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First International Workshop on Rewriting Techniques for Program Transformations and Evaluation


The aim of WPTE is to bring together the researchers working on program transformations, evaluation, and operationally based programming language semantics, using rewriting methods, in order to share the techniques and recent developments and to exchange ideas to encourage further activation of research in this area.

Topics of interest in the scope of WPTE include:

  • Correctness of program transformations, optimizations and translations
  • Program transformations for proving termination, confluence and other properties.
  • Correctness of evaluation strategies.
  • Operational semantics of programs, operationally-based program equivalences such as contextual equivalences and bisimulations.
  • Cost-models for arguing about the optimizing power of transformations and the costs of evaluation.
  • Program transformations for verification and theorem proving purposes.
  • Translation, simulation, equivalence of programs with different formalisms, and evaluation strategies.
  • Program transformations for applying rewriting techniques to programs in specific programming languages.
  • Program inversions and program synthesis.

The programming languages of interest include pure, deterministic, impure,  non-deterministic, concurrent, parallel  languages, and may employ programming paradigms such as functional, logical, typed, imperative, object-oriented, and higher-order.

Detailed information on WPTE14 can be found on the WPTE14 website.

Call for Papers

Call for Papers


We plan to publish the proceedings in the OpenAccess Series in Informatics (OASIcs) of Schloss Dagstuhl Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik. One author of each accepted paper is expected to present it at the workshop.


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