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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.

The program includes, three keynote talks (by Luca Cardelli, Hidehiko Masuhara, and Nadia Polikarpova), six regular sessions, and one poster session. The registration is now open. The proceedings for APLAS 2020 are available freely for 4 weeks in:


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:

(Nov. 16th, 2020) The registration deadline is: Tue, Nov. 24th, 2020 (AoE).

(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.