ACM SIGPLAN 2012 Workshop on
Partial Evaluation and Program Manipulation (PEPM'12)

ACM logo ACM logo Mon-Tue, January 23-24, 2012
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
co-located with POPL'12

Sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN

Online registration open at
Early registration deadline is December 24, 2011


Workshop Program posted.


Registration is now open


19 papers accepted out of submitted 37.


Submission deadline extended until Sun, Oct 16 23:55 GMT.


Invited speakers: Markus Püschel and Martin Berger.


Call-for-papers announced.


Web site created.

The PEPM Symposium/Workshop series aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the broad area of program transformation, which spans from refactoring, partial evaluation, supercompilation, fusion and other metaprogramming to model-driven development, program analyses including termination, inductive programming, program generation and applications of machine learning and probabilistic search. PEPM focuses on techniques, supporting theory, tools, and applications of the analysis and manipulation of programs. Each technique or tool of program manipulation should have a clear, although perhaps informal, statement of desired properties, along with an argument how these properties could be achieved.

Topics of interest for PEPM'12 include, but are not limited to:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, resource-limited computation, and security.

To maintain the dynamic and interactive nature of PEPM, we will continue the category of `short papers' for tool demonstrations and for presentations of exciting if not fully polished research, and of interesting academic, industrial and open-source applications that are new or unfamiliar.

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.

All accepted papers, short papers included, will appear in formal proceedings published by ACM Press. In addition to printed proceedings, accepted papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library. Extended versions of selected papers will be published in a journal special issue.

Follow this link for the complete Call for Papers. There is also a more compact plain-text version.