AFL: Automata and Formal Languages



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Event When Where Deadline
AFL 2017 15th International Conference on Automata and Formal Languages
Sep 4, 2017 - Sep 6, 2017 Debrecen, Hungary May 15, 2017
AFL 2014 Automata and Formal Languages
May 27, 2014 - May 29, 2014 Szeged, Hungary Mar 14, 2014
AFL 2008 he 12th International Conference on Automata and Formal Languages
May 27, 2008 - May 30, 2008 Balatonfüred, Hungary Mar 7, 2008

Present CFP : 2017

Call for Papers - AFL 2017

15th International Conference on Automata and Formal Languages

Debrecen, Hungary

September 4-6, 2017

The AFL series, initiated by the late Professor István Peák in 1980, has a long tradition. The AFL conferences cover all aspects of automata and formal languages, including theory and applications. In 2017, the conference is organized by the Faculty of Informatics, University of Debrecen and the Faculty of Informatics, Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, Hungary.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

-Grammars, acceptors and transducers for strings, trees, graphs, arrays, etc.,
-algebraic theories for automata and languages,
-combinatorial properties of words and languages,
-formal power series,
-decision problems,
-efficient algorithms for automata and languages.

Relations to
-complexity theory and logic,
-picture description and analysis,
-quantum computing,

Applications of automata and language theory in
-natural language processing,
-and other fields.

The scientific program will consist of invited lectures and contributed presentations selected by the international Program Committee.

Invited speakers:

Paola Bonizzoni (Università di Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy)
Henning Bordihn (University of Potsdam, Germany)
Szilárd Zsolt Fazekas (Akita University, Japan)
José M. Sempere (Technical University of Valencia, Spain)
Akihiro Jamamura (Akita University, Japan)

Program Committee:

Francine Blanchet-Sadri (Greensboro)
Victor Bovdi (Al Ain)
Erzsébet Csuhaj-Varju (Budapest, co-chair)
Jürgen Dassow (Magdeburg)
Pál Dömösi (Debrecen, co-chair)
Henning Fernau (Trier)
Zoltán Fülöp (Szeged)
Viliam Geffert (Kosice)
Marian Gheorghe (Bradford)
Oscar H. Ibarra (Santa Barbara, CA)
Szabolcs Iván (Szeged)
Galina Jiraskova (Kosice)
Alica Kelemenova (Opava)
Miklós Krész (Szeged)
Martin Kutrib (Giessen)
György Maróti (Veszprém)
Alexander Meduna (Brno)
Victor Mitrana (Bucharest, Madrid)
Andreas Maletti (Stuttgart)
Benedek Nagy (Famagusta)
Chrystopher Nehaniv (Hertfordshire)
Friedrich Otto (Kassel)
Gheorghe Paun (Bucharest)
Giovanni Pighizzi (Milano)
Agustín Riscos-Nunez (Sevilla)
Jeffrey Shallit (Waterloo, Canada)
Petr Sosik (Opava)
Bianca Truthe (Giessen)
György Vaszil (Debrecen, co-chair)
Laurent Vuillon (Chambéry)
Claudio Zandron (Milano)

Proceedings, special issue

The proceedings will be published in the EPTCS series (Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science,

A special issue of the International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science containing expanded versions of selected papers will be published after the conference.


Submissions to AFL2017 must not exceed 15 pages (in EPTCS 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 PDF format are accepted.

Information about the submission procedure is available on the conference web page (

Important dates:

Paper submission deadline: May 15, 2017.
Author notification: July 1, 2017.
Camera-ready deadline: July 15, 2017
Conference: September 4-6, 2017.

Organizing Committee:

Géza Horváth (Debrecen, co-chair)
Ernőné Kása (Debrecen)
Gábor Kolonits (Budapest)
Katalin Anna Lázár (Budapest)
György Vaszil (Debrecen, co-chair)
Ildikó Vecsei (Debrecen)

------- (Erzsébet Csuhaj-Varjú) (Pál Dömösi) (György Vaszil)


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