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ICSE 2019
Sat 25 - Fri 31 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
Thu 30 May 2019 14:50 - 15:00 at Place du Canada - Trends and Challenges in SE Chair(s): Barbora Buhnova

Matter, especially DNA, is now programmed to carry out useful processes at the nanoscale. As these programs and processes become more complex and their envisioned safety-critical applications approach deployment, it is essential to develop methods for engineering trustworthiness into molecular programs. Some of this can be achieved by adapting existing software engineering methods, but molecular programming also presents new challenges that will require new methods. This paper presents a method for dealing with one such challenge, namely, the difficulty of ascertaining how robust a molecular program is to perturbations of the relative “clock speeds” of its various reactions. The method proposed here is game-theoretic. The robustness of a molecular program is quantified in terms of its ability to win (achieve its original objective) in games against other molecular programs that manipulate its relative clock speeds. This game-theoretic approach is general enough to quantify the security of a molecular program against malicious manipulations of its relative clock speeds. However, this preliminary report focuses on games against nature, games in which the molecular program’s opponent perturbs clock speeds randomly (indifferently) according to the probabilities inherent in chemical kinetics.

Thu 30 May
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14:00 - 15:30: Trends and Challenges in SEPapers / New Ideas and Emerging Results / Technical Track / Software Engineering in Practice at Place du Canada
Chair(s): Barbora BuhnovaMasaryk University
14:00 - 14:20
Talk
Software Engineering in Practice
Saleema AmershiMicrosoft, Andrew BegelMicrosoft Research, Christian BirdMicrosoft Research, Rob DeLineMicrosoft Research, Harald GallUniversity of Zurich, Ece KamarMicrosoft, Nachiappan NagappanMicrosoft Research, Besmira NushiMicrosoft Research, Thomas ZimmermannMicrosoft Research
Pre-print
14:20 - 14:30
Talk
New Ideas and Emerging Results
Moritz BellerDelft University of Technology, Joseph HejderupDelft University of Technology, Netherlands
Pre-print
14:30 - 14:40
Talk
New Ideas and Emerging Results
Andriy MiranskyyRyerson University, Lei ZhangRyerson University
Pre-print
14:40 - 14:50
Talk
New Ideas and Emerging Results
Emily WinterLancaster University, Stephen ForshawLancaster University, Lucy HuntLancaster University, Maria Angela FerarrioLancaster University
14:50 - 15:00
Talk
New Ideas and Emerging Results
Jack H. LutzIowa State University, Neil LutzUniversity of Pennsylvania, Robyn LutzIowa State University, Matthew RileyIowa State University
15:00 - 15:20
Talk
Technical Track
Keyur JoshiUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Vimuth FernandoUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sasa MisailovicUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Pre-print
15:20 - 15:30
Talk
Papers