Boyland, John Clarke, Dave Leavens, Gary Logozzo, Francesco Poetzsch-Heffter, Arnd #
Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol:4906 pages:99-107
ECOOP edition:21 location:Berlin, Germany date:30 July - 3 August 2007
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: specification techniques and interface specification languages, specification of software components and library packages, automated checking and verification of program properties, verification logics, language semantics, program analysis, type systems, security.