Appel: LATA 2011, deadline extended

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Jan 4 20:41:03 UTC 2011

Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2011 12:20:00 +0100
From: <carlos.martin at>
Message-ID: <fcecd2433752.4d206d70 at>


Final Call for Papers


Tarragona, Spain, May 30 – June 3, 2011


--- Extended deadline: January 9, 2011, 23:59h (Western Europe time) ---


LATA is a yearly conference in theoretical computer science and its
applications. Inheriting the tradition of the International PhD School
in Formal Languages and Applications that was developed at Rovira i
Virgili University in the period 2002-2006, LATA 2011 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, systems biology,
language technology, artificial intelligence, etc.).


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
- cellular automata
- combinatorics on words
- computability
- computational complexity
- computational linguistics
- data and image compression
- decidability questions on words and languages
- descriptional complexity
- DNA and other models of bio-inspired computing
- document engineering
- foundations of finite state technology
- fuzzy and rough languages
- grammars (Chomsky hierarchy, contextual, multidimensional,
  unification, categorial, etc.)
- grammars and automata architectures
- grammatical inference and algorithmic learning
- graphs and graph transformation
- language varieties and semigroups
- language-based cryptography
- language-theoretic foundations of artificial intelligence and
  artificial life
- neural networks
- parallel and regulated rewriting
- parsing
- pattern recognition
- patterns and codes
- power series
- quantum, chemical and optical computing
- semantics
- string and combinatorial issues in computational biology and
- string processing algorithms
- symbolic dynamics
- term rewriting
- transducers
- trees, tree languages and tree machines
- weighted machines


LATA 2011 will consist of:

- 3 invited talks
- 2 invited tutorials
- peer-reviewed contributions
- open sessions for discussion in specific subfields, on open
  problems, or on professional issues (if requested by the


Thomas Colcombet (Paris), Green's Relations and Their Use in Automata
Bakhadyr Khoussainov (Auckland), Automaticity (tutorial)
Kevin Knight (Marina del Rey), Automata for Deciphering Natural
Jérome Lêroux (Bordeaux), Vector Addition System Reachability Problem:
A Short Self-Contained Proof (tutorial)
Narad Rampersad (Liège), Abstract Numeration Systems


Andrew Adamatzky (Bristol)
Cyril Allauzen (New York)
Amihood Amir (Ramat-Gan)
Franz Baader (Dresden)
Marie-Pierre Béal (Marne-la-Vallée)
Philip Bille (Lyngby)
Miklós Bóna (Gainesville)
Symeon Bozapalidis (Thessaloniki)
Vasco Brattka (Cape Town)
Maxime Crochemore (London)
James Currie (Winnipeg)
Jürgen Dassow (Magdeburg)
Cunsheng Ding (Hong Kong)
Rodney Downey (Wellington)
Manfred Droste (Leipzig)
Enrico Formenti (Nice)
Amy Glen (Perth)
Serge Haddad (Cachan)
Shunsuke Inenaga (Fukuoka, co-chair)
Jesper Jansson (Tokyo)
Jarkko Kari (Turku)
Marek Karpinski (Bonn)
Maciej Koutny (Newcastle)
Gregory Kucherov (Lille)
Markus Lohrey (Leipzig)
Benedikt Löwe (Amsterdam)
Salvador Lucas (Valencia)
Sebastian Maneth (Sydney)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona & Brussels, co-chair)
Giancarlo Mauri (Milano)
Alexander Meduna (Brno)
Kenichi Morita (Hiroshima)
Sven Naumann (Trier)
Gonzalo Navarro (Santiago, CL)
Mark-Jan Nederhof (St Andrews)
Joachim Niehren (Lille)
Joakim Nivre (Uppsala)
Kemal Oflazer (Doha)
Alexander Okhotin (Turku)
Witold Pedrycz (Edmonton)
Dominique Perrin (Marne-la-Vallée)
Giovanni Pighizzini (Milano)
Alberto Policriti (Udine)
Lech Polkowski (Warsaw)
Helmut Prodinger (Stellenbosch)
Mathieu Raffinot (Paris)
Philippe Schnoebelen (Cachan)
Ayumi Shinohara (Sendai)
Jamie Simpson (Perth)
Magnus Steinby (Turku)
James Storer (Boston)
Jens Stoye (Bielefeld)
Andrzej Tarlecki (Warsaw)
Richard Thomas (Leicester)
György Vaszil (Budapest)
Heiko Vogler (Dresden)
Pascal Weil (Bordeaux)
Damien Woods (Pasadena)
Thomas Zeugmann (Sapporo)


Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
Shunsuke Inenaga (Fukuoka, co-chair) 
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona & Brussels, co-chair) 
Bianca Truthe (Magdeburg)
Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)


Authors are invited to submit papers 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 at:


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 will be open since October 13, 2010 until
May 30, 2011. The registration form can be found at the website of the

Early registration fees: 500 Euro
Early registration fees (PhD students): 400 Euro
Late registration fees: 540 Euro
Late registration fees (PhD students): 440 Euro
On-site registration fees: 580 Euro
On-site registration fees (PhD students): 480 Euro

At least one author per paper should register. Papers that do not have
a registered author who paid the fees by February 28, 2011 will be
excluded from the proceedings.

Fees comprise access to all sessions, one copy of the proceedings
volume, coffee breaks and lunches.

PhD students will need to prove their status on site.


Early (resp. late) registration fees must be paid by bank transfer
before February 28, 2011 (resp. May 16, 2011) to the conference series
account at Uno-e Bank (Julián Camarillo 4 C, 28037 Madrid, Spain):

IBAN: ES3902270001820201823142 - Swift code: UNOEESM1 (account holder:
Carlos Martin-Vide – LATA 2011).

Please write the participant’s name in the subject of the bank
form. Transfers should not involve any expense for the
conference. Please notice that the date that counts is the day when
the transfer reached the conference’s account.

On-site registration fees can be paid only in cash. A receipt for
payments will be provided on site.

Besides paying the registration fees, it is required to fill in the
registration form at the website of the conference.


Paper submission: January 9, 2011 (23:59h, Western Europe time)
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: February 14, 2011
Early registration: February 28, 2011
Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings: February 28, 2011
Late registration: May 16, 2011
Starting of the conference: May 30, 2011
Submission to the post-conference special issue: August 30, 2011


florentinalilica.voicu at


LATA 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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