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We extended the deadline until Thursday (anywhere on earth).

If you're considering submitting a proposal, please register the proposal

patty and Ohad.

LOLA 2018: Syntax and Semantics of Low-Level Languages
Saturday, 7 July 2018, Oxford, United Kingdom
A satellite workshop of LICS 2018 at FLoC 2018

Important dates
 EXTENDED LOLA submission deadline 19 April 2018 (AoE)
 Notification                      13 May   2018
 Early Registration Deadline        6 June  2018
 Workshop                           7 July  2018

Submission: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lola2018
Registration: http://www.floc2018.org/register/

Invited Speakers
Nada Amin, University of Cambridge

Nick Benton, Facebook Research

Semantic Equivalence Checking for HHVM Bytecode


Since the late 1960s it has been known that tools and structures
arising in mathematical logic and proof theory can usefully be applied
to the design of high-level programming languages, and to the
development of reasoning principles for such languages. Yet low-level
languages, such as machine code, and the compilation of high-level
languages into low-level ones have traditionally been seen as having
little or no essential connection to logic.

However, a fundamental discovery of the past two decades has been that
low-level languages are also governed by logical principles. From this
key observation has emerged an active and fascinating new research
area at the frontier of logic and computer science. The
practically-motivated design of logics reflecting the structure of
low-level languages (such as heaps, registers and code pointers) and
low-level properties of programs (such as resource usage) goes hand in
hand with some of the most advanced contemporary research in semantics
and proof theory, including classical realizability and forcing,
double orthogonality, parametricity, linear logic, game semantics,
uniformity, categorical semantics, explicit substitutions, abstract
machines, implicit complexity and resource bounded programming.

The LOLA workshop, affiliated with LICS at FLoC 2018, will bring
together researchers interested in the relationships and connections
between logic and low-level languages and programs. Topics of interest
include, but are not limited to:

* Typed assembly languages,
* Certified assembly programming,
* Certified and certifying compilation,
* Proof-carrying code,
* Program optimization,
* Modal logic and realizability in machine code,
* Realizability and double orthogonality in assembly code,
* Parametricity, modules and existential types,
* General references, Kripke models and recursive types,
* Continuations and concurrency,
* Resource analysis and implicit complexity,
* Closures and explicit substitutions,
* Linear logic and separation logic,
* Game semantics, abstract machines and hardware synthesis,
* Monoidal and premonoidal categories, traces and effects.


LOLA is an informal workshop aiming at a high degree of useful
interaction amongst the participants, welcoming proposals for talks on
work in progress, overviews of larger programmes, position
presentations and short tutorials as well as more traditional research
talks describing new results.

The programme committee will select the workshop presentations from
submitted proposals, which may take the form either of a two page
abstract (excluding references, acknowledgements, and appendices)
or of a longer (published or unpublished) paper describing
completed work.

Authors are invited to submit their contribution by 19 April 2018 (AoE).
Abstracts must be written in English and be submitted as a single PDF
file at EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lola2018

Submissions will undergo a lightweight review process and will be
judged on originality, relevance, interest and clarity. Submission
should describe novel works or works that have already appeared
elsewhere but that can stimulate the discussion between different
communities at the workshop.

At least one author of an accepted workshop proposal must be
registered for the workshop.

The workshop will not have formal proceedings and is not intended to
preclude later publication at another venue.

Program Committee
* Zena Ariola,          University of Oregon
* Valentin Blot,        Universite Paris-Sud
* Karl Crary,           Carnegie Mellon University
* Patricia Johann,      Appalachian State University (co-chair)
* Ohad Kammar,          University of Oxford (co-chair)
* Andrew Kennedy,       Facebook
* Ori Lahav,            Tel Aviv University
* Jim Laird,            University of Bath
* Rasmus Mogelberg,     IT University Copenhagen
* Dave Naumann,         Stevens University of Technology
* Azalea Raad,          MPI-SWS
* Christine Rizkallah,  University of Pennsylvania
* Claudio Russo,        Microsoft Research Cambridge

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