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APLAS 2020
Mon 30 November - Wed 2 December 2020

Welcome to the website of The 18th Asian Symposium on Programming Languages and Systems (APLAS). APLAS aims to stimulate programming language research by providing a forum for the presentation of latest results and the exchange of ideas in programming languages and systems. APLAS is based in Asia but is an international forum that serves the worldwide programming languages community. APLAS 2020 will be held in Kyushu University Nishijin Plaza, Fukuoka, Japan online between the 30th of November and the 2nd of December 2020. Affiliated workshops will be on the 29th of November and tutorials on the 3rd of December.

APLAS is sponsored by the Asian Association for Foundation of Software (AAFS), founded by Asian researchers in cooperation with many researchers from Europe and the USA. Past APLAS symposiums were successfully held in Bali (’19), Wellington (’18), Suzhou (’17), Hanoi (’16), Pohang (’15), Singapore (’14), Melbourne (’13), Kyoto (’12), Kenting (’11), Shanghai (’10), Seoul (’09), Bangalore (’08), Singapore (’07), Sydney (’06), Tsukuba (’05), Taipei (’04) and Beijing (’03) after three informal workshops.

Important note:

(Oct. 9th, 2020) The online conference will be held with no registration fee.

(Aug. 31st, 2020) The conference will be held online.

(Aug. 6th, 2020) It is likely that the conference will be held as a virtual meeting without changing the conference days. The final decision will be made by the end of August.

(May 16th, 2020) Due to the COVID-19 situation, all authors will be given the chance to present remotely regardless of whether the conference is held as a physical, virtual, or hybrid physical/virtual meeting.

Research Papers: Call for Regular Research Papers

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We solicit submissions in the form of regular research papers describing original scientific research results, including system development and case studies. Among others, solicited topics include:

  • Semantics, logics, foundational theory
  • Design of languages, type systems, and foundational calculi
  • Domain-specific languages
  • Compilers, interpreters, abstract machines
  • Program derivation, synthesis, and transformation
  • Program analysis, verification, model-checking
  • Logic, constraint, probabilistic, and quantum programming
  • Software security
  • Concurrency and parallelism
  • Tools and environments for programming and implementation
  • Applications of SAT/SMT to programming and implementation

Regular research papers should not exceed 18 pages in the Springer LNCS format, including bibliography and figures. This category encompasses both theoretical and implementation (also known as system descriptions) papers. In either case, submissions should clearly identify what has been accomplished and why it is significant. Submissions will be judged on the basis of significance, relevance, correctness, originality, and clarity. System descriptions papers should contain a link to a working system and will be judged on originality, usefulness, and design. In case of lack of space, proofs, experimental results, or any information supporting the technical results of the paper could be provided as an appendix or a link to a web page, but reviewers are not obliged to read them.