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      PCC 2008: Second International Workshop on Proof-Carrying Code

                 Carnegie Mellon University, 22 June 2008
                   http://workshops.inf.ed.ac.uk/pcc08

                             CALL FOR PAPERS
                        Submissions: 25 April 2008

PCC 2008 is a LICS and CSF affiliated workshop on Proof-Carrying Code.
Proof-carrying code is an important and distinctive approach to
enhancing trust in programs.  It provides a practical framework for
independent assurance of program behaviour; especially where source code
is not available, or the code author and user are unknown to each other.

The workshop will address theoretical foundations of proof-carrying code
as well as practical examples and work on alternative application
domains.  Here "proof" is construed broadly, to include not just
mathematical derivations but any formal evidence that supports the
static analysis of programs.  That is, evidence about an intrinsic
property of code and its behaviour that can be independently checked by
any user, intermediary, or third party.  These manifest guarantees mean
that PCC raises trust in the code itself, distinct from and
complementary to any existing trust in the creator of the code, the
process used to produce it, or its distributor.

Topics include:

     * PCC addressing properties of safety, security, and correctness
       such as: Memory safety, information flow, declassification,
       resource management, access control, protocol enforcement,
       functional correctness.
     * Examples of PCC in application domains, including but not limited
       to: Mobile code, mobile devices, operating systems, grid
       computing, peer-to-peer computing, active networks, embedded
       systems, cloud computing, databases, e-Science.
     * Probabilistically-checkable proofs, zero-knowledge proofs,
       proof-on-demand.
     * Trust and policy frameworks; supporting modular and extensible
       systems; compositionality in code and proofs.
     * Certifying compilation, proof-transforming compilation, certified
       verifiers.
     * Logics and notions of certificate specific to proof-carrying
       frameworks.

PCC 2008 follows on from the successful 2006 workshop in Seattle
http://www.cs.stevens.edu/~abc/PCC-Workshop.html

INVITED SPEAKERS

     * Thomas Jensen, IRISA Rennes / CNRS
     * Zhong Shao, Yale University

IMPORTANT DATES

     * Abstract submission: 18 April 2008
     * Paper submission:    25 April 2008
     * Author notification: 23  May 2008
     * Final versions:       7 June 2008
     * Workshop:            22 June 2008

SUBMISSIONS

Papers should be in the form of a PDF file using the ENTCS style
(http://www.entcs.org) and must not exceed 15 pages.  Submission is via
the EasyChair system.

   http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pcc08

All submissions will be reviewed by the programme committee.  There will
be an informal proceedings distributed at the workshop, with final
proceedings to appear as a volume of ENTCS.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

     * David Aspinall, University of Edinburgh (co-chair)
     * Gilles Barthe, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis / IMDEA Software, Madrid
     * Nick Benton, Microsoft Research Cambridge
     * Adriana Compagnoni, Stevens Institute of Technology
     * Karl Crary, Carnegie Mellon University
     * Ewen Denney, NASA Ames
     * Hans-Wolfgang Loidl, LMU Munich
     * George Necula, UC Berkeley / Rinera Networks
     * Ian Stark, University of Edinburgh (co-chair)
     * Stephanie Weirich, University of Pennsylvania

ORGANISERS

   David Aspinall and Ian Stark
   School of Informatics
   The University of Edinburgh

   Contact email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

AFFILIATION

LICS 2008: Twenty-Third Annual IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science
http://www2.informatik.hu-berlin.de/lics/lics08/

CSF: 21st IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium
http://www.cylab.cmu.edu/CSF2008/

Mobius: Mobility, Ubiquity, Security 
Enabling proof-carrying code for Java on mobile devices
http://mobius.inria.fr
European integrated project IST-015905

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336

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