Weighted Automata: Theory and Applications
call for papers
May 13-16, 2008,
in Dresden, Germany
The workshop will cover all aspects of weighted automata, ranging from
the theory of formal power series to applications of tree automata,
natural language processing, and multi-valued logics. The aim is to
present tutorials and survey lectures by outstanding scientists in
this area. Moreover, we encourage everybody to participate in this
workshop and present her/his own technical contribution in this area.
We are happy to announce the following tutorials and survey lectures:
- Z. Ésik (Szeged, Hungary and
- K. Knight (Los Angeles, USA)
- F. Drewes (Umeå, Sweden)
- S. Gaubert (Rocquencourt, France)
- B. Gerla (Varese, Italy)
- W. Kuich (Vienna, Austria)
- A. Maletti (Berkeley, USA)
- W. Martens (Dortmund, Germany)
- G. Rahonis (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Call for Participation:
Interested participants are most welcome. If you wish to present a technical
contribution, please send us an abstract (preferably of at most one page)
before February 1, 2008. Authors
will be informed about acceptance of their submission before March 1, 2008.
Call for Papers:
There will be a special issue of Acta Cybernetica on the topic of this workshop. Submissions could be either survey articles or research papers. Participation in the above workshop is encouraged, but is not a prerequisite for a submission. All submissions will be refereed according to the usual journal standards.
Authors are asked to submit their paper preferably in PostScript (or pdf) to both of the editors of the special issue: Manfred Droste and Heiko Vogler (see below). Please follow the instructions on the web-page Acta Cybernetica shown under the topic "Author Kit for Manuscript Preparation".
The deadline for submissions is July 11, 2008. We intend to ensure a quick refereeing process. It was agreed with Acta Cybernetica that the final versions of accepted papers will be sent to the journal not later than September 30, 2009, in the interest of the authors and a quick publication process (still within 2009).
Authors of published papers will be provided with 50 reprints free of charge.
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Deadline for registration is April 18,
2008. There is no registration fee.
In order to register, please send your name, affiliation, e-mail,
intended length of participation to Heiko.Vogler@tu-dresden.de
and state if you want to participate in the conference dinner (not for
free) or not.
Informal Get Together and Conference Dinner
On Monday, May 12th, we will meet informally at 7.00 pm in the restaurant of the Guesthouse "Am Weberplatz" [map].
For Thursday, May 15th, at 7.00 pm we plan a conference dinner in the restaurant "Pulverturm an der Frauenkirche" [map].
Further information will be announced at the conference.
Gerberbau TU Dresden, Bergstrasse 53, Dresden
Ways from ... to ... :
|submission of abstracts: ||February 1, 2008|
|notification of acceptance: || March 1, 2008|
|registration: || April 18, 2008|
|workshop: || May 13-16, 2008|
|submission of papers: || July 11, 2008|
Previous WATA-Workshops in 2006, 2004 and 2002:
WATA 2008 was financially supported by the "Gesellschaft von
Freunden und Foerderern der TU Dresden" and the "International Center for Computational Logic".