Call for Papers

ACM SIGPLAN Tenth Workshop on 
Programming Languages and Analysis for Security (PLAS 2015)

Prague, Czech Republic
July 2015


Co-located with ECOOP 2015 (http://2015.ecoop.org/)

Important dates

13 April 2015 (anywhere on earth): Submissions due (no extensions)
11 May 2015: Author notification
5 June 2015: Camera-ready due
6 or 7 July 2015: Workshop (The date will be assigned by the ECOOP


PLAS aims to provide a forum for exploring and evaluating ideas on the use
programming language and program analysis techniques to improve the
security of
software systems. Strongly encouraged are proposals of new, speculative
evaluations of new or known techniques in practical settings, and
discussions of
emerging threats and important problems.  The scope of PLAS includes, but
is not
limited to:

* Compiler-based security mechanisms or runtime-based security mechanisms
  such as inline reference monitors
* Program analysis techniques for discovering security vulnerabilities
* Automated introduction and/or verification of security enforcement
* Language-based verification of security properties in software, including
  verification of cryptographic protocols
* Specifying and enforcing security policies for information flow and access
* Model-driven approaches to security
* Security concerns for web programming languages
* Language design for security in new domains such as cloud computing and
  embedded platforms
* Applications, case studies, and implementations of these techniques


Submission Guidelines

Two kinds of papers are invited:

Full papers should be at most 12 pages long including bibliography and
appendices. Papers in this category are expected to have relatively mature
content. Full paper presentations will be 25 minutes each.

Short papers should be at most 6 pages long including bibliography and
appendices. Preliminary and exploratory work are welcome in this
category. Short papers presentations will be 15 minutes each. Authors
submitting papers in this category must prepend the phrase "Short Paper:"
to the title of the submitted paper.

All submissions must be in English. Page limits are strict. Submissions
must be PDF documents typeset in the ACM proceedings format using 10pt
fonts. A SIGPLAN-approved template can be found at the following link:
http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Author/. We recommend using this

Both full and short papers must describe work not published in other
refereed venues (see the SIGPLAN republication policy at
http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigplan/republicationpolicy.htm for more
details). Accepted papers will appear in workshop proceedings, which
will be distributed to the workshop participants and be available in the
ACM Digital Library.

Submissions will be accepted through EasyChair at the following URL:


Program Committee

Stephen Chong, Harvard University
Michael Clarkson (co-chair), Cornell University
Christian Hammer, CISPA, Saarland University
Matthew Hammer, University of Maryland, College Park
Limin Jia (co-chair), Carnegie Mellon University
Stephen McCamant, University of Minnesota
Matteo Maffei, CISPA, Saarland University
John C. Mitchell, Stanford University
Toby Murray, NICTA and UNSW
Benjamin C. Pierce, University of Pennsylvania
Frank Piessens, KU Leuven
Marco Pistoia, IBM Research
Tamara Rezk, INRIA
Tachio Terauchi, JAIST

To reach the PC chairs, send email to plas2015@easychair.org.