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9th International Workshop

Weighted Automata: Theory and Applications

WATA 2018
May 22–26, 2018, Leipzig, Germany

The workshop covers all aspects of weighted automata, ranging from the theory of weighted automata and quantitative logics to applications for real-time systems and natural language processing. The aim is to present tutorials and survey lectures by outstanding scientists in this area. We invite everybody to participate in this workshop without fee and to present their own technical contributions in this area.

Tutorials and Survey Lectures

We are happy to announce the following tutorials and survey lectures.


Survey Lectures

Titles of Tutorials, Survey Lectures, and Accepted Talks

Call for Participation

Interested participants are most welcome. If you wish to present a technical contribution, please send an abstract (preferably of at most one page) by March 8, 2018 to These contributions do not count as publications; submission of relevant, already published or submitted results is allowed. Authors will be informed about acceptance of their submissions by March 22, 2018.

Call for Papers

There will be a special issue of Information and Computation on the topics of this workshop. Participation in WATA 2018 is encouraged, but is not a prerequisite for a submission. Submissions can be either original research papers or surveys. All submissions will be refereed according to the usual high journal standards.

Authors are asked to submit their contribution preferably in PDF to each of the three editors of the special issue. Please send your files to:

The deadline for submission is October 31, 2018. We intend to ensure a quick refereeing process.

Important Dates

submission of abstracts: March 8, 2018
application for financial support: March 8, 2018
notification of acceptance: March 22, 2018
registration: April 22, 2018
workshop: May 22-26, 2018
submission for special issue: October 31, 2018


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Registration and Financial Support

The registration deadline is April 22, 2018. There is no registration fee. In order to register, please send your name, affiliation, e-mail address, intended length of participation to and state if you want to attend the conference dinner (not for free) or not.

There are limited resources to partially compensate the travel expenses of participating Ph.D. students and young scientists. Please, contact us by March 8, 2018 at to give us enough time to make a fair decision.


The workshop will start on May 22 at 9am will close with lunch on May 26.

You can find the time table of the scientific programme here.

Informal Get-Together and Conference Dinner

On Monday, May 21, 2018 (public holiday), starting at 19:00, there will be an informal get-together at Barfusz, Markt 9 (directly at Barfussgässchen next to the old market).

Our conference dinner is planned for Thursday, May 24, starting at 19:00, at Ratskeller, Neues Rathaus Leipzig, Lotterstraße 1.

There will be a goodbye lunch on Saturday, May 26, starting at 13:00, at Hans im Glück, Augustusplatz 14, directly in front of the university.

Cultural Event

You can join us for a visit to Panometer Leipzig. We will depart directly at 15:00 on Thursday, May 24, by public transport. Details will be announced at the workshop.

Conference Location

Leipzig University, Paulinum,
Felix-Klein-Hörsaal (5th floor, room P501),
Augustusplatz 10, Leipzig


We kindly ask participants to book rooms by themselves.

We have pre-reserved a limited number of rooms, keyword "WATA 2018", near the main station and in the city center, for the participants of WATA 2018. Please note the expiry dates of the reservations.

Travel Information

From Airport Leipzig-Halle there is an Airport Express operated by Deutsche Bahn and regional trains in a 30-minutes-cycle. The journey lasts 13 or 19 minutes (for S5 X and S5, respectively) and the fare is 4,60 Euro. You can purchase tickets directly at the train station or online via DB (choose "Leipzig/Halle Flughafen" to "Leipzig Hbf").

There are taxi stands in front of Terminal B at the airport and in the city center of Leipzig, e.g., in front of the main railway station. The travel from the airport to the city center takes about 30 minutes and costs about 40 Euro.

Further Information

Here is a map of the city center of Leipzig.

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If you have requests concerning WATA 2018, please send an e-mail to


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