The series of International Conferences Developments in Language Theory provides a forum for presenting current developments in formal languages and automata. Its scope is very general and includes, among others, the following topics and areas: combinatorial and algebraic properties of words and languages; grammars, acceptors and transducers for strings, trees, graphs, arrays; algebraic theories for automata and languages; codes; efficient text algorithms; symbolic dynamics; decision problems; relationships to complexity theory and logic; picture description and analysis; polyominoes and bidimensional patterns; cryptography; concurrency; cellular automata; bio-inspired computing; quantum computing.
The first Developments in Language Theory (DLT) conference was organized by G. Rozenberg and A. Salomaa in
Since 1993, the DLT conferences were held in every odd year:
Since 2001, a DLT conference takes place in Europe in every odd year and outside Europe in every even year. The locations of DLT conferences since 2002 were: