24th Static Analysis Symposium
August 30th - September 1st, 2017, New York City, NY, USA



Static Analysis is widely 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 24th Static Analysis Symposium, SAS 2017, will be held at New York University, New York City, NY, USA. Previous symposia were held in Edinburgh, 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 proceedings of the conference will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. A selection of papers will be invited to a special issue of the Springer's journal Formal Methods in System Design.


The technical program for SAS 2017 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
Automated deduction


Emerging applications

Program optimizations and transformations

Program verification

Tool environments and architectures

Type checking


Abstract interpretation

Data flow analysis

Deductive methods

Model checking

Program synthesis

Security analysis

Theoretical frameworks

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:

SAS 2017 author interface of 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

Full paper submission

Artifact aubmissions

Author notification

Final version due


Friday, April 14th, 2017 (anywhere on earth)

Friday, April 21st, 2017 (anywhere on earth)

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 (anywhere on earth)

Thursday, April 27th, 2017 (anywhere on earth)

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 (anywhere on earth)

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 (anywhere on earth)

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

August 30th - September 1st, 2017

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.

new The recipients of the Radhia Cousot Young Researcher Best Paper Award 2017 are Suvam Mukherjee (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India) and Oded Padon (Tel Aviv University, Israel) for their paper Thread-Local Semantics and its Efficient Sequential Abstractions for Race-Free Programs co-authored by Sharon Shoham, Deepak D'Souza, and Noam Rinetzky.

Special Issue

A special issue of the Springer's journal Formal Methods in System Design will be devoted to extended and revised versions of the best papers of SAS 2017.

Invited Speakers

  1. Alex Aiken (Stanford University, USA)

  2. Francesco Logozzo (Facebook, USA)

  3. Peter Müller (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Invited Tutorials

  1. Josh Berdine (Facebook, UK)

  2. Roberto Giacobazzi (IMDEA, Spain / University of Verona, Italy)

Affiliated Events

  1. 7th Workshop on Numerical and Symbolic Abstract Domains (NSAD 2017)

     Chair: Francesca Scozzari (University of Pescara, Italy)

  1. 8th Workshop on Static Analysis and Systems Biology (SASB 2017)

     Chair: Jean Yang (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

  1. 8th Workshop on Tools for Automatic Program Analysis (TAPAS 2017)

     Chair: Thomas Wies (New York University, USA)


  1. Program Chair

  2. Francesco Ranzato (University of Padova, Italy)

  1. Program Committee

  2. Elvira Albert (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)

  3. Jade Alglave (University College London, UK)

  4. Josh Berdine (Facebook, UK)

  5. Aleksandar Chakarov (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)

  6. Liqian Chen (National University of Defense Technology, China)

  7. Maria Christakis (University of Kent, UK)

  8. Pierre Ganty (IMDEA Software Institute, Spain)

  9. Alberto Griggio (FBK, Italy)

  10. Arie Gurfinkel (University of Waterloo, Canada)

  11. Thomas Jensen (INRIA, France)

  12. Laura Kovacs (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)

  13. Ana Milanova (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)

  14. Anders Møller (Aarhus University, Denmark)

  15. Kedar Namjoshi (Bell Labs Nokia, USA)

  16. Andreas Podelski (University of Freiburg, Germany)

  17. Xavier Rival (CNRS/ENS/INRIA, France)

  18. Ilya Sergey (University College London, UK)

  19. Harald Sondergaard (The University of Melbourne, Australia)

  20. Fausto Spoto (University of Verona/Julia, Italy)

  21. Caterina Urban (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

  22. David Van Horn (University of Maryland, USA)

  23. Arnaud J. Venet (Facebook, USA)

  24. Eran Yahav (Technion, Israel)

  1. Local Chair

  2. Patrick Cousot (New York University, USA)

  1. Publicity Chair

  2. Caterina Urban (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)



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