DLT 2023 – Call for Papers

27th International Conference on Developments in Language Theory
Umeå, Sweden
June 12-16, 2023

The International Conference on Developments in Language Theory (DLT 2023) is an event organized to bring together members of the academic, research, and industrial community who have an interest in formal languages, automata theory, and related areas (see possible topics below). The conference will be held in conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Words (WORDS 2023) in Umeå, Sweden, one week before midsummer. Hence, for those attending it may be a good opportunity to extend their stay in northern Sweden by a week.

During the conference, one or more prizes for the best student papers (sponsored by MDPI) will be awarded.

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission: February 19, 2023
Deadline for paper submission: February 26, 2023
Notification: April 1, 2023
Final Version: April 10, 2023
DLT 2023: June 12-16, 2023

Deadlines are strict and will not be extended!

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished research. The proceedings will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series. Simultaneous submission to journals or other conferences with published proceedings is not allowed. Submitted papers should not exceed 12 pages excluding bibliography and must follow the LNCS-style LaTeX2e (available at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).

In order to facilitate the review process, all proofs omitted due to page limitations can be given in an appendix or made accessible through a reliable link to a freely available electronic preprint. Please note that the paper should be self-contained; reviewers are not required to read any additional pages, thus consulting the appendix is up to the reviewer. Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF through the EasyChair system:


All questions about submissions should be emailed to drewes@cs.umu.se.

List of Topics

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
  • relations between formal languages and artificial neural networks
  • variable length codes
  • symbolic dynamics
  • cellular automata
  • groups and semigroups generated by 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

Invited Speakers

Émilie Charlier, University of Liège, Belgium
Ismael Jecker, University of Warsaw, Poland
Jussi Karlgren, Silo AI, Finland
Will Merrill, New York University, USA
Markus Schmid, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany


Program Committee
  • Marie-Pierre Béal, Université Gustave Eiffel, France
  • Frank Drewes, Umeå University, Sweden (chair)
  • Yo-Sub Han, Yonsei University, South Korea
  • Galina Jirásková, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
  • Jarkko Kari, University of Turku, Finland
  • Manfred Kufleitner, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Nutan Limaye, Indian Institute of Technology, India
  • Andreas Maletti, Universität Leipzig, Germany
  • Ian McQuillan, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Alexander Okhotin, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
  • Thomas Place, Université de Bordeaux, France
  • Marek Szykuła, University of Wrocław, Poland
  • Mikhail Volkov, Ural Federal University, Russia (chair)
  • Petra Wolf, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Tomoyuki Yamakami, University of Fukui, Japan
  • Hsu-Chun Yen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Local Organizing Committee
  • Martin Berglund
  • Johanna Björklund
  • Frank Drewes
  • Lena Strobl


DLT 2023 proceedings will be published in the Springer LNCS series.


The conference will be held at Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. For more information, see https://dltwords2023.cs.umu.se.


MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)
Department of Computing Science, Umeå University
Umeå municipality, Region Västerbotten and Umeå University