SPLASH 2020
Sun 15 - Fri 20 November 2020 Online Conference

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, formal methods 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), Freiburg, Germany (2018), and Porto, Portugal (2019).

TAPAS 2020 will be co-located with OOPSLA 2020 and SAS 2020.

Call for Papers

Objectives

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, formal methods and static analysis tool users.

Scope

The technical program of TAPAS 2020 will consist of invited talks, together with presentations based on submitted papers. 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)

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

Submission Guidelines

We invite high-quality papers in the following three categories:

  • Regular papers (6-10 pages)

  • Short papers (4-6 pages)

  • Extended abstract (up to 2 pages)

Please use the SIGPLAN style (sigplan with a two-column format) for all papers (http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Author/) and submit via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tapas2020).

Publication

All papers will be considered for publication in the ACM Digital Library, except if the authors prefer not to be included.