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 this workshop 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 transformations for program inversions and program synthesis.
  • Program transformation and evaluation for Haskell and Rewriting.

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

This edition is affiliated with FSCD 2016.

Previous editions: WPTE 2014 (affiliated with RTA/TLCA 2014) , WPTE 2015 (affiliated with RDP 2015).