14th International Conference on Language and Automata Theory and Applications

LATA 2020

Milan, Italy - March 4-6, 2020

Due to Covid-19, LATA 2020 is postponed and will be merged with LATA 2021

Deadlines (all at 23:59 CET)

18th October, 2019Paper submission
26th October, 2019Paper submission
25th November, 2019Notification of paper acceptance or rejection
2nd December, 2019Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings
2nd December, 2019Early registration
17th February, 2020Late registration
6th June, 2020Submission to the journal special issue
21st June, 2020Submission to the journal special issue - EXTENDED -


LATA is a conference series on theoretical computer science and its applications. LATA 2020 will reserve significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career. It will aim at attracting contributions from classical theory fields as well as application areas.


LATA 2020 will take place in Milan, the third largest economy among European cities and one of the Four Motors for Europe. The venue will be:

  • University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Viale Piero e Alberto Pirelli 22
  • Building U6
  • Aula Mario Martini (Aula U6-04)
  • Milan


The registration form can be found at:



Free access to the proceedings of LATA 2020, LNCS 12038 for a period of 4 weeks:


LATA 2020 will consist of:

  • ▸ invited talks
  • ▸ peer-reviewed contributions


Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (all included) and should be prepared according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCS series (see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). If necessary, exceptionally authors are allowed to provide missing proofs in a clearly marked appendix.

Submissions have to be uploaded to:



david (at) irdta.eu


Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

IRDTA – Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice, Brussels/London (http://www.irdta.eu)


Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to:

  • algebraic language theory
  • algorithms for semi-structured data mining
  • algorithms on automata and words
  • automata and logic
  • automata for system analysis and programme verification
  • automata networks
  • automatic structures
  • codes
  • combinatorics on words
  • computational complexity
  • concurrency and Petri nets
  • data and image compression
  • descriptional complexity
  • foundations of finite state technology
  • foundations of XML
  • grammars (Chomsky hierarchy, contextual, unification, categorial, etc.)
  • grammatical inference, inductive inference and algorithmic learning
  • graphs and graph transformation
  • language varieties and semigroups
  • language-based cryptography
  • mathematical and logical foundations of programming methodologies
  • parallel and regulated rewriting
  • parsing
  • patterns
  • power series
  • string processing algorithms
  • symbolic dynamics
  • term rewriting
  • transducers
  • trees, tree languages and tree automata
  • weighted automata


A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS series will be available by the time of the conference.

Springer LNCS

A special issue of the journal Information and Computation (Elsevier, 2018 JCR impact factor: 1.077) will be later published containing peer-reviewed substantially extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.


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