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SAS 2014

21st International Static Analysis Symposium

September 11-13, 2014
Munich, Germany




Static Analysis is increasingly recognized as a fundamental tool for program verification, bug detection, compiler optimization, program understanding, and software maintenance. The series of Static Analysis Symposia has served as the primary venue for the presentation of theoretical, practical, and application advances in the area. The 21th International Static Analysis Symposium, SAS 2014, will be held in Munich, Germany. Previous symposia were held in Seattle, Deauville, Venice, Perpignan, Los Angeles, Valencia, Kongens Lyngby, Seoul, London, Verona, San Diego, Madrid, Paris, Santa Barbara, Pisa, Aachen, Glasgow, and Namur.


The technical program for SAS 2014 will consist of invited lectures and presentations of refereed papers. Contributions are welcomed on all aspects of static analysis, including, but not limited to:

  • Abstract domains
  • Abstract testing
  • Data flow analysis
  • New applications
  • Program verification
  • Theoretical frameworks
  • Abstract interpretation
  • Bug detection
  • Model checking
  • Program transformation
  • Security analysis
  • Type checking

Paper Submission

Submissions can address any programming paradigm, including concurrent, constraint, functional, imperative, logic, object-oriented, aspect, multi-core, distributed, and GPU programming. Papers must describe original work, be written and presented in English, and must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with refereed proceedings. Submitted papers will be judged on the basis of significance, relevance, correctness, originality, and clarity. They should clearly identify what has been accomplished and why it is significant. Paper submissions should not exceed 15 pages in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS format, excluding bibliography and well-marked appendices. Program committee members are not required to read the appendices, and thus papers must be intelligible without them.

Formatting style files and further guidelines for formatting can be found at

Submissions deviating from these guidelines risk summary rejection.

Submission is closed. It was handled via EasyChair:

Artifact Submission

As last year, we are encouraging authors to submit a virtual machine image containing any artifacts and evaluations presented in the paper. The goal of the artifact submissions is to strengthen our field's scientific approach to evaluations and reproducibility of results. The virtual machine images accompanying accepted papers will be archived on the permanent Static Analysis Symposium website to provide a record of past experiments and tools, allowing future research to better evaluate and contrast existing work.

Artifact submission is optional. We accept only virtual machine images that can be processed with Virtual Box. Details on what to submit and how will be sent to the corresponding authors by mail shortly after the paper submission deadline.

The submitted artifacts will be used by the program committee as a secondary evaluation criteria whose sole purpose is to find additional positive arguments for the paper's acceptance. Submissions without artifacts are welcome and will not be penalized.


With agreement of the authors, most of the virtual machine images that accompanied accepted papers are made available.

Radhia Cousot Award

Starting in 2014, the program committee of each SAS conference selects a paper for the Radhia Cousot Young Researcher Best Paper Award, in memory of Radhia Cousot and her fundamental contributions to static analysis, being also one of the main promoters and organizers of the SAS series of conferences.

Important Dates

Invited Lectures

Dynamic Program Verification
Patrice Godefroid (Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA)

Higher-Order Model Checking: From Theory To Practice
Luke Ong (University of Oxford, UK)

Fully Automated Shape Analysis Based on Forest Automata with Data Constraints
Tomáš Vojnar (Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic)

Affiliated Events

NSAD 2014: 6th Workshop on Numerical and Symbolic Abstract Domains
SASB 2014: 5th Workshop on Static Analysis and Systems Biology
TAPAS 2014: 5th Workshop on Tools for Automatic Program Analysis

Registration and Accommodation

Information concerning registration and accommodation can be found on a separate page.

Venue and Travelling

In 2014, the conference will take place in Novotel Munich City, situated near the river Isar and close to the city center:

    Novotel München City
    Hochstr. 11
    81669 München

The venue is close to the S-Bahn station "Rosenheimer Platz" (compare, e.g., the map at the Novotel web site). In order to reach the Rosenheimer Platz from the Airport, you may take any leaving S-Bahn (S1 or S8). There is an S-Bahn every 10 minutes. The trip takes about 35 minutes and costs about 10 Euro. Tickets can be bought in ticket machines at the airport. You may buy a Airport-City-Day ticket that allows you to use all means of public transport within the MVV (Münchener Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund), i.e. S-Bahn (urban trains), regional trains, U-Bahn (underground), busses and trams from the moment of purchase until 6am of the following day for little more than the price of a single ticket.

News [10/09/14, 11:00 pm]: Due to a technical problem, S-Bahn train S1 runs only to Feldmoching from the Airport. So in order to reach Rosenheimer Platz from the Airport please use S8.

From the Main Railway Station, it is almost as easy to reach the venue: there any S-Bahn in direction "Ostbahnhof" will do.

Local Information

Munich is the lively capital of Bavaria. Close to the alps, Munich hosts three universities and a variety of touristic attractions. These include museums such as the German museum for technology and science, several first class theaters as well as historical monuments built by the bavarian kings who took a keen interest in art, construction and collection.

SAS Symposia Website

There is a permanent web site of the Static Analysis Symposia hosted by IMDEA Software Institute.


Program Chairs

Markus Müller-Olm, Universität Münster, Germany
Helmut Seidl, TU Munich, Germany

Program Committee

Ahmed Bouajjani, LIAFA, University Paris Diderot, France
Michele Bugliesi, Università Ca' Foscari, Italy
Johannes Kinder, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Andy King, University of Kent, UK
Laura Kovacs, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Viktor Kuncak, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Francesco Logozzo, Microsoft Research, USA
Isabella Mastroeni, Università degli Studi di Verona, Italy
Anders Møller, Aarhus University, Denmark
Alan Mycroft, Cambridge University, UK
Aditya Nori, Microsoft Research, India
Madhusudan Parthasarathy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Sylvie Putot, CEA, LIST & École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
Xavier Rival, INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt, France
Sriram Sankaranarayanan, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Vijay D'Silva , University of California, Berkeley, USA
Gregor Snelting, KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
Eran Yahav, Technion, Haifa, Israel

Steering Committee

Patrick Cousot, École Normale Supérieure, France & NYU, USA
Radhia Cousot, CNRS & École Normale Supérieure, France
Roberto Giacobazzi, University of Verona, Italy
Gilberto Filé, University of Padova, Italy
Manuel Hermenegildo, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
David Schmidt, Kansas State University, USA