LATIN 2024

March 18 - 22, 2024 in Puerto Varas/Chile


LATIN (Latin American Theoretical Informatics) was born in 1992, when a group of Latin American researchers, under the leadership of Imre Simon (São Paulo, Brazil), launched the first of a series of symposia in theoretical computer science, to be held triennially in Latin America. Since 1998 it has been held biennially: Valparaiso, Chile (1995); Campinas, Brazil (1998); Punta del Este, Uruguay (2000); Cancún, Mexico (2002); Buenos Aires, Argentina (2004); Valdivia, Chile (2006); Búzios, Brazil (2008); Oaxaca, Mexico (2010); Arequipa, Peru (2012); Montevideo, Uruguay (2014); Ensenada, Mexico (2016); Buenos Aires, Argentina (2018); São Paulo, Brazil (2020); Guanajuato, Mexico (2022).

Scope and topics

LATIN 2024 is devoted to different areas in theoretical computer science including, but not limited, to:

  • algorithmic game theory
  • approximation algorithms
  • analytic combinatorics and analysis of algorithms
  • automata theory and formal languages
  • combinatorial algorithms
  • combinatorial optimization
  • combinatorics and graph theory
  • complexity theory
  • computational geometry
  • computational social choice
  • data structures
  • distributed computing
  • fixed-parameter algorithms, including FPT-approximation algorithms
  • foundations of data science and theoretical machine learning
  • online algorithms
  • quantum computing
  • randomized algorithms


LATIN 2024 will take place in the beautiful city of Puerto Varas, located in the South of Chile, in the Los Rios Region. It is known for the scenic views of Osorno Volcano and Lake Llanquihue, its location near popular tourist destinations like the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park, and its German colonial architecture. Puerto Varas is a popular destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and skiing.

Important dates

Paper submission: 2 October 2023 (anywhere on earth)

Author notification: 20 December 2023

Camera-ready: 8 January 2024

LATIN Symposium: 18 to 22 March 2024


Submissions are limited to fifteen (15) single-column letter-size pages in Springer LNCS format (see LNCS author guidelines at This page limit includes figures and references, but it does not include an optional appendix. Proofs omitted due to space constraints must be placed in the appendix, which will be read by the program committee members at their discretion. In particular, appendices of accepted papers are not going to be published in the proceedings. The main part of the submission should therefore contain a clear technical presentation of the merits of the paper, including a discussion of the paper’s importance within the context of prior work and a description of the key technical and conceptual ideas used to achieve its main claims.

The conference employs a lightweight double-blind reviewing process. Submissions should not reveal the identity of the authors in any way. In particular, authors’ names, affiliations, and email addresses should not appear at the beginning or in the body of the submission. Authors should ensure that any references to their own related work is in the third person (e.g., not “We build on our previous work …” but rather “We build on the work of …”). Nothing should be done in the name of anonymity that weakens the submission or makes the job of reviewing the paper more difficult. In particular, references should not be omitted or anonymized.

Papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission system at

Simultaneous submission of papers to any other conference with published proceedings, as well as the submission of previously published papers, is not allowed. Papers must be written in English. For each accepted paper at least one author must register and attend the symposium (in person) to present it. Moreover, an author cannot register for multiple papers. That is, each accepted paper must have its own registrant. 


Information about the registration process, deadlines for early registration, and registration fees will be published here when they are available.

Invited speakers

Pablo Barceló

Director of the Institute for Mathematical and Computational Engineering of the School of Engineering and Faculty of Mathematics, Universidad Católica de Chile. His research interests are Logic and Databases.

Pierre Fraigniaud
CNRS researcher (Directeur de Recherche) affiliated to both Université Paris Cité and CNRS. His main research interest is parallel and distributed computing, specifically the design and analysis of distributed algorithms and data structures for networks.

Penny Haxell

Professor for Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo. Her research interests are extremal combinatorics and graph theory.

