Latin American Theoretical Informatics - LATIN '2004
			   Call for Papers
			   April 5--9, 2004
		       Buenos Aires, Argentina

Latin American Theoretical Informatics (LATIN) was launched in 1992 to
foster interaction between the Latin-American computer scientists and
computer scientists around the world. This is the sixth in the series,
after Sao Paulo, Brasil (1992), Valparaiso, Chile (1995), Campinas,
Brasil (1998), Punta del Este, Uruguay (2000) and Cancun, Mexico
(2002). The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag, in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series.  We expect to publish a
selection of the papers in a special issue of a prestigious

Papers presenting original research in all areas of theoretical
computer science are sought. Topics of interest include (but are not
limited to):

- Algorithms and data structures,
- Automata and formal languages,
- Coding, combinatorics and graph theory,
- Complexity theory,
- Computability,
- Computational biology,
- Computational geometry,
- Cryptography and security,
- Databases and information retrieval,
- The Internet and the web,
- Logic, rewriting, programming theory and semantics,
- Machine learning,
- Parallel and distributed computing,
- Quantum computing,
- Verification and theorem proving.

Important dates (strict deadlines):

Submission of papers:		September 15, 2003 before 11:55 PM GMT.


All electronic submissions must be in postscript, and capable of being
previewed by ghostview. Accepted papers will be asked to be prepared
using the LNCS style files in standard LaTeX. The cover page should

1. Title,
2. Authors and affiliation,
3. Postal and e-mail address of the contact author,
4. A brief abstract describing the work, and
5. If there is a student coauthor, indicate who is he/she at the
    bottom of the brief abstract, in boldface.

Submission should be in English, no longer than 12 pages on
letter-size paper using at least 11-point font.  Instructions for
electronic submissions can be found at the conference Web page.

Invited Speakers




In order to increase the attendance of students a limited number of
scholarships covering local expenses will be available. To apply send
a letter to <a href="mailto:fidel@info.unlp.edu.ar">Pablo
E. Mart\'inez L\'opez</a> with a description of your interests and
status, and the name and email address of one reference. The courses
will start a day before the main part of the conference, on April 4th.

Program Committee

Martin Farach-Colton (Chair)	Rutgers University, USA
Michael Bender			SUNY Stony Brook, USA
Gerth Brodal			University of Aarhus, Denmark
Fabian Chudak			ETH, Switzerland
Mary Cryan			University of Leeds, UK
Pedro D'Argenio			Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina
David Fernandez-Baca		Iowa State University, USA
John Iacono			Polytechnic University, USA
Paolo Ferragina			Universit\'a di Pisa, Italy
Juan A. Garay			Bell Labs, USA
Claudio Gutierrez		Universidad de Chile
Bruce Kapron			University of Victoria, Canada
Valerie King			University of Victoria, Canada
Marcos Kiwi    			Universidad de Chile
Sulamita Klein			Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Eduardo Sany Laber 		PUC-Rio, Brazil
Stefan Langerman		Universit\'e Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Alejandro Lopez-Ortiz		University of Waterloo, Canada
Moshe Lewenstein    		Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Pablo E. Mart\'inez L\'opez	Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
S. Muthukrishnan		Rutgers University and AT\&T Labs, USA
Sergio Rajsbaum			Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Andrea Richa			Arizona State University, USA
Gadiel Seroussi			HP Labs, USA
Alistair Sinclair		UC Berkeley, USA
Danny Sleator			Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Conference Location

Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and one of the world's great
cities.  Its attractions are those of a major cosmopolitan center:
architecture, night-life, restaurants, theater, music, and flaneurism.

The conference will be held in the <a 
Elevage</a> in the heart of Buenos Aires.

Please send any inquires to
<a href="mailto:fidel@info.unlp.edu.ar">Pablo E. Mart\'inez L\'opez</a>,
including questions regarding
accommodation, visa procedures and registration.

Pablo E. Mart\'inez L\'opez (Chair)	Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Eduardo Bonelli	     			Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Carlos Diuk  				Universidad de Buenos Aires
Santiago Figueira			Universidad de Buenos Aires
Mat\'ias Menni,				Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Carlos Lopez Pombo			Universidad de Buenos Aires