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Descriptional Complexity of
Formal Systems (DCFS)

Welcome to the Web Pages of DCFS

DCFS is an annual international working conference concerning the descriptional complexity of formal systems and structures (and its applications). Topics of interest are related to all aspects of descriptional complexity, including, but not limited to

  • automata, grammars, languages and related systems, various measures and modes of operations (e.g., determinism and nondeterminism)
  • trade-offs between computational models and/or operations
  • succinctness of description of (finite) objects
  • state explosion-like phenomena
  • circuit complexity of Boolean functions and related measures
  • resource-bounded or structure-bounded environments
  • frontiers between decidability and undecidability
  • universality and reversibility
  • structural complexity
  • formal systems for applications (e.g., software reliability, software and hardware testing, modelling of natural languages)
  • nature-motivated (bio-inspired) architectures and unconventional models of computing
  • Kolmogorov complexity

DCFS 2020

  • DCFS 2020 was expected to be organized by Rudolf Freund at the TU Wien, but had to be canceled as an event with the participants meeting in person due to the development of the crisis caused by the Corona virus.
  • To allow researchers in the area of descriptional complexity to still present their recent results in some form, the DCFS steering committee decided to prepare a volume, collecting papers which will be selected by a committee after a standard review process.
  • The volume will be published in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

The next DCFS conferences will take place at the following locations:

Andreas Malcher, 23.03.2020