PLDI 2020
Mon 15 - Sat 20 June 2020

Static and dynamic analysis techniques and tools for Java, and other programming languages have received widespread attention for a long time. The application domains of these analyses range from core libraries to modern technologies such as web services and Android applications. Over time, various analysis frameworks have been developed to provide techniques for optimizing programs, ensuring code quality, and assessing security and compliance.

Call for Papers

SOAP 2020 aims to bring together the members of the program analysis community to share new developments and shape new innovations in program analysis. For SOAP 2020, we invite contributions and inspirations from researchers and practitioners working with program analysis. We are particularly interested in exciting analysis framework ideas, innovative designs, and analysis techniques, including preliminary results of work in progress. We will also focus on the state of the practice for program analysis by encouraging submissions by industrial participants, including tool demonstration submissions. The workshop agenda will continue its tradition of lively discussions on extensions of existing frameworks, development of new analyses and tools, and how program analysis is used in real-world scenarios.

COVID-19 Update

SOAP-2020 will be virtual, like PLDI. See the main PLDI page for news and updates. We have exteded the deadline until Friday the 27th of March.


SOAP is a one-day workshop and will feature:

  • 2 or 3 invited talks by leading members of the program analysis community
  • presentations of all accepted refereed papers,
  • a tools session, and
  • time for discussion.


Possible submissions include, but are not limited to:

  • A report on a novel implementation of a program analysis, with a focus on practical details or optimization techniques for obtaining precision and performance.
  • A new research tool, data, and other artifacts, that showcase early implementations of novel program analysis concepts, as well as mature prototypes.
  • A description of a new analysis component, for example, front-ends or abstract domains.
  • A report describing an innovative tool built on top of an existing framework.
  • A compelling use case for a feature that is not yet supported by existing analysis tools, with good examples and an informal design of the proposed feature.
  • An idea paper proposing the integration of existing program analyses to answer interesting novel questions about programs, for example in IDEs.
  • An experience report on the use of a program analysis framework.
  • A description of a program analysis tool and screenshots of main parts of the demo.

Submissions should be four to six-page papers (including references) and should be formatted according to the two-column ACM proceedings format. Each reference must list all authors of the paper. The citations should be in numerical style, e.g., [52]. Templates for ACM format are available for Microsoft Word and LaTeX at The preprint template should be set to use 10pt font and ‘numbers’ to ensure numerical style citations, that is: \documentclass[10pt, numbers]{sigplanconf}.