* [Caml-list] PEPM 2021 - Second Call for Papers
@ 2020-09-22 19:17 Sam Lindley
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-- CALL FOR PAPERS --
ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on PARTIAL EVALUATION AND PROGRAM MANIPULATION (PEPM) 2021
* Website : https://popl21.sigplan.org/home/pepm-2021
* Time : 18th--19th January 2021
* Place : Online (co-located with POPL 2021)
** Deadline: 8th October **
** Originally POPL 2021 was scheduled to be held in Copenhagen,
Denmark, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic POPL 2021 and
all affiliated events will now be held online. **
The ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Partial Evaluation and Program
Manipulation (PEPM), which has a history going back to 1991 and has
co-located with POPL every year since 2006, originates in the
discoveries of practically useful automated techniques for evaluating
programs with only partial input. Over the years, the scope of PEPM
has expanded to include a variety of research areas centred around the
theme of semantics-based program manipulation — the systematic
exploitation of treating programs not only as subject to black-box
execution, but also as data structures that can be generated,
analysed, and transformed while establishing or maintaining important
In addition to the traditional PEPM topics (see below), PEPM 2021
welcomes submissions in new domains, in particular:
* Semantics based and machine-learning based program synthesis and
* Modelling, analysis, and transformation techniques for distributed
and concurrent protocols and programs, such as session types,
linear types, and contract specifications.
More generally, topics of interest for PEPM 2021 include, but are not
* 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.
* 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 transformation.
* 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.
* 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, embedded and
resource-limited computation, and security.
This list of categories is not exhaustive, and we encourage
submissions describing new theories and applications related to
semantics-based program manipulation in general. If you have a
question as to whether a potential submission is within the scope of
the workshop, please contact the programme co-chairs, Sam Lindley
<S.Lindley@hw.ac.uk> and Torben Mogensen <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Submission categories and guidelines
Two kinds of submissions will be accepted:
* Regular Research Papers should describe new results, and will be
judged on originality, correctness, significance, and clarity.
Regular research papers must not exceed 12 pages.
* Short Papers may include tool demonstrations and presentations of
exciting if not fully polished research, and of interesting
academic, industrial, and open-source applications that are new or
unfamiliar. Short papers must not exceed 6 pages.
References and appendices are not included in page limits. Appendices
may not be read by reviewers. Both kinds of submissions should be
typeset using the two-column ‘sigplan’ sub-format of the new ‘acmart’
format available at:
and submitted electronically via HotCRP:
Reviewing will be single-blind.
Submissions are welcome from PC members (except the two co-chairs).
Accepted regular research papers will appear in formal proceedings
published by ACM, and be included in the ACM Digital Library. Accepted
short papers do not constitute formal publications and will not appear
in the proceedings.
At least one author of each accepted contribution must attend the
workshop virtually to present the work. In the case of tool
demonstration papers, a live demonstration of the described tool is
* Paper submission deadline : **Thursday 8th October 2020 (AoE)**
* Author notification : **Thursday 12th November 2020 (AoE)**
* Workshop : **Monday 18th January 2021 to
Tuesday 19th January 2021**
* Julia Lawall (Inria). Program manipulation of C code: from partial
evaluation to semantic patches for the Linux kernel.
* Matúš Tejiščák (Chordify). Erasure in dependently typed
Best paper award
PEPM 2021 continues the tradition of a Best Paper award. The winner
will be announced at the workshop.
* Guillaume Allais (St Andrews, UK)
* Zena M. Ariola (Oregan, US)
* Robert Atkey (Strathclyde, UK)
* Lennart Augusstson (Google, US)
* Casper Bach Poulsen (TU Delft, Netherlands)
* Youou Cong (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
* Olivier Danvy (Yale NUS, Singapore)
* Andrei Klimov (Keldysh Institute, Russia)
* Sam Lindley (Heriot-Watt, UK) (Co-chair)
* Torben Mogensen (Copenhagen, Denmark) (Co-chair)
* J. Garrett Morris (Iowa, US)
* Antonina Nepeivoda (Ailamazyan Pereslavl, Russia)
* Gabriel Radanne (Inria, France)
* Eijiro Sumii (Tohoku, Japan)
* Niki Vazou (IMDEA, Spain)
* Eelco Visser (TU Delft, Netherlands)
* Jeremy Yallop (Cambridge, UK)
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
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