The Fourth International Workshop on Static Analysis and Systems Biology (SASB 2013)

SAS workshop, 19 June 2013, Seattle, USA.


Red Lion Hotel
5th Ave
downtown Seattle,
WA. Seattle


A lot of biological models suffer from a high combinatorial complexity. Many methods have been proposed to break down this combinatorial complexity. Some of these methods are informal and are validated experimentally. By contrast, static analysis-based scalable formal methods increase the level of confidence by providing formal characterization of what is computed. Being automatic, easily reusable, and offering formal soundness criteria, static analyses can help designing models, testing models with respect to experimental data, and predicting the behavior of the system being modeled.
The goal of this workshop is to promote discussions and collaborations between biologists (modelers), computer scientists (in static analysis) and applied-mathematicians around the design and the use of static analysis methods for biological models.

The Fourth SASB will be co-located with PLDI 2013 and SAS 2013 in Seattle, WA, USA.


Please visit the submission website.

The program of SASB 2013 will consist mainly of presentations of refereed papers. Contributions are welcomed on all aspects about the use of static analysis methods in Systems Biology, including, but not limited to:

  • bottle-neck challenges for static analysis of biological models,
  • new static analysis frameworks,
  • modeling experiences using static analysis,

Paper submission

All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by the program committee.

Submitted papers should not exceed 12 pages including bibliography, and follow the ENTCS guidelines. Submitted papers may include, in addition, an appendix containing technical details, which reviewers may read or not, at their discretion.

Papers must be written and presented in English, and describe original work that does not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal, conference, or workshop with refereed proceedings.

Poster submission

All submitted posters will be peer-reviewed by the program committee.

Poster format is free with the stipulation that the size should not exceed A0 size (32.7 by 45.4 inches or 80 by 115.4 cm) in portrait (vertical) set-up. Moreover, the text must be written in English. A PDF version of the poster is required at the submission.

A short abstract (around 800 characters) is required with the submission.


There is preliminary approval to publish the workshop proceedings in ENTCS.

Previous edition

Important Dates


Submission Deadline (extended) 30th April 2013
Notification (tentative) 30th May 2013
Final version (tentative) 15th June 2013


Submission Deadline (extended) 30th April 2013
Notification (tentative) 30th May 2013


Workshop Date 19th June 2013


Invited speakers

Steve AndrewsFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA
Eric DeedsUniversity of Kansas, Lawrence, USA
Eric GoubaultCommissariat à l'énergie atomique, Saclay, France

Preliminary program

8:30-9:00: Welcome

9:00-10:00: First invited talk

Coffee Break

10:30-11:30: Contributed talks

11:30-12:00: Second invited talk

  • Jérôme Feret   : Context sensitive control flow analyses: a hierarchy of model reductions
Lunch break

13:30-14:30: Third invited talk
  • Eric Deeds   : Machines vs. Ensembles: Effective MAPK Signaling through Heterogeneous Sets of Protein Complexes
14:30-15:00: Contributed talks Coffee break

16:00-16:45: Fourth invited talk
  • Eric Goubault : Inference of polynomial, rational, and transcendental invariants
16:45-17:00: Concluding remarks