BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES

ICTAC is an International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing founded by the International Institute for Software Technology of the United Nations University (UNU-IIST). The aim of the colloquium is to bring together practitioners and researchers from academia, industry and government to present research results, and exchange experience, ideas, and solutions for their problems in theoretical aspects of computing. We believe that this will help developing countries to strengthen their research, teaching and development in computer science and engineering, improve the links between developing countries and developed countries, and establish collaboration in research and education. The first ICTAC (ICTAC04) was held in Guiyang, China and its proceedings were published as "ICTAC 2004: Theoretical Aspects of Computing",LNCS 3407.