Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): grammars, acceptors and transducers for strings, trees, graphs, arrays, etc., algebraic theories for automata and languages, combinatorial properties of words and languages, formal power series, decision problems, efficient algorithms for automata and languages, relations to complexity theory and logic, picture description and analysis, quantum computing, cryptography, concurrency, applications of automata and language theory in biology, natural language processing, and other fields.