Thursday, November 5, 2009

[DMANET] Call For Papers New Book Series - Mathematics, Computing, Language, and Life: Frontiers in Mathematical Linguistics and Language Theory (MCLLFMLLT)

Mathematics, Computing, Language, and Life: Frontiers in Mathematical
Linguistics and Language Theory
ISSN: 2042-1044


Carlos Martin-Vide (Rovira i Virgili University)

Language theory, as originated from Chomsky's seminal work in the
fifties last century and in parallel to Turing-inspired automata theory,
was first applied to natural language syntax within the context of the
first unsuccessful attempts to achieve reliable machine translation
prototypes. After this, the theory proved to be very valuable in the
study of programming languages and the theory of computing.

In the last 15-20 years, language and automata theory has experienced
quick theoretical developments as a consequence of the emergence of new
interdisciplinary domains and also as the result of demands for
application to a number of disciplines, most notably: natural language
processing, computational biology, natural computing, programming, and
artificial intelligence.

The series will collect recent research on either foundational or
applied issues, and is addressed to graduate students as well as to
post-docs and academics.

A. Theory: language and automata theory, combinatorics on words,
descriptional and computational complexity, semigroups, graphs and graph
transformation, trees, computability
B. Natural language processing: mathematics of natural language
processing, finite-state technology, languages and logics, parsing,
transducers, text algorithms, web text retrieval
C. Artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and programming:
patterns, pattern matching and pattern recognition, models of concurrent
systems, Petri nets, models of pictures, fuzzy languages, grammatical
inference and algorithmic learning, language-based cryptography, data
and image compression, automata for system analysis and program verification
D. Bio-inspired computing and natural computing: cellular automata,
symbolic neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, genetic algorithms,
DNA computing, molecular computing, biomolecular nanotechnology, circuit
theory, quantum computing, chemical and optical computing, models of
artificial life
E. Bioinformatics: mathematical biology, string and combinatorial issues
in computational biology and bioinformatics, mathematical evolutionary
genomics, language processing of biological sequences, digital libraries

In a natural way, the series may have an advisory board consisting of
one scholar (or more) for each of the five sub-areas. The connections of
this broad interdisciplinary field with other areas include:
computational linguistics, knowledge engineering, theoretical computer
science, software science, molecular biology, etc.

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be
currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All submission
will be subjected to review and approval by the series editor.

You may send one copy in the form of a formatted Word or PDF file
attached to an e-mail to the series editor.

Please include in the subject of your submission the title of the
chapter. (or the title of the book proposal)


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