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Call for Participation for Secure Compilation Workshop (PriSC @ POPL'18)

Dominique Devriese-2
Quick updates (more details in the Call for Participation below):

- Do not miss the chance to submit short talks on your cutting-edge
research until 14 December 2017, AoE

- POPL/PriSC registration is open; early rate ends on 10 December 2017

- List of accepted PriSC presentations:

- The PriSC invited talk will be given by Mathias Payer (Purdue University)
on Challenges For Compiler-backed Security: From Sanitizer to Mitigation

Call for Participation for Secure Compilation Workshop (PriSC @ POPL'18)

Secure compilation is an emerging field that puts together advances in
programming languages, security, verification, systems, compilers, and
hardware architectures in order to devise secure compiler chains that
eliminate many of today's low-level vulnerabilities. Secure
compilation aims to protect high-level language abstractions in
compiled code, even against adversarial low-level contexts, and to
allow sound reasoning about security in the source language. The
emerging secure compilation community aims to achieve this by:
identifying and formalizing properties that secure compilers must
possess; devising efficient enforcement mechanisms; and developing
effective verification and proof techniques.

2nd Workshop on Principles of Secure Compilation (PriSC 2018)

The Workshop on Principles of Secure Compilation (PriSC) is a new
informal 1-day workshop without any proceedings. The goal is to
identify interesting research directions and open challenges and to
bring together researchers interested in secure compilation.

The 2nd PriSC edition will be held on Saturday, 13 January 2018, in
Los Angeles, together with the ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on
Principles of Programming Languages (POPL).

More information at

Important Dates

  POPL early registration deadline:  10 December 2017
  Short talk submission deadline:    14 December 2017, AoE
  Short talk notification:           18 December 2017
  PriSC Workshop takes place:        13 January 2018

Do not miss the chance to submit short talks on your cutting-edge
research. More information below.

Invited Talk

Challenges For Compiler-backed Security: From Sanitizer to Mitigation.
  Mathias Payer (Purdue University,

Accepted Presentations

Building Secure SGX Enclaves using F*, C/C++ and X64.
  Anitha Gollamudi, Cédric Fournet.

Constant-time WebAssembly.  John Renner, Sunjay Cauligi, Deian Stefan.

Enforcing Well-bracketed Control Flow and Stack Encapsulation using
  Linear Capabilities.  Lau Skorstengaard, Dominique Devriese, Lars Birkedal

Formally Secure Compilation of Unsafe Low-Level Components.
  Guglielmo Fachini, Catalin Hritcu, Marco Stronati, Ana Nora Evans,
  Théo Laurent, Arthur Azevedo de Amorim, Benjamin C. Pierce, Andrew Tolmach

Linear capabilities for modular fully-abstract compilation of verified code.
  Thomas Van Strydonck, Dominique Devriese, Frank Piessens.

On Compositional Compiler Correctness and Fully Abstract Compilation.
  Daniel Patterson, Amal Ahmed.

Per-Thread Compositional Compilation for Confidentiality-Preserving
Concurrent Programs.  Robert Sison.

Robust Hyperproperty Preservation for Secure Compilation.  Deepak Garg,
  Catalin Hritcu, Marco Patrignani, Marco Stronati, David Swasey.

Secure Compilation in a Production Environment. Vijay D'Silva.

Type-Theoretic Galois Connections.
  Pierre-Evariste Dagand, Nicolas Tabareau, Éric Tanter

Participation and Registration

PriSC will be held on Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 at the POPL'18 venue
(Omni Hotel LA). To participate, please register through the POPL
registration system:

POPL early registration rate ends on 10 December 2017.

Call for Short Talks

We also have a short talks session, where participants get 5 minutes
to present intriguing ideas, advertise ongoing work, etc.  Anyone
interested in giving a short 5-minute talk should submit an
abstract. Any topic that could be of interest to the emerging secure
compilation community is in scope. Presentations that provide a useful
outside view or challenge the community are also welcome.

Topics of interest include but are **not** limited to:

- attacker models for secure compiler chains

- secure compilation properties: full abstraction, memory safety,
    control-flow integrity, preserving non-interference or
    (hyper-)properties against adversarial contexts,
    secure multi-language interoperability

- enforcement mechanisms: static checking, program verification,
    reference monitoring, program rewriting, software fault isolation,
    system-level protection, secure hardware, crypto, randomization

- experimental evaluation and applications of secure compilation

- proof methods: (bi)simulation, logical relations, game semantics,
    multi-language semantics, embedded interpreters

- formal verification of secure compilation chain (protection
    mechanisms, compilers, linkers, loaders), machine-checked proofs,
    translation validation, property-based testing

Guidelines for Submitting Short Talk Abstracts

Abstracts should be submitted in text format and are not anonymous

Giving a talk at the workshop does not preclude publication elsewhere.

Please submit your abstracts at

Program Committee

Program Chair
  Catalin Hritcu       Inria Paris

  Amal Ahmed           Inria Paris and Northeastern University
  Lars Birkedal        Aarhus University
  Dominique Devriese   KU Leuven
  Cédric Fournet       Microsoft Research
  Deepak Garg          MPI-SWS
  Xavier Leroy         Inria Paris
  David Naumann        Stevens Institute of Technology
  Marco Patrignani     MPI-SWS
  Frank Piessens       KU Leuven
  Tamara Rezk          Inria Sophia Antipolis
  Nikhil Swamy         Microsoft Research

Organizing Committee

  Amal Ahmed           Inria Paris and Northeastern University
  Dominique Devriese   KU Leuven
  Deepak Garg          MPI-SWS
  Catalin Hritcu       Inria Paris
  Marco Patrignani     MPI-SWS
  Tamara Rezk          Inria Sophia Antipolis

Contact and More Information
More information about PriSC 2018 can be found on the website:

For questions please contact the Program Chair.

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