TAPAS 2019

10th Workshop on Tools for Automatic Program Analysis

October 8
Porto, Portugal

Objective

In recent years, a wide range of static analysis tools have emerged, some of which are currently in industrial use or are well beyond the advanced prototype level. Many impressive practical results have been obtained, which allow complex properties to be proven or checked in a fully or semi-automatic way, even in the context of complex software developments. In parallel, the techniques to design and implement static analysis tools have improved significantly, and much effort is being put into engineering the tools. This workshop is intended to promote discussions and exchange experience between specialists in all areas of program analysis design and implementation and static analysis tool users.

Previous workshops have been held in Perpignan, France (2010), Venice, Italy (2011), Deauville, France (2012), Seattle, WA, USA (2013), Munich, Germany (2014), Saint-Malo, France (2015), Edinburgh, UK (2016), New York, NY, USA (2017), and Freiburg, Germany (2018).

TAPAS 2019 will be co-located with SAS 2019 and FM 2019.

Scope

The technical program of TAPAS 2019 will consist of invited lectures, together with presentations based on submitted papers or abstracts.

Submissions can cover any aspect of program analysis tools including, but not limited to the following:

  • design and implementation of static analysis tools (including practical techniques used for obtaining precision and performance)
  • components of static analysis tools (front-ends, abstract domains, etc.)
  • integration of static analyzers (in proof assistants, test generation tools, IDEs, etc.)
  • reusable software infrastructure (analysis algorithms and frameworks)
  • experience reports on the use of static analyzers (both research prototypes and industrial tools)

This workshop welcomes work in progress, overviews of more extensive work, programmatic or position papers and tool presentations.

Proceedings and post-proceedings

The workshop will have informal proceedings, posted on its web page.

Revised versions of selected papers will be published after the workshop by Springer in a volume of its Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), which will collect contributions to some workshops and symposia co-located with FM 2019. Condition for inclusion in the post-proceedings is that at least one of the co-authors has presented the paper at the workshop.

Submission instructions

Please submit your regular paper (12-15+ pages), short paper (6-8+ pages), or extended abstract (2 pages), in LNCS style, via the TAPAS 2019 author interface of EasyChair.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the program committee for quality and relevance.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: 4 July 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: 2 August
  • Final version due: 31 August
  • Workshop: 8 October
  • Post-proceedings due: 15 November (tentative)

Venue and Registration

Please see the main SAS page for details.

Program Committee

David Delmas, Airbus and Sorbonne Université, France (chair)
Fausto Spoto, Università di Verona, Italy
Caterina Urban, Inria, France
Franck Vedrine, CEA LIST, France
Jules Villard, Facebook, UK
Jingling Xue, University of New South Wales, Australia
Tomofumi Yuki, Inria, France
Sarah Zennou, Airbus, France