25th International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science

STACS 2008

Call for papers

STACS 2008

25th International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science
February 21 - 23, 2008
Bordeaux, France


The submission deadline has been extended to September the 17th.


Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished research on theoretical aspects of computer science. Typical areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Algorithms and data structures, including: parallel and distributed algorithms, computational geometry, cryptography, algorithmic learning theory;
  • Automata and formal languages;
  • Computational and structural complexity;
  • Logic in computer science, including: semantics, specification, and verification of programs, rewriting and deduction;
  • Current challenges, for example: biological computing, quantum computing, mobile and net computing.


Authors are invited to submit a draft of a full paper with at most 12 pages (STACS style or similar - e.g. LaTeX article style 11pt a4paper). The title page must contain a classification of the topic covered, preferably using the list of topics above. The paper should contain a succinct statement of the issues and of their motivation, a summary of the main results, and a brief explanation of their significance, accessible to non-specialist readers. Proofs omitted due to space constraints must be put into an appendix to be read by the program committee members at their discretion. Submissions deviating from these guidelines risk rejection. Electronic submissions should be formatted in postscript or pdf.

Simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings is not allowed.

Important Dates

Deadline for submissions:September 17, 2007 12:00 (noon European time=GMT + 2)
Notification to authors: December 2, 2007
Final version: December 23, 2007
STACS 2008: February 21-23, 2008


Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the Symposium. For the first time, these proceedings will take the form of an archive in an open access electronic repository, guaranteeing perennial, free and easy electronic access, while the authors will retain the rights over their work. With their submission, authors consent to sign a license authorizing the program committee chairs to organise the electronic publication of their paper if it is accepted. Further details are available on www.stacs-conf.org and on the conference website stacs08.labri.fr. Participants to the conference will have the option of receiving a printed version of the proceedings.