[Haskell] PAT2005 Summer School Announcement

Jesper Andersen jespera at diku.dk
Tue Mar 22 15:13:01 EST 2005

======== Announcement of PAT2005 ========

Summer School: Program analysis and transformation

      Copenhagen, Denmark

      Monday-Friday 6-10 June, 2005

This summer school on  Program analysis and transformation
will span theory and practice in the field. The overall
theme is semantics-based program manipulation, in which
practically-motivated operations on programs are solidly
based in the semantics of the underlying programming

Research profile of the Summer School's topics:

This research field began with classical compiler
optimisations. These were pragmatically successful and
well-automated, but lacking in semantic foundations.

This led to the long-pursued goal of truly semantics-based
generation of compilers and of abstract machines to
implement programming languages. Parallel academic
developments included more powerful and interesting program
transformations that were developed by hand, one at a time.

Major progress has been made in all three areas:
semantically well-founded compiler optimisations have been
devised and well-automated; compilers and abstract machines
can now be generated by semantics-based methods including
partial evaluation; and there now exist more powerful,
general and well-founded program transformations.

The speakers at this Summer School represent the state of
the art in this research field.

Confirmed speakers and their topics are:

Mooly Sagiv (Israel: Tel Aviv)
       Program analysis using Three-Valued Logic

Olivier Danvy (Denmark: Aarhus)
       On one-step reduction, evaluation, and abstract

Oege De Moor (UK: Oxford)
       Incremental execution of transformation specifications

Nick Benton, Microsoft Research Cambridge
       Semantics of static analyses and program

Neil Jones (Denmark: DIKU, Copenhagen)
       Size-change termination analysis of first and
       higher-order programs

Torben Mogensen (Denmark: DIKU, Copenhagen)
       Introduction to partial evaluation;  Program

Arne Glenstrup (Denmark: ITU, Copenhagen)
       Tool tutorial for the Scheme  partial evaluators PGG
       and Similix

John Gallagher (Denmark: Roskilde)
       Program analysis and specialisation using tree

Robert Glueck (Denmark: DIKU, Copenhagen)
       Program inversion

Kazuhiko Kakehi (Japan: MIST, Tokyo Uniiversity)
       Attribute grammars and program transformations


Students should have some familiarity with classical
compiler optimisations.

A basic knowledge of operational semantics of programming
languages (eg Structural operational semantics, Natural
semantics or Action semantics) would be helpful.


The PAT Summer Schools is partly supported by

FIRST Graduate School:


Microsoft Research:

Web pages:

PAT home page:

(with details on lecture topics, speaker profiles,
timetable, etc.)

DIKU guest page:

(with details on local transport, maps, hotels, etc.)


The registration fee is currently estimated at DKK 1500 =
EURO 200.

This includeslecture materials, lunches and coffees, and a
Summer School dinner. A block of rooms will be reserved at a
hotel in central Copenhagen (probably the new Cab Inn).

Unless otherwise arranged, all attendees will arrange and
pay for their own travel and lodging.

Registration will
   Open:  April 1, 2005
   Close: May 15, 2005.


There will be a limited number of scholarships covering part
or all of the registration fee. Application materials will
be available at the course's web page at the beginning of
the registration period.

Local Organisation Committee:

Neil Jones

Andrzej Filinski

Torben Mogensen

Jesper Andersen

Karin Outzen

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