Important dates

Deadline for submission (extended)
April 29th, 2016
Notification to authors
June 1st, 2016
Camera-ready version
June 13th, 2016
July 25th-28th, 2016


The 20th International Conference on Developments in Language Theory (DLT 2016) will take place in Montreal, Canada on July 25th-28th, 2016. The conference is organized by the Laboratoire de combinatoire et d'informatique mathématique (LaCIM), Université du Québec à Montréal. It will be hosted at the Complexe des sciences Pierre-Dansereau, at UQAM, close to the Place des Arts.

The series of International Conferences Developments in Language Theory provides forums to bring together members of the academic, research, and industrial community who have an interest in formal languages, automata theory, and related areas. The previous edition was held in Liverpool, UK.

Typical topics include, but are not limited to:

  • grammars, acceptors and transducers for words, trees and graphs;
  • algebraic theories of automata;
  • algorithmic, combinatorial and algebraic properties of words and languages;
  • variable length codes;
  • symbolic dynamics;
  • cellular automata;
  • polyominoes and multidimensional patterns;
  • decidability questions;
  • image manipulation and compression;
  • efficient text algorithms;
  • relationships to cryptography, concurrency, complexity theory and logic;
  • bio-inspired computing;
  • quantum computing

Extended versions of selected papers from the proceedings will appear in a special issue of the International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science (IJFCS).