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