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 first formal APLAS symposium was successfully held in Beijing in November 2003, after three informal workshops held in Singapore (2000), Daejeon (2001), and Shanghai (2002). APLAS 2004 will be hosted by the Academia Sinica, Taiwan. It is also co-located in Taipei with ATVA 2004 (Intl Symposium on Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis, 31Oct-3Nov 2004).


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 and theoretical foundations

  • type systems and language design

  • language interpreters and compilers

  • program analysis, optimization and transformation

  • models and tools for parallel and distributed systems

  • language support for security and safety

  • domain-specific languages and systems

  • storage management techniques

  • software development methods and systems

  • techniques for embedded and mobile code

  • process algebra and concurrency

Original results that bear on these and related topics are solicited. Papers investigating novel uses and applications of language systems are especially encouraged. Authors concerned about the appropriateness of a topic are welcome to consult with the program chair (chinwn@comp.nus.edu.sg) prior to submission.


Papers should be submitted electronically online via the conference submission webpage. Acceptable formats are PostScript or PDF, viewable by gv. Submissions should not exceed 15 pages in LNCS format, excluding 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. The work described should not have been previously published in a journal or conference proceedings. Authors must indicate if a closely related paper is also being considered for another conference or journal. The proceedings of the symposium will be published by Springer-Verlag's Lecture Notes in Computer Science  series.

Papers submission system is closed.

 Invited Speakers
Joxan Jaffar (National University of Singapore)
Martin Odersky (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Frank Pfenning (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
General Chair
  D. T. Lee        (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Program Chair
  Wei-Ngan Chin   (National University of Singapore)
Program Committee
  Jifeng He   (United Nations University, Macau)
  Thomas Henzinger   (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  Yuh-Jzer Joung  (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  Gabriele Keller   (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  Jenq Kuen Lee (National Tsinghua University, Taiwan)
  Luc Maranget (INRIA, France)
  Hidehiko Masuhara (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  Luke Ong (University of Oxford, UK)
  Tamiya Onodera (IBM Research, Japan)
  Zongyan Qiu (Peking University, China)
  Martin Rinard (MIT, USA)
  David Sands (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  Akihiko Takano (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
  Kazunori Ueda (Waseda University, Japan)
  Chengyong Wu (Chinese Academy of Science, China)
  Hongwei Xi (Boston University, USA)
  Kwangkeun Yi (Seoul National University, Korea)

Local Arrangement

  Tyng-Ruey Chuang

(Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

Poster Chair

  Hidehiko Masuhara

 (University of Tokyo, Japan)


  Shengchao Qin (National University of Singapore)
Abstract & Title: 23:59  29 May, 2004 Apia, Samoan time.
Full Paper Submission: 23:59  06 June, 2004 Apia, Samoan time.
Notifications of Acceptance: Saturday, July 31, 2004.
Camera Ready: Wednesday, August 25, 2004.

For more information, please email: aplas@comp.nus.edu.sg