APLAS 2013

11th Asian Symposium on Programming Languages and Systems
9–11 December 2013
Melbourne, Australia (colocated with CPP 2013)

Call for papers TEXT


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 language community.

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 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. Proceedings of the past symposiums were published in Springer’s LNCS.


The symposium is devoted to foundational and practical issues in programming languages and systems. Papers are solicited on topics such as

Topics are not limited to those discussed in previous symposiums. Papers identifying future directions of programming and those addressing the rapid changes of the underlying computing platforms are especially welcome. Demonstration of systems and tools in the scope of APLAS are welcome to the System and Tool presentations category. Authors concerned about the appropriateness of a topic are welcome to consult with program chair prior to submission.


We solicit submissions in two categories:

Regular research papers
describing original scientific research results, including tool development and case studies. Regular research papers should not exceed 16 pages in the Springer LNCS format, including bibliography and figures. They 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. 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.
System and Tool presentations
describing systems or tools that support theory, program construction, reasoning, or program execution in the scope of APLAS. System and Tool presentations are expected to be centered around a demonstration. The paper and the demonstration should identify the novelties of the tools and use motivating examples. System and Tool papers should not exceed 8 pages in the Springer LNCS format, including bibliography and figures. Submissions will be judged based on both the papers and the described systems or tools. It is highly desirable that the tools are available on the web.

Papers should be submitted electronically via the submission web page:


Acceptable formats are PostScript or PDF. Submitted papers must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers must be written in English. The proceedings will be published as a volume in Springer’s LNCS series. Accepted papers must be presented at the conference. (While the general chair and the program chair cannot submit papers, other members of the program committee can.)


Abstract due: 10 June 2013 (Monday), 23:59 UTC
Submission due: 17 June 2013 (Monday), 23:59 UTC (extended)
Notification: 26 August 2013 (Monday)
Final paper due:19 September 2013 (Thursday)
Conference: 9–11 December 2013 (Monday–Wednesday)
http://aplas2013.soic.indiana.edu/cfp.html · aplas2013@easychair.org