PAT2005 Summer School Announcement (Copenhagen, Jun 05)
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======== Announcement of PAT2005 ========

Summer School: Program analysis and transformation

          Organized by:
          Computer Science Department (DIKU),
          University of Copenhagen,

          Monday-Friday 6-10 June, 2005

          Summer School homepage:

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
higher-order programs

Torben Mogensen (Denmark: DIKU, Copenhagen)
Introduction to partial evaluation; Program

Arne Glenstrup (Denmark: ITU, Copenhagen)
Tool tutorial for the Scheme partial evaluators PGG
and Similix

John Gallagher (Denmark: Roskilde)
Program analysis and specialisation using tree

Robert Glueck (Denmark: DIKU, Copenhagen)
Program inversion

Kazuhiko Kakehi (Japan: MIST, Tokyo Uniiversity)
Attribute grammars and program transformations


Students should have some familiarity with classical
compiler optimisations.

A basic knowledge of operational semantics of programming
languages (eg Structural operational semantics, Natural
semantics or Action semantics) would be helpful.


The PAT Summer School is partly supported by

FIRST Graduate School:


Microsoft Research:

Danish Natural Science Research Agency:

Web pages:

PAT home page:

(with details on lecture topics, speaker profiles,
timetable, etc.)

DIKU guest page:

(with details on local transport, maps, hotels, etc.)


The registration fee is DKK 1100 = EURO 150.

This includes lecture materials, lunches and coffees, and a
Summer School dinner. A block of rooms will be reserved at a
hotel in central Copenhagen -- specifically, the new Cab Inn.

Attendees are expected to arrange and pay for their own
travel and lodging.

Registration will
Open: 5. April, 2005
Close: 20. May, 2005.

Fee waivers:

There will be a limited number of grants covering part
or all of the registration fee. Application materials are
available at the course's web page at the beginning of
the registration period.

Local Organisation Committee:

Neil Jones

Andrzej Filinski

Torben Mogensen

Jesper Andersen

Karin Outzen

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