- Papers due: March 22, 1999
- Author notification: May 17, 1999
- Camera-ready final papers due: June 23, 1999
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.
- program analysis for program understanding, debugging, testing,
and reverse engineering
- integration of program analysis into programming environments
- user interfaces for software tools and software visualization
- applications of program slicing
- tradeoffs between static and dynamic analyses
- issues in scaling analyses and user interfaces to deal with
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
We think that you should submit your paper to PASTE if:
- You are describing an exciting new idea or approach that has not yet
- You actually do program analysis, and your paper reports on
``real-world'' experience (e.g., what really works and what doesn't).
- You think it is important to have a workshop that brings together
people from the Programming Language and Software Engineering communities,
and you want to help make PASTE a success.
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.
All submissions must be received by March 22, 1999 .
- Please fill out the following
at or before the time of submission.
- Please submit a 100-200 word ASCII
abstract (to be included in the form above)
and a 4000 word paper, not to exceed 6 pages, 10 point type,
including figures and references.
- Submissions must be either
electronic (encouraged) or postal (discouraged).
We strongly encourage authors to use the LaTeX ACM
with the following LaTeX template.
There is also a new LaTex2e-compatible version.
If this is not possible, please produce something that looks like
this, using two-column format and
10 point font.
Electronic submissions may be sent as a single e-mail message to
(MIME attachments are allowed).
Electronic submissions should be in Postscript form, which
must be interpretable by Ghostscript, or Acrobat PDF format.
The Postscript must use standard
fonts, or include the necessary fonts, and must be prepared for USLetter
(8.5"x11") page size, although we will work with A4 if necessary.
(Note: the dvips program takes a -t letter setting to
force the letter page type. Please use this (only if) dvips is
putting A4 commands in the postscript output.) Authors who cannot meet
these requirements should submit hardcopy by post instead.
- Postal submissions must be sent to Susan Horwitz
by airmail (see address below) and must be received on or
before March 22, 1999;
10 copies (printed double-sided if possible) must be provided.
These are firm constraints; submissions not meeting the
criteria described above will not be considered.