LATA 2020 : 14th International Conference on Language and Automata Theory and Applications

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Conference Information

Submission Deadline Friday 18 Oct 2019 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates Mar 2, 2020 - Mar 6, 2020
Conference Address Milan, Italy
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Conference Call for Papers


LATA is a conference series on theoretical computer science and its applications. LATA 2020 will reserve significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career. It will aim at attracting contributions from classical theory fields as well as application areas.


LATA 2020 will take place in Milan, the third largest economy among European cities and one of the Four Motors for Europe.


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 networks

automatic structures


combinatorics on words

computational complexity

concurrency and Petri nets

data and image compression

descriptional complexity

foundations of finite state technology

foundations of XML

grammars (Chomsky hierarchy, contextual, unification, categorial, etc.)

grammatical inference and algorithmic learning

graphs and graph transformation

language varieties and semigroups

language-based cryptography

mathematical and logical foundations of programming methodologies

parallel and regulated rewriting



power series

string processing algorithms

symbolic dynamics

term rewriting


trees, tree languages and tree automata

weighted automata


LATA 2020 will consist of:

invited talks

peer-reviewed contributions




Jorge Almeida (University of Porto, PT)

Franz Baader (Technical University of Dresden, DE)

Alessandro Barenghi (Polytechnic University of Milan, IT)

Djamal Belazzougui (CERIST, DZ)

Marcello Bonsangue (Leiden University, NL)

Bruno Courcelle (University of Bordeaux, FR)

Laurent Doyen (ENS Paris-Saclay, FR)

Manfred Droste (Leipzig University, DE)

Rudolf Freund (Technical University of Vienna, AT)

Paweł Gawrychowski (University of Wrocław, PL)

Tero Harju (University of Turku, FI)

Jeffrey Heinz (Stony Brook University, US)

Lane A. Hemaspaandra (University of Rochester, US)

Marcin Jurdziński (University of Warwick, UK)

Juhani Karhumäki (University of Turku, FI)

Jarkko Kari (University of Turku, FI)

Dexter Kozen (Cornell University, US)

François Le Gall (Kyoto University, JP)

Markus Lohrey (University of Siegen, DE)

Parthasarathy Madhusudan (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, US)

Sebastian Maneth (University of Bremen, DE)

Nicolas Markey (IRISA, Rennes, FR)

Carlos Martín-Vide (Rovira i Virgili University, ES, chair)

Giancarlo Mauri (University of Milano-Bicocca, IT)

Victor Mitrana (University of Bucharest, RO)

Paliath Narendran (University at Albany, US)

Gennaro Parlato (University of Molise, IT)

Dominique Perrin (University of Paris-Est, FR)

Nir Piterman (Chalmers University of Technology, SE)

Sanguthevar Rajasekaran (University of Connecticut, US)

Wojciech Rytter (University of Warsaw, PL)

Kai Salomaa (Queen’s University, CA)

Helmut Seidl (Technical University of Munich, DE)

William F. Smyth (McMaster University, CA)

Jiří Srba (Aalborg University, DK)

Edward Stabler (University of California, Los Angeles, US)

Benjamin Steinberg (City University of New York, US)

Frank Stephan (National University of Singapore, SG)

Jan van Leeuwen (Utrecht University, NL)

Margus Veanes (Microsoft Research, US)

Tomáš Vojnar (Brno University of Technology, CZ)

Mikhail Volkov (Ural Federal University, RU)

James Worrell (University of Oxford, UK)


Alberto Leporati (Milan, co-chair)

Sara Morales (Brussels)

Manuel Parra-Royón (Granada)

Dana Shapira (Ariel)

David Silva (London, co-chair)

Bianca Truthe (Giessen)

Claudio Zandron (Milan, co-chair)


Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (all included) and should be prepared according to the standard format for Springer Verlag\’s LNCS series (see If necessary, exceptionally authors are allowed to provide missing proofs in a clearly marked appendix.

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 substantially extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.


The registration form can be found at:

DEADLINES (all at 23:59 CET):

Paper submission: October 18, 2019

Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: November 25, 2019

Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings: December 2, 2019

Early registration: December 2, 2019

Late registration: February 17, 2020

Submission to the journal special issue: June 6, 2020


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Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

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