The Eindhoven FASTAR Days (EFD) 2004 were organized by the Software Construction group of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. On September 3rd and 4th 2004, over thirty participants|hailing from the Czech Republic, Finland, France, The Netherlands, Poland and South Africa|gathered at the Department to attend the EFD.
The EFD were organized in connection with the research on finite automata by the FASTAR Research Group, which is centered in Eindhoven and at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. FASTAR (Finite Automata Systems|Theoretical and Applied Research) is an in- ternational research group that aims to lead in all areas related to finite state systems. The work in FASTAR includes both core and applied parts of this field.
The EFD therefore focused on the field of finite automata, with an emphasis on practical aspects and applications. Eighteen presentations, mostly on subjects within this field, were given, by researchers as well as students from participating universities and industrial research facilities.
This report contains the proceedings of the conference, in the form of papers for twelve of the
presentations at the EFD. Most of them were initially reviewed and distributed as handouts during the EFD. After the EFD took place, the papers were revised for publication in these proceedings.
We would like to thank the participants for their attendance and presentations, making the EFD 2004 as successful as they were. Based on this success, it is our intention to make the EFD into a recurring event.
Eindhoven, December 2004
Bruce W. Watson
|Name||Computer science reports|