Workshop Description

Bytecode, such as produced by e.g. .Net and Java compilers, has become an important topic of interest, both for industry and academia.

The industrial interest stems from the fact that bytecode is typically used for the Internet and mobile devices (smartcards, phones, etc.), where security is a major issue. Moreover, bytecode is device-independent and allows dynamic loading of classes, which provides an extra challenge for the application of formal methods.

In addition, the lack of structure of the code and the pervasive presence of the operand stack also provide extra challenges for the analysis of bytecode.

This workshop will focus on the latest developments in the semantics, verification, analysis, and transformation of bytecode. Both new theoretical results and tool demonstrations are welcome.