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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 33rd International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, MFCS 2008, held in Torun, Poland, in August 2008.
The 45 revised full papers presented together with 5 invited lectures were carefully reviewed and selected from 119 submissions. All current aspects in theoretical computer science and its mathematical foundations are addressed, ranging from algorithmic game theory, algorithms and data structures, artificial intelligence, automata and formal languages, bioinformatics, complexity, concurrency and petrinets, cryptography and security, logic and formal specifications, models of computations, parallel and distributed computing, semantics and verification.
Invited Papers.- One Useful Logic That Defines Its Own Truth.- On Synchronous and Asynchronous Interaction in Distributed Systems.- A Robust Class of Regular Languages.- Deterministic Models of Communication Faults.- Algebraic Graph Algorithms.- Contributed Papers.- Question/Answer Games on Towers and Pyramids.- The Maximum Independent Set Problem in Planar Graphs.- When Ignorance Helps: Graphical Multicast Cost Sharing Games.- Shortest Synchronizing Strings for Huffman Codes.- Optimizing Conjunctive Queries over Trees Using Schema Information.- Clustering with Partial Information.- Reoptimization of the Metric Deadline TSP.- On the Shortest Linear Straight-Line Program for Computing Linear Forms.- Flip Algorithm for Segment Triangulations.- Computing Sharp 2-Factors in Claw-Free Graphs.- A 6/5-Approximation Algorithm for the Maximum 3-Cover Problem.- Positional Strategies for Higher-Order Pushdown Parity Games.- Arthur and Merlin as Oracles.- A Decision Problem for Ultimately Periodic Sets in Non-standard Numeration Systems.- Regional Languages and Tiling: A Unifying Approach to Picture Grammars.- On a Special Class of Primitive Words.- Complexity of Data Tree Patterns over XML Documents.- A PTAS for the Sparsest Spanners Problem on Apex-Minor-Free Graphs.- Computational Complexity of Perfect-Phylogeny-Related Haplotyping Problems.- Sincere-Strategy Preference-Based Approval Voting Broadly Resists Control.- Reversal-Bounded Counter Machines Revisited.- Iterative Compression and Exact Algorithms.- Complexity and Limiting Ratio of Boolean Functions over Implication.- Succinctness of Regular Expressions with Interleaving, Intersection and Counting.- Nilpotency and Limit Sets of Cellular Automata.- A Note on k-Colorability of P 5-Free Graphs.- Combinatorial Bounds and Algorithmic Aspects of Image Matching under Projective Transformations.- Lower Bounds for Syntactically Multilinear Algebraic Branching Programs.- Periodicity and Immortality in Reversible Computing.- Step-Out Ring Signatures.- The Height of Factorization Forests.- Arithmetic Circuits, Syntactic Multilinearity, and the Limitations of Skew Formulae.- Smoothed Analysis of Binary Search Trees and Quicksort under Additive Noise.- From—-Calculus to Universal Algebra and Back.- A Complete Axiomatic System for a Process-Based Spatial Logic.- Voronoi Games on Cycle Graphs.- Colouring Random Empire Trees.- A Random Oracle Does Not Help Extract the Mutual Information.- Approximating Independent Set and Coloring in Random Uniform Hypergraphs.- A New Upper Bound for Max-2-SAT: A Graph-Theoretic Approach.- Directed Percolation Arising in Shastic Cellular Automata Analysis.- Resolution Width and Cutting Plane Rank Are Incomparable.- On the Decidability of Bounded Valuedness for Transducers.- Monadic Second Order Logic on Graphs with Local Cardinality Constraints.- Short Proofs of Strong Normalization.