Call for Papers

First Call for Papers

Latin American Theoretical INformatics (LATIN 2012)
April 16–20, 2012, Arequipa, Peru

A series of Symposia in Theoretical Computer Science was launched in 1992, to be held in Latin America: LATIN (Latin American Theoretical INformatics). This is the tenth event of the series, after Sao Paulo, Brazil (1992), Valparaiso, Chile (1995), Campinas, Brazil (1998), Punta del Este, Uruguay (2000), Cancun, Mexico (2002), Buenos Aires, Argentina (2004), Valdivia, Chile (2006), Buzios, Brazil (2008), and Oaxaca, Mexico (2010).

Submission of papers in all areas of theoretical computer science is hereby solicited, including (but not limited to): algorithms (approximation, online, randomized, algorithmic game theory, etc.), automata theory and formal languages, coding theory and data compression, combinatorics and graph theory, complexity theory, computational algebra, computational biology, computational geometry, computational number theory, databases and information retrieval, data structures, Internet and the web, machine learning, mathematical programming, parallel and distributed computing, pattern matching, quantum computing, random structures, scientific computing.

Proceedings containing the accepted extended abstracts will be published by Springer-Verlag, in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.


Submission. Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract in English no longer than 12 pages (including the bibliography) on letter-size paper using at least 11-point font in Springer LNCS format. Additional necessary details must be included in a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the discretion of the program committee.

Instructions for electronic submissions will be posted at the conference web site,


Location. Arequipa is Peru’s second largest city, with a population of over 900,000. It is located 1,020 kilometers southeast of Lima, at 2,230 meters above sea level, and is surrounded by mountains, most notably the Misti volcano. The weather is sunny year-round, warm during the day and cool at night. Arequipa is an important center of Peruvian arts and culture. Its downtown area, with buildings made of white volcanic rock blending native and Spanish styles, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Among the attractions within easy reach is the Colca canyon, one of the world’s deepest. Southern Peru has many points of interest, including the Cusco region (famous, among other things, for Machu Picchu), the Nazca lines, and the Altiplano. Peru’s cuisine is world-renowned, and Arequipa occupies a special place in Peruvian gastronomy. The conference web site will contain travel and local information, contacts, and other useful facts.


Contact. David Fernández-Baca, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .