SPLASH 2020
Sun 15 - Sat 21 November 2020 Online Conference

Programming language designers seek to provide strong tools to help developers reason about their programs. For example, the formal methods community seeks to enable developers to prove correctness properties of their code, and type system designers seek to exclude classes of undesirable behavior from programs. The security community creates tools to help developers achieve their security goals. In order to make these approaches as effective as possible for developers, recent work has integrated approaches from human-computer interaction research into programming language design. This workshop brings together programming languages, software engineering, security, and human-computer interaction researchers to investigate methods for making languages that provide stronger safety properties more effective for programmers and software engineers.

We have two goals: (1) to identify and establish a research agenda for collaborative work in this space; (2) to provide a venue for discussion and feedback on early-stage approaches that might enable people to be more effective at achieving stronger safety properties in their programs.

HATRA is interested in two different kinds of contributions. First, extended abstracts that summarize an existing body of work that is relevant to the workshop’s topic; the presentations serve to familiarize the community, which may be diverse, with work that already exists. Second, research papers that describe a new idea, approach, or hypothesis in the space, and are presented as an opportunity for the authors to receive community feedback and for the community to seek inspiration from others.

The day will be divided into three segments. In the first segment, authors of accepted extended abstracts will present their work in approximately 20-minute time slots, followed by 10 minutes of discussion. To promote discussion, participants will be divided into small groups; then, the whole group will re-convene to discuss high-level points that arose in the small group discussions. In the second segment, authors of accepted papers will present their work. Then, in the third segment, we will conduct an activity to identify interesting research questions and help the community establish a research agenda. The organizers will produce a report after the workshop that catalogs the resulting agenda.

Dates
Plenary
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Wed 18 Nov
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00:20 - 01:00: Breakfast in ParisStudent Research Competition at SPLASH-I
  • Aidan Yang, SOAR: Synthesis for Open-Source API Refactoring

  • Gahwon Lee, SASIL: A Domain-Specific Language for Simulating Declarative Specifications of Scheduling Systems

  • Ian C. McCormack, A Software Library Model for the Internet of Things

  • Mona Zhang and Jacob Gorenburg, Design and Implementation of a Gradual Verifier

  • Raphael Mosaner, Machine Learning to Ease Understanding of Data Driven Compiler Optimizations

  • Reed Oei, Psamathe: A DSL for Safe Blockchain Assets

  • Sang Heon Choi, Consolidation: A Technique for Improving Permissiveness of Human-Machine Interfaces

  • Sophia Kolak, Detecting Performance Patterns with Deep Learning

  • Vitaly Romanov, Evaluating Importance of Edge Types when Using Graph Neural Network for Predicting Return Types of Python Functions

