APLAS 2017

15th Asian Symposium on Programming Languages and Systems

November 27-29, 2017, Suzhou, China

APLAS 2017 Call for Papers

November 27-29, 2017, Suzhou, China

Important Dates

All deadline times are AoE.


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

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.


We solicit submissions in two categories:

Papers should be submitted electronically via the submission web page 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Submitted papers must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere.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:

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.

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