11th Workshop on
Formal techniques can help analyze programs, precisely describe program behavior, and verify program properties. Newer languages such as Java and C# provide good platforms to bridge the gap between formal techniques and practical program development, because of their reasonably clear semantics and standardized libraries. Moreover, these languages are interesting targets for formal techniques, because the novel paradigm for program deployment introduced with Java, with its improved portability and mobility, opens up new possibilities for abuse and causes concern about security.
Work on formal techniques and tools for programs and work on the formal underpinnings of programming languages themselves naturally complement each other. This workshop aims to bring together people working in both these fields, on topics such as:
Submissions (in PDF) will be via EasyChair at the URL
Contributions are sought on open questions, new developments, or interesting new applications of formal techniques in the context of Java or similar languages, such as C#. Contributions should not merely present completely finished work, but also raise challenging open problems or propose speculative new approaches. We plan to have a special session during the workshop, where challenges, new ideas, open problems and speculative solutions will be presented, with extra room for discussion.
Submissions must be in English and are limited to 10 pages using LNCS style (excluding bibliography). Notice that we also encourage the submission of short papers of 4 - 6 pages, especially for the special session.
All contributions will be reviewed for originality, relevance, focus of the workshop, and the potential to generate interesting discussions.
A PC member, other than the chair, may be an author or co-author on any paper under consideration but will be excluded from any evaluation or discussion of the paper, and will get access to reviews of the paper(s) only in the same manner and time as other authors.
The proceedings of FTfJP 2009 will be published (for free) in the ACM Digital library. Informal proceedings will be made available to workshop participants.
Depending on the quality of submissions received we intend to invite selected papers for a special journal issue as a follow-up to the workshop, as has been done for some previous FTfJP workshops.