[Haskell] PAT2005 Summer School Announcement
jespera at diku.dk
Tue Mar 22 15:13:01 EST 2005
======== Announcement of PAT2005 ========
Summer School: Program analysis and transformation
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
Torben Mogensen (Denmark: DIKU, Copenhagen)
Introduction to partial evaluation; Program
Arne Glenstrup (Denmark: ITU, Copenhagen)
Tool tutorial for the Scheme partial evaluators PGG
John Gallagher (Denmark: Roskilde)
Program analysis and specialisation using tree
Robert Glueck (Denmark: DIKU, Copenhagen)
Kazuhiko Kakehi (Japan: MIST, Tokyo Uniiversity)
Attribute grammars and program transformations
Students should have some familiarity with classical
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:
PAT home page:
(with details on lecture topics, speaker profiles,
DIKU guest page:
(with details on local transport, maps, hotels, etc.)
The registration fee is currently estimated at DKK 1500 =
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.
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:
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