I am writing a research paper, which describes some properties about finite automata. It also provides a couple of algorithms that can measure some aspects of the properties.

Could you point out some related conferences that this topic can well fit? And how good they are?

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    $\begingroup$ possible duplicate of List of TCS conferences and workshops $\endgroup$
    – Kaveh
    Commented Feb 7, 2014 at 16:42
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    $\begingroup$ Your question is too imprecise. What kind of finite automata are you considering (deterministic or not, one or two ways, with or without output, working on finite words, infinite words, trees, etc.)? Do your automata occur in a specific context (verification, learning, linguistics, etc.)? What kind of properties are you interested in? $\endgroup$
    – J.-E. Pin
    Commented Feb 8, 2014 at 11:01
  • $\begingroup$ @j-e-pin is right. Context matters. I would suggest the Southeastern Conference but the deadline was 5 days ago. math.fau.edu/cgtc $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 10, 2014 at 17:33

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The main conferences where automata are among the main topics are ICALP, LICS, STACS, CSL, MFCS, FSTTCS.

If you feel your paper is not strong enough for these conferences (which accept about a quarter of the papers that are sent each year), you can send to conferences which are a little less exigeant.

The ICALP submission deadline is soon (in a week), after this the next in the list is FSTTCS I believe.

These conferences are all european (except FSTTCS from India), it seems that automata are less popular in USA, but it might be that your results interest some people at STOC or FOCS.

  • $\begingroup$ What about CIAA ? $\endgroup$
    – Olf
    Commented Feb 7, 2014 at 16:27
  • $\begingroup$ didn't know this one, the list I gave might not be complete. What is the approximate level? $\endgroup$
    – Denis
    Commented Feb 7, 2014 at 16:30
  • $\begingroup$ it seems to be about implementation and application, so not too much on the theoretical side. $\endgroup$
    – Denis
    Commented Feb 7, 2014 at 16:32
  • $\begingroup$ It is written "The CIAA conferences concern research on all aspects of implementation and application of automata and related structures, including theoretical aspects. " $\endgroup$
    – Olf
    Commented Feb 7, 2014 at 16:34
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    $\begingroup$ Actually CIAA is ranked B. There is a different conference, with the same acronym, that is ranked C. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 19, 2014 at 13:36

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