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CIAA 2012 : 17th International Conference on Implementation and Application of Automata


Conference Series : Conference on Implementation and Application of Automata
When Jul 17, 2012 - Jul 20, 2012
Where Porto, Portugal
Submission Deadline Mar 18, 2012
Notification Due Apr 20, 2012
Final Version Due May 7, 2012
Categories    theoretical computer science   NLP   algorithms

Call For Papers

First Call for Papers -- CIAA 2012

17th International Conference on Implementation and Application of Automata

Porto, Portugal

July 17-20, 2012


CIAA is the premier annual conference for researchers, application
developers and users of automata-based systems. The applications of
the theory of automata, a foundational area of computer science,
have spread to almost all areas of computer science and many
other disciplines.

The CIAA series has published significant papers describing the
applications of finite automata in parsing and compilers, logic,
natural language processing, pattern matching, database management,
and bioinformatics. The conference also accepts papers that advance
the state of the art in the theoretical study of finite automata,
regular expressions, grammars and related formal models.

Another goal of the conference is to provide additions and enhancements to
existing software systems that manipulate automata, regular expressions,
grammars, and related structures; examples of such systems include AGL, AMoRE,
ASTL, Automate, FADELA, FAdo, FinITE, FIRE Station, FSM, Grail+, INR, Intex,
JFLAP, MERLin, MONA, TESTAS, Turing's World, Vaucanson, WFSC and Whale Calf.


CIAA invites papers on all aspects of implementation, application, and
theory of automata and related structures, including but not limited

Algorithms on automata
Automata and logic
Complexity of automata operations
Computer-aided verification
Data structure design for automata
Data and image compression
Design and architecture of automata software
Digital libraries
DNA/molecular/membrane computing
Document engineering
Editors, environments
Experimental studies and practical experience
Implementation of verification methods and model checking
Industrial applications
Natural language and speech processing
New algorithms for manipulating automata
Object-oriented modeling
Pushdown automata and context-free grammars
Quantum computing
Structured and semi-structured documents
Symbolic manipulation environments for automata
Transducers and multi-tape automata
Techniques for graphical display of automata
Viruses, related phenomena
World-wide web


Sixteen previous CIAA conferences took place in: Blois (2011), Winnipeg (2010),
Sydney (2009), San Francisco (2008), Prague (2007), Taipei (2006), Nice (2005),
Kingston (2004), Santa Barbara (2003), Tours (2002), Pretoria (2001), London
Ontario (2000), Potsdam (WIA'99), Rouen (WIA'98), London Ontario (WIA'97),
London Ontario (WIA'96). See the conference site
( for archives on these previous editions


Submission Deadline: March 11, 2012
Notification: April 20, 2012
Final Version: May 7, 2012
Conference Dates: July 17-20, 2012


Research papers are sought on all aspects of implementation, application, and
theory of automata and related structures. Researchers are invited to submit
unpublished original research. Simultaneous submissions to other venues is not

Submitted papers must use the LNCS-style LaTeX2e (available at

Papers must be in English with at most 10 pages and provide sufficient details to
allow the program committee to assess their merits. If the authors
believe that more details are necessary to substantiate the claims of the
paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix to be read at the
discretion of the committee.

Papers will be submitted electronically in PDF, using the EasyChair system. Use
the following link for submission:

Proceedings will be published by Springer in Lecture Notes of Computer Science
(LNCS) and will be available at the conference. Extended versions of selected
proceedings papers will appear in a special issue of International Journal of
Foundations of Computer Science (IJFCS).


We encourage the submission of software demos. Developers wishing to demonstrate
their software should submit a two-page description to the outlining the design
of their system and its application area(s). The descriptions of accepted demos
will appear in a booklet available at the conference. Soon more information about
how to submit a demo will be available at the conference website.


CIAA 2012 will take place in Porto, the second largest city in Portugal, located
by the Douro river and the Atlantic Ocean. Porto dates back to the IV century
and the city center is classified as world heritage patrimony by UNESCO. The
city is also known worldwide for the renowned Port Wine.

The venue will be the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto located in
Campo Alegre area and very close to the conference hotels.


CIAA 2012 will be held just before DCFS 2012 which will take place in
Braga, also in Portugal and less then 50 km from Porto, on July
23--25. More information about this workshop can be found at the web


Janusz Brzozowski, (U. of Waterloo, Canada)
José Nuno Oliveira (U. do Minho, Portugal)
Grzegorz Rozenberg (Leiden, The Netherlands)
Joseph Sifakis (Grenoble,France)


Marie-Pierre Beal - France
Béatrice Bouchou-Markhoff - France
Patricia Bouyer - France
Cezar Campeanu - Canada
Pascal Caron - France
Jean-Marc Champarnaud - France
Jan Daciuk - Poland
Michael Domaratzki - Canada
Yo-Sub Han - South Korea
Tero Harju - Finland
Markus Holzer - Germany
Oscar Ibarra - USA
Masami Ito - Japan
Joost-Pieter Katoen - Germany
Stavros Konstantinidis - Canada
Andreas Maletti - Germany
Sebastian Maneth - Australia
Denis Maurel - France
Ian McQuillan - Canada
Mehryar Mohri - USA
Nelma Moreira - Portugal (co-chair)
Alexander Okhotin - Finland
Giovanni Pighizzini - Italy
Bala Ravikumar - USA
Rogério Reis - Portugal (co-chair)
Kai Salomaa - Canada
Colin Stirling - United Kingdom
Bruce Watson - South Africa
Hsu-Chun Yen - Taiwan
Mikhail Volkov - Russian Federation
Sheng Yu - Canada


Jean-Marc Champarnaud - France
Oscar Ibarra - USA
Denis Maurel - France
Kai T. Salomaa - Canada
Sheng Yu - Canada (Chair)


Sabine Broda (U. Porto)
António Machiavelo (U. Porto)
Nelma Moreira (U. Porto)
Rogério Reis (U. Porto)
Simão Sousa (U. Beira Interior)


Postal address:

CIAA 2012
Rua do Campo Alegre, 1021-1055
4169-007 Porto,


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