Language Theory in Biocomputing
A satellite workshop of the
Sixth International Conference on UNCONVENTIONAL COMPUTATION, UC'07
August 13 - 17, 2007, Kingston, Canada

Call for Papers:
Special Issue of International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science

We will edit a special issue of International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science (IJFCS) that is devoted to topics of the workshop. Submissions to the special issue should be prepared in IJFCS style and have length at most 16 pages. All submissions (both papers presented at the workshop and new papers) will undergo refereeing according to usual IJFCS standards.

Submissions to the special issue can be sent in Postscript or PDF format by November 30, 2007 to

Please send the submission to both above email addresses.

The Workshop

The UC'07 conference will take place August 13 - 17, 2007, in Kingston, Canada. The satellite workshop Language Theory in Biocomputing will be held on August 15, 2007.

A one-page call for papers (PDF).


The theme of the workshop is applications of formal language theory in biocomputing. The workshop solicits new work on the relationships between formal language theory and biocomputing and the uses of formal language theory and automata in modelling biological processes.

The topics include, but are not limited to:

Program committee

Submission instructions

Authors are invited to submit an electronic version (Postscript or PDF) by April 20, 2007 (NEW DATE) to

Please send the submission to both above email addresses. A paper should begin with the title, each author's name, affiliation, and e-mail address, and a one-paragraph summary of the results and ideas. The paper should provide sufficient detail to allow the Program Committee to evaluate its validity, quality, and relevance to the workshop. The paper should be at most twelve (12) pages long using 11-point font with ample margins. If appropriate, proof details omitted in the paper may be added in an appendix.

The program committee members are allowed to submit papers. Papers submitted by the program committee members will be handled separately by the program committee co-chairs.

The pre-proceedings will be available during the workshop. Extended versions of selected papers from the workshop will be solicited for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science.

At least one author of each paper accepted to the workshop is expected to register to UC'07. There is no separate registration fee for the workshop.


Contact Address

Kai Salomaa
School of Computing, Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6

Last updated: 5 March 2007