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2011 INTERNATIONAL SPRING SCHOOL IN FORMAL LANGUAGES AND APPLICATIONS
(SSFLA 2011)

(formerly International PhD School in Formal Languages and Applications) 

Tarragona, Spain, April 18-22, 2011

Organized by:
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics
Rovira i Virgili University

http://grammars.grlmc.com/ssfla2011/

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ADDRESSED TO:

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.

All courses will be made compatible in terms of schedule.

COURSES AND PROFESSORS:

Franz Baader (Dresden), Automata and Logic [advanced, 4 hours]
Markus Holzer (Giessen), Computational Complexity [introductory, 14 hours]
Thierry Lecroq (Rouen), Text Searching and Indexing [introductory, 10 hours]
Rupak Majumdar (Kaiserslautern), Software Model Checking [introductory, 10 
hours]
Bernhard Steffen (Dortmund), Automata Learning from Theory to Application 
[introductory/advanced, 18 hours]
Wolfgang Thomas (Aachen), omega-Automata and Infinite Games 
[introductory/advanced, 6 hours]
Sheng Yu (London ON), Finite Automata and Regular Languages 
[introductory/advanced, 8 hours]

SCHOOL PAPER:

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.

REGISTRATION:

It has to be done on line at

http://grammars.grlmc.com/ssfla2011/Registration.php 

FEES:

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

1 hour = 

- 10 euros (for payments until November 30, 2010), 
- 15 euros (for payments after November 30, 2010). 

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

Uno-e Bank (Julian Camarillo 4 C, 28037 Madrid, Spain): IBAN: 
ES3902270001820201823142 - Swift code: UNOEESM1 (account holder: Carlos 
Martin-Vide GRLMC)

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

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

ACCOMMODATION:

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

CERTIFICATES:

Students will be delivered a diploma 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 end of the 
task, independently on whether the paper will finally get published or not.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Announcement of the programme: October 8, 2010
Starting of the registration: October 11, 2010
Early registration deadline: November 30, 2010
Starting of the School: April 18, 2011
End of the School: April 22, 2011 

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

Carlos Martin-Vide: carlos.mar...@urv.cat 

WEBSITE:

http://grammars.grlmc.com/ssfla2011/ 

POSTAL ADDRESS:

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

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

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