00:20 - 01:00
Poster
Student Research Competition
02:20 - 03:00: Cocktails in SydneyMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
02:20 - 03:00
Social Event
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04:20 - 05:00: Dinner in BejingMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
04:20 - 05:00
Social Event
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06:20 - 07:00: Dinner in DelhiMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
06:20 - 07:00
Social Event
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08:20 - 09:00: Breakfast in ChicagoAwards at SPLASH-I +12h
08:20 - 09:00
Other
Awards
David GroveIBM Research, Jens PalsbergUniversity of California, Los Angeles
09:00 - 10:20: WKeynotes at SPLASH-I +12h
Chair(s): Hridesh RajanIowa State University, USA
09:00 - 10:20
Keynote
Keynotes
Sriram RajamaniMicrosoft Research
Link to publication
10:20 - 11:00: Breakfast in SeattleMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
10:20 - 11:00
Social Event
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11:00 - 12:20: Formal MethodsHATRA at SPLASH-IV
Chair(s): Michael CoblenzUniversity of Maryland at College Park
11:00 - 11:20
Meeting
HATRA
11:20 - 11:40
Talk
HATRA
April GonçalvesMetastate AG
Pre-print
11:40 - 12:00
Talk
HATRA
Alastair ReidArm Ltd, Luke ChurchUniversity of Cambridge, Shaked FlurGoogle Research, Sarah de HaasGoogle Research, Maritza JohnsonGoogle Research, Ben LaurieGoogle Research
Link to publication
12:20 - 13:00: Breakfast in WellingtonMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
12:20 - 13:00
Social Event
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13:00 - 14:20: TypesHATRA at SPLASH-IV
Chair(s): Peter-Michael OseraGrinnell College
13:00 - 13:20
Talk
HATRA
Will CrichtonStanford University
Link to publication
13:20 - 13:40
Talk
HATRA
Gongming (Gabriel) LuoUniversity of Michigan, Vishnu ReddyUniversity of Michigan, Marcelo AlmeidaUniversity of Michigan, Yingying ZhuUniversity of Michigan, Ke DuUniversity of Michigan, Cyrus OmarUniversity of Michigan
Link to publication Pre-print
13:40 - 14:00
Talk
HATRA
Dominic OrchardUniversity of Kent, UK, Mistral ContrastinFacebook London, Matthew DanishUniversity of Cambridge, UK, Andrew RiceUniversity of Cambridge, UK
Link to publication
14:20 - 15:00: Cocktails in ParisMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
14:20 - 15:00
Social Event
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15:00 - 16:20: DesignHATRA at SPLASH-IV
Chair(s): Luke ChurchUniversity of Cambridge
15:00 - 15:20
Talk
HATRA
Pre-print
15:20 - 15:40
Talk
HATRA
Michael CoblenzUniversity of Maryland at College Park, Ariel DavisCarnegie Mellon University, Megan HofmannCarnegie Mellon University, Vivian HuangCarnegie Mellon University, Siyue JinCarnegie Mellon University, Max Krieger, Kyle LiangCarnegie Mellon University, Brian WeiCarnegie Mellon University, Mengchen Sam YongCarnegie Mellon University, Jonathan AldrichCarnegie Mellon University
Link to publication
15:40 - 16:00
Meeting
HATRA
16:20 - 17:00: Breakfast in SeoulMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
16:20 - 17:00
Social Event
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18:20 - 19:00: Cocktails in RioMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
18:20 - 19:00
Social Event
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20:20 - 21:00: Cocktails in New YorkAwards at SPLASH-I
20:20 - 21:00
Other
Awards
David GroveIBM Research, Jens PalsbergUniversity of California, Los Angeles
21:00 - 22:20: WKeynotes at SPLASH-I
Chair(s): Hridesh RajanIowa State University, USA
21:00 - 22:20
Keynote
Keynotes
Sriram RajamaniMicrosoft Research
Link to publication
22:20 - 23:00: Lunch in TokyoMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
22:20 - 23:00
Social Event
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Thu 19 Nov
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00:20 - 01:00: Breakfast in ParisMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
00:20 - 01:00
Social Event
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02:20 - 03:00: Cocktails in SydneyMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
02:20 - 03:00
Social Event
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04:20 - 05:00: Dinner in BeijingMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
04:20 - 05:00
Social Event
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06:20 - 07:00: Dinner in DelhiMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
06:20 - 07:00
Social Event
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07:00 - 08:20: RKeynotes at SPLASH-I +12h
Chair(s): David GroveIBM Research
07:00 - 08:20
Keynote
Keynotes
Vikram S. AdveUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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08:20 - 09:00: Breakfast in ChicagoMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
08:20 - 09:00
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10:20 - 11:00: Breakfast in SeattleMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
10:20 - 11:00
Social Event
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11:00 - 12:20: Breakfast in SeattleStudent Research Competition at SPLASH-IV
11:00 - 12:20
Poster
Student Research Competition
12:20 - 13:00: Breakfast in WellingtonMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
12:20 - 13:00
Social Event
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13:00 - 14:20: Novices and Application DomainsHATRA at SPLASH-VI
Chair(s): Luke ChurchUniversity of Cambridge
13:00 - 13:20
Talk
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Niek MullenersUtrecht University, Johan JeuringOpen University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
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13:20 - 13:40
Talk
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Chris MartensNorth Carolina State University
Pre-print
13:40 - 14:00
Talk
HATRA
Richard LinUniversity of California, Berkeley, Bjoern HartmannUC Berkeley
Link to publication Pre-print
14:00 - 14:20
Talk
HATRA
Hannah PotterUniversity of Michigan, Cyrus OmarUniversity of Michigan
Pre-print
14:20 - 15:00: Cocktails in ParisMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
14:20 - 15:00
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15:00 - 16:20: Research Agenda PlanningHATRA at SPLASH-VI
Chair(s): Michael CoblenzUniversity of Maryland at College Park
15:00 - 16:20
Meeting
HATRA
16:20 - 17:00: Breakfast in SeoulMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
16:20 - 17:00
Social Event
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18:20 - 19:00: Cocktails in RioMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
18:20 - 19:00
Social Event
Meet The Speakers (MTS)
19:00 - 20:20: RKeynotes at SPLASH-I
Chair(s): David GroveIBM Research
19:00 - 20:20
Keynote
Keynotes
Vikram S. AdveUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Link to publication
20:20 - 21:00: Cocktails in New YorkMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
20:20 - 21:00
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22:20 - 23:00: Lunch in TokyoMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
22:20 - 23:00
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Call for Papers

HATRA welcomes two kinds of submissions:

  1. Extended abstracts summarizing existing published work that would be of interest to the community.
  2. Research proposals, position papers, and early-stage result papers. These come in short (up to four pages) and long (up to eight pages) varieties. These may describe hypotheses, ideas for research, or early-stage results. The objective is to provide an opportunity for the authors to receive feedback from the community as well as to help inspire participants to identify and clarify their own research directions. To encourage submission of ideas that may be published in other venues in the future, papers will not be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Type system design
  • Programming language evaluation
  • Programming language and tool design methodology
  • Interactive theorem provers
  • Lightweight specification tools
  • Proof engineering
  • Psychology of programming

HATRA will use a review process that is optionally double-blind. Ideally, authors should omit identifying information from their papers, and should reference their own related work in the third person. However, if this is impractical, perhaps because you are submitting an extended abstract, you may include author information in your submission.

Extended abstracts may be in either one-page “sigconf” format or two-page “ACM Small” format. Other submissions should be in “ACM Small” style. Papers should be submitted using HotCRP by September 18, 2020: https://hatra20.hotcrp.com