POPL 2017
Sun 15 - Sat 21 January 2017

In POPL 1977 Patrick and Radhia Cousot introduced Abstract Interpretation in a very well known seminal paper which is still the best ever cited of POPL. The worksop is intended to celebrate this event 40 years later in Paris at POPL 2017. Invited speakers from academia and industry active in fields where abstract interpretation is or can be successfully applied will discuss the new challenges that abstract interpretation will face for the next decades.

The N40AI workshop will discuss the impact that abstract interpretation may have in future challenges of: industrial applications, security, big code, program synthesis, hybrid systems and systems biology.

The workshop is open to everybody who is interested in understanding and discussing the potential of abstract interpretation for the next 40 years.

Invited lectures



The driving themes will be:

  • Industrial applications
  • Analysis of hybrid systems
  • Analysis of biological systems
  • Big code
  • Machine learning in software technologies
  • Security

The workshop is open and anyone interested in Abstract Interpretation is invited to join.

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Sat 21 Jan
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08:45 - 09:00: Next 40 years of Abstract Interpretation - Opening at Amphitheater 44
Chair(s): Roberto GiacobazziUniversity of Verona, Italy
N40AI08:45 - 09:00
Day opening
09:00 - 10:00: Next 40 years of Abstract Interpretation - Industrial Panel 1 at Amphitheater 44
Chair(s): Antoine MinéUPMC, France
N40AI09:00 - 09:30
N40AI09:30 - 10:00
10:30 - 12:00: Next 40 years of Abstract Interpretation - Industrial Panel 2 & Systems Biology at Amphitheater 44
Chair(s): Jerome FeretINRIA Paris
N40AI10:30 - 11:00
N40AI11:00 - 11:30
Aaron TombGalois, Inc.
N40AI11:30 - 12:00
Vincent DanosENS Paris/CNRS
14:00 - 15:30: Next 40 years of Abstract Interpretation - Security, Big Code and Synthesis at Amphitheater 44
Chair(s): Xavier RivalINRIA/CNRS/ENS Paris
N40AI14:00 - 14:30
Michael HicksUniversity of Maryland at College Park, USA
N40AI14:30 - 15:00
Bor-Yuh Evan ChangUniversity of Colorado Boulder
N40AI15:00 - 15:30
Eran YahavTechnion
16:00 - 18:30: Next 40 years of Abstract Interpretation - System Verification and Patrick Cousot's Keynote at Amphitheater 44
Chair(s): Francesco RanzatoUniversity of Padova
N40AI16:00 - 16:30
Arie GurfinkelUniversity of Waterloo
N40AI16:30 - 17:45
Patrick CousotNew York University
N40AI17:45 - 18:30
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