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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Language and Automata Theory and Applications, 10-14 Mar 2014, Madrid, SPAIN


Research Group on Implementation of Language-Driven Software and
Applications (ILSA)
Complutense University of Madrid

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University




LATA is a yearly conference on theoretical computer science and its
applications. Following the tradition of the diverse PhD training events in
the field developed at Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona since 2002,
LATA 2014 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, language technology,
artificial intelligence, etc.).


LATA 2014 will take place in Madrid, the capital of Spain. The venue will be
the School of Informatics of Complutense University.


Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not
limited to:

algebraic language theory
algorithms for semi-structured data mining
algorithms on automata and words
automata and logic
automata for system analysis and programme verification
automata, concurrency and Petri nets
automatic structures
cellular automata
combinatorics on words
computational complexity
data and image compression
decidability issues on words and languages
descriptional complexity
DNA and other models of bio-inspired computing
digital libraries and document engineering
foundations of finite state technology
foundations of XML
fuzzy and rough languages
grammars (Chomsky hierarchy, contextual, unification, categorial, etc.)
grammatical inference and algorithmic learning
graphs and graph transformation
language varieties and semigroups
language-based cryptography
language-theoretic foundations of artificial intelligence and artificial
natural language and speech automatic processing
parallel and regulated rewriting
power series
quantum, chemical and optical computing
string and combinatorial issues in computational biology and bioinformatics
string processing algorithms
symbolic dynamics
symbolic neural networks
term rewriting
trees, tree languages and tree automata
weighted automata


LATA 2014 will consist of:

invited talks
invited tutorials
peer-reviewed contributions


Javier Esparza (Munich Tech, DE), On Trees and Fixed Point Equations
Leslie A. Goldberg (Oxford, UK), The Complexity of Approximate Counting
Oscar H. Ibarra (Santa Barbara, US), Some Computability and Complexity
Problems Concerning FAs, PDAs, and Counter Machines
Sanjeev Khanna (Philadelphia, US), tba
Helmut Seidl (Munich Tech, DE), Interprocedural Information Flow Analysis of
XML Processors


Dana Angluin (Yale, US)
Eugene Asarin (Paris Diderot, FR)
Jos Baeten (Amsterdam, NL)
Christel Baier (Dresden, DE)
Jan Bergstra (Amsterdam, NL)
Jin-Yi Cai (Madison, US)
Marek Chrobak (Riverside, US)
Andrea Corradini (Pisa, IT)
Mariangiola Dezani (Turin, IT)
Ding-Zhu Du (Dallas, US)
Michael R. Fellows (Darwin, AU)
Jrg Flum (Freiburg, DE)
Nissim Francez (Technion, IL)
Jrgen Giesl (Aachen, DE)
Annegret Habel (Oldenburg, DE)
Kazuo Iwama (Kyoto, JP)
Sampath Kannan (Philadelphia, US)
Ming-Yang Kao (Northwestern, US)
Deepak Kapur (Albuquerque, US)
Joost-Pieter Katoen (Aachen, DE)
S. Rao Kosaraju (Johns Hopkins, US)
Evangelos Kranakis (Carleton, CA)
Gad M. Landau (Haifa, IL)
Andrzej Lingas (Lund, SE)
Jack Lutz (Iowa State, US)
Ian Mackie (cole Polytechnique, FR)
Carlos Martn-Vide (Tarragona, ES, chair)
Giancarlo Mauri (Milan, IT)
Faron G. Moller (Swansea, UK)
Paliath Narendran (Albany, US)
Enno Ohlebusch (Ulm, DE)
Helmut Prodinger (Stellenbosch, ZA)
Jean-Franois Raskin (Brussels, BE)
Wolfgang Reisig (Humboldt Berlin, DE)
Marco Roveri (Bruno Kessler, Trento, IT)
Michal Rusinowitch (LORIA, Nancy, FR)
Yasubumi Sakakibara (Keio, JP)
Davide Sangiorgi (Bologna, IT)
Colin Stirling (Edinburgh, UK)
Jianwen Su (Santa Barbara, US)
Jean-Pierre Talpin (IRISA, Rennes, FR)
Andrzej Tarlecki (Warsaw, PL)
Rick Thomas (Leicester, UK)
Sophie Tison (Lille, FR)
Rob van Glabbeek (NICTA, Sydney, AU)
Helmut Veith (Vienna Tech, AT)


Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
Ana Fernndez-Pampilln (Madrid)
Carlos Martn-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)
Antonio Sarasa (Madrid)
Jos-Luis Sierra (Madrid, co-chair)
Bianca Truthe (Magdeburg)
Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)


Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting
original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced
pages (including eventual appendices) and should be formatted according to
the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCS series (see

Submissions have to be uploaded to:



A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS series will be
available by the time of the conference.

A special issue of a major journal will be later published containing
peer-reviewed extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the
conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.


The period for registration is open from July 15, 2013 to March 10, 2014.
The registration form can be found at:



Paper submission: October 21, 2013 (23:59 CET) ? EXTENDED ?
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: November 25, 2013
Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings: December 2, 2013
Early registration: December 9, 2013
Late registration: February 24, 2014
Starting of the conference: March 10, 2014
End of the conference: March 14, 2014
Submission to the post-conference journal special issue: June 14, 2014




LATA 2014
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

Phone: +34 977 559 543
Fax: +34 977 558 386


Departament d?Economia i Coneixement, Generalitat de Catalunya
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Universitat Rovira i Virgili