[FM-India] CFP: APLAS 2020

Madhavan Mukund madhavan at cmi.ac.in
Tue May 26 09:02:26 IST 2020

18th Asian Symposium on Programming Languages and Systems (APLAS 2020)
Nov 29-Dec 3, 2020
Fukuoka, Japan


The 18th Asian Symposium on Programming Languages and Systems (APLAS 2020)
aims to stimulate programming language research by providing a forum for
the presentation of the 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 tentatively held in Nishijin Plaza,
Fukuoka City, Japan between November 30th and 2rd of December 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.

Papers are solicited on topics such as:

- 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

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 demonstrations category. Authors concerned about the
appropriateness of a topic are welcome to consult with program chair prior
to submission.


Abstract deadline: June 26th, 2020 (anywhere on Earth)
Submission deadline: July 3rd, 2020 (anywhere on Earth)
Author response: August 3-5, 2020
Author notification: August 14, 2020
Final version: September 1, 2020
Conference: November 30 - December 2, 2020


We solicit submissions in the form of regular research papers describing
original scientific research results, including system development and case
studies. 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.


We solicit submissions in the form of tool papers describing a
demonstration of a tool or a system that support theory, program
construction, reasoning, or program execution in the scope of APLAS. The
main purpose of a tool paper is to display a completed, robust and
well-documented tool-highlighting the overall functionality of the tool,
the interfaces of the tool, interesting examples and applications of the
tool, an assessment of the tool’s strengths and weaknesses, and a summary
of documentation/support available with the tool. Authors of tool
demonstration proposals are expected to present a live demonstration of the
tool at the conference. It is highly desirable that the tools are available
on the web. System and Tool papers should not exceed 8 pages in the
Springer LNCS format, including bibliography and figures. They may include
an additional appendix of up to 6 extra pages giving the outline,
screenshots, examples, etc. to indicate the content of the proposed live


Edwin Brady, University of St. Andrews, UK
Soham Chakraborty, IIT Delhi, India
Andreea Costea, National University Of Singapore, Singapore
Silvia Crafa, University of Padova, Italy
Pierre-Evariste Dagand, LIP6/CNRS, France 
Mila Dalla Preda, University of Verona, Italy
Cristina David, University of Oxford, UK
Benjamin Delaware, Purdue University, US
Florian Rabe, University of Erlangen, Germany
Jeremy Gibbons, University of Oxford, UK
Ichiro Hasuo, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Sam Lindley, The University of Edinburgh, UK
James McKinna, The University of Edinburgh, UK
Madhavan Mukund, Chennai Mathematical Institute, India
Hakjoo Oh, Korea University, South Korea
Sukyoung Ryu, KAIST, South Korea
Tom Schrijvers, KU Leuven, Belgium
Ilya Sergey, Yale-NUS College and National University of Singapore, Singapore
Marco Servetto, Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand
Wouter Swierstra, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Alwen Tiu, The Australian National University, Australia
Sam Tobin-Hochstadt, Indiana University, US
Janis Voigtländer, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Meng Wang, University of Bristol, UK
Nicolas Wu, Imperial College London, UK
Yizhou Zhang, Harvard University / University of Waterloo, US
Tijs van der Storm, CWI & University of Groningen, Netherlands
Shigeru Chiba, The University of Tokyo, Japan


Papers should be submitted electronically via the submission web page using
HotCRP (https://aplas2020.hotcrp.com).
The acceptable format is 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.


APLAS 2020 will use a lightweight double-blind reviewing process. Following
this process means that reviewers will not see the authors’ names or
affiliations as they initially review a paper. The authors’ names will then
be revealed to the reviewers only once their reviews have been submitted.
To facilitate this process, submitted papers must adhere to the following:
Author names and institutions must be omitted and
References to the authors’ own related work should be in the third person
(e.g., not “We build on our previous work …” but rather “We build on the
work of …”).
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, makes the job of reviewing
the paper more difficult, or interferes with the process of disseminating
new ideas. For example, important background references should not be
omitted or anonymised, even if they are written by the same authors and
share common ideas, techniques, or infrastructure. 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.


During the author response period, authors will be able to read reviews and
respond to them as appropriate.


The Program Committee reserves the right, up until the time of publication,
to reverse a decision of paper acceptance. Reversal is possible if fatal
flaws are discovered in the paper, or research integrity is found to have
been seriously breached.

ABOUT Fukuoka City

Fukuoka is a compact city. It only takes 10 minutes by subway from the
airport to the city center. It takes 10 minutes by subway from the
city center to Nishijin Station.

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