of Automata and
Many non-classical models of automata and grammar-like structures are the natural objects of theoretical computer science. They are studied from different points of view in various areas, both as theoretical concepts and as formal models for applications. The aim of the workshops on "Non-Classical Models of Automata and Applications" is to provide an opportunity for researchers who work on different aspects of classical and non-classical models of automata and grammars to exchange and develop novel ideas.
The first workshop on Non-Classical Models of Automata and Applications, NCMA 2009, was held in Wroclaw, Poland, in 2009 as a satellite event of FCT 2009, sponsored by the AutoMathA project of the European Science Foundation (ESF). The second workshop, NCMA 2010, was held in Jena, Germany, as an associated workshop of the Conference on Membrane Computing (CMC 2010). Since 2011, the NCMA workshops have been organized as stand-alone events, NCMA 2011 in Milan, Italy, NCMA 2012 in Fribourg, Switzerland, NCMA 2013 in Umeå, Sweden, NCMA 2014 in Kassel, NCMA 2015 in Porto, Portugal, and NCMA 2016 in Debrecen, Hungary.
The next NCMA, NCMA 2017, will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, from August 17 to 18, 2017. The preliminary web-page can be found here.
The proceedings of all NCMA workshops have been published in the series firstname.lastname@example.org, and special volumes of Fundamenta Informaticae and of RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications have appeared or are in the process of being published.