ESOP 2010: 19th European Symposium on Programming

March 22-26, 2010, Paphos, Cyprus

Conference Description

ESOP is a member conference of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS), which is the primary European forum for academic and industrial researchers working on topics relating to Software Science. ETAPS 2010 is the 13th joint conference in this series.

The prior conferences have been ETAPS 1998 in Lisbon, ETAPS 1999 in Amsterdam, ETAPS 2000 in Berlin, ETAPS 2001 in Genova, ETAPS 2002 in Grenoble, ETAPS 2003 in Warsaw, ETAPS 2004 in Barcelona, ETAPS 2005 in Edinburgh, ETAPS 2006 in Vienna, ETAPS 2007 in Braga, and ETAPS 2008 in Budapest, ETAPS 2009 in York.


MONDAY 11:00-12:30 ESOP 1 Formal Verification (Session chair: Gordon)

MONDAY 14:00-16:00 ESOP 2 Static Analysis (Session chair: Naumann)

MONDAY 16:30-18:00 ESOP 3 Weak Memory Models (Session chair: Kobayashi)

TUESDAY 9:00-10:00 Invited Speaker (ESOP) (Session chair: Gordon)

TUESDAY 10:30-12:30 ESOP 4 Program Logic (Session chair: Castagna)

TUESDAY 14:00-16:00 ESOP 5 Concurrency and Contracts (Session chair: Philippou)

TUESDAY 16:30-18:00 ESOP 6 Streams and Functional Programming (Session chair: Wadler)

WEDNESDAY 10:30-12:30 ESOP 7 Information Flow and Security (Session chair: Maffei)

WEDNESDAY 14:00-15:00 Invited Speaker (Unifying) (Session Chair: Sassone)

WEDNESDAY 15:00-16:00 ESOP 8 Separation Logic (Session chair: Distefano)

WEDNESDAY 16:30-18:00 ESOP 9 Types and Complexity (Session chair: Birkedal)

Call for Papers

ESOP is an annual conference devoted to fundamental issues in the specification, design, analysis, and implementation of programming languages and systems. ESOP 2010 is the nineteenth edition in this series and seeks contributions on all aspects of programming language research including, but not limited to, the following areas:

What is New This Year

After consultations within the programming language research community, we raised the page limit for ESOP 2010 to be 20 pages in LNCS format. We did so because research papers in programming languages tend to be longer than the 15 pages taken as the limit in previous editions of ESOP.

We continue the rebuttal phase introduced for ESOP 2009, with some variations. Authors will be given a period of 60 hours to read and respond to the reviews of their papers before the PC meeting. Reviewers may use this opportunity to ask for additional information from the authors. Rebuttals may be at most 2500 words long, but effective rebuttals are likely to be brief, of course.

Submission Guidelines

Submit your abstract and paper on the EasyChair website. Papers must be written in English, unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. The proceedings will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Final papers will be in the format specified by Springer-Verlag in this page.

Submissions must be in PDF format, formatted in the LNCS style and be at most 20 pages long (including bibliography). Additional material, that is not to be included in the final version, but which may help assessing the merits of the submission - for example details of proofs - may be placed in a clearly marked appendix (that is not included in the page limit) or in a long version on the web. ESOP referees are at liberty to ignore appendices or long versions, and papers must be understandable without them.

Important Dates

Submission deadlines are strict. Submission of an abstract implies no obligation to submit a full version; abstracts with no corresponding full versions by the full paper deadline will be considered as withdrawn.

A blow-by-blow report on the organization is here.

Invited Speaker

Programme Committee

Chair: Andrew D. Gordon, Microsoft Research, Cambridge (UK)

Steering Committee

Chair: Chris Hankin, United Kingdom