Sep 30, 2016 Comments Off on Overview
Programs are dynamic entities that interact with their environment in a complex way. Understanding and controlling this behaviour is one of the central themes in programming language research. Several approaches have been proposed with the aim of representing the behavior of a program as some abstract mathematical structure that is manageable to program analysis. Formal semantics has provided the needed tools in the forms of effects and resources to make this abstraction effective and useful. The advantage of this approach is that program can be statically analyzed in order to verify that their behavior meet given specifications.
The goal of the school is to share the cutting-edge techniques and various research problems in the semantic study of effects and resources in programming languages.