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PLID'05 2nd International Workshop on

Programming Language   

Interference and Dependence

London Sept 6 2005

Co-Located with LOPSTR’05   and  SAS’05



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Interference and dependence are closely related concepts, the first being the observable phenomenon connected to the second. Interference essentially means that behaviour of some parts of a dynamic system may influence the behaviour of other parts of the system. Dependence specifies the relation between the semantics of sub-components of a dynamic system.

Discovering, measuring and controlling interference is essential in many aspects of modern computer science, in particular in security, program analysis and verification, debugging, model checking, program manipulation, program slicing, reverse engineering, data mining, distributed databases and recently in systems biology, where the problem of controlling interference between pathways in complex molecular networks is recognized as a major challenge. Refining dependence analysis is the main task to achieve this goal. This requires new theories, models and semantics for interference and dependence, algorithms and tools for analysis and reasoning about interference and dependence.

The aim of this workshop is to gather together the community of people that study dependence and interference from the different points of view in order to generate new possible research directions. PLID is devoted to bridging all these communities towards a common goal, providing the appropriate environment for reasoning about the state of the art in interference and dependence. See Topics of Interest