DCFS: Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems



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Event When Where Deadline
DCFS 2021 23rd International Conference on Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems
Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 24, 2021 Proceedings-only Event Jun 29, 2021
DCFS 2020 22nd International Conference on Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems
N/A paper publication in Springer LNCS Jun 15, 2020
DCFS 2018 20th International Conference on Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems
Jul 25, 2018 - Jul 27, 2018 Halifax, Canada TBD
DCFS 2017 19th International Conference on Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems
Jul 3, 2017 - Jul 5, 2017 Milano, Italy Mar 1, 2017
DCFS 2016 Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems Working Conference
Jul 5, 2016 - Jul 8, 2016 Bucharest, Romania Mar 1, 2016
DCFS 2015 DCFS 2015 (Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems), Waterloo, Ontario, June 25-27 2015
Jun 25, 2015 - Jun 27, 2015 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Mar 1, 2015
DCFS 2014 16th International Workshop on Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems
Aug 5, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014 Turku, Finland Apr 11, 2014
DCFS 2013 15th International Workshop on Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems
Jul 22, 2013 - Jul 25, 2013 London, Ontario, Canada Mar 20, 2013
DCFS 2012 14th International Workshop on Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems
Jul 23, 2012 - Jul 25, 2012 Braga, Portugal Apr 1, 2012
DCFS 2010 Workshop on Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems
Aug 8, 2010 - Aug 10, 2010 Saskatoon, SK, Canada TBD
DCFS 2008 10th International Workshop on Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems
Jul 16, 2008 - Jul 18, 2008 Charlottetown Apr 7, 2008

Present CFP : 2021


DCFS 2021 - 3rd Call for Papers

23rd International Conference on Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems (Proceedings-only Event)



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

and by the IFIP Working Group 1.02 "Descriptional Complexity".


- Paper submission deadline (extended): June 29, 2021 AoE

- Author notification (extended): August 18, 2021

- Camera-ready deadline (extended): September 3, 2021


Submissions concerning the descriptional complexity of formal systems

and structures (and its applications) are invited for DCFS 2021.

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 constraints.

- 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.


Johanna Björklund, University of Umeå, Sweden

Cezar Câmpeanu, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

Da-Jung Cho, University of Kassel, Germany

Zoltán Fülöp, University of Szeged, Hungary

Pawel Gawrychowski, University of Wrocław, Poland

Dora Giammarresi, Università di Roma, Italy

Yo-Sub Han, Yonsei University, South Korea (co-chair)

Galina Jirásková, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Košice, Slovakia

Christos Kapoutsis, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Qatar

Sang-Ki Ko, Kangwon National University, South Korea (co-chair)

Stavros Konstantinidis, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Canada

Martin Kutrib, University of Giessen, Germany

Ian McQuillan, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

Timothy Ng, University of Chicago, USA

Alexander Okhotin, St. Petersburg State University, Russia

Andrei Păun, University of Bucharest, Romania

Giovanni Pighizzini, University of Milan, Italy

Daniel Průša, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic

Narad Rampersad, University of Winnipeg, Canada

Rogério Reis, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Michel Rigo, University of Liège, Belgium

Kai Salomaa, Queen's University, Canada

Juraj Šebej, P. J. Šafárik University, Slovakia

György Vaszil, University of Debrecen, Hungary


Submissions to DCFS must not exceed 12 pages in Springer-Verlag's

Lecture Notes style 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. In addition, a special issue

of International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science

will be devoted to revised and extended versions of selected papers of

the conference.


Unfortunately, due to the travel restriction caused by the ongoing COVID-19

situation, the DCFS steering committee decides to cancel the DCFS'21 as an

in-person meeting and switch to proceedings-only.

The DCFS'21 volume will be prepared by the current PC members after a standard

review process. We will also prepare a special issue for DCFS'21 as planned.


Web: http://toc.yonsei.ac.kr/dcfs2021/

Email: dcfs2021@gmail.com

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