WATA 2004


on "Weighted Automata: Theory and Applications"
special issue of the Journal of Automata, Languages and Combinatorics

From June 1 - 5, 2004, there will be a workshop at Dresden University of Technology, Germany, on "Weighted Automata: Theory and Applications".

The workshop should cover all aspects of weighted automata, ranging from the theory of formal power series to max-plus-algebra and applications e.g. in digital image processing or algebraic optimization of networks.

For more information, see http://www.orchid.inf.tu-dresden.de/gk-spezifikation/wata4.html.

The Journal of Automata, Languages, and Combinatorics (JALC) has agreed to publish a special issue on this topic. Submissions related to this topic could be either survey articles or research papers and will be refereed as usual. Participation in the above workshop is encouraged, but is not a prerequisite for a submission.

Authors are asked to submit preferably a PostScript file (or else manuscripts in triplicate) to one of the editors of the special issue:

Manfred Droste

Leipzig University
Institute of Computer Science
D-04009 Leipzig

Tel.: +49-341-9732200

E-Mail: droste@informatik.uni-leipzig.de
Heiko Vogler

Dresden University of Technology
Faculty of Computer Science
Institute of Theoretical Computer Science
D-01062 Dresden, Germany

Tel.: +49-351-463-38232
Fax: +49-351-463-37959
E-Mail: vogler@inf.tu-dresden.de

Deadline for submissions: July 15, 2004. We intend to ensure a quick refereeing process.

Authors of published papers will be provided with 20 reprints free of charge.

(April 20, 2004/dw)