Call for Papers

	  Asian Computing Science Conference (ASIAN 98)

	  Manila, The Philippines, December 8--10, 1998

	  Conference Web Page:  http://www.csie.ntu.edu.tw/~asian98

          Paper submission deadline     June 27, 1998

The series of annual Asian Computing Science Conferences (ASIAN) was started in
1995 to provide a forum for researchers in computer science from the Asian
region and to promote interaction with researchers from other regions. The first
three conferences were held, respectively, in Bangkok, Singapore, and
Katmandu. In addition to sponsorship from the host countries, they were also
held in partnership with INRIA, France, and the UNU/IIST, Macau. The proceedings
were published as Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1023, 1179, and 1345 from

Although the scope of the conferences was a broad coverage of Computer Science,
there was a focus on the more theoretical areas of algorithms, programming,
concurrency and parallelism, networking and security.  The 1998 conference will
continue to emphasize the conceptual areas of Computer Science, though papers in
all areas will be considered.  The following themes represent the areas of focus
for this year:

 * Formal Reasoning and Verification
 * Programming Languages
 * Data and Knowledge Representation
 * Networking and Web Computing

We solicit submissions on original research not published or submitted for
publication elsewhere. Submission procedure is described below.

The proceedings are expected to be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS
series.  Plans are also being made to publish a special issue, in an
international journal, of papers selected from ASIAN'98.  In addition to
regular papers, we hope to accept posters, which will appear as two-page
abstracts in the proceedings.  Papers and posters must be presented at the
conference by one of the authors.

Steering Committee:

  Zhou Chaochen (UNU/IIST, Macau)	  Shigeki Goto (Waseda U., Japan)
  Joxan Jaffar (NUS, Singapore)		  Gilles Kahn (INRIA, France)
  Kanchana Kanchanasut (AIT, Thailand)	  Jean-Jacques Levy (INRIA, France)
  R.K. Shyamasundar (TIFR Bombay, India)  Kazunori Ueda (Waseda U., Japan)
Program Co-Chairs:
  Jieh Hsiang			   Atsushi Ohori
  Department of Computer Science   Research Inst. for Mathematical Sciences
  National Taiwan University	   Kyoto University
  Taipei, Taiwan		   Kitashirakawa-Oiwakecho
  Phone: +886-2-2362-2704	   Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502 Japan
  Fax:   +886-2-2365-8741	   Phone: +81-75-753-7222
  e-mail: hsiang@csie.ntu.edu.tw   Fax: +81-75-753-7272
  				   e-mail: ohori@kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Program Committee: (to be confirmed)

  Eliezer A. Albacea (UP, Philippines)
  Juergen Avenhaus (U. Keiserslautern, Germany)
  Arbee L.P. Chen (NTHU, Taiwan)
  Hubert Comon (ENS Cachan, France)
  Nachum Dershowitz (UI, USA)
  Xiaoshan Gao (CAS, China)
  Georges Gonthier (INRIA, France)
  Jieh Hsiang (co-chair) (NTU, Taiwan)
  Kohei Honda (U. Edinburgh, UK)
  Oscar Ibarra (UCSB, USA)
  Tomasz Janowski (UNU/IIST, Macau)
  Deepak Kapur (SUNY Albany, USA)
  Claude Kirchner (INRIA, France)
  Chidchanok Lursinsap (Chula/AIT, Thailand)
  Michael Maher (Griffith U., Australia)
  Greg Morrisett (Cornell U., USA)
  Bobby Achirul Awal Nazief (UI, Indonesia)
  Tobias Nipkow (TU Munchen, Germany)
  Atsushi Ohori (co-chair) (Kyoto U., Japan)
  Beng Chin Ooi (NUS, Singapore)
  H.N. Phien (AIT, Thailand)
  G. Sivakumar (IIT Bombay, India)
  John Slaney (ANU, Australia)
  Scott Smolka (SUNY Stony Brook, USA)
  P.S. Thiagarajan (SMI,Chennai,India)
  Yoshito Toyama (JAIST, Japan)
  Roland H. C. Yap (NUS, Singapore)
  Hsu-Chun Yen (NTU, Taiwan)
  Jerome Yen (HKU, HK)
  Kwangkeun Yi (KAIST, Korea)

Local Arrangement Chair:

  Jonathan Dayao (DLSU, Philipines)
  e-mail: ccsjekd@dlsu.edu.ph

Important Dates:

  Paper submission deadline	June 27, 1998		
  Acceptance decisions		August 17, 1998	
  Camera-ready copy due		September 11, 1998	
  ASIAN98 Conference		December 8--10, 1998  

Paper Submission Procedure:

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts by e-mail in a self-contained
PostScript file (gzipped and uuencoded), complemented by one hard copy sent to
Atsushi Ohori. 

The length guidelines are 10--12 pages in 11-point font and 3000 words.
In addition, a separate e-mail message should be sent containing the
paper title and a 150-word abstract, authors, keywords, postal address, 
e-mail address and fax number. E-mail submissions should be sent to both

   asian98@csie.ntu.edu.tw    and   asian98@kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp

If e-mail is not available, five hard copies and the above coversheet
information should be sent to Atsushi Ohori.