PLAS provides a forum for exploring and evaluating the use of programming language and program analysis techniques for promoting security in the complete range of software systems, from compilers to machine-learned models and smart contracts. The workshop encourages proposals of new, speculative ideas, evaluations of new or known techniques in practical settings, and discussions of emerging threats and problems. We also host position papers that are radical, forward-looking, and lead to lively and insightful discussions influential to the future research at the intersection of programming languages and security.
The scope of PLAS includes, but is not limited to:
|8:30 AM - 9:00 AM||Registration and Welcome Coffee|
|9:00 AM - 10:00 AM||Keynote Talk|
|10:00 AM - 10:30 AM||Microarchitectural Side-Channel Mitigations for Serverless Applications.
Yayu Wang, University of British Columbia. Aastha Mehta, University of British Columbia.
|10:30 AM - 11:00 AM||Coffee Break|
|11:00 AM - 11:30 PM||Mechanized Proofs of Masking Security.
Roberto Blanco, MPI-SP, Christian Doczkal, MPI-SP, Jakob Feldtkeller, Ruhr University Bochum, Tim Güneysu, Ruhr University Bochum, Catalin Hritcu, MPI-SP.
|11:30 PM - 12:00 PM||Secure Calling Conventions for CHERI Capability Machines in Practice (Work in Progress).
Elias Storme, KU Leuven, Sander Huyghebaert, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Steven Keuchel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Thomas Van Strydonck, KU Leuven, Dominique Devriese, KU Leuven.
|12:00 PM - 1:30 PM||Lunch Break|
|1:30 PM - 3:00 PM||Unstructured Research Discussion|
|3:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Closing Remarks and Workshop Conclusion|
We invite both short papers and long papers. For short papers, we especially encourage the submission of position papers that are likely to generate lively discussion as well as short papers covering ongoing and future work.
The workshop has no published workshop proceedings and there is no restriction on paper format other than the page limits stated above. Presenting a paper (either short or long) at the workshop does not preclude submission to or publication in other venues that are before, concurrent, or after the workshop. Papers presented at the workshop will be made available to workshop participants only.
Submissions will be made (in PDF format) via the following HotCRP instance: https://hotcrp.software.imdea.org/plas23/.