Static and dynamic analysis techniques and tools have received widespread attention for a long time. The application domains of these analyses range from core libraries to modern technologies such as Android applications and Smart Contracts. Over time, analysis frameworks, such as Soot, Doop, WALA, Gigahorse, Soufflé, and OPAL, have been developed to better support techniques for optimizing programs, ensuring code quality, and assessing security and compliance.

We invite contributions and inspirations from researchers and practitioners working with program analysis. We are particularly interested in exciting analysis framework ideas, innovative designs, and analysis techniques, including preliminary results of work in progress. We also focus on the state of the practice for program analysis by encouraging submissions by industrial participants. We want to see your tools – tool demonstration submissions are encouraged. The workshop agenda will continue its tradition of lively discussions on extensions of existing frameworks, development of new analyses, tools and substrates, and how program analysis is used in real-world scenarios.

Call for Papers

Static and dynamic analysis techniques and tools have received widespread attention for a long time. The application domains of these analyses range from core libraries to modern technologies such as Android applications and Smart Contracts. Over time, analysis frameworks, such as Soot, Doop, WALA, Gigahorse, Soufflé, and OPAL, have been developed to better support techniques for optimizing programs, ensuring code quality, and assessing security and compliance.

We invite contributions and inspirations from researchers and practitioners working with program analysis. We are particularly interested in exciting analysis framework ideas, innovative designs, and analysis techniques, including preliminary results of work in progress. We also focus on the state of the practice for program analysis by encouraging submissions by industrial participants. We want to see your tools – tool demonstration submissions are encouraged. The workshop agenda will continue its tradition of lively discussions on extensions of existing frameworks, development of new analyses, tools and substrates, and how program analysis is used in real-world scenarios.

Format

The workshop will take one day and will feature invited talks by leading members of the program analysis community, presentations of all accepted refereed papers, and time for open discussion.

Submissions

Submissions should be four- to six-page papers (including references) and should be formatted according to the two-column ACM proceedings format. Each reference must list all authors of the paper. The citations should be in numerical style, e.g., [52]. Templates for ACM format are available for Microsoft Word and LaTeX at http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Author. The preprint template should be set to use 10pt font and ‘numbers’ to ensure numerical style citations, that is: \documentclass[sigplan,review]{acmart}\settopmatter{printfolios=true,printccs=false,printacmref=false}.

  • Possible submissions include, but are not limited to:
  • A report on a novel implementation of a program analysis, with focus on practical details or optimization techniques for obtaining precision and performance.
  • A new research tool, data, and/or other artifacts that showcase early implementations of novel program analysis concepts, as well as mature prototypes.
  • A description of a new analysis component, for example front-ends or abstract domains.
  • A report describing an innovative tool built on top of an existing framework.
  • An idea paper proposing the integration of existing program analyses to answer interesting novel questions about programs, for example in IDEs.
  • Substrates or techniques for developing program analysis frameworks, e.g., Datalog engines.
  • An experience report on the use of a program analysis framework.
  • A description of a program analysis tool and screenshots of main parts of the demo.

Publication

Accepted papers will appear in the ACM Digital Library.

Lawton Nichols, Mehmet Emre and Ben Hardekopf. Fixpoint Reuse for Incremental JavaScript Analysis

Philipp Dominik Schubert, Richard Leer, Ben Hermann and Eric Bodden. Know Your Analysis: How Instrumentation Aids Understanding Static Analysis

Andreas Dann, Ben Hermann and Eric Bodden. SootDiff: Bytecode Comparison across different Java Compilers

Steven O’Hara and Rocky Slavin. Modernizing Parsing Tools

Padmanabhan Krishnan, Rebecca O’Donoghue, Nicholas Allen and Yi Lu. Commit-time Incremental Analysis

Buse Yilmaz, Ilyas Turimbetov and Didem Unat. Program Analysis for Process Migration

Alexandru Dura, Hampus Balldin and Christoph Reichenbach. MetaDL: Analysing Datalog in Datalog