12–16 Aug 2024
Alte Mensa
Europe/Berlin timezone


The 28th International Conference on Developments in Language Theory (DLT 2024) 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. The conference will be held in conjunction with the 14th International Workshop on Non-Classical Models of Automata and Applications (NCMA 2024) in Göttingen, Germany.


To be announced.

Invited Speakers

Laura Ciobanu (Edinburgh, UK)
Pawel Gawrychowski (Wroclaw, Poland)
Sandra Kiefer (Oxford, UK)
Martin Kutrib (Gießen, Germany), unifying speaker with NCMA 2024.

Important Dates:

Deadline for paper submission: 8 March 2024
Notification: 3 May 2024
Final Version: 17 May 2024
DLT 2024: 12-16 August 2024

Submission guidelines:

The proceedings of DLT 2024 will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (Springer). Please submit your paper here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dlt2024. Submitted papers should not exceed 12 pages excluding bibliography, the title page (containing only the title, authors, affiliations, abstract), and a potential appendix (see below), and must follow the LNCS-style LaTex2e (available at https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines). Proofs omitted due to space constraints should be put into an appendix, to be read by the program committee members at their discretion.

Salomaa Prize:

The Developments in Language Theory (DLT) Symposium has decided to create a prize to be awarded during the DLT conference. The Salomaa Prize is named to honour the scientific achievements and influence of Academician Arto Salomaa, a founder of the DLT symposium. The prize consists of a diploma and 2000 euros, funded by the University of Turku, Finland, the home university of Arto Salomaa. The Salomaa Prize 2024 will be awarded during the DLT 2024 conference.

List of Topics:

  • 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
  • computational linguistics and natural language processing
  • 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


Program Committee:

  • Marie-Pierre Béal
  • Joel Day (chair)
  • Dora Giammarresi
  • Yo-Sub Han
  • Mika Hirvensalo
  • Markus Holzer
  • Tomohiro I
  • Zsuzsanna Liptak
  • Florin Manea (chair)
  • Sebastian Maneth
  • Ian McQuillan
  • Robert Mercas
  • Cyril Nicaud
  • Svetlana Puzynina
  • Daniel Reidenbach
  • Arseny Shur
  • Manon Stipulanti
  • Bianca Truthe
  • Mikhail Volkov
  • Markus Whiteland
  • Georg Zetzsche




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