DCFS 2008 - Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems will be held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, July 16-18, 2008.

In 2002 DCFS was the result of the merger of DCAGRS (Descriptional Complexity of Automata, Grammars and Related Structures) and FDSR (Formal Descriptions and Software Reliability).

Since 2002 DCFS was held in succesively in London, Ontario, Canada (2002), Budapest, Hungary (2003), London, Ontario, Canada (2004), Como, Italy, EU (2005), Las Cruces, US (2006), and Novy Smokovek (High Tatras), Slovakia, EU (2007).

DCFS 2008 will be jointly organized by the IFIP Working Group 1.2 on Descriptional Complexity and the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology of University of Prince Edward Island.

The workshop is sponsored by the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology of University of Prince Edward Island. and other sponsors.

It will take place after ICALP 2008 -- the 35th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming -- and immediately before CIAA 2008 -- The Thirteenth International Conference on Implementation and Application of Automata (CIAA), San Francisco, California, USA on July 21-24, 2008 -- thus it will allow attending all these conferences.