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AISB event Bulletin Item

CfP: "15th Conference on Developments in Language Theory", 19-22 July 2011, Italy

Contact: dlt2011@disco.unimib.it

First Call for Papers 15th International Conference on Developments in Language Theory July 19 - 22, 2011, Universit degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca, Milano, Italy


Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original research results on formal languages, automata theory, and related areas.

Typical research areas of the conference include but are not limited to:

    * Grammars, acceptors and transducers for words, trees and graphs;
    * Algebraic theories of automata; codes; symbolic dynamics;
    * Algorithmic, combinatorial and algebraic properties of words
      and languages;
    * Decidability questions;
    * Applications of language theory, including: natural computing,
      image manipulation and compression, text algorithms, cryptography,
      concurrency, complexity theory and logic;
    * Cellular automata and multidimensional patterns;
    * Language theory aspects of quantum computing and bio-computing

Papers should not exceed 12 pages and should be formatted according to the usual LNCS article style. Proofs omitted due to space constraints can be put into an appendix to be read by the program committee members at their discretion. Submissions deviating from these guidelines risk rejection. Papers must be submitted electronically through the web page:


Important Dates:

    Deadline for submissions: February 21, 2011
    Notification to authors: April 2, 2011
    Final version: April 18, 2011
    Conference: July 19 - 22, 2011

Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag). Selected contributions will be invited for a special issue of the International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science. Simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings is not allowed.

Invited Speakers:

   Antonio Restivo (Palermo)
   Maxime Crochemore (Marne-la-Valle)
   Thomas Wilke (Kiel)
   Arseny Shur (Yekaterinburg)
   Sheng Yu (London, Ontario)

Program Committee:

   Alberto Bertoni (Milano)
   Christian Choffrut (Paris)
   Stefano Crespi Reghizzi (Milano)
   Aldo de Luca (Napoli)
   Manfred Droste (Leipzig)
   Zoltn sik (Szeged)
   Paul Gastin (Cachan)
   Hendrik Jan Hoogeboom (Leiden)
   Marcus Holzer (Giessen)
   Oscar H. Ibarra (Santa Barbara)
   Lila Kari (London, Ontario)
   Natasha Jonoska (Tampa)
   Giancarlo Mauri (Milano, chair)
   Anca Muscholl (Bordeaux)
   Alexander Okhotin (Turku)
   Michel Rigo (Lige)
   Wojciech Rytter (Warsaw)
   Mikhail V. Volkov (Yekaterinburg)
   Hsu-Chun Yen (Taiwan)
   Takashi Yokomori (Tokyo)

Organizing Committee:

   Paola Bonizzoni (Milano)
   Paolo Cazzaniga (Milano)
   Claudio Ferretti (Milano)
   Alberto Leporati (Milano, chair)
   Dario Pescini (Milano)
   Antonio E. Porreca (Milano)
   Claudio Zandron (Milano)

Further information can be found at


Contact information:

    Email: dlt2011@disco.unimib.it