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LATA 2013 : 7th International Conference on Language and Automata Theory and Applications


Conference Series : Language and Automata Theory and Applications
When Apr 2, 2013 - Apr 5, 2013
Where Bilbao, Spain
Submission Deadline Nov 9, 2012
Notification Due Dec 16, 2012
Final Version Due Dec 25, 2012
Categories    NLP   automata theory

Call For Papers


LATA 2013

Bilbao, Spain

April 2-5, 2013

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


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 2013 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 2013 will take place in Bilbao, at the Basque Country in Northern Spain. The venue will be the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM).


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 2013 will consist of:

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


To be announced


Parosh Aziz Abdulla (Uppsala)
Franz Baader (Dresden)
Jos Baeten (CWI, Amsterdam)
Christel Baier (Dresden)
Gerth Stølting Brodal (Aarhus)
John Case (Delaware)
Marek Chrobak (Riverside)
Mariangiola Dezani (Torino)
Rod Downey (Wellington)
Ding-Zhu Du (Dallas)
Ivo Düntsch (Brock)
E. Allen Emerson (Austin)
Javier Esparza (Technical University Munich)
Michael R. Fellows (Darwin)
Alain Finkel (ENS Cachan)
Dov M. Gabbay (King’s, London)
Jürgen Giesl (Aachen)
Rob van Glabbeek (NICTA, Sydney)
Georg Gottlob (Oxford)
Annegret Habel (Oldenburg)
Reiko Heckel (Leicester)
Sanjay Jain (Singapore)
Charanjit S. Jutla (IBM Thomas J. Watson)
Ming-Yang Kao (Northwestern)
Deepak Kapur (Albuquerque)
Joost-Pieter Katoen (Aachen)
S. Rao Kosaraju (Johns Hopkins)
Evangelos Kranakis (Carleton)
Hans-Jörg Kreowski (Bremen)
Tak-Wah Lam (Hong Kong)
Gad M. Landau (Haifa)
Kim G. Larsen (Aalborg)
Richard Lipton (Georgia Tech)
Jack Lutz (Iowa State)
Ian Mackie (École Polytechnique, Palaiseau)
Rupak Majumdar (Max Planck, Kaiserslautern)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, chair)
Paliath Narendran (Albany)
Tobias Nipkow (Technical University Munich)
David A. Plaisted (Chapel Hill)
Jean-François Raskin (Brussels)
Wolfgang Reisig (Humboldt Berlin)
Michaël Rusinowitch (LORIA, Nancy)
Davide Sangiorgi (Bologna)
Bernhard Steffen (Dortmund)
Colin Stirling (Edinburgh)
Alfonso Valencia (CNIO, Madrid)
Helmut Veith (Vienna Tech)
Heribert Vollmer (Hannover)
Osamu Watanabe (Tokyo Tech)
Pierre Wolper (Liège)
Louxin Zhang (Singapore)


Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
Peter Leupold (Tarragona)
Carlos Martín‐Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)
Magaly Roldán (Bilbao)
Bianca Truthe (Magdeburg)
Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)
Enrique Zuazua (Bilbao, co-chair)


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 to:


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 is open from August 6, 2012 to April 2, 2013. 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 January 2, 2013 will be excluded from the proceedings.

One registration gives the right to present only one paper.

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 January 2, 2013 (resp.
March 23, 2013) to the conference bank account:

Uno-e Bank
bank’s address: Julian Camarillo 4 C, 28037 Madrid, Spain
IBAN: ES3902270001820201823142
account holder: C. Martin – GRLMC
account holder’s address: Av. Catalunya 35, 43002 Tarragona, Spain

Please mention LATA 2013 and your name in the subject. A receipt will be provided on site.


- Bank transfers should not involve any expense for the conference.
- People claiming early registration will be requested to prove that the bank transfer order was carried out by the deadline.

People registering on site must pay in cash. For the sake of local organization, however, it is much recommended to do it earlier.


Paper submission: November 9, 2012 (23:59h, CET)
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: December 16, 2012
Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings: December 25, 2012
Early registration: January 2, 2013
Late registration: March 23, 2013
Starting of the conference: April 2, 2013
End of the conference: April 5, 2013
Submission to the post‐conference journal special issue: July 5, 2013



LATA 2013
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

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


Basque Center for Applied Mathematics
Diputació de Tarragona
Universitat Rovira i Virgili

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