The 22nd International Conference on Developments in Language Theory (DLT 2018) will be held in Tokyo, Japan on September 10-14th, 2018. The conference is organized by Algorithmic “Oritatami” Self-Assembly Lab, The University of Electro-Communications (UEC) as part of UEC 100th Anniversary Commemorative Event.


The 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

A poster is ready for DLT2018!

Its pdf file can be downloaded by clicking the thumbnail below.

The following workshop will be held in Kyoto, Japan one week before DLT2018 in honor of Masami Ito’s 77th birthday and Pál Dömösi’s 75th birthday.


DLT2018 will take place one month after

  • DCFS 2018 The 19th International Conference on Descriptional Complexity, Halifax/Nova Scotia, Canada, July 25 – 27, 2018,
  • CIAA 2018 23rd International Conference on Implementation and Applications of Automata
    Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada July 30-August 2, 2018

Conference proceedings is planned to be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Extended versions of selected papers from the proceedings will appear in a special issue of the International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science (IJFCS).

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Invited speakers

  • Tomohiro I
  • Bakhadyr Khoussainov
  • Dominique Perrin
  • Marinella Sciortino
  • Andrew Winslow
  • Alexander Okhotin


  • TBA