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PLDI 2021
Sun 20 - Sat 26 June 2021 PLDI

Static and dynamic analysis techniques and tools for Java, and other programming languages, have received widespread attention for a long time. The application domains of these analyses range from core libraries to modern technologies such as web services and Android applications. Over time, various analysis frameworks have been developed to provide techniques for optimizing programs, ensuring code quality, and assessing security and compliance.

SOAP 2021 aims to bring together the members of the program analysis community to share new developments and shape new innovations in program analysis. For SOAP 2021, 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 will also focus on the state of the practice for program analysis by encouraging submissions by industrial participants, including tool demonstration submissions. The workshop agenda will continue its tradition of lively discussions on extensions of existing frameworks, development of new analyses and tools, and how program analysis is used in real-world scenarios.

Best Presentation Award

The SOAP 2021 Best Presentation Award (selected from the technical talks on accepted papers) went to Alexander Heinricher together with Ryan Williams, Ava Klingbeil, and Alex Jordan for “Weldr: Fusing Binaries for Simplified Analysis”.

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Conference Day
Tue 22 Jun

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09:00 - 11:45
Session 1SOAP at SOAP
Chair(s): Caterina UrbanINRIA & École Normale Supérieure | Université PSL
09:00
15m
Day opening
Welcome from the chairs
SOAP
Caterina UrbanINRIA & École Normale Supérieure | Université PSL, Lisa Nguyen Quang DoGoogle
09:15
60m
Live Q&A
[Invited talk] Towards Security-Oriented Program analysis
SOAP
Sébastien BardinCEA LIST, University Paris-Saclay
10:15
30m
Break
Break
SOAP

10:45
25m
Talk
Static Analysis for Dummies: Experiencing LiSA
SOAP
Pietro FerraraUniversità Ca' Foscari, Venezia, Italy, Luca NegriniCa’ Foscari University of Venice, Corvallis S.r.l., Vincenzo ArceriCa’ Foscari University of Venice, Agostino CortesiUniversità Ca' Foscari Venezia
11:10
25m
Talk
Security and Quality: Two Sides of The Same Coin?
SOAP
Steven ArztFraunhofer SIT
13:30 - 16:15
Session 2SOAP at SOAP
Chair(s): Caterina UrbanINRIA & École Normale Supérieure | Université PSL, Lisa Nguyen Quang DoGoogle
13:30
25m
Talk
Program analysis for reversible languages
SOAP
Uwe MeyerUniversity of Applied Sciences Giessen, Niklas DeworetzkiTechnische Hochschule Mittelhessen
13:55
25m
Talk
PerfLens: A Data-Driven Performance Bug Detection and Fix Platform
SOAP
Spandan Garg, Roshanak Zilouchian MoghaddamMicrosoft, Neel SundaresanMicrosoft Corporation, Chen WuMicrosoft, China
14:20
25m
Talk
Weldr: Fusing Binaries for Simplified Analysis
SOAP
Alexander HeinricherRaytheon BBN Technologies, Ryan WilliamsNortheastern University, Ava Klingbeil, Alex JordanRaytheon BBN Technologies
14:45
30m
Break
Break
SOAP

15:15
60m
Live Q&A
[Invited talk] Dynamic abstract interpretation
SOAP
18:00 - 21:00
Session 3SOAP at SOAP
Chair(s): Lisa Nguyen Quang DoGoogle
18:00
25m
Talk
Multi-Language Static Code Analysis on the LARA Framework
SOAP
Gil Teixeira, João BispoFaculdade de Engenharia e Universidade do Porto, Filipe Figueiredo CorreiaUniversity of Porto
18:25
25m
Talk
Serialization-Aware Call Graph Construction
SOAP
Joanna C. S. SantosRochester Institute of Technology, Reese Jones, Chinomso Ashiogwu, Mehdi MirakhorliRochester Institute of Technology
18:50
25m
Talk
Scalable String Analysis: An Experience Report
SOAP
Kostyantyn VorobyovOracle Labs, Australia, Yang ZhaoOracle Labs, Paddy KrishnanOracle Labs, Australia
19:15
30m
Break
Break
SOAP

19:45
60m
Live Q&A
[Invited talk] Towards Intelligent Application Security
SOAP
20:45
15m
Day closing
Award and send-off
SOAP
Lisa Nguyen Quang DoGoogle, Caterina UrbanINRIA & École Normale Supérieure | Université PSL

Call for Papers

No new submissions will be accepted after the deadline on March 22nd AoE but submission updates will be allowed until March 29th AoE. No further extensions will be granted.

SOAP 2021 aims to bring together the members of the program analysis community to share new developments and shape new innovations in program analysis. For SOAP 2021, 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 will also focus on the state of the practice for program analysis by encouraging submissions by industrial participants, including tool demonstration submissions. The workshop agenda will continue its tradition of lively discussions on extensions of existing frameworks, development of new analyses and tools, and how program analysis is used in real-world scenarios.

Possible submissions include, but are not limited to:

  • A report on a novel implementation of a program analysis, with a focus on practical details or optimization techniques for obtaining precision and performance.
  • A new research tool, data, and 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.
  • A compelling use case for a feature that is not yet supported by existing analysis tools, with good examples and an informal design of the proposed feature.
  • An idea paper proposing the integration of existing program analyses to answer interesting novel questions about programs, for example in IDEs.
  • 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.

Submissions should be four to six-page papers 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 ACM class \documentclass[sigplan,screen]{acmart} should be used in order to ensure the expected default settings and correct colors.