23rd Static Analysis Symposium (SAS)

September 8--10, 2016, Edinburgh, UK

Collocated with The Symposium on Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming (PPDP 2016) and the Symposium on Logic-based Program Synthesis and Transformation (LOPSTR 2016)


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 23rd International Static Analysis Symposium, SAS 2016, will be held in Edinburgh, UK. Previous symposia were held in Saint-Malo, Munich, 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 2016 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 interpretation
abstract testing   bug detection
data flow analysis   model checking
new applications   program transformation
program verification   security analysis
theoretical frameworks   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 18 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. Submissions are handled online:

Direct Access to the Submission Website, on easychair

Artifact Submission

As in previous years, 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 machines will be archived on a 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.

Important dates

Abstract Submission Extended: April 10th, 2016 (anywhere on earth) April 3rd, 2016 (anywhere on earth)
Paper Submission Extended: April 17th, 2016 (anywhere on earth) April 10th, 2016 (anywhere on earth)
Artifact submission Extended: April 24th, 2016 (anywhere on earth) April 17th, 2016 (anywhere on earth)
Notification June 10th, 2016
Final version due July 3rd, 2016
Conference September 8-10, 2016

Accepted papers

The list of accepted papers is now available here.

Proceedings access

During the conference, please access the proceedings here.

Venue and local information

Venue and local information are provided in the main LOPSTR/PPDP/SAS website.

Radhia Cousot Young Researcher Award

Since 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, as well as being one of the main promoters and organizers of the SAS series of conferences. In 2016, the dotation of the price is 3000 euros.

Invited Speakers

Program Committee

Program Committee Chair

Program Committee

Organizing Committee


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