Second CfP: TAPAS18: 9th Workshop on Tools for Automatic Program Analysis

by Fausto Spoto, June 6, 2018

TAPAS 2018
9th Workshop on Tools for Automatic Program Analysis
August 28, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
A satellite workshop of SAS 2018


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 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) and New York, NY, USA (2017).

Scope and Submission Guidelines

The technical program of TAPAS 2018 will consist of invited lectures together with presentations based on submitted extended abstracts.

Please submit your abstract via the TAPAS 2018 author interface of EasyChair:

Submitted abstracts should be up to 3 pages in the two-column sub-format of the new ACM proceedings format ( Please see this template (

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)

Important Dates

Submission deadline: July 1, 2018

Notification of acceptance: July 23

Final version due: August 13

Workshop: August 28

Invited speakers:

Dino Distefano, Queen Mary University, UK

"New developments in the Infer static analyzer"

Vladimir Koshelev, JetBrains

"RubyMine: static analysis of Ruby on Rails applications"

Damien Octeau, Google Inc, USA

"Detecting potentially harmful Android applications at scale"

Tagir Valeev, JetBrains

"Data flow analysis of Java programs in IntelliJ IDEA"

Tomofumi Yuki, INRIA, France

"Polyhedral static analysis for the X10 language"

Program committee:

Josh Berdine, Facebook, UK

Marc Brockschmidt, Microsoft Research, UK

Samir Genaim, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Laure Gonnord, Université de Lyon, France

Damien Octeau, Google Inc, USA

Etienne Payet, Université de la Réunion, France

Fausto Spoto (chair), Università di Verona, Italy

Omer Tripp, Google Inc, USA