Affiliated with POPL 2010.


The goal of PLPV is to foster and stimulate research at the intersection of programming languages and program verification. Work in this area typically attempts to reduce the burden of program verification by taking advantage of particular semantic and/or structural properties of the programming language. One example is dependently typed programming languages, which leverage a language's type system to specify and check richer than usual specifications, possibly with programmer-provided proof terms. Another example is extended static checking systems like ESC/Java and Spec#, which incorporate pre- and postconditions along with a static verifier for these contracts.

We invite submissions on all aspects, both theoretical and practical, of the integration of programming language and program verification technology. To encourage cross-pollination between different communities, we seek a broad the scope for PLPV.  In particular, submissions may have diverse foundations for verification (type-based, Hoare-logic-based, etc), target diverse kinds of programming languages (functional, imperative, object-oriented, etc), and apply to diverse kinds of program properties (data structure invariants, security properties, temporal protocols, etc).

Important Dates


Submissions should fall into one of the following three categories:
  1. Regular research papers that describe new work on the above or related topics. Submissions in this category have an upper limit of 12 pages, but shorter submissions are also encouraged. 
  2. Work-in-progress reports should describe new work that is ongoing and may not be fully completed or evaluated. Submissions in this category should be at most 6 pages in total length.
  3. Proposals for challenge problems which the author believes is are useful benchmarks or important domains for language-based program verification techniques.  Submissions in this category should be at most 6 pages in total length.
Submissions should be prepared with SIGPLAN two-column conference format. Submitted papers must adhere to the SIGPLAN republication policy. Concurrent submissions to other workshops, conferences, journals, or similar forums of publication are not allowed.

Publication: Accepted papers will be published by the ACM and appear in the ACM digital library.

Student Attendees: Students with accepted papers or posters are encouraged to apply for a SIGPLAN PAC grant that will help to cover travel expenses to PLPV. Details on the PAC program and the application can be found here. PAC also offers support for companion travel.

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