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5th Workshop on Syntax and Semantics of Low-Level Languages

Registration link (registration deadline: June 30, 2014)

Invited Speakers

Accepted papers

  • Hubert Godfroy and Jean-Yves Marion. Abstract Self Modifying Machines
  • Sergey Goncharov, Lutz Schroeder and Christoph Rauch. Programming and Verifying with Effect Handling and Iteration
  • William Mansky and Elsa Gunter. A Cross-Language Framework for Verifying Compiler Optimizations
  • Paul-Andre Mellies. Tensorial logic with algebraic effects
  • Koko Muroya, Toshiki Kataoka, Ichiro Hasuo and Naohiko Hoshino. Compiling Effectful Terms to Transducers: Prototype Implementation of Memoryful Geometry of Interaction
  • Ulrich Schoepp. Call-by-Value in a Basic Logic for Interaction


It has been understood since the late 1960s that tools and structures arising in mathematical logic and proof theory can usefully be applied to the design of high level programming languages, and to the development of reasoning principles for such languages. Yet low level languages, such as machine code, and the compilation of high level languages into a low level ones have traditionally been seen as having little or no essential connection to logic.

However, a fundamental discovery of this past decade has been that low level languages are also governed by logical principles. From this key observation has emerged an active and fascinating new research area at the frontier of logic and computer science. The practically-motivated design of logics reflecting the structure of low level languages (such as heaps, registers and code pointers) and low level properties of programs (such as resource usage) goes hand in hand with the some of the most advanced contemporary researches in semantics and proof theory, including classical realizability and forcing, double orthogonality, parametricity, linear logic, game semantics, uniformity, categorical semantics, explicit substitutions, abstract machines, implicit complexity and sublinear programming.


The LOLA workshop, affiliated with LICS, will bring together researchers interested in many aspects of the relationship between logic and low level languages and programs. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Typed assembly languages,
  • Certified assembly programming,
  • Certified and certifying compilation,
  • Proof-carrying code,
  • Program optimization,
  • Modal logic and realizability in machine code,
  • Realizability and double orthogonality in assembly code,
  • Parametricity, modules and existential types,
  • General references, Kripke models and recursive types,
  • Continuations and concurrency,
  • Implicit complexity, sublinear programming and Turing machines,
  • Closures and explicit substitutions,
  • Linear logic and separation logic,
  • Game semantics, abstract machines and hardware synthesis,
  • Monoidal and premonoidal categories, traces and effects.

Important Dates

Submission deadline May 9, 2014
Author notification May 21, 2014
Workshop July 13, 2014

Paper Submissions

LOLA is an informal workshop aiming at a high degree of useful interaction amongst the participants, welcoming proposals for talks on work in progress, overviews of larger programmes, position presentations and short tutorials as well as more traditional research talks describing new results. The programme committee will select the workshop presentations from submitted proposals, which may take the form either of a two page abstract or of a longer (published or unpublished) paper describing completed work.

Submission Link


Program Committee