By Gilles Barthe, Peter Dybjer, Luis Pinto, João Saraiva
This booklet is predicated on fabric provided on the overseas summer season institution on utilized Semantics that came about in Caminha, Portugal, in September 2000. We objective to give a few contemporary advancements in programming language examine, either in semantic concept and in implementation, in a chain of graduate-level lectures. the varsity used to be backed via the ESPRIT operating crew 26142 on utilized Semantics(APPSEM),whichoperatedbetweenApril1998andMarch2002.The objective of this operating workforce was once to collect major reseachers, either in semantic concept and in implementation, with the speci?c target of bettering the verbal exchange among theoreticians and practitioners. TheactivitiesofAPPSEMwerestructuredintonineinterdisciplinarythemes: A: Semantics for object-oriented programming B: application structuring C: Integration of sensible languages and facts assistants D: Veri?cation tools E: computerized software transformation F: video games, sequentiality, and summary machines G: varieties and sort inference in programming H: Semantics-based optimization I: area conception and genuine quantity computation those issues have been identi?ed as promising for pro?table interplay among semantic thought and perform, and have been selected to give a contribution to the next common issues: – description of latest programming language good points; – layout of latest programming language gains; – implementation and research of programming languages; – transformation and iteration of courses; – veri?cation of courses. The chapters during this quantity provide examples of modern advancements overlaying a large variety of issues of curiosity to APPSEM.