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NCMA 2015 : 7th International Workshop on Non-Classical Models of Automata and Applications


Conference Series : Non-Classical Models for Automata and Applications
When Aug 31, 2015 - Sep 1, 2015
Where Porto, Portugal
Submission Deadline Jun 22, 2015
Notification Due Jul 17, 2015
Final Version Due Jul 27, 2015
Categories    theoretical computer science

Call For Papers


First Call for Papers -- NCMA 2015

7th International Workshop on Non-Classical Models of Automata and Applications

Porto, Portugal

August 31 - September 1, 2015


NCMA welcomes research papers that contain original contributions on non-classical models of automata and applications and related subjects. Many non-classical models of automata and grammar-like structures are the natural objects of theoretical computer science. They are studied from different points of view in various areas, both as theoretical concepts and as formal models for applications. The aim of the workshops on
``Non-Classical Models of Automata and Applications'' is to provide an opportunity for researchers who work on different aspects of non-classical models of automata and grammars to exchange and develop novel ideas.

In order to emphasise the workshop character of NCMA 2015, we also invite short contributions that report on recent results or ongoing work in addition to full papers. However, in contrast to the accepted regular (full) papers that will be published in the OCG proceedings, the accepted short papers will appear in a separate technical report.

Topics for NCMA 2015 include
- formal models inspired by Linguistics, Bio-Computing, Text Processing, Document Engineering, Self-Assemblance, etc.,
- bio-inspired models of automata and generative devices,
- cellular automata,
- forgetting automata and restarting automata,
- automata with additional resources,
- regulated rewriting/automata,
- networks of automata or generative devices,
- models of cooperation and communication,
- quantum automata.

Other related topics are welcome, too. In particular, it should be stressed that also contributions dealing with questions on classical automata and generative devices are welcome.

The first workshop on Non-Classical Models of Automata and Applications, NCMA 2009, was held in Wroclaw, Poland, in 2009 as a satellite event of FCT 2009, sponsored by the AutoMathA project of the European Science Foundation (ESF). The second workshop, NCMA 2010, was held in Jena, Germany, as an associated workshop of the Conference on Membrane Computing (CMC 2010), the third workshop, NCMA 2011, was organized at the Universita
degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy, the fourth workshop, NCMA 2012, was held in Fribourg, Switzerland, the fifth workshop, NCMA 2013, was held in Umea, Sweden and the sixth workshop, NCMA 2014, took place in Kassel, Germany. The proceedings of these workshops have appeared as volumes 256, 263, 282, 290, 294, and 304 in the series of the Austrian Computer Society. In addition, special issues of Fundamenta Informaticae were dedicated to NCMA 2009 (Fund. Inf. 104 (1-2), 2010) and to NCMA 2010 (Fund. Inf. 112 (2-3), 2011), and special issues of RAIRO Theoretical Informatics and Applications was dedicated to NCMA 2011 (RAIRO-Theor. Inf. and Appl. 46 (4) 2012) and to NCMA 2012 (RAIRO-Theor. Inf. Appl. 48 (1) (2014)). Furthermore,
special issues of Fundamenta Informaticae for NCMA 2013 and NCMA 2014 are in preparation.
A special issue of RAIRO-Theor. Inf. Appl will be dedicated to NCMA 2015.

Important Dates:

Deadline for submissions of full papers: May 24, 2015
Notification of acceptance (full papers): June 22, 2015
Deadline for submissions of short papers: July 3, 2015
Notification of acceptance (short papers): July 17, 2015
Deadline for final full papers: July 10, 2015
Deadline for final short papers: July 27, 2015
Workshop: August 31 - September 1, 2015.


Authors are invited to submit full papers of up to 16 pages or short papers of up to 6 pages in electronic form (Postscript or PDF). All submissions should be prepared using the OCG-style (please see the web-page
``'' for detailed information). Concerning full papers, proofs omitted due to space constraints may be put into an appendix that will be read by the reviewers at their discretion. All full papers will be reviewed by at least three referees, and simultaneous submissions to other conferences or workshops with published proceedings are not allowed. Short papers will be reviewed by at least two PC
members, but simultaneous submissions of extended versions to other conferences or workshops with published proceedings are allowed. To submit your paper, please visit

Invited Speakers:

Patricia Bouyer-Decitre (LSV, CNRS & ENS de Cachan, France)
José Felix Costa (IST University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Emanuele Rodaro (University of Porto, Portugal)

Program Committee:

Maria Paola Bianchi, Zürich, Switzerland
Henning Bordihn, Potsdam, Germany
Cezar Câmpeanu, Charlottetown, Canada
Dominik D. Freydenberger, Frankfurt, Germany
Rudolf Freund, Wien, Austria
Mika Hirvensalo, Turku, Finland
Markus Holzer, Giessen, Germany (co-chair)
Jarkko Kari, Turku, Finland
António Machiavelo, Porto, Portugal
Carlo Mereghetti, Milano, Italy
Nelma Moreira, Porto, Portugal (co-chair)
František Mráz, Praha, Czech Republic
Friedrich Otto, Kassel, Germany
Rogério Reis, Porto, Portugal (co-chair)
Shinnosuke Seki, Aalto, Finland
György Vaszil, Debrecen, Hungary
Matthias Wendlandt, Giessen, Germany

Steering Committee

Henning Bordihn (Potsdam, Germany)
Rudi Freund (Wien, Austria)
Markus Holzer (Giessen, Germany)
Martin Kutrib (Giessen, Germany)
Nelma Moreira (Porto, Portugal)
Friedrich Otto (Kassel, Germany) (chair)
Giovanni Pighizzini (Milan, Italy)

Organizing Committee (Porto, Portugal)

Ivone Amorim
Sabine Broda
Eva Maia
Nelma Moreira
Rogério Reis


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