Eunjung Kim

Charge de Recherche CNRS (Researcher) at LAMSADE lab at the Université Paris Dauphine. Her research interests are in fixed-parameter algorithms, constraint satisfaction problems, graph theory, linear matroids, and algorithmic applications.

Jon Kleinberg

Jon Kleinberg is the Tisch University Professor in the Computer Science Department at Cornell University. His research focuses on issues at the interface of networks and information, with an emphasis on the social and information networks that underpin the Web and other on-line media. 

Conference program

The program of LATIN 2024 will be published here when it is available.

Program committee

  • Shaull Almagor (Technion)
  • Gabriela Araujo (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
  • Flavia Bonomo (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
  • Fabio Botler (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
  • Mario Bravo (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez)
  • Igor Carboni Oliveira (University of Warwick)
  • Timothy Chan (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
  • Mark de Berg (TU Eindhoven)
  • Franziska Eberle (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Celina Figueiredo (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
  • Johannes Fischer (Technische Universität Dortmund)
  • Emily Fox (The University of Texas at Dallas)
  • Paweł Gawrychowski (University of Wrocław)
  • Cristóbal Guzmán (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Christoph Haase (University of Oxford)
  • Adriana Hansberg (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
  • Tobias Harks (Universität Passau)
  • Christoph Hertrich (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Martin Hoefer (Goethe University Frankfurt)
  • Bart Jansen (TU Eindhoven)
  • Artur Jeż (University of Wrocław)
  • Andrea Jiménez (Universidad de Valparaíso)
  • Michael Kerber (Graz University of Technology)
  • Thomas Kesselheim (University of Bonn)
  • Arindam Khan (Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru)
  • Stefan Kratsch (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • Jan Kretinsky (Technical University of Munich / Masaryk University Brno)
  • Ian Mertz (University of Warwick)
  • Pedro Montealegre  (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez)
  • Ryuhei Mori (Nagoya University)
  • Gonzalo Navarro (Universidad de Chile)
  • Alantha Newman (Université Grenoble Alpes)
  • Harumichi Nishimura (Nagoya University)
  • André Nusser (University of Copenhagen)
  • Joël Ouaknine (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems)
  • Dana Pizarro (Universidad de O’Higgins)
  • Sergio Rajsbaum (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
  • Andrea Richa (Arizona State University)
  • Saket Saurabh (Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai and University of Bergen)
  • Kevin Schewior (University of Southern Denmark)
  • Ildikó Schlotter (Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Budapest)
  • Sebastian Siebertz (University of Bremen)
  • Jose Soto (Universidad de Chile, co-chair)
  • Maya Stein (Universidad de Chile)
  • Kavitha Telikepalli (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai)
  • Roei Tell (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ, and Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, Rutgers University)
  • Erik Jan van Leeuwen (Utrecht University)
  • Rob van Stee (University of Siegen)
  • Jose Verschae (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • Seeun William Umboh (The University of Melbourne)
  • Andreas Wiese (Technical University of Munich, co-chair)


The following awards will be given at LATIN 2024.

  • Imre Simon test-of-time award. As of 2012, the Imre Simon Test-of-Time Award is given to the LATIN paper deemed most influential among all those published at least ten years prior to the current edition of the conference. Papers published in the LATIN proceedings up to and including 2012 are eligible for the 2024 award.
  • The best paper award for the best paper published at LATIN 2024.

Organization committee

  • Jose Soto, Universidad de Chile, Chile
  • Waldo Galvez, Universidad de O’Higgins, Chile
  • Victor Verdugo, Universidad de O’Higgins, Chile
  • Andreas Wiese, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Steering committee of LATIN

  • Jacques Sakarovitch, CNRS and Télécom Paris, France
  • Armando Castañeda, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico
  • Conrado Martínez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Flávio Keidi Miyazawa, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
  • Cristina G. Fernandes, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Michael A. Bender, Stony Brook University, USA