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Call For Papers

DCFS 2017 will be held in Milano, Italy, on July 3-5, 2017. The conference is organized by Department of Computer Science, University of Milano, and by the IFIP Working Group 1.02 “Descriptional Complexity”.

IFIP Conference

Principal Topics

Submissions concerning the descriptional complexity of formal systems and structures (and its applications) are invited for DCFS 2017. 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 natural languages.
  • Complexity aspects related to the combinatorics of words.
  • Descriptional complexity in resource-bounded or structure-bounded environments.
  • Structural complexity as related to descriptional complexity.
  • Frontiers between decidability and undecidability.
  • Universality and reversibility.
  • Nature-motivated (bio-inspired) architectures and unconventional models of computing.
  • Blum Static (Kolmogorov/Chaitin) complexity, algorithmic information.

Invited Speakers

  • Jürgen Dassow (Magdeburg, Germany)
  • Dora Giammarresi (Rome, Italy)
  • Stavros Konstantinidis (Halifax/NS, Canada)
  • Orna Kupferman (Jerusalem, Israel)

Program Committee

  • Suna Bensch (Umea, Sweden)
  • Cezar Câmpeanu (Charlottetown/PE, Canada, co-chair)
  • Erzsébet Csuhaj-Varjú (Budapest, Hungary)
  • Michael J. Dinneen (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Henning Fernau (Trier, Germany)
  • Viliam Geffert (Košice, Slovakia)
  • Markus Holzer (Giessen, Germany)
  • Szabolcs Iván (Szeged, Hungary)
  • Sylvain Lombardy (Bordeaux, France)
  • Andreas Malcher (Giessen, Germany)
  • Tomáš Masopust (Dresden, Germany)
  • Giovanni Pighizzini (Milano, Italy, co-chair)
  • Rogério Reis (Porto, Portugal)
  • Narad Rampersad (Winnipeg, Canada)
  • Kai Salomaa (Kingston/ON, Canada)
  • Shinnosuke Seki (Tokio, Japan)
  • Arseny Shur (Ekaterinburg, Russia)
  • Lynette van Zijl (Stellenbosch, South Africa)
  • Abuzer Yakaryilmaz (Riga, Latvia)

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: March 14, 2017 Expired
  • Updates of existing submissions: March 16, 2017 Expired
  • Author notification: April 15, 2017 Expired
  • Camera-ready deadline: April 25, 2017 Expired
  • Early registration by: May 15, 2017 Expired
  • Late registration by: June 19, 2017
  • Conference: July 3-5, 2017

Paper Submission

Submissions to DCFS must not exceed 12 pages (in Springer-Verlag’s Lecture Notes 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 the PDF format are accepted. Papers should be submitted electronically through the EasyChair system at this link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dcfs2017.

The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Extended versions of selected papers from the proceedings will appear in a special issue of the International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science (IJFCS).