Call for papers: 10th ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on the State Of the Art in Program Analysis (SOAP'21)

by Lisa Nguyen Quang Do, Feb. 19, 2021

The 10th ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on the State Of the Art in Program Analysis (SOAP'21) calls for papers. It
will be co-located with PLDI'21 and take place virtually.

Call for papers:

Paper submission deadline: 22nd March 2021.


             The 10th ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop 

              on the State of the Art in Program Analysis (SOAP)

                                   Call for Papers

                                 June 2021 - Virtual


                              Co-located with PLDI 2021


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.

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


- 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 [1]. The preprint

template should be set to use 10pt font and ‘numbers’ to ensure numerical style citations,

that is: \documentclass[10pt, numbers]{sigplanconf}.

Submissions should be made on EasyChair [2].

More Information


For additional information, please visit the website [3], follow @SOAP_Workshop on

Twitter [4], or contact the chairs Lisa Nguyen Quang Do [5] and Caterina Urban [6].





[5] [email protected]

[6] [email protected]