Tue 27 Oct 2015 17:06 - 17:30 at Grand Station 3 - Session 4, Empirical Studies

Reflection is a powerful programming language feature that enables language extensions, generic code, dynamic analyses, development tools, etc. However uncontrolled reflection breaks object encapsulation and considerably increases the attack surface of programs, eg. malicious libraries can use reflection to attack their client applications. To bring reflection and object encapsulation back together, we use dynamic object ownership to design an access control policy to reflective operations. This policy grants objects full reflective power over the objects they own but limited reflective power over other objects. Code is still able to use advanced reflective operations but reflection cannot be used as an attack vector anymore.

Tue 27 Oct
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15:30 - 17:30: Session 4, Empirical StudiesDLS at Grand Station 3
15:30 - 15:54
Talk
Measuring Polymorphism in Python Programs
DLS
Beatrice ÅkerblomStockholm University, Tobias WrigstadUppsala University
15:54 - 16:18
Talk
Tracking Down Performance Variation Against Source Code Evolution
DLS
Juan Pablo Sandoval AlcocerUniversidad Católica Boliviana San Pablo, Alexandre Bergel
16:18 - 16:42
Talk
Server-Side Type Profiling for Optimizing Client-Side JavaScript Engines
DLS
Madhukar KedlayaUniversity of California, Santa Barbara, Behnam RobatmiliQualcomm Research, Ben HardekopfUC Santa Barbara
16:42 - 17:06
Talk
An Empirical Investigation of the Effects of Type Systems and Code Completion on API Usability using TypeScript and JavaScript in MS Visual Studio
DLS
Lars FischerUniversity of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany, Stefan HanenbergUniversity of Duisburg-Essen
17:06 - 17:30
Talk
Access Control to Reflection with Object Ownership
DLS
Camille TeruelINRIA, Stéphane DucasseINRIA, France, Damien CassouLille 1 University, Marcus Denker INRIA Lille