DCFS 2021 : 23rd International Conference on Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems
Conference Series : Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems
Call For Papers
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
- 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
- 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
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.