Published: 10th February 2016|
|Preface Simon Gay and Jade Alglave|
|Using session types as an effect system Dominic Orchard and Nobuko Yoshida||1|
|Broadcast and aggregation in BBC Hans Hüttel and Nuno Pratas||15|
|Precise subtyping for synchronous multiparty sessions Mariangiola Dezani-Ciancaglini, Silvia Ghilezan, Svetlana Jakšić, Jovanka Pantović and Nobuko Yoshida||29|
|Reversible Communicating Processes Geoffrey Brown and Amr Sabry||45|
|Retractable Contracts Franco Barbanera, Mariangiola Dezani-Ciancaglini, Ivan Lanese and Ugo de'Liguoro||61|
|A Typed Model for Dynamic Authorizations Silvia Ghilezan, Svetlana Jakšić, Jovanka Pantović, Jorge A. Pérez and Hugo Torres Vieira||73|
|Communicating machines as a dynamic binding mechanism of services Ignacio Vissani, Carlos Gustavo Lopez Pombo and Emilio Tuosto||85|
|Distributed Programming via Safe Closure Passing Philipp Haller and Heather Miller||99|
|Behavioural types for non-uniform memory accesses Juliana Franco and Sophia Drossopoulou||109|
PLACES 2015 (full title: Programming Language Approaches to Concurrency- and Communication-Centric Software) is the eighth edition of the PLACES workshop series. After the first PLACES, which was affiliated to DisCoTec in 2008, the workshop has been part of ETAPS every year since 2009 and is now an established part of the ETAPS satellite events. PLACES 2015 was held on 18th April in London, UK.
The workshop series was started in order to promote the application of novel programming language ideas to the increasingly important problem of developing software for systems in which concurrency and communication are intrinsic aspects. This includes software for both multi-core systems and large-scale distributed and/or service-oriented systems. The scope of PLACES includes new programming language features, whole new programming language designs, new type systems, new semantic approaches, new program analysis techniques, and new implementation mechanisms.
This year's call for papers attracted 13 submissions of abstracts, of which 9 became submissions of full papers. Each paper was reviewed by three PC members. After discussion, the PC decided to accept all 9 papers, providing feedback to the authors for the preparation of the final versions. We used EasyChair for the whole process, which, as always, made everything very straightforward.
After the workshop, all of the authors were invited to produce revised versions of their papers for inclusion in the EPTCS proceedings, and all of them accepted the invitation. The present volume consists of those revised versions.
We would like to thank Martin Vechev (ETH Zurich) for his excellent invited talk, "Commutativity Race Detection: Concepts, Algorithms and Open Problems".
Finally, we would like to thank the ETAPS workshop chairs and local organizers for their help, and the programme committee for their hard work.
Simon Gay and Jade Alglave
Programme Committee Co-Chairs