This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 21st International
Conference on Implementation and Application of Automata, CIAA 2016,
held in Seoul, South Korea, in July 2016.
The 26 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from
49 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics including characterizations of automata, computing distances between strings and languages, implementations of
automata and experiments, enhanced regular expressions, and complexity analysis.