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FALL SCHOOL: Formal Languages and Applications, Oct 31 Nov 4, 2011, SPAIN


2011 INTERNATIONAL FALL SCHOOL IN FORMAL LANGUAGES AND APPLICATIONS (FSFLA 2011) (formerly International PhD School in Formal Languages and Applications) -Tarragona, Spain


Undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. Most appropriate degrees include: 
Computer Science and Mathematics. Other students (for instance, from Linguistics, Electrical 
Engineering, Molecular Biology or Logic) are welcome too provided they have a good background 
in discrete mathematics.

The School is appropriate also for people more advanced in their career who want to keep themselves
updated on developments in the field.

There will be no overlap in the schedule of the courses.

The previous event was SSFLA 2011 (http://grammars.grlmc.com/ssfla2011/).


- Franz Baader (Technische Dresden), Reasoning in Description Logics [intermediate, 6 hours]
- Manfred Droste (Leipzig), Weighted Automata and Weighted Logic [introductory/advanced, 8 hours]
- Max H. Garzon (Memphis), DNA Codeword Design and DNA Languages [introductory/intermediate, 10 hours]
- Venkatesan Guruswami (Carnegie Mellon), The Complexity of Approximate Constraint Satisfaction [intermediate, 6 hours]
- Tao Jiang (California Riverside), Average-case Analysis and Lower Bounds by the Incompressibility Method [intermediate, 6 hours]
- Michael Moortgat (Utrecht), Type-logical Grammars: Expressivity, Parsing Complexity [introductory/advanced, 8 hours]
- Helmut Seidl (Technische Mnchen), Macro Treetransducers for XML Processing [intermediate, 6 hours]
- Alan Selman (Buffalo), Probabilistic Complexity Classes [intermediate, 10 hours]
- Jeffrey Shallit (Waterloo), Automatic Sequences, Decidability, and Enumeration [intermediate, 6 hours]


On a voluntary basis, within 6 months after the end of the School, students will be expected to 
draft an individual or jointly-authored research paper on a topic covered during the classes under
the guidance of the lecturing staff.


It has to be done on line at



They are variable, depending on the number of courses each student takes. The rule is:

1 hour = 

- 10 euros (for payments until July 31, 2011),
- 15 euros (for payments after July 31, 2011). 

The fees must be paid to the School's bank account: 

Uno-e Bank (Julian Camarillo 4 C, 28037 Madrid, Spain): IBAN: ES3902270001820201823142  
Swift/BIC code: UNOEESM1 (account holder: Carlos Martin-Vide GRLMC; account holder's address: 
Av. Catalunya, 35, 43002 Tarragona, Spain)

Please mention FSFLA 2011 and your full name in the subject. A receipt will be provided on site. 
Bank transfers should not involve any expense for the School.

For early reduced rates, please notice that the date that counts is the date of the arrival of the
fees to the Schools account.

People registering on site at the beginning of the School must pay in cash. For the sake of local
organization, however, it is much recommended to complete the registration and the payment earlier.


Information about accommodation is available on the website of the School.


Students will be delivered a certificate stating the courses attended, their contents, and their 
duration. Those participants who will choose to be involved in a research paper will receive an
additional certificate at the completion of the task, independently on whether the paper will 
finally get published or not.


Announcement of the programme: June 4, 2011 
Starting of the registration: June 4, 2011 
Early registration deadline: July 31, 2011 
Starting of the School: October 31, 2011 
End of the School: November 4, 2011 


Lilica Voicu: florentinalilica.voicu@urv.cat 




FSFLA 2011
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics Rovira i Virgili University Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

Phone: +34-977-559543
Fax: +34-977-558386


Diputaci de Tarragona
Universitat Rovira i Virgili