Call for Papers


Program Committee

Program Analysis for Software Tools and Engineering (PASTE)

June 5 - 6, 2010
Toronto, Canada
Co-located with PLDI 2010


Call for Contributions

PASTE 2010 is the ninth workshop in a series that brings together the program analysis, software tools, and software engineering communities to focus on applications of program analysis techniques in software tools. PASTE 2010 will provide a forum for the presentation of exciting research, empirical results, and new directions in areas including (but not limited to):

  • 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, model checking, and other program analysis techniques
  • analysis of program execution or program evolution
  • integration of, or tradeoffs between, different analysis techniques
  • issues in scaling analyses and user interfaces to deal with large systems

PASTE will be a true workshop, with research presentations, organized discussions, opportunities for all attendees to make short presentations, and ample time for debate.

Submission Categories

Regular papers: research papers that describe ongoing research or new results. The page limit for this category is 8 pages. The entire paper (including bibliography, appendices, related work discussion, etc.) must fit within the 8-page limit.

Short papers: papers that discuss controversial issues in the field, or describe interesting or thought-provoking ideas that are not yet fully developed. The page limit for this category is 4 pages.

The program committee will select papers based on technical quality, relevance to the PASTE community, and ability to inspire new research and productive discussions at the workshop.

Submission Guidelines

Papers should not exceed the page limits and must follow the ACM formatting guidelines; you can use the alternate style if you wish. Submissions should be in PDF format, printable on US Letter size paper. Papers that do not respect these requirements or are submitted late will be summarily rejected.

Papers submitted to PASTE 2010 must be original work, must not substantially duplicate previous work, and must not be under simultaneous review elsewhere. Violation of any of these criteria will be sufficient grounds for automatic rejection. Please consult the relevant ACM policies (here and here) and SIGPLAN policies. At least one author of every accepted paper must register and attend the event to present their work.

All accepted papers will be published by ACM, will appear in the ACM Digital Library, and will be subject to ACM copyright. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign an ACM copyright form; please ensure with your employer that you will be authorized to transfer the copyright.

Important Dates

Paper submission February 8, 2010 (Monday), 11:59pm Apia time (firm)
Submission URL http://godel.ucsd.edu/paste2010
Author notification March 18, 2010 (Thursday)
Camera ready April 6, 2010 (Tuesday)
Workshop June 5-6, 2010

Program Committee

Brian Demsky University of California, Irvine
Michael Hicks University of Maryland, College Park
Miryung Kim The University of Texas at Austin
Sorin Lerner (co-chair) University of California, San Diego
Lori Pollock University of Delaware
G. Ramalingam Microsoft Research India
Atanas Rountev (co-chair) Ohio State University
Andrey Rybalchenko Technische Universität München
Manu Sridharan IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Westley Weimer University of Virginia