## About these proceedings

### Introduction

This volume contains papers which were contributed for
presentation at the international conference "Fundamentals
of Computation Theory - FCT '91" heldat Gosen, near Berlin,
September 9-13, 1991. This was the eighth in the series of
FCT conferences organized every odd year. The programme of
theconference, including invited lectures and selected
contributions, falls into the following categories:
- Semantics and logical concepts in the theory of computing,
formal specification,
- Automata and formal languages, Computational geometry,
- Algorithmic aspects of algebra and algebraic geometry,
cryptography,
- Complexity (sequential, parallel, distributed
computing, structure, lower bounds, complexity of analytical
problems, general concepts),
- Algorithms (efficient, probabilistic, parallel,
sequential, distributed),
- Counting and combinatorics in connection with mathematical
computer science.
The proceedings of previous FCT meetings are available as
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Vols. 380, 278, 199, 158,
117, 56).

### Keywords

Boolean function Combinatorics algorithm algorithms automata complexity computational geometry cryptography cryptology data structure distributed computing formal language formal specification programming semantics

### Bibliographic information