Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems

13th International Workshop, DCFS 2011, Gießen/Limburg, Germany, July 25-27, 2011. Proceedings

  • Markus Holzer
  • Martin Kutrib
  • Giovanni Pighizzini

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6808)

Table of contents

  1. Regular Papers

    1. Andreas Malcher, Carlo Mereghetti, Beatrice Palano
      Pages 248-260
    2. Xiaoxue Piao, Kai Salomaa
      Pages 261-274
    3. Shankara Narayanan Krishna, Gabriel Ciobanu
      Pages 275-288
    4. Sherzod Turaev, Jürgen Dassow, Mohd Hasan Selamat
      Pages 289-300
  2. Back Matter

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Workshop of Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems 2011, held in Limburg, Germany, in July 2011. The 21 revised full papers presented together with 4 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 54 submissions. The topics covered are 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, modeling of natural languages); nature-motivated (bio-inspired) architectures and unconventional models of computing; Kolmogorov complexity.


automata theory complexity theory decidability theory formal language theory formal methods grammar systems verification

Editors and affiliations

  • Markus Holzer
    • 1
  • Martin Kutrib
    • 2
  • Giovanni Pighizzini
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für InformatikUniversität GiessenGiessenGermany
  2. 2.Institut für InformatikUniversität GießenGießenGermany
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Informatica e ComunicazioneUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-22599-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-22600-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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