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11th International Workshop

Weighted Automata: Theory and Applications

WATA 2023
October 4–7, 2023, 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 & Survey Lectures

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


Survey Lectures

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 September 1, 2023 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 September 8, 2023. We plan to accept contributions close to their submission date.

Call for Papers

We secured a special issue of Information and Computation on the topics of this workshop. Participation at WATA 2023 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 via the standard publisher platform Editorial Manager for the special issue VSI:WATA 2023. Preferably please also send a PDF to each of the two editors of the special issue.

The deadline for submission is April 15, 2024. We intend to ensure a quick refereeing process.

Important Dates

Submission of abstracts: September 1, 2023
Application for financial support: September 1, 2023
Notification of acceptance: September 8, 2023
Registration: September 15, 2023
Workshop: October 4–7, 2023
submission for special issue: December 19, 2023

Registration & Financial Support

The registration deadline is September 15, 2023. 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 September 1, 2023 at to give us enough time to make a fair decision.


The workshop will start on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 9am and will close with lunch on Saturday, October 7, 2023.

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

Informal Get-Together & Conference Dinner

On Tuesday, October 3, 2023 (public holiday), starting at 7pm, 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 Friday, October 6, 2023 starting at 7pm at Ratskeller, Neues Rathaus Leipzig, Lotterstraße 1 (map).

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", near the main station, for the participants of WATA 2023. Please note the expiration dates of the special pre-reservations, so please book your room before expiration.

Travel Information

From Airport Leipzig-Halle there is an Airport Express operated by Deutsche Bahn and regional trains in a 30-minutes-cycle (26 and 52 minutes on the hour). The journey lasts 12 or 16 minutes (for S5 X and S5, respectively) and the fare is 5,40 Euro. You can purchase tickets directly at the train station or online via DB (choose from "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 approximately 50 Euros.

Further Information

Here is a map of the city center of Leipzig.

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If you have requests concerning WATA 2023, please send an e-mail to

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