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Call for papers

2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE AND AUTOMATA THEORY AND APPLICATIONS 
(LATA 2008)

Tarragona, Spain, March 13-19, 2008

http://www.grlmc.com

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AIMS:

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 is being developed at the host institute since 2001, LATA 
2008 will reserve significant room for young computer scientists at the 
beginning of their career. It will aim at attracting scholars from both 
classical theory fields and application areas (bioinformatics, systems biology, 
language technology, artificial intelligence, etc.).

SCOPE:

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

- words, languages and automata
- grammars (Chomsky hierarchy, contextual, multidimensional, unification, 
categorial, etc.)
- grammars and automata architectures
- extended automata
- combinatorics on words
- language varieties and semigroups
- algebraic language theory
- computability
- computational and structural complexity
- decidability questions on words and languages
- patterns and codes
- symbolic dynamics
- regulated rewriting
- trees, tree languages and tree machines
- term rewriting
- graphs and graph transformation
- power series
- fuzzy and rough languages
- cellular automata
- DNA and other models of bio-inspired computing
- symbolic neural networks
- quantum, chemical and optical computing
- biomolecular nanotechnology
- automata and logic
- algorithms on automata and words
- automata for system analysis and programme verification
- automata, concurrency and Petri nets
- parsing
- weighted machines
- transducers
- foundations of finite state technology
- grammatical inference and algorithmic learning
- text retrieval, pattern matching and pattern recognition
- text algorithms
- string and combinatorial issues in computational biology and bioinformatics
- mathematical evolutionary genomics
- language-based cryptography
- data and image compression
- circuits and networks
- language-theoretic foundations of artificial intelligence and artificial life
- digital libraries
- document engineering

STRUCTURE:

LATA 2008 will consist of:

- 3 invited talks (to be announced in the second call for papers)
- 2 tutorials (to be announced in the second call for papers)
- refereed contributions
- open sessions for discussion in specific subfields or on professional issues

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

Jorge Almeida (Oporto)
Stefano Crespi-Reghizzi (Milan)
Erzsebet Csuhaj-Varju (Budapest)
Carsten Damm (Goettingen)
Volker Diekert (Stuttgart)
Frank Drewes (Umea)
Manfred Droste (Leipzig)
Zoltan Esik (Tarragona)
Henning Fernau (Trier)
Joerg Flum (Freiburg, Germany)
Rusins Freivalds (Riga)
Christiane Frougny (Paris)
Max Garzon (Memphis)
Tero Harju (Turku)
Lane Hemaspaandra (Rochester)
Markus Holzer (Munich)
Hendrik Jan Hoogeboom (Leiden)
Costas Iliopoulos (London)
Kevin Knight (Marina del Rey)
Hans-Joerg Kreowski (Bremen)
Dietrich Kuske (Leipzig)
Thierry Lecroq (Rouen)
Carlos Martin-Vide (Tarragona & Brussels, chair)
Victor Mitrana (Tarragona)
Mark-Jan Nederhof (St.-Andrews)
Mitsunori Ogihara (Rochester)
Friedrich Otto (Kassel)
Jean-Eric Pin (Paris)
Kai Salomaa (Kingston, Canada)
Jacobo Toran (Ulm)
Alfonso Valencia (Madrid)
Hsu-Chun Yen (Taipeh)
Sheng Yu (London, Canada)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Gabor Balazsfalvi
Madalina Barbaiani
Gemma Bel-Enguix
Cristina Bibire
Carlos Cruz Reyes
Adrian-Horia Dediu
Szilard-Zsolt Fazekas
Armand-Mihai Ionescu
M. Dolores Jimenez-Lopez
Alexander Krassovitskiy
Guangwu Liu
Remco Loos
Carlos Martin-Vide (chair)
Zoltan-Pal Mecsei
Tsetsegkhand Namsrai
Catalin-Ionut Tirnauca
Sherzod Turaev
Florentina-Lilica Voicu

SUBMISSIONS:

Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished 
research. Papers should not exceed 12 pages and should be formatted according 
to the usual LNCS article style. Submissions have to be sent through the web 
page:

http://www.easychair.org/LATA2008/

PUBLICATION:

A volume of proceedings (expectedly LNCS) will be available by the time of the 
conference. A refereed volume of selected proceedings containing extended 
papers will be published soon after it as a special issue of a major journal.

REGISTRATION:

The period for registration will be open since January 7 to March 13, 2008. 
Details about how to register will be provided through the website of the 
conference.

Early registration fees: 250 euros
Early registration fees (PhD students): 100 euros
Registration fees: 350 euros
Registration fees (PhD students): 150 euros

FUNDING:

25 grants covering partial-board accommodation will be available for nonlocal 
PhD students. To apply, the candidate must e-mail her/his CV together with a 
copy of the document proving her/his status as a PhD student.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Paper submission: November 16, 2007
Application for funding (PhD students): December 7, 2007
Notification of funding acceptance or rejection: December 21, 2007
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: January 18, 2008
Early registration: February 1, 2008
Final version of the paper for the proceedings: February 15, 2008
Starting of the conference: March 13, 2008
Submission to the journal issue: May 23, 2008

FURTHER INFORMATION:

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http://www.grlmc.com

ADDRESS:

LATA 2008
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics
Rovira i Virgili University
Plaza Imperial Tarraco, 1
43005 Tarragona, Spain
Phone: +34-977-559543
Fax: +34-977-559597

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