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PLDI 2020
Mon 15 - Fri 19 June 2020
Fri 19 Jun 2020 13:20 - 13:40 at PLDI Research Papers live stream - Symbolic Execution Chair(s): Qirun Zhang

We introduce Gillian, a platform for developing symbolic analysis tools for programming languages. Here, we focus on the symbolic execution engine at the heart of Gillian, which is parametric on the memory model of the target language. We give a formal description of the symbolic analysis and a modular implementation that closely follows this description. We prove a parametric soundness result, introducing restriction on abstract states, which generalises path conditions used in classical symbolic execution. We instantiate Gillian to obtain trusted symbolic testing tools for JavaScript and C, and use these tools to find bugs in real-world code, thus demonstrating the viability of our parametric approach.

Fri 19 Jun
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13:00 - 14:00: Symbolic ExecutionPLDI Research Papers at PLDI Research Papers live stream
Chair(s): Qirun ZhangGeorgia Institute of Technology, USA

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13:00 - 13:20
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Sunjay CauligiUniversity of California at San Diego, USA, Craig DisselkoenUniversity of California at San Diego, USA, Klaus v. GleissenthallUniversity of California at San Diego, USA, Dean TullsenUniversity of California at San Diego, USA, Deian StefanUniversity of California at San Diego, USA, Tamara RezkInria, France, Gilles BartheMPI for Security and Privacy, Germany / IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
13:20 - 13:40
PLDI Research Papers
José Fragoso SantosINESC-ID/Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal , Petar MaksimovićImperial College London, UK, Sacha-Élie AyounImperial College London, UK, Philippa GardnerImperial College London, UK
13:40 - 14:00
PLDI Research Papers
Parosh Aziz AbdullaUppsala University, Sweden, Mohamed Faouzi AtigUppsala University, Sweden, Yu-Fang ChenAcademia Sinica, Taiwan, Bui Phi DiepUppsala University, Sweden, Julian DolbyIBM Research, USA, Petr JankůBrno University of Technology, Czechia, Hsin-Hung LinAcademia Sinica, Taiwan, Lukáš HolíkBrno University of Technology, Czechia, Wei-Cheng WuUniversity of Southern California, USA