Program Analysis for Software Tools and Engineering

To be held September 6th, 1999 in conjunction with:
The Seventh ACM Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering and
the Seventh European Software Engineering Conference (ESEC/FSE 99),

September 6-10, 1999, Toulouse, France

Important Dates


There has been increasing interest in the application of sophisticated program analysis techniques to software development and maintenance tools. Such tools include those used for program understanding, verification, testing, debugging, reverse engineering, and profiling. The goal of PASTE'99 is to bring together members of the program analysis, software tools, and software engineering communities to focus on applications of program analysis techniques in software tools.

PASTE'99 will provide a forum for the presentation of exciting new research and empirical results in areas including (but not limited to):

PASTE'99 will include an invited talk, technical paper presentations, and a discussion session whose format will be determined later. Attendance is open, although enrollment will be capped at 80 people. Students are encouraged to attend and may apply for support from the Conference Attendance Program, especially if they have a paper accepted and would also attend ESEC/FSE. A proceedings of papers will be published with SIGSOFT or SIGPLAN.

Who Should Submit

How should you choose between submitting to PASTE versus a conference or journal? PASTE is a workshop, so we are more likely than conferences or journals to accept new, controversial, untested ideas, as well as reports by practitioners.

We think that you should submit your paper to PASTE if:

Ideally, PASTE'99 papers will focus on a problem in the software production life cycle and describe how your application of program analysis and user interface technology can address or has addressed this problem. Your paper should clearly express the contribution of the work, both in general and in technical terms. It is essential to identify what was accomplished, explain its significance, and include a comparison with previous work. Authors should make every effort to make the technical content of their papers understandable to a broad audience. Submissions to PASTE must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

How to Submit

All submissions must be received by March 22, 1999 .

These are firm constraints; submissions not meeting the criteria described above will not be considered.

Workshop Organizers

William Griswold
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0114 USA
Susan Horwitz
Department of Computer Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1210 West Dayton Street
Madison WI 53706 USA

Program Committee

Lori Clarke University of Massachusetts, Amherst
John Field IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Mary Jean Harrold The Ohio State Univeristy
Yanhong (Annie) Liu University of Indiana
Gail Murphy University of British Columbia
Gregor Snelting University of Passau
Daniel Weise Microsoft Research