Call For Contributions

       *         The Fourth International Workshop             *
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       *   Programming Language Interference and Dependence    *
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       *     co-located with LOPSTR'08, PPDP'08 and SAS'08     *
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       *           15 July, 2008, Valencia, Spain              *
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       *      Venue: The Technical University of Valencia      *
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       *              Call for Contributions                   *
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Important Dates

Expression of interest    June 1, 2008
Extended abstract    June 15, 2008
Workshop    July 15, 2008

Workshop Description

Interference and dependence are closely related concepts, the first being the observable phenomenon connected to the second. Interference essentially means that behaviour of some parts of a dynamic system may influence the behaviour of other parts of the system. Dependence specifies the relation between the semantics of sub-components of a dynamic system.

Discovering, measuring and controlling interference is essential in many aspects of modern computer science, in particular in security, program analysis and verification, debugging, systems specification, model checking, program manipulation, program slicing, reverse engineering, data mining, distributed databases and systems biology. Doing these things requires theories, models and semantics for interference and dependence, as well as algorithms and tools for analysis and reasoning about interference and dependence.

The aim of this workshop is to gather together the community of people that study dependence and interference from the different points of view in order to generate new possible research directions. PLID is devoted to bridging all these communities and assisting work towards a common goal, providing the appropriate environment for reasoning about the state of the art in interference and dependence.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Security against unwanted interference and dependence
  • Models and theories of program interference
  • Algorithms for reducing or removing interference or for ameliorating its effects
  • Theory and foundations of program slicing and related dependence analyses
  • Resource declassification theories
  • Semantics of dependence and interference
  • Analyses based on interference and dependence
  • Abstract interpretation for dependence and interference
  • Dependence and interference in specifications
  • Slicing models and specifications
  • Interaction between dependence and refinement

Keynote Speaker

Gilles Barthe, Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies (IMDEA).


The workshop welcomes contributions of on-going work and ideas in the field of dependence and interference. Those who are interested in having a talk at the workshop and/or discussing issues related with these subjects are invited to send your expression of interest to Samir Genaim (samir at before June 1st, 2008.

A web-page will be organised collecting all the workshop contributions. Submitted extended abstracts should be of at most 10 pages LNCS-style and should be sent before June 15th 2008.

Program Committee

David Clark    Kings College, London, UK
Sebastian Danicic    University of London, UK
Samir Genaim (chair)    Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Roberto Giacobazzi    University of Verona, Italy
Daniele Gorla    University of Roma, Italy
Sebastian Hunt    City University, London, UK
Herbert Wiklicky    Imperial College London, UK
Steve Zdancewic    University of Pennsylvania, USA

Organizing Committee

Beatriz Alarcón, María Alpuente, Gustavo Arroyo, Antonio Bella, Aristides Dasso, Santiago Escobar, Vicent Estruch, Marco Feliu, César Ferri, Ana Funes, Carlos Herrero, Salvador Lucas, Raúl Gutiérrez, José Hernández, José Iborra, Christophe Joubert (chair), Alexei Lescaylle, Marisa Llorens, Rafael Navarro, Pedro Ojeda, Javier Oliver, María José Ramírez, Daniel Romero, Josep Silva, Salvador Tamarit, Germán Vidal, Alicia Villanueva.