ACM SIGPLAN 2011 Workshop on
Partial Evaluation and Program Manipulation (PEPM'11)

20th Anniversary Edition

ACM logo ACM logo Mon-Tue, January 24-25, 2011
Austin, Texas, USA
co-located with POPL'11

Sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN




Local Information updated.


Schedule available.


15 papers accepted.


35 papers submitted.

PEPM 2011 is the 20th edition of the PEPM series! To celebrate this 20th anniversary, the general chairs from the first PEPM, Charles Consel and Olivier Danvy, will give invited talks on the first day of the conference and Martin Rinard will give the invited talk on the second day of the conference.

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, theories, tools, and applications of analysis and manipulation of programs.

The 2011 PEPM workshop will be based on a broad interpretation of semantics-based program manipulation in a continued effort to expand the scope of PEPM significantly beyond the traditionally covered areas of partial evaluation and specialization and include practical applications of program transformations such as refactoring tools, and practical implementation techniques such as rule-based transformation systems. In addition, it 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, there is a separate category of tool demonstration papers.

Topics of interest for PEPM'11 include, but are not limited to:

  • Program and model manipulation techniques such as transformations driven by rules, patterns, or analyses, partial evaluation, specialization, program inversion, program composition, slicing, symbolic execution, refactoring, aspect weaving, decompilation, and obfuscation.

  • Program analysis techniques that are used to drive program/model manipulation such as abstract interpretation, static analysis, binding-time analysis, dynamic analysis, constraint solving, type systems, automated testing and test case generation.

  • Analysis and transformation for programs/models with advanced features such as objects, generics, ownership types, aspects, reflection, XML type systems, component frameworks, and middleware.

  • Techniques that treat programs/models as data objects including meta-programming, generative programming, deep embedded domain-specific languages, program synthesis by sketching and inductive programming, staged computation, and model-driven program generation and transformation.

  • Application of the above techniques including experimental studies, engineering needed for scalability, and 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.

We especially encourage papers that break new ground including descriptions of how program/model manipulation tools can be integrated into realistic software development processes, descriptions of robust tools capable of effectively handling realistic applications, and new areas of application such as rapidly evolving systems, distributed and web-based programming including middleware manipulation, model-driven development, and on-the-fly program adaptation driven by run-time or statistical analysis.

Student attendants with accepted papers can apply for a SIGPLAN PAC grant to help cover travel expenses. 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 program, see the PAC web page.

There will be formal proceedings published by ACM Press. In addition to printed proceedings, accepted papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library. Selected papers may later on be invited for a journal special issue dedicated to PEPM'11.

Follow this link for the complete Call for Papers.