New Salomaa Prize for Automata Theory and Formal Languages – Call for Nominations
The international Developments in Language Theory (DLT) Conference focusing on formal languages, automata theory, and related topics has decided to create the Salomaa Prize, which is awarded for the first time this year. The Prize is given to a researcher who has advanced automata theory, and it is named after Academician Arto Salomaa, a long-time Professor of Mathematics at the University of Turku as well as the founder of the DLT Conference.
Arto Salomaa at Dobogókő, Hungary on 18 May 2005.
Arto Salomaa is a Finnish mathematician, who was the Professor of Mathematics at the University of Turku for over three decades in 1966-1999. He is considered to be one of the founders of the automata theory. Foundations of automata theory was laid down in 1950s. Since then the theory has become a mature scientific discipline and it is often seen as a cornerstone of theoretical computer science.
The international Developments in Language Theory (DLT) Conference created the Prize and the Chair of its committee is Professor Juhani Karhumäki. DLT is the leading scientific conference in automata theory in the world.
– Professor Salomaa was one of the founders of the Conference and it is natural that the Prize is named after him. The award is given to a distinguished researcher on their achievements on automata theory and related topics. The achievement could be a single article, a series of articles, or a broader impact on the theory. The Prize has received a warm welcome in the scientific community, says Professor Karhumäki.
The Prize consists of a diploma and €2,000 funded by the University of Turku. The call for nominations is open for all and the Prize Committee selects the winner. In addition to Karhumäki, the Prize Committee includes Dominique Perrin (University of Marne la Vallée, France) and Mikhail Volkov (Ural Federal University, Russia).
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