APLAS 2024
Tue 22 - Fri 25 October 2024 Kyoto


The 22nd Asian Symposium on Programming Languages and Systems (APLAS) aims to bring together programming language researchers, practitioners and implementors worldwide, to present and discuss the latest results and exchange ideas in all areas of programming languages and systems. This year’s conference is co-located with the 22nd International Symposium on Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis (ATVA)

APLAS 2024 will be held in Kyoto, Japan from Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th October 2024. The conference includes the student research competition and the associated poster session. Following the main conference, the New Ideas and Emerging Results (NIER) workshop will be held on Friday 25th October 2024.

APLAS is organized 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 held in Taipei (’23), Auckland (’22), Chicago (’21), Fukuoka (’20), 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.

Call for Submissions


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:

  • programming paradigms and styles: functional, object-oriented, probabilistic, logic, constraint programming; extensible programming languages; programming languages for systems code; novel programming paradigms;
  • methods and tools to specify and reason about programs and languages: programming techniques; meta-programming; domain-specific languages; proof assistants; type systems; dependent types; program logics, static and dynamic program analysis; language-based security; model checking; testing;
  • programming language foundations: formal semantics; type theory; logical foundations; category theory; automata; effects; monads and comonads; recursion and corecursion; continuations and effect handlers; program verification; memory models; abstract interpretation;
  • methods and tools for implementation: compilers; program transformations; rewriting systems; partial evaluation; virtual machines; refactoring; intermediate languages; run-time environments; garbage collection and memory management; tracing; profiling; build systems; program synthesis;
  • concurrency and distribution: process algebras; concurrency theory; session types; parallel programming; service-oriented computing; distributed and mobile computing; actor-based languages; verification and testing of concurrent and distributed systems;
  • applications and emerging topics: programming languages and PL methods in education, security, privacy, database systems, computational biology, signal processing, graphics, human-computer interaction, computer-aided design, artificial intelligence and machine learning; case studies in program analysis and verification.

Submission Information

Submissions should not exceed 17 pages, excluding bibliography, in the Springer LNCS format. LaTeX template is available at Springer’s Information for Authors. The accepted papers will be allowed one extra page to accommodate reviewers’ feedback.

Additional material intended for reviewers but not for publication in the final version -– for example, details of proofs -– may be placed in a clearly marked appendix that is not included in the page limit. The paper must be understandable without the appendix, however. Reviewers are not obligated to review it.

Submitted papers must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers must be written in English. Accepted papers must be presented at the conference.

Papers should be submitted via HotCRP: https://aplas24.hotcrp.com/

Reviewing process

As before, APLAS 2024 uses light double-blind reviewing process, with a rebuttal phase to address factual errors and minor misunderstandings. Reviewers will not see author names until they submit a review. Therefore, the authors must adhere to the following rules:

  • omit your names and institutions;
  • refer to your prior work in the third person, just as you refer to prior work by others;
  • omit the acknowledgments.

The purpose of this process is to help the reviewers come to an initial judgement about the paper without bias, not to make it impossible for them to discover the authors if they were to try. Nothing should be done in the name of anonymity that weakens the submission or makes the job of reviewing the paper more difficult (e.g., important background references should not be omitted or anonymized). In addition, authors should feel free to disseminate their ideas or draft versions of their paper as they normally would. For instance, authors may post drafts of their papers on the web or give talks on their research ideas. For more details, see the FAQ (on the OOPSLA submission site) https://2023.splashcon.org/track/splash-2023-oopsla#double-blinding-submissions-authors

The proceedings will be published as a volume in Springer’s LNCS series. Previous APLAS proceedings https://link.springer.com/conference/aplas can be found on SpringerLink. Authors interested in making their contributions Open Access please refer to Springer’s webpage https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/open-access-publishing-in-computer-proceedings for additional information, or contact the organizers.

Best Paper Award

APLAS 2024 continues the tradition of the best paper award. The award will be announced on this website, and printed certificates will be issued to the authors in the conference.