[isabelle] CFP: Proof-Carrying Code workshop PCC 2008

[Dear Isabelle users, I hope some of you may be interested in this workshop, papers applying Isabelle to prototyping or formalising PCC frameworks would certainly be relevant - David.]


     PCC 2008: Second International Workshop on Proof-Carrying Code

                Carnegie Mellon University, 22 June 2008

                            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,
    * Trust and policy frameworks; supporting modular and extensible
      systems; compositionality in code and proofs.
    * Certifying compilation, proof-transforming compilation, certified
    * Logics and notions of certificate specific to proof-carrying

PCC 2008 follows on from the successful 2006 workshop in Seattle


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


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


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.


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.


    * 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


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

  Contact email: pcc08 at easychair.org


LICS 2008: Twenty-Third Annual IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science

CSF: 21st IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium

Mobius: Mobility, Ubiquity, Security Enabling proof-carrying code for Java on mobile devices
European integrated project IST-015905

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Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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