Foreword

The history of LATA starts in 2007. After three consecutive editions organized in Tarragona, the 4th edition (LATA 2010) took place in Trier, Germany while the 5th edition was back in Tarragona. Now it is the time for a new place to host LATA 2012, this time we go to A Coruña, Galicia, Spain.

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Contact information

LATA 2012
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain
Phone: +34-977-559543
Fax: +34-977-558386
e-Mail: florentinalilica.voicu (at) urv.cat

LATA 2011 Picture

Click on the picture to see the complete page with pictures from LATA 2011 This is the group picture taken Friday, May 27, 2011.

2012 the Alan Turing Year (ATY)

ATY

A centenary celebration of the life and work of Alan Turing. The tutorial sessions Around the Physical Church-Turing Thesis presented by Gilles Dowek on March 6 and 7 are dedicated to this event.

Proceedings

The volume of proceedings published by Springer in the series of Lecture Notes in Computer Science ( LNCS volume 7183) will be available by the time of the conference.

Springer LNCS

Important dates

Event announced: July 16, 2011
Paper submission: October 12, 2011 (23:59h, CET)
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: November 21, 2011
Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings: November 28, 2011
Early registration: December 5, 2011
Late registration: February 24, 2012
Starting of the conference: March 5, 2012
Submission to the post-conference special issue: June 22, 2012

LATA links

Links of interest

The following events are taking place in Tarragona. TPNC2012, October 1-5, 2012, WSMBio2012, February 20-24, 2012, WSLST2012, January 23-27, 2012, FSFLA2011, October 31 - November 4, 2011 .

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Call for Papers

Aims

LATA is a yearly conference in theoretical computer science and its applications. Following the tradition of the International Schools in Formal Languages and Applications developed at Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona since 2002, LATA 2012 will reserve significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career. It will aim at attracting contributions from both classical theory fields and application areas (bioinformatics, systems biology, language technology, artificial intelligence, etc.).

Venue

LATA 2012 will take place in A Coruña, at the northwest of Spain. The venue will be theFaculty of Computer Science, University of A Coruña.

Scope

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

Structure

LATA 2012 will consist of:

Programme Committee

Please visit the programme committee page.

Submissions

Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (including eventual appendices) and should be formatted according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCS series
(see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs/lncs+authors?SGWID=0-40209-0-0-0).

Submissions have to be uploaded at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lata2012.

Publications

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

A special issue of a major journal will be later published containing peer-reviewed extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.

Registration

The period for registration will be open since July 20, 2011 until March 5, 2012. The registration form is here.

Early registration fees500 euros
Early registration fees (PhD students)400 euros
Late registration fees540 euros
Late registration fees (PhD students) 440 euros
On site registration fees580 euros
On site registration fees (PhD students) 480 euros

At least one author per paper should register. Papers that do not have a registered author who paid the fees by December 5, 2011, will be excluded from the proceedings.

Fees comprise access to all sessions, one copy of the proceedings volume, coffee breaks and lunches.

PhD students will need to prove their status on site.

Payment

Early (resp. late) registration fees must be paid by bank transfer before December 5, 2011 (resp. February 24, 2012) to the conference series account at Uno-e Bank (Julián Camarillo 4 C, 28037 Madrid, Spain)

IBAN: ES3902270001820201823142 - Swift/BIC code: UNOEESM1 (account holder: Carlos Martin-Vide - LATA 2012; the account holder's address: Av. Catalunya, 35. 43002 Tarragona. Spain).

Please write the participant's name in the subject of the bank form. Transfers should not involve any expense for the conference. People claiming early registration will be requested to prove that they gave the transfer order by the deadline.

On-site registration fees can be paid only in cash. A receipt for payments will be provided on site.

Besides paying the registration fees, it is required to fill in the registration form at the website of the conference.