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LATIN 2020 : Latin American Symposium on Theoretical Informatics


Conference Series : Latin American Symposium on Theoretical Informatics
When May 25, 2020 - May 29, 2020
Where São Paulo
Abstract Registration Due Nov 17, 2019
Submission Deadline Nov 24, 2019
Notification Due Feb 10, 2020
Final Version Due Mar 2, 2020

Call For Papers


[Deadline extended. New dates are as below]



LATIN 2020

The 14th Latin American Theoretical Informatics Symposium
May 25 to 29, 2020 --- São Paulo, Brazil or


LATIN (Latin American Theoretical Informatics) started in 1992, when a
group of Latin American researchers, under the leadership of Imre
Simon (São Paulo, Brazil), launched the first of a series of symposia
in theoretical computer science, to be held in Latin America. This is
the 14th meeting of the series, after São Paulo, Brazil (1992),
Valparaiso, Chile (1995), Campinas, Brazil (1998), Punta del Este,
Uruguay (2000), Cancún, Mexico (2002), Buenos Aires, Argentina (2004),
Valdivia, Chile (2006), Búzios, Brazil (2008), Oaxaca, Mexico (2010),
Arequipa, Peru (2012), Montevideo, Uruguay (2014), Ensenada, Mexico
(2016) and Buenos Aires, Argentina (2018).

In 2020, LATIN will be held at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

For further information on LATIN, visit


LATIN is devoted to different areas in theoretical computer science
including, but not limited to: algorithms (approximation, online,
combinatorial optimization, etc.), algorithmic game theory, analytic
combinatorics and analysis of algorithms, automata theory and formal
languages, combinatorics and graph theory, computational algebra and
number theory, computational complexity, computational biology,
computational geometry, data structures and information retrieval,
foundations of data science and theoretical machine learning, parallel
and distributed computing, quantum computing, randomization and
pseudorandomness, sublinear algorithms and testing.


Maria-Florina Balcan, Carnegie Mellon University
Nikhil Bansal, CWI and Eindhoven University of Technology
Maria Chudnovsky, Princeton University
Nicole Immorlica, Microsoft Research
Eduardo Sany Laber, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Alexander Razborov, The University of Chicago
Luca Trevisan, Bocconi University
Bianca Zadrozny, IBM Research Brazil


Paper Abstract Submission: 17 November 2019
Paper Submission: 24 November 2019
Notification of Paper Authors: 10 February 2020
Camera Ready: 2 March 2020


Poster Abstract Submission: 23 February 2020
Notification of Poster Authors: 17 March 2020
Poster Final Version Submission: 20 March 2020

All deadlines are AOE time zone.


As in previous editions, the proceedings of LATIN 2020 will be
published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Visit the
LATIN webpage at SpringerLink:


The submission process must be completed electronically through
EasyChair (

Submitted papers are limited to twelve (12) single-column letter-size
pages in Springer LNCS format, and must be written in English. For
the submission guidelines, please check the LATIN 2020 website at


LATIN 2020 will have poster sessions to facilitate and promote
attendance. We especially encourage students and young researchers to
submit their preliminary findings and on-going work covering all the
subjects of LATIN.

Poster authors are required to submit a two-page abstract of their
work. All submissions will be peer-reviewed, and at least one author
of each abstract accepted to the poster session must present the work
personally at the poster session of LATIN 2020.

For details, please visit


We plan to have minicourses during LATIN2020. Details will be
available on the LATIN 2020 website.


Yoshiharu Kohayakawa (Chair), Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Flávio Keidi Miyazawa (Chair), Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

* Andris Ambainis, University of Latvia, Latvia
* Frédérique Bassino, Université Paris 13, France
* Flavia Bonomo, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
* Prosenjit Bose, Carleton University, Canada
* Olivier Carton, Université Paris Diderot, France
* Ferdinando Cicalese, University of Verona, Italy
* Jose Correa, Universidad de Chile, Chile
* Pierluigi Crescenzi, Université Paris Diderot, France
* Luc Devroye, McGill University, Canada
* Martin Dietzfelbinger, TU Ilmenau, Germany
* David Fernández-Baca, Iowa State University, USA
* Esteban Feuerstein, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
* Eldar Fischer, The Technion, Israel
* Pierre Fraigniaud, Université Paris Diderot, France
* Martin Fürer, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
* Anna Gál, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
* Ron Holzman, The Technion, Israel
* Marcos Kiwi, Universidad de Chile, Chile
* Teresa Krick, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
* Cláudia Linhares Sales, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil
* Kazuhisa Makino, Kyoto University, Japan
* Conrado Martínez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
* Marco Molinaro, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
* Veli Mäkinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
* Gonzalo Navarro, Universidad de Chile, Chile
* Rolf Niedermeier, TU Berlin, Germany
* Rafael Oliveira, University of Toronto, Canada
* Roberto Imbuzeiro Oliveira, IMPA, Brazil
* Daniel Panario, Carleton University, Canada
* Alessandro Panconesi, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
* Pan Peng, University of Sheffield, UK
* Ely Porat, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
* Paweł Prałat, Ryerson University, Canada
* Pavel Pudlák, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
* Svetlana Puzynina, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
* Sergio Rajsbaum, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
* Andrea Richa, Arizona State University, USA
* Rahul Santhanam, University of Oxford, UK
* Asaf Shapira, Tel Aviv University, Israel
* Alistair Sinclair, UC Berkeley, USA
* Mohit Singh, Georgia Tech, USA
* Maya Stein, Universidad de Chile, Chile
* Jayme Luiz Szwarcfiter, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
* Eli Upfal, Brown University, USA
* Jorge Urrutia, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
* Brigitte Vallée, Université de Caen, France
* Mikhail V. Volkov, Ural Federal University, Russia
* Raphael Yuster, University of Haifa, Israel


As of 2012, the Imre Simon Test-of-Time Award is given to the LATIN
paper deemed most influential among all those published at least ten
years prior to the current edition of the conference. Papers
published in the LATIN proceedings up to and including 2010 are
eligible for the 2020 award.


Papers presented at the conference will be considered for the LATIN
2020 Alejandro Lopez-Ortiz Best Paper Award.


C. N. Lintzmayer (co-chair), UFABC; G. O. Mota (co-chair), UFABC;
J. C. de Pina (co-chair), USP; Y. Wakabayashi (co-chair), USP;
M. K. de Carli Silva, USP; C. E. Ferreira, USP; C. G. Fernandes, USP;
A. Mandel, USP; D. M. Martin, UFABC; L. L. C. Pedrosa, Unicamp;
S. Robins, USP; C. M. Sato, UFABC; R. C. S. Schoeury, Unicamp;
E. C. Xavier, Unicamp.


Kirk Pruhs (chair), University of Pittsburgh, USA; Michael A. Bender,
Stony Brook University, USA; Cristina G. Fernandes, Universidade de
São Paulo, Brazil; Joachim von zur Gathen, Bonn-Aachen I.C.I.T.,
Germany; Evangelos Kranakis, Carleton University, Canada; Alfredo
Viola, Universidad de la República, Uruguay.

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