DCFS 2017 : 19th International Conference on Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems

Posted on October 28, 2016 in Conferences
Submission Deadline Wednesday 01 Mar 2017  ( Deadline extended ? Click here to edit )
Conference & Submission Link http://dcfs2017.di.unimi.it
Conference Dates Jul 3, 2017 - Jul 5, 2017
Conference Address Milano, Italy
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DCFS 2017 – Preliminary Call for Papers

19th International Conference on Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems

July 3-5, 2017, Milano, Italy



DCFS 2017 will be held in Milano, Italy, on July 3-5, 2017.

The conference is organized by Department of Computer Science, University of

Milano, and by the IFIP Working Group 1.02 \”Descriptional Complexity\”.


Submissions concerning the descriptional complexity of formal systems

and structures (and its applications) are invited for DCFS

2017. Original papers are sought in all aspects of descriptional complexity,

topics include, but are not limited to:

– Automata, grammars, languages and other formal systems; various modes

of operations and complexity measures.

– Succinctness of description of objects, state-explosion-like phenomena.

– Circuit complexity of Boolean functions and related measures.

– Size complexity of formal systems.

– Structural complexity of formal systems.

– Trade-offs between computational models and mode of operation.

– Applications of formal systems — for instance in software and

hardware testing, in dialogue systems,

in systems modeling or in modeling natural languages– and their complexity


– Co-operating formal systems.

– Size or structural complexity of formal systems for modeling

natural languages.

– Complexity aspects related to the combinatorics of words.

– Descriptional complexity in resource-bounded or structure-bounded


– Structural complexity as related to descriptional complexity.

– Frontiers between decidability and undecidability.

– Universality and reversibility.

– Nature-motivated (bio-inspired) architectures and unconventional models

of computing.

– Blum Static (Kolmogorov/Chaitin) complexity, algorithmic information.


– Jürgen Dassow (Magdeburg, Germany)

– Dora Giammarresi (Rome, Italy)

– Stavros Konstantinidis (Halifax/NS, Canada)

– Orna Kupferman (Jerusalem, Israel)


– Suna Bensch (Umea, Sweden)

– Cezar Câmpeanu (Charlottetown/PE, Canada, co-chair)

– Erzsébet Csuhaj-Varjú (Budapest, Hungary)

– Michael J. Dinneen (Auckland, New Zeland)

– Henning Fernau (Trier, Germany)

– Viliam Geffert (Košice, Slovakia)

– Markus Holzer (Giessen, Germany)

– Szabolcs Iván (Szeged, Hungary)

– Sylvain Lombardy (Bordeaux, France)

– Andreas Malcher (Giessen, Germany)

– Tomáš Masopust (Dresden, Germany)

– Giovanni Pighizzini (Milano, Italy, co-chair)

– Rogério Reis (Porto, Portugal)

– Narad Rampersad (Winnipeg, Canada)

– Kai Salomaa (Kingston/ON, Canada)

– Shinnosuke Seki (Tokio, Japan)

– Arseny Shur (Ekaterinburg, Russia)

– Lynette van Zijl (Stellenbosch, South Africa)

– Abuzer Yakaryilmaz (Riga, Latvia)


– Paper submission deadline: March 1, 2017

– Author notification: April 15, 2017

– Camera-ready deadline: April 25, 2017

– Conference: July 3-5, 2017


Submissions to DCFS must not exceed 12 pages (in Springer-Verlag\’s

Lecture Notes style and including bibliography). If the authors believe

that more details are essential to substantiate the main claims, they

may include a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the

discretion of the program committee. Simultaneous submissions of papers

to any other conference with published proceedings or submitting

previously published papers is not allowed. Only electronic submissions

in the PDF format are accepted. Information about the submission

procedure will be available on the conference web page in due time. The

proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the series Lecture Notes

in Computer Science.


email: dcfs2017@di.unimi.it


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