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DCFS 2015 - Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems
Thu, 06/25/2015 - Sat, 06/27/2015
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DCFS 2015 - Waterloo, Ontario, Canada - June 25-27 2015

Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems

DCFS 2015 will be held in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada on June 25-27 2015. It will be preceded by a 1-day conference in honour of the 80th birthday of Janusz (John) Brzozowski, June 24 2015.

The workshop is organized by the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It is the 17th workshop in a series running annually since 1999.

You can submit a paper here. The papers are limited to 12 pages and should be prepared using the LNCS style.

Program Committee

  • Rusins Freivalds (Riga, Latvia)
  • Yo-Sub Han (Seoul, Korea)
  • Markus Holzer (Giessen, Germany)
  • Artur Jeż (Saarbrucken, Germany and Wrocław, Poland)
  • Galina Jirásková (Kosice, Slovak Republic)
  • Lila Kari (London, Ontario, Canada)
  • Manfred Kufleitner (Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Hing Leung (Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA)
  • Ian McQuillan (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • Nelma Moreira (Porto, Portugal)
  • Alexander Okhotin (Turku, Finland), co-chair
  • Jean-Eric Pin (Paris, France)
  • Daniel Reidenbach (Loughborough, England, UK)
  • Kai Salomaa (Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
  • Jeffrey Shallit (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), co-chair

Important Dates

  • March 1 2015: submission of papers
  • March 15 2015: notification of decisions
  • April 1 2015: final copy due
  • June 24 2015: one-day conference in honor of Janusz (John) Brzozowski
  • June 25-27 2015: DCFS 2015


To register, go here.



Please make your own housing arrangements. If you choose to stay on campus (which is the most inexpensive and convenient choice) you can register through the link above. Otherwise please visit here for other housing suggestions.


Getting Here

Waterloo, Ontario is served by air, rail, bus, and road. Be sure to tell the travel agent you are going to Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and not Waterloo, Iowa, USA!

Air: Region of Waterloo International Airport is a small airport with service from Chicago and Calgary, and is about 20 minutes from the University. Most travelers will fly instead to Pearson International Airport in Toronto. From Pearson Airways Transit offers door-to-door service from the airport to the University and any hotel in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. You should reserve in advance. Trips take about 60-90 minutes.

Other possibilities for air travel include John C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton, Ontario (about 1 hour from campus), with flights from Calgary, Orlando, and Miami; Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport in downtown Toronto, with flights from Newark, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, and many Canadian cities; and Buffalo-Niagara International Airport in Buffalo, NY. If you choose the last option, remember that Canadian residents cannot rent a car in the US and drive into Canada with it!

Train: Both Go Transit and Via Rail offer infrequent service between Toronto and Kitchener. From the Kitchener train station one can take a taxi to the University or to local hotels.

Bus: Greyhound offers about 15 buses a day between Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo.


Local Arrangements Committee

(Under construction)


  • Hamoon Mousavi, University of Waterloo
  • Kai Salomaa, Queen's University
  • Jeffrey Shallit, University of Waterloo, chair

Local Attractions


As in previous years, the proceedings will be published by Springer in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.



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