Journal of Automata, Languages and Combinatorics

Journal of Information Processing and Cybernetics /
Elektronische Informationsverarbeitung und Kybernetik

Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg


Edited by

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Dassow at Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

Advisory Board

V. Bruyère (Mons, Belgium)
M. Droste (Leipzig, Germany)
P. Gastin (Cachan, France)
D.T. Huynh (Richardson, U.S.A.)
M. Ito (Kyoto, Japan)
J. Karhumäki (Turku, Finland)
H.-J. Kreowski (Bremen, Germany)   
W. Kuich (Vienna, Austria)
M. Mohri (New York, USA)
Gh. Păun (Bucharest, Romania)
P. Prusinkiewicz (Calgary, Canada)
A. Restivo (Palermo, Italy)
G. Rozenberg (Leiden, The Netherlands)
H.J. Shyr (Taichung, Taiwan)
L. Staiger (Halle/Saale, Germany)

Technical Editor

B. Reichel (Magdeburg)

Aims and Scope

"Journal of Automata, Languages and Combinatorics" is a forum for research in all areas of the field, from theory to applications and relations to other subjects. Particular attention is given to
grammatical methods for generation of sets of words, graphs, arrays, pictures, higher dimensional and infinite objects, etc. (including the classical grammars of the Chomsky hierarchy, Lindenmayer systems and their variations, graph grammars, etc.); automata as acceptors of languages of words, graphs, etc.; decision problems; efficient algorithms for solving problems concerning languages, grammars and automata; algebraic properties of automata and languages; combinatorial properties of words, sequences of words, sets of words, etc.; codes as languages; estimations of parameters of codes; relations of languages and automata to complexity theory, logics, etc.; trace languages; Petri net languages; formal models for concurrent processes; applications of formal languages and automata to programming languages, natural languages, biology, etc.; combinatorics, graph theory, discrete mathematics in relation with problems of theoretical computer science.
"Journal of Automata, Languages and Combinatorics" publishes original articles as well as special issues with selected papers of conferences in the field. Occasionally special issues will be dedicated to a particular topic.

Editorial Office

Fakultät für Informatik
Postfach 4120
D-39016 Magdeburg
Phone: +49 391 67-12851
Fax:    +49 391 67-11250
E-mail: office at jalc dot de


Language of Publication: English
1 volume per year,
(4 issues, approx. 300 pp. yearly),
170 mm x 240 mm,
annual list of contents,
ISSN 1430-189X

Prices per Volume

For institutions: 71.50 Euro per volume,
For private persons: 56.00 Euro per volume,
(All prices include postage handling.)


The "Journal of Automata, Languages and Combinatorics" can directly be ordered from the Editorial Office.


Authors are asked to electronically submit manuscripts as a PostScript file to the Editorial Office or directly to a member of the Advisory Board.

The papers should be written in English and should contain an abstract, keywords and the full addresses of all authors.

Here are some instructions for preparing the camera ready version of the final version of a submission. The authors are asked to use LaTeX in combination with the sty-file jalc.sty and the bibtex sty-file jalc.bst . As an example for using it here is the Latex-source of the instructions.

All papers will be acknowledged and refereed. Authors of published papers will be provided with 20 free reprints.

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Contents of published numbers

Volume (Year) by issue by author special issues including
All Issues  
1 (1996)  
2 (1997)  
3 (1998)  
4 (1999)  
5 (2000) MFCS 1998, DCAGRS 1999
6 (2001) DCAGRS 2000
7 (2002) Logic and Algebra for Concurrency 2000, DCAGRS 2001
8 (2003) WATA 2002, Combinatorial Algorithms 2002
9 (2004) DCFS 2002
10 (2005) WATA 2004, Prague Stringology Conference 2003
11 (2006) Security Analysis of Systems: Formalisms and Tools 2004, Membran Computing
12 (2007) DCFS 2005, WATA 2006
13 (2008)  
14 (2009) 65th Birthday of Detlef Wotschke
15 (2010) DCFS 2009
16 (2011) 60th Birthday of Friedrich Otto
17 (2012) DCFS 2012
18 (2013)  
19 (2014) Birthday of Erzsébet Csuhaj-Varjú
20 (2015)

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