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Call for Presentations on Secure Compilation (PriSC Workshop @ POPL'18)
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Secure compilation is an emerging field that puts together advances in
programming languages, security, verification, systems, compilers, and
hardware architectures in order to devise secure compiler chains that
eliminate many of today's low-level vulnerabilities. Secure
compilation aims to protect high-level language abstractions in
compiled code, even against adversarial low-level contexts, and to
allow sound reasoning about security in the source language. The
emerging secure compilation community aims to achieve this by:
identifying and formalizing properties that secure compilers must
possess; devising efficient enforcement mechanisms; and developing
effective verification and proof techniques.


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2nd Workshop on Principles of Secure Compilation (PriSC 2018)
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The Workshop on Principles of Secure Compilation (PriSC) is a new
informal 1-day workshop without any proceedings. The goal is to
identify interesting research directions and open challenges and to
bring together researchers interested in secure compilation.

The 2nd PriSC edition will be held on Saturday, 13 January 2018, in
Los Angeles, together with the ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on
Principles of Programming Languages (POPL).

More information at http://popl18.sigplan.org/track/prisc-2018


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Important Dates
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  Presentation proposal submission deadline:  18 October 2017, AoE
  Presentation proposal notification:         8 November 2017
  PriSC Workshop takes place:                 13 January 2018


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Scope of the Workshop
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Anyone interested in presenting at the workshop should submit an
extended abstract (up to 2 pages, details below). This can cover past,
ongoing, or future work. Any topic that could be of interest to the
emerging secure compilation community is in scope. Talks that provide
a useful outside view or challenge the community are also welcome.

Topics of interest include but are **not** limited to:

- attacker models for secure compiler chains

- secure compilation properties: full abstraction, memory safety,
    control-flow integrity, preserving non-interference or
    (hyper-)properties against adversarial contexts,
    secure multi-language interoperability

- enforcement mechanisms: static checking, program verification,
    reference monitoring, program rewriting, software fault isolation,
    system-level protection, secure hardware, crypto, randomization

- experimental evaluation and applications of secure compilation

- proof methods: (bi)simulation, logical relations, game semantics,
    multi-language semantics, embedded interpreters

- formal verification of secure compilation chain (protection
    mechanisms, compilers, linkers, loaders), machine-checked proofs,
    translation validation, property-based testing


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Guidelines for Submitting Extended Abstracts
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Extended abstracts should be submitted in PDF format and not exceed 2
pages. They should be formatted in two-column layout, 10pt font, and
be printable on A4 and US Letter sized paper. We recommend using the
new `acmart` LaTeX style in `sigplan` mode:
http://www.sigplan.org/sites/default/files/acmart/current/acmart-sigplanproc.zip

Submissions are not anonymous and should provide sufficient detail to
be assessed by the program committee. Presentation at the workshop
does not preclude publication elsewhere.

Please submit your extended abstracts at https://prisc18.hotcrp.com/


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Short Talks Session
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We will also run a short talks session, where participants get five
minutes to present intriguing ideas, advertise ongoing work, etc. You
can expect a call for short talks closer to the event.


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Program Committee
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Program Chair
  Catalin Hritcu       Inria Paris

Members
  Amal Ahmed           Inria Paris and Northeastern University
  Lars Birkedal        Aarhus University
  Dominique Devriese   KU Leuven
  C├ędric Fournet       Microsoft Research
  Deepak Garg          MPI-SWS
  Xavier Leroy         Inria Paris
  David Naumann        Stevens Institute of Technology
  Marco Patrignani     MPI-SWS
  Frank Piessens       KU Leuven
  Tamara Rezk          Inria Sophia Antipolis
  Nikhil Swamy         Microsoft Research


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Organizing Committee
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  Amal Ahmed           Inria Paris and Northeastern University
  Dominique Devriese   KU Leuven
  Deepak Garg          MPI-SWS
  Catalin Hritcu       Inria Paris
  Marco Patrignani     MPI-SWS
  Tamara Rezk          Inria Sophia Antipolis


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Contact and More Information
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More information about PriSC 2018 can be found on the website:
http://popl18.sigplan.org/track/prisc-2018

For questions please contact Catalin Hritcu (Program Chair).