StringMasters Weave Words in Perth

The Centre for Combinatorics on Words and Applications (CCWA) recently held a four day StringMasters workshop which attracted researchers from across Europe, Asia and North America to Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.  

For those who might not be aware of this field, Combinatorics on Words and its sister area, String Algorithms, are central to the work of Bioinformatics. The