ACM SIGPLAN Sixth Workshop on
Programming Languages and Analysis for Security
(PLAS 2011)

San Jose, California
June 05, 2011

Co-located with PLDI 2011 as part of FCRC

Important Dates

Submissions due: April 04 2011 (extended)
Author notification: April 29, 2011
PLAS 2011 workshop: June 05, 2011

Accepted Papers

  • Epistemic Temporal Logic for Information Flow Security. Musard Balliu, Mads Dam, and Gurvan Le Guernic
  • Position Paper: Differential Privacy with Information Flow Control. Arnar Birgisson, Frank Mcsherry, and Martin Abadi
  • Capabilities for information flow. Arnar Birgisson, Alejandro Russo, and Andrei Sabelfeld
  • Position Paper: The Potential of Sampling for Dynamic Analysis. Joseph L. Greathouse and Todd Austin.
  • Position Paper: Privacy-Aware Proof-Carrying Authorization. Matteo Maffei and Kim Pecina
  • Calculating Bounds on Information Leakage Using Two-Bit. Patterns. Ziyuan Meng and Geoffrey Smith
  • Limiting Information Leakage in Event-based Communication. Willard Rafnsson and Andrei Sabelfeld
  • SAFERPHP: Finding Semantic Vulnerabilities in PHP Applications Sooel Son and Vitaly Shmatikov

Call For Papers

PLAS aims to provide a forum for exploring and evaluating ideas on the use of programming language and program analysis techniques to improve the security of software systems. Strongly encouraged are proposals of new, speculative ideas, evaluations of new or known techniques in practical settings, and discussions of emerging threats and important problems.

The scope of PLAS includes, but is not limited to:

  • Compiler-based security mechanisms or runtime-based security mechanisms such as inline reference monitors
  • Program analysis techniques for discovering security vulnerabilities
  • Automated introduction and/or verification of security enforcement mechanisms
  • Language-based verification of security properties in software, including verification of cryptographic protocols
  • Specifying and enforcing security policies for information flow and access control
  • Model-driven approaches to security
  • Security concerns for web programming languages
  • Language design for security in new domains such as cloud computing and embedded platforms
  • Applications, case studies, and implementations of these techniques

Submission Guidelines

We invite papers in two categories:

  • Full papers should be at most 12 pages long including bibliography and appendices. Papers in this category are expected to have relatively mature content. Full paper presentations will be 25 minutes each.
  • Position papers should be at most 6 pages long including bibliography and appendices. Preliminary and exploratory work are welcome in this category. Position paper presentations will be 10 minutes each. Authors submitting papers in this category must prepend the phrase Position Paper: to the title of the submitted paper.

Submissions should be PDF documents typeset in the ACM proceedings format using 10pt fonts. SIGPLAN-approved templates can be found at We recommend using this format, which improves greatly on the ACM LaTeX format. All submissions must be in English. Page limits are strict.

Both full and position papers must describe work not published in other refereed venues (see the SIGPLAN republication policy at for more details). Accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings which will be distributed to workshop participants and be available in the ACM Digital Library.

Papers may be submitted via EasyChair at The submission deadline is Monday, April 04, 2011 (23:59:59 Samoa Time).

Program Committee