[FOM] LATA 2012: submission deadline extended

"Carlos Martín Vide" carlos.martin at urv.cat
Sat Oct 8 20:16:21 EDT 2011


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 bioinformatics
‐ 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 Polyhedra
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 Complexity
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
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

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 conference: 

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 (aaccount 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


Paper submission: October 12, 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 urv.cat


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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