Appel: LATA 2012, Final call for papers

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Sat Sep 24 19:15:07 UTC 2011

Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 13:01:49 +0200
From: "Carlos Martín Vide"
Message-ID: <fbdeee3b56a2.4e7b31bd at>

Final Call for Papers


LATA 2012

A Coruña, Spain

March 5‐9, 2012


LATA is a yearly conference in theoretical computer science and its
applications. Following the tradition of the International Schools in
Formal Languages and Applications developed at Rovira i Virgili
University in Tarragona since 2002, LATA 2012 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.).


LATA 2012 will take place in A Coruña, at the northwest of Spain. The
venue will be the Faculty of Computer Science, University of A Coruña.


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
‐ 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
‐ foundations of XML
‐ 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
‐ 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
‐ symbolic neural networks
‐ term rewriting
‐ transducers
‐ trees, tree languages and tree automata
‐ weighted automata


LATA 2012 will consist of:

‐ 3 invited talks
‐ 2 invited tutorials
‐ peer‐reviewed contributions


Eugene Asarin (Paris 7), Measuring Information in Timed Languages
Bernard Boigelot (Liège), Automata-based Symbolic Representation of
Gilles Dowek (INRIA), tutorial Around the Physical Church Thesis:
Cellular Automata, Graphs, Formal Languages and Quantum Theory
Rodney Downey (Wellington), tutorial 20 Years of Parameterized
Jack Lutz (Iowa State), to be announced


Eric Allender (Rutgers)
Miguel Á. Alonso (A Coruña)
Amihood Amir (Bar‐Ilan)
Dana Angluin (Yale)
Franz Baader (Dresden)
Patricia Bouyer (Cachan)
John Case (Delaware)
Volker Diekert (Stuttgart)
Paul Gastin (Cachan)
Reiko Heckel (Leicester)
Sanjay Jain (Singapore)
Janusz Kacprzyk (Warsaw)
Victor Khomenko (Newcastle)
Bakhadyr Khoussainov (Auckland)
Claude Kirchner (Paris)
Maciej Koutny (Newcastle)
Gregory Kucherov (Marne‐la‐Vallée)
Salvador Lucas (Valencia)
Sebastian Maneth (Sydney)
Carlos Martín‐Vide (Tarragona, chair)
Giancarlo Mauri (Milano Bicocca)
Aart Middeldorp (Innsbruck)
Faron Moller (Swansea)
Angelo Montanari (Udine)
Joachim Niehren (Lille)
Mitsunori Ogihara (Miami)
Enno Ohlebusch (Ulm)
Dominique Perrin (Marne‐la‐Vallée)
Alberto Policriti (Udine)
Alexander Rabinovich (Tel Aviv)
Mathieu Raffinot (Paris)
Jörg Rothe (Düsseldorf)
Olivier H. Roux (Nantes)
Yasubumi Sakakibara (Keio)
Eljas Soisalon‐Soininen (Aalto)
Frank Stephan (Singapore)
Jens Stoye (Bielefeld)
Howard Straubing (Boston)
Masayuki Takeda (Kyushu)
Wolfgang Thomas (Aachen)
Sophie Tison (Lille)
Jacobo Torán (Ulm)
Tayssir Touili (Paris)
Esko Ukkonen (Helsinki)
Frits Vaandrager (Nijmegen)
Manuel Vilares (Vigo)
Todd Wareham (Newfoundland)
Pierre Wolper (Liège)
Hans Zantema (Eindhoven)
Thomas Zeugmann (Sapporo)


Miguel Á. Alonso (A Coruña, co‐chair)
Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
Carlos Gómez Rodríguez (A Coruña)
Jorge Graña (A Coruña)
Carlos Martín‐Vide (Tarragona, co‐chair)
Bianca Truthe (Magdeburg)
Jesús Vilares (A Coruña)
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‐40209‐0‐0‐0). 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 July 16, 2011 until March
5, 2012. 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 December 5, 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 December 5, 2011 (resp.  February 24, 2012) to the conference
series account at Uno‐e Bank (Julián Camarillo 4 C, 28037 Madrid,

IBAN: ES3902270001820201823142 – Swift/BIC code: UNOEESM1 (account
holder: Carlos Martin‐Vide – LATA 2012; account holder’s address:
Av. Catalunya, 35, 43002 Tarragona, Spain).

Please write the participant’s name in the subject of the bank
form. Transfers should not involve any expense for the
conference. People claiming early registration will be requested to
prove that they gave the bank transfer order by the deadline.

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: October 7, 2011 (23:59h, CET)
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: November 18, 2011
Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings: November 27, 2011
Early registration: December 5, 2011
Late registration: February 24, 2012
Starting of the conference: March 5, 2012
Submission to the post‐conference special issue: June 9, 2012


florentinalilica.voicu at


LATA 2012
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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