Call for Papers

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APLAS aims at stimulating programming language research by providing a forum for the presentation of recent results and the exchange of ideas and experience in topics concerned with programming languages and systems. APLAS is based in Asia, but is an international forum that serves the worldwide programming languages community.


The symposium is devoted to both foundational and practical issues in programming languages and systems. Papers are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • semantics, logics, foundational theory;
  • design of languages and foundational calculi;
  • type systems;
  • compilers, interpreters, abstract machines;
  • program derivation, analysis, transformation;
  • software security, safety, verification;
  • concurrency, constraints, domain-specific languages;
  • tools for programming, verification, implementation.

APLAS 2010 is not limited to topics 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.

Submission Information

We solicit submissions in two categories:

Regular research papers, describing original research results, including tool development and case studies, from a perspective of scientific research. 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 Appendix or a link to a web page.

System and Tool presentations, describing systems or tools that support theory, program construction, reasoning, and/or program execution in the scope of APLAS. Unlike presentations of regular research papers, presentation of accepted papers in this category is 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 presentations 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 systems or tools as described in the papers. It is highly desirable that the tools are available on the web.

Papers should be submitted electronically via the submission web page at Acceptable formats are PostScript or PDF, viewable by Ghostview or Acrobat Reader. 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-Verlag's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Accepted papers must be presented at the conference.

Important Dates

Abstract Deadline Monday, June 7, 2010
Submission DeadlineMonday, June 14, 2010 (Samoa Time)
Notification August 16, 2010
Camera-Ready September 3, 2010
Symposium November 28-December 1, 2010