[ecoop-info] APLAS 2017: Asian Symposium on Programming Languages and Systems, CfP, June 13 deadline

Xinyu Feng xinyu.feng at gmail.com
Sun May 14 09:58:21 CEST 2017

APLAS 2017 Call for Papers
15th Asian Symposium on Programming Languages and Systems

Suzhou, China, November 27-29, 2017


# Important Dates

- Abstract deadline: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
- Paper deadline: Friday, June 16, 2017
- Author response: Wednesday-Friday, July 26-28, 2017
- Author notification: Monday, August 14, 2017
- Camera-ready deadline: Friday, September 1, 2017
- Conference: Monday-Wednesday, November 27-29, 2017

All deadline times are AoE.

# About

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

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

# Topics

The symposium is devoted to foundational and practical issues broadly
spanning the areas of programming languages and systems. 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.

# Submission

We solicit submissions in two categories:

- **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.

- **System and tool demonstrations** 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 demo.

Papers should be submitted electronically via the submission web page
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aplas2017 using EasyChair. 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.

# Review Process

*New for APLAS 2017*

## Lightweight Double-Blind Reviewing Process

APLAS 2017 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 anonymized, 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.

## Author Response Period

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

## Research Integrity

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.

# Organizers

## General Chair

Xinyu Feng (University of Science and Technology of China)

## Program Chair

Bor-Yuh Evan Chang (University of Colorado Boulder)

## Program Committee

Andreas Abel (Gothenburg University)
Aws Albarghouthi (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Sam Blackshear (Facebook)
Yu-Fang Chen (Academia Sinica)
Yuting Chen (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Stephen Chong (Harvard University)
Vijay D'Silva (Google)
Benjamin Delaware (Purdue University)
Rayna Dimitrova (MPI-SWS)
Cezara Dragoi (INRIA, ENS, CNRS)
William Harris (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Guoliang Jin (North Carolina State University)
Akash Lal (Microsoft Research, India)
Vu Le (Microsoft)
Akimasa Morihata (University of Tokyo)
Sergio Mover (University of Colorado Boulder)
Santosh Nagarakatte (Rutgers University)
Hakjoo Oh (Korea University)
Bruno C. D. S. Oliveira (The University of Hong Kong)
Xiaokang Qiu (Purdue University)
Arjun Radhakrishna (University of Pennsylvania)
Aseem Rastogi (Microsoft Research)
Sukyoung Ryu (KAIST)
Ilya Sergey (University College London)
Makoto Tatsuta (National Institute of Informatics)
Tachio Terauchi (JAIST)
Bow-Yaw Wang (Academia Sinica)
Yingfei Xiong (Peking University)
Kwangkeun Yi (Seoul National University)
Danfeng Zhang (Pennsylvania State University)
Xin Zhang (Georgia institute of Technology)
Kenny Zhu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

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