A Half Century of Automata Theory

A Half Century of Automata Theory

by Arto Salomaa
     
 

ISBN-10: 9810245904

ISBN-13: 9789810245900

Pub. Date: 10/29/2001

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

This volume gathers lectures by 8 distinguished pioneers of automata theory, including two Turing Award winners. In each contribution, the early developments of automata theory are reminisced about and future directions are suggested. Although some of the contributions go into rather intriguing technical details, most of the book is accessible to a wide audience

Overview

This volume gathers lectures by 8 distinguished pioneers of automata theory, including two Turing Award winners. In each contribution, the early developments of automata theory are reminisced about and future directions are suggested. Although some of the contributions go into rather intriguing technical details, most of the book is accessible to a wide audience interested in the progress of the age of computers.The book is a must for professionals in theoretical computer science and related areas of mathematics. For students in these areas it provides an exceptionally deep view at the beginning of the new millennium.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789810245900
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/29/2001
Pages:
164

Table of Contents

Prefacev
Hazard Algebras (Extended Abstract)1
Undecidability and Incompleteness Results in Automata Theory21
Automata Theory: Its Past and Future37
Forty Years of Formal Power Series in Automata Theory49
Playing Infinite Games in Finite Time73
Gene Assembly in Ciliates: Computing by Folding and Recombination93
Compositions over a Finite Domain: From Completeness to Synchronizable Automata131
AppendixBrief Biographies of the Authors145

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