SI on "Static Analysis Techniques: Recent Advances and New Horizons"

by Agostino Cortesi, Oct. 4, 2019

Please consider submitting a paper to the Special Issue of the journal Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417; IF 2.217) on “Static Analysis Techniques: Recent Advances and New Horizons”, having Agostino Cortesi and Pietro Ferrara as Guest Editors. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2020.

Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to consider submitting a paper to the Special Issue of the journal Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417; IF 2.217) on “Static Analysis Techniques: Recent Advances and New Horizons”.

Static analysis is currently recognized as a key mean for enhancing software security and reliability. It is widely recognized as a fundamental approach for program verification, bug detection, compiler optimization, program understanding, and software maintenance. In fact, a white-box semantics-based approach to the analysis of source code can automatically reveal errors that do not manifest until a disaster occurs weeks, months or years after release, which might be very difficult to reproduce and that might not be captured by testing, as tests can only cover a finite number of execution traces. Several techniques have been introduced in the scientific literature, and several tools implementing such techniques are currently in use on software written in different programming language targets and focusing on different program properties.

This Special Issue is aimed at collecting new contributions in this area, ranging from the introduction of new techniques to their practical implementation and applications with a particular emphasis on applied aspects, i.e., on the issues related to scalability, interoperability, and maintainability of static analysis tools in highly demanding real scenarios.

Contributions are welcome on all aspects of static analysis, including, but not limited to:

  • Abstract Interpretation;
  • Data-flow and control-flow analysis;
  • Model checking;
  • Program verification;
  • Program certification;
  • Security analysis;
  • Type checking.

Submissions can address any programming paradigm, including concurrent, constraint, functional, imperative, logic, and object-oriented programming.

Extended versions of papers presented in international conferences are welcome if the extended version contains significant additions which were not in the conference version of the paper. In this case, the authors are invited to submit a cover letter explaining how the submitted paper differs from the conference one.

Prof. Dr. Agostino Cortesi
Dr. Pietro Ferrara
Guest Editors

More info: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci/special_issues/Static_Analysis_Techniques