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Call for Papers
3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE AND AUTOMATA THEORY AND APPLICATIONS (LATA 2009)
Tarragona, Spain, April 2-8, 2009
LATA is a yearly conference in theoretical computer science and its applications. As linked to the International PhD School in Formal Languages and Applications that was developed at the host institute in the period 2002-2006, LATA 2009 will reserve significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career. It will aim at attracting contributions from both classical theory fields and application areas (bioinformatics, systems biology, language technology, artificial intelligence, etc.).
Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to:
- algebraic language theory - algorithms on automata and words - automata and logic - automata for system analysis and programme verification - automata, concurrency and Petri nets - biomolecular nanotechnology - cellular automata - circuits and networks - combinatorics on words - computability - computational, descriptional, communication and parameterized complexity - data and image compression - decidability questions on words and languages - digital libraries - DNA and other models of bio-inspired computing - document engineering - extended automata - foundations of finite state technology - fuzzy and rough languages - grammars (Chomsky hierarchy, contextual, multidimensional, unification, categorial, etc.) - grammars and automata architectures - grammatical inference and algorithmic learning - graphs and graph transformation - language varieties and semigroups - language-based cryptography - language-theoretic foundations of natural language processing, artificial intelligence and artificial life - mathematical evolutionary genomics - parsing - patterns and codes - power series - quantum, chemical and optical computing - regulated rewriting - string and combinatorial issues in computational biology and bioinformatics - symbolic dynamics - symbolic neural networks - term rewriting - text algorithms - text retrieval, pattern matching and pattern recognition - transducers - trees, tree languages and tree machines - weighted machines
LATA 2009 will consist of:
- 3 invited talks (to be announced in the second call for papers) - 2 invited tutorials (to be announced in the second call for papers) - refereed contributions - open sessions for discussion in specific subfields or on professional issues (if requested by the participants)
Parosh Abdulla (Uppsala) Stefania Bandini (Milano) Stephen Bloom (Hoboken) John Brzozowski (Waterloo) Maxime Crochemore (London) Juergen Dassow (Magdeburg) Michael Domaratzki (Winnipeg) Henning Fernau (Trier) Rusins Freivalds (Riga) Vesa Halava (Turku) Juraj Hromkovic (Zurich) Lucian Ilie (London, Canada) Kazuo Iwama (Kyoto) Aravind Joshi (Philadelphia) Juhani Karhumaki (Turku) Jarkko Kari (Turku) Claude Kirchner (Bordeaux) Maciej Koutny (Newcastle) Kamala Krithivasan (Chennai) Martin Kutrib (Giessen) Andrzej Lingas (Lund) Aldo de Luca (Napoli) Rupak Majumdar (Los Angeles) Carlos Martin-Vide (Tarragona & Brussels, chair) Joachim Niehren (Villeneuve d'Ascq) Antonio Restivo (Palermo) Joerg Rothe (Duesseldorf) Wojciech Rytter (Warsaw) Philippe Schnoebelen (Cachan) Thomas Schwentick (Dortmund) Helmut Seidl (Muenchen) Alan Selman (Buffalo) Jeffrey Shallit (Waterloo) Frank Stephan (Singapore)
Madalina Barbaiani Gemma Bel-Enguix Cristina Bibire Adrian-Horia Dediu Szilard-Zsolt Fazekas Alexander Krassovitskiy Guangwu Liu Carlos Martin-Vide (chair) Robert Mercas Catalin-Ionut Tirnauca Bianca Truthe Sherzod Turaev Florentina-Lilica Voicu
Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages and should be formatted according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCS series (see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs/lncs+authors?SGWID=0-40209-0-0-0). Submissions have to be uploaded at:
A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS series will be available by the time of the conference. A refereed volume of extended versions of selected papers will be published after it as a special issue of a major journal. (This was Information and Computation for LATA 2007 and LATA 2008.)
The period for registration will be open since September 1, 2008 to April 2, 2009. The registration form can be found at the website of the conference: http://grammars.grlmc.com/LATA2009/
Early registration fees: 450 euros Early registration fees (PhD students): 225 euros Registration fees: 540 euros Registration fees (PhD students): 270 euros
At least one author per paper should register. Papers that do not have a registered author by December 31, 2008 will be excluded from the proceedings.
Fees comprise free access to all sessions, one copy of the proceedings volume, and coffee breaks. For the participation in the full-day excursion and conference lunch on Sunday April 5, the amount of 70 euros is to be added to the fees above: accompanying persons are welcome at the same rate.
Early registration fees must be paid by bank transfer before December 31, 2008 to the conference account at Open Bank (Plaza Manuel Gomez Moreno 2, 28020 Madrid, Spain): IBAN: ES1300730100510403506598 - Swift code: OPENESMMXXX (account holder: LATA 2009 – Carlos Martin-Vide).
(Non-early) registration fees can be paid either by bank transfer to the same account or in cash on site.
Besides paying the registration fees, it is required to fill in the registration form at the website of the conference. A receipt for the payment will be provided on site.
Up to 20 grants covering partial-board accommodation will be available for nonlocal PhD students. To apply, candidates must e-mail their CV together with a copy of the document proving their present status as a PhD student.
Paper submission: October 22, 2008 Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: December 10, 2008 Application for funding (PhD students): December 15, 2008 Notification of funding acceptance or rejection: December 19, 2008 Final version of the paper for the proceedings: December 24, 2008 Early registration: December 31, 2008 Starting of the conference: April 2, 2009 Submission to the journal special issue: June 22, 2009
carlos.martin at urv.cat
LATA 2009 Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics Rovira i Virgili University Plaza Imperial Tarraco, 1 43005 Tarragona, Spain Phone: +34-977-559543 Fax: +34-977-559597