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              Call for Contributions FTfJP 2008

        10th Workshop on Formal Techniques for Java-like Programs
                   in conjunction with ECOOP 2008

                   July 8, 2008 (Paphos, Cyprus)



Formal techniques can help analyze programs, precisely describe
program behavior, and verify program properties.  Newer languages
such as Java and C# provide good platforms to bridge the gap between
formal techniques and practical program development, because of
their reasonably clear semantics and standardized libraries.
Moreover, these languages are interesting targets for formal techniques,
because the novel paradigm for program deployment introduced with Java,
with its improved portability and mobility, opens up new possibilities
for abuse and causes concern about security.

Work on formal techniques and tools for programs and work on the formal
underpinnings of programming languages themselves naturally complement
each other.  This workshop aims to bring together people working in
both these fields, on topics such as:

- specification techniques and interface specification languages,
- specification of software components and library packages,
- automated checking and verification of program properties,
- verification logics,
- language semantics,
- type systems,
- security.


Contributions are sought on open questions, new
developments, or interesting new applications of formal techniques in
the context of Java or similar languages, such as C#.  Contributions
should not merely present completely finished work, but also raise
challenging open problems or propose speculative new approaches.  We
plan to have a special ``exciting ideas'' session during the workshop,
where challenges, new ideas, open problems and speculative solutions
will be presented, with extra room for discussion.

Submissions must be in English and are limited to 10 pages using LNCS
style (excluding bibliography). Notice that we explicitly also
encourage the submission of short papers (of 4 - 6 pages, especially
for the ``exciting ideas'' session). Papers must be submitted
electronically via the workshop website:

All contributions will be formally reviewed, for originality,
relevance, focus of the workshop, and the potential to generate
interesting discussions.


Informal proceedings will be made available to workshop
participants. Papers will also be available from the workshop web
page. There will be no formal publication of papers.

Depending on the nature of the contributions, we may be organizing
a special journal issue as a follow-up to the workshop, as has been
done for some previous FTfJP workshops.


April 23, 2008  Deadline for submission of abstract
April 30, 2008  Deadline for submission of full paper
May 26, 2008    Notification
June 1, 2008    Deadline for early registration to ECOOP '08
June 9, 2008    Deadline for final version of paper for informal 
July 8, 2008 Workshop

Workshop Web Site: http://www.cs.ru.nl/ftfjp


Elvira Albert, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Cyrille Artho, RCIS/AIST, Japan
Anindya Banerjee, Kansas State University, USA
Mike Barnett, Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA
Amy Felty, University of Ottawa, Canada
Paola Giannini, University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy
Rene Rydhof Hansen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Marieke Huisman, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France (chair)
Atsushi Igarashi, Kyoto University, Japan
Bart Jacobs, University of Leuven, Belgium
Gerwin Klein, National ICT Australia, Australia
Neelakantan R. Krishnaswami, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Matthew Parkinson, University of Cambridge, UK
Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Tobias Wrigstad, Purdue University, USA


Marieke Huisman, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France  (chair)
Sophia Drossopoulou, Imperial College London, UK
Susan Eisenbach, Imperial College London, UK
Gary T. Leavens, University of Central Florida, USA
Peter Mueller, Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA
Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Erik Poll, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

For more information, send email to Marieke Huisman:

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