ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on
San Diego, California, June 14, 2007
Important Dates and Announcements
April 29, 2007: student travel grant applications available, deadline May 25.
Call For Papers
PLAS aims to provide a forum for exploring and evaluating ideas on the use of programming language and program analysis techniques to improve the security of software systems. Strongly encouraged are proposals of new, speculative ideas; evaluations of new or known techniques in practical settings; and discussions of emerging threats and important problems.
The scope of PLAS includes, but is not limited to:
Papers were due on April 1, 2007 (23:59:59 PDT).
We invite papers of two kinds: (1) Technical papers for long presentations during the workshop, and (2) papers for short presentations (10 minutes). Papers submitted for the long format should contain relatively mature content. Short format papers can also contain mature work, but may present more preliminary work, position statements, or work that is more exploratory in nature. Long papers will appear in a formal proceedings. Short papers fall into two categories: formal short papers to appear in the proceedings, and informal short papers that will not; authors choose the category at the time of submission. The idea is to allow prospective participants to talk about less mature work that is not yet ready for formal publication.
Papers to appear in the proceedings must describe work unpublished in refereed venues, and not submitted for publication elsewhere (including journals and formal proceedings of conferences and workshops). See the SIGPLAN republication policy for more details http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigplan/republicationpolicy.htm. The printed proceedings will be made available to the participants at the workshop, and its papers will be available in the ACM Digital Library.
Informal short presentations will have their abstracts included in the final proceedings, and may include previously-published material (which should be cited in the submission). Informal short presentations are not precluded for future publication at other conference venues or journals. Authors must indicate that they do not intend their paper to appear in the proceedings by prepending Informal Presentation: to the title of the submitted paper.
Submitted papers must be formatted according the ACM proceedings format using 10pt fonts: long submissions should not exceed 12 pages in this format; short submissions should not exceed 6 pages. These page limits include everything (i.e., they are the total length of the paper). Papers submitted for the long category may be accepted as short presentations at the program committee's discretion.
Submissions should be in PDF (preferably) or Postscript that is interpretable by Ghostscript and printable on US Letter and A4 sized paper. Templates for SIGPLAN-approved LaTeX format can be found at http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigplan/authorInformation.htm. We recommend using this format, which improves greatly on the ACM LaTeX format.
Student Travel GrantsGenerous support from IBM Research has made it possible for us to offer travel grants for students attending PLAS. (Note that FCRC is providing travel support as well; PLAS support would supplement FCRC support.) See Application form for further instructions (here is the Word version of the materials). The first round of decisions will be made by Friday, May 25. We will consider applications beyond that date if funds remain.