The AFL conferences cover all aspects of automata and formal languages, including theory and applications. The conference series was initiated by Prof. István Peák (1936-1989). He organized the AFL conferences in 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1988 and started the organization of AFL’90. These conferences were all held in the hills around Salgótarján. In 1986 and 1988, the title of the conference was Automata, Languages and Programming Systems. Since the untimely death of Prof. István Peák, the AFL conferences have been organized in every third year. Professors András Ádám and Pál Dömösi took the lead in the continuation of the series. In 1990, 1993, and 1996, three more “Salgótarján conferences” took place. Nowadays a Steering Committee takes care of the continuation of the AFL series. The last conferences of the series were held in Vasszécsény (1999), Debrecen (2002), Dobogókő (AFL’05), Balatonfüred (AFL 2008), Debrecen (AFL’11), and Szeged (AFL 2014). In 2017, the conference is organized by the Faculty of Informatics of the University of Debrecen, and the Faculty of Informatics of the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest.
- András Ádám (Budapest, honorary chair) István Babcsányi (Budapest) Erzsébet Csuhaj-Varjú (Budapest) Pál Dömösi (Debrecen, chair) Zoltán Fülöp (Szeged) László Hunyadvári (Budapest) László Kászonyi (Szombathely) Attila Nagy (Budapest) György Vaszil (Debrecen) - Steereng Comitee
- Francine Blanchet-Sadri (Greensboro) Victor Bovdi (Al Ain) Erzsébet Csuhaj-Varjú (Budapest, co-chair) Jürgen Dassow (Magdeburg) Pál Dömösi (Debrecen, co-chair) Henning Fernau (Trier) Zoltán Fülöp (Szeged) Viliam Geffert (Kosice) Marian Gheorghe (Bradford) Oscar H. Ibarra (Santa Barbara, CA) Szabolcs Iván (Szeged) Galina Jirasková (Kosice) Juhani Karhumäki (Turku) Alica Kelemenová (Opava) Miklós Krész (Szeged) Martin Kutrib (Giessen) György Maróti (Veszprém) Alexander Meduna (Brno) Victor Mitrana (Bucharest, Madrid) Andreas Maletti (Stuttgart) Benedek Nagy (Famagusta) Chrystopher Nehaniv (Hertfordshire) Friedrich Otto (Kassel) Gheorghe Păun (Bucharest) Giovanni Pighizzini (Milano) Agustín Riscos-Núñez (Sevilla) Jeffrey Shallit (Waterloo, Canada) Petr Sosík (Opava) Bianca Truthe (Giessen) György Vaszil (Debrecen, co-chair) Laurent Vuillon (Chambéry) Claudio Zandron (Milano) - Program Comittee
- Paola Bonizzoni (Università di Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy) Henning Bordihn (University of Potsdam, Germany) Szilárd Zsolt Fazekas (Akita University, Japan) José M. Sempere (Technical University of Valencia, Spain) Akihiro Yamamura (Akita University, Japan) - Invited Speekers
The proceedings is published as volume 252 in the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science series. The complete volume can also be obtained as a single PDF file.