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 APLAS series is sponsored by the Asian Association for Foundation of Software (AAFS), which has recently been founded by Asian researchers in cooperation with many researchers from Europe and the USA. The past formal APLAS symposiums were successfully held in Bangalore (2008, India), Singapore (2007), Sydney (2006, Australia), Tsukuba (2005, Japan), Taipei (2004, Taiwan) and Beijing (2003, China) after three informal workshops held in Shanghai (2002, China), Daejeon (2001, Korea) and Singapore (2000). Proceedings of the past symposiums were published in Springer-Verlag's LNCS 2895, 3302, 3780, 4279, and 5356.

APLAS 2009 will be co-located with the 13th Annual Asian Computing Science Conference (ASIAN 2009).


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:


The technical program for APLAS 2009 will consist of three invited lectures and presentations of 21 accepted papers. There are two invited tutorials one day before the regular program. The social program includes a banquet dinner.

Invited Speakers

Invited Tutorials

The invited tutorials will be held on December 13, 2009, one day before the regular program. They are free of charge for the participants of APLAS 2009/ASIAN 2009.

Important Dates

(in Samoa Standard Time = GMT-11:00)

Abstract Deadline June 8 (Monday), 2009
Paper Submission Deadline 24:00 June 15 (Monday), 2009
Author Notification August 17, 2009
Camera-ready September 14, 2009
Conference December 14-16, 2009

Submissions Information

Papers should be submitted electronically online via the conference submission web page. Acceptable formats are PostScript or PDF, viewable by Ghostview or Acrobat Reader. Submissions should not exceed 16 pages in LNCS format, including bibliography and figures. Submitted papers will be judged on the basis of significance, relevance, correctness, originality, and clarity. They should clearly identify what has been accomplished and why it is significant. Submitted papers must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. The proceedings of the symposium is planned to be published as a volume in Springer-Verlag's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Authors of selected papers will be invited after the symposium to submit a full version for publication in a special issue of New Generation Computing.

Call For Posters

APLAS 2009 will include a poster session during the conference. The session aims to give students and researchers an opportunity to present their research to the community, and to get responses from other researchers. A space of A1 paper size (594 mm wide and 841 mm high) will be provided for each presentation. If you need more space, contact the poster chair (Kiminori Matsuzaki; kmatsu AT To prepare a good poster, search the Web for "poster presentation" and you will find many useful resources.

Each presenter should e-mail a 1-2 page abstract in PDF or PostScript to the poster chair (Kiminori Matsuzaki; kmatsu AT by September 30th, 2009 October 5th, 2009. The abstract should include the title, author(s), affiliation(s), and summary of the work, and you can use this LaTeX-template for your convenience. The program of the poster session will be announced by October 10th, 2009. We hope to accommodate every poster, but may restrict presentations (based on relevance and interest to the community) due to space constraints.


Accepted Papers


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