ECOOP 2015
Sun 5 - Fri 10 July 2015 Prague, Czech Republic

Workshop on Programming Languages and Analysis for Security

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:

  • Compiler-based security mechanisms or runtime-based security mechanisms such as inline reference monitors
  • Program analysis techniques for discovering security vulnerabilities
  • Automated introduction and/or verification of security enforcement mechanism
  • Language-based verification of security properties in software, including verification of cryptographic protocols
  • Specifying and enforcing security policies for information flow and access control
  • Model-driven approaches to security
  • Security concerns for web programming languages
  • Language design for security in new domains such as cloud computing and embedded platforms
  • Applications, case studies, and implementations of these techniques

Past Editions: PLAS 2014, PLAS 2013, PLAS 2012, PLAS 2011, PLAS 2010, PLAS 2009, PLAS 2008, PLAS 2007, PLAS 2006.

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10:05 - 10:10: WelcomePLAS at Karlstejn
Chair(s): Michael ClarksonCornell University, Limin JiaCarnegie Mellon University
10:05 - 10:10
Day opening
11:10 - 12:40: Technical talks IPLAS at Karlstejn
11:10 - 11:40
Swapsies on the Internet - Towards Reasoning about Risk and Trust in the Open World
Sophia DrossopoulouImperial College London, James NobleVictoria University of Wellington, Mark MillerGoogle Inc.
11:40 - 12:10
Memory-safe Execution of C on a Java VM
Matthias GrimmerJohannes Kepler University Linz, Roland SchatzJohannes Kepler University Linz, Chris SeatonOracle Labs / University of Manchester, Thomas WuerthingerOracle Labs, Hanspeter MössenböckJohannes Kepler University Linz
12:10 - 12:40
Dynamic Enforcement of Dynamic Policies
Pablo BuirasChalmers University of Technology, Bart Van DelftChalmers University of Technology
13:50 - 14:50: Invited talk IIPLAS at Karlstejn
13:50 - 14:50
Programming and Verifying Today's and Tomorrow's Networks
Shriram KrishnamurthiBrown University
14:50 - 15:30: Technical talks IIPLAS at Karlstejn
14:50 - 15:10
Short Paper: On High-Assurance Information-Flow-Secure Programming Languages
Toby MurrayNICTA and UNSW
15:10 - 15:30
Short Paper: The Meaning of Attack-Resistant Systems
Vijay GaneshUniversity of Waterloo, Sebastian BanescuTechnical University of Munich, Martín OchoaTechnical University of Munich
16:10 - 16:30: DiscussionPLAS at Karlstejn
16:10 - 16:30
The future of PLAS
16:30 - 17:00: Workshop closingPLAS at Karlstejn
16:30 - 17:00
Day closing
Informal social gathering

Call for Papers

Two kinds of papers are invited:

  • Full papers should be at most 12 pages long including bibliography and appendices. Papers in this category are expected to have relatively mature content. Full paper presentations will be 25 minutes each.

  • Short papers should be at most 6 pages long including bibliography and appendices. Preliminary and exploratory work are welcome in this category. Short paper presentations will be 15 minutes each. Authors submitting papers in this category must prepend the phrase “Short Paper:” to the title of the submitted paper.

All submissions must be in English. Page limits are strict. Submissions must be PDF documents typeset in the ACM proceedings format using 10pt fonts. A SIGPLAN-approved template can be found here. We recommend using this template. Both full and short papers must describe work not published in other refereed venues (see the SIGPLAN republication policy here for more details). Accepted papers will appear in workshop proceedings, which will be distributed to the workshop participants and be available in the ACM Digital Library. Submissions are now accepted through EasyChair at the following URL:

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