CFP for PEPM 2023 (Deadline extended)

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Edwin Brady

Oct 14, 2022, 6:56:35 AM10/14/22
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Dear all,

(With apologies for any duplicate copies). Please see the CFP for PEPM 203

below. We have received some requests for extensions, and extended the

deadline to next Tuesday. Note that short papers, including tool demos,

works in progress and extended abstracts, are welcome too!

Edwin and Jens


                           -- CALL FOR PAPERS --





  * Website :

  * Time    : 16th--17th January 2023

  * Place   : Boston, Massachusetts, United States

              (co-located with POPL 2023)


The ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Partial Evaluation and Program

Manipulation (PEPM) has a history going back to 1991 and has been

co-located with POPL every year since 2006. It originated with the

discoveries of useful automated techniques for evaluating

programs with only partial input. Over the years, the scope of PEPM

has expanded to include a variety of research areas centred around the

theme of semantics-based program manipulation — the systematic

exploitation of treating programs not only as subjects to black-box

execution but also as data structures that can be generated,

analysed, and transformed while establishing or maintaining important

semantic properties.





In addition to the traditional PEPM topics (see below), PEPM 2023

welcomes submissions in new domains, in particular:


  * Semantics based and machine-learning based program synthesis and

    program optimisation.


  * Modelling, analysis, and transformation techniques for distributed

    and concurrent protocols and programs, such as session types,

    linear types, and contract specifications.


More generally, topics of interest for PEPM 2023 include, but are not

limited to:


  * Program and model manipulation techniques such as:

    supercompilation, partial evaluation, fusion, on-the-fly program

    adaptation, active libraries, program inversion, slicing, symbolic

    execution, refactoring, decompilation, and obfuscation.


  * Techniques that treat programs/models as data objects including

    metaprogramming, generative programming, embedded domain-specific

    languages, program synthesis by sketching and inductive

    programming, staged computation, and model-driven program

    generation and transformation.


  * Program analysis techniques that are used to drive program/model

    manipulation such as: abstract interpretation, termination

    checking, binding-time analysis, constraint solving, type systems,

    automated testing and test case generation.


  * Application of the above techniques including case studies of

    program manipulation in real-world (industrial, open-source)

    projects and software development processes, descriptions of

    robust tools capable of effectively handling realistic

    applications, benchmarking. Examples of application domains

    include legacy program understanding and transformation, DSL

    implementations, visual languages and end-user programming,

    scientific computing, middleware frameworks and infrastructure

    needed for distributed and web-based applications, embedded and

    resource-limited computation, and security.


This list of categories is not exhaustive, and we encourage

submissions describing new theories and applications related to

semantics-based program manipulation in general. If you have a

question as to whether a potential submission is within the scope of

the workshop, please contact the programme co-chairs, Edwin Brady

( and Jens Palsberg (


Submission categories and guidelines



Two kinds of submissions will be accepted:


  * Regular Research Papers should describe new results, and will be

    judged on originality, correctness, significance, and clarity.

    Regular research papers must not exceed 12 pages.


  * Short Papers may include tool demonstrations and presentations of

    exciting if not fully polished research, and of interesting

    academic, industrial, and open-source applications that are new or

    unfamiliar. Short papers must not exceed 6 pages.


References and appendices are not included in page limits. Appendices

may not be read by reviewers. Both kinds of submissions should be

typeset using the two-column ‘sigplan’ sub-format of the new ‘acmart’

format available at:


and submitted electronically via HotCRP:


Reviewing will be single-blind.


Submissions are welcome from PC members (except the two co-chairs).


Accepted regular research papers will appear in formal proceedings

published by ACM, and be included in the ACM Digital Library.

Accepted short papers do not constitute formal publications and will

not appear in the proceedings.


At least one author of each accepted contribution must attend the

workshop (physically or virtually) and present the work. In the case

of tool demonstration papers, a live demonstration of the described

tool is expected.


Important dates



  * Paper submission deadline (EXTENDED): **Tuesday 13th October 2022 (AoE)**

  * Author notification       (EXTENDED) : **Tuesday 15th November 2022 (AoE)**

  * Workshop                  : **Monday 16th January 2023 to

                                  Tuesday 17th January 2023**


Best paper award



PEPM 2023 continues the tradition of a Best Paper award. The winner will be

announced at the workshop.


Programme committee



* Chairs: Edwin Brady (University of St Andrews, UK)

          Jens Palsberg (University of California Los Angeles, USA)


* Nada Amin Harvard (USA)

* Adam Barwell (Imperial College London, UK)

* Nicolas Biri (Input Output Global)

* David Castro-Perez (University of Kent at Canterbury, UK)

* Cristina David (University of Bristol, UK)

* Atsushi Igarashi (Kyoto University, Japan)

* Yukiyoshi Kameyama (University of Tsukuba, Japan)

* Geoffrey Mainland (Drexel University, USA)

* Hila Peleg (Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)

* Casper Bach Poulsen (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)

* Sukyoung Ryu (KAIST, Korea)

* Sven-Bodo Scholz (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands)

* Ilya Sergey (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

* Satnam Singh (Groq Inc, USA)

* Elena Zucca (University of Genova, Italy)

Edwin Brady

Oct 14, 2022, 7:12:36 AM10/14/22

Apologies, it's Tuesday 18th AoE (next week), not Tuesday 13th. Thanks to those who pointed out the error and sorry for the extra noise.

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