The aim of the workshop was to gather some interdisciplinary researchers interested in both theoretical and experimental aspects of statistical laws of human language and similar digital systems (music, DNA, computer programs, animal communication). We intended to foster stronger connections between empirical computational studies and theoretical mathematical models. In particular, we intended to raise mutual awareness of investigations in these fields done by scholars of various sciences. We invited researchers having different backgrounds but, to maintain a common perspective, we assumed that all talks would have some computational or mathematical content.
The talks at the workshop were by invitation. The following topics were proposed:
The talks were planned as short lectures. They were scheduled to last 45 minutes plus discussion. The attendance was open. Students and young researchers were welcome.
The workshop already took place. If you would like to participate in similar events in the future, please write to Łukasz Dębowski.
The workshop took place in IPI PAN, i.e.,
Institute of Computer Science,
Polish Academy of Sciences,
ul. Jana Kazimierza 5,
01-248 Warsaw, Poland.
tel. (+48) 22-380-05-00
fax (+48) 22-380-05-10
We wish to express our gratitude to Samsung Electronics Polska Sp. z o.o., who kindly sponsored this workshop.