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ESEC/FSE 2022
Mon 14 - Fri 18 November 2022 Singapore
Wed 16 Nov 2022 11:30 - 11:45 at SRC LT 50 - Program Analysis II Chair(s): Marsha Chechik

Analyzing multilingual code holistically is key to systematic quality assurance of real-world software which is mostly developed in multiple computer languages. Toward such analyses, state-of-the-art approaches propose an almost-fully language-agnostic methodology and apply it to dynamic dependence analysis/slicing of multilingual code, showing great promises. We investigated this methodology through a technical analysis followed by a replication study applying it to 10 real-world multilingual projects of diverse language combinations. Our results revealed critical practicality (i.e., having the levels of efficiency/scalability, precision, and extensibility to various language combinations for practical use) challenges to the methodology. Based on the results, we reflect on the underlying pitfalls of the language-agnostic design that leads to such challenges. Finally, looking forward to the prospects of dynamic analysis for multilingual code, we identify a new research direction towards better practicality and precision while not sacrificing extensibility much, as supported by preliminary results. The key takeaway is that pursuing fully language-agnostic analysis may be both impractical and unnecessary, and striving for a better balance between language independence and practicality may be more fruitful.

Wed 16 Nov

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11:00 - 12:30
Program Analysis IIResearch Papers / Demonstrations / Ideas, Visions and Reflections at SRC LT 50
Chair(s): Marsha Chechik University of Toronto
11:00
15m
Talk
NeuDep: Neural Binary Memory Dependence Analysis
Research Papers
Kexin Pei Columbia University, Dongdong She Columbia University, Michael Wang Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Scott Geng Columbia University, Zhou Xuan Purdue University, Yaniv David Columbia University, Junfeng Yang Columbia University, Suman Jana Columbia University, Baishakhi Ray Columbia University
DOI
11:15
15m
Talk
DynaPyt: A Dynamic Analysis Framework for Python
Research Papers
Aryaz Eghbali University of Stuttgart, Michael Pradel University of Stuttgart
DOI Pre-print
11:30
15m
Talk
Language-Agnostic Dynamic Analysis of Multilingual Code: Promises, Pitfalls, and Prospects
Ideas, Visions and Reflections
Haoran Yang Washington State University, Wen Li Washington State University, Haipeng Cai Washington State University
DOI
11:45
15m
Talk
Cross-Language Android Permission Specification
Research Papers
Chaoran Li Swinburne University of Technology, Xiao Chen Monash University, Ruoxi Sun The University of Adelaide, Minhui (Jason) Xue University of Adelaide, Sheng Wen Swinburne University of Technology, Muhammad Ejaz Ahmed Data61, CSIRO, Seyit Camtepe CSIRO Data61, Yang Xiang Digital Research & Innovation Capability Platform, Swinburne University of Technology
DOI
12:00
15m
Talk
Peahen: Fast and Precise Static Deadlock Detection via Context Reduction
Research Papers
Yuandao Cai Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Chengfeng Ye Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Qingkai Shi Purdue University, Charles Zhang Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
DOI
12:15
7m
Talk
FIM: Fault Injection and Mutation for Simulink
Demonstrations
Ezio Bartocci TU Wien, Leonardo Mariani University of Milano-Bicocca, Dejan Nickovic Austrian Institute of Technology, Drishti Yadav Technische Universit├Ąt Wien
12:23
7m
Talk
JSIMutate: Understanding Performance Results through Mutations
Demonstrations
Thomas Laurent Lero & University College Dublin, Paolo Arcaini National Institute of Informatics , Catia Trubiani Gran Sasso Science Institute, Anthony Ventresque University College Dublin & Lero, Ireland
DOI Media Attached