PLID'05 2nd International Workshop on
Interference and Dependence
Organisation and Submissions
Registration and Accommodation
Talks and slides
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-
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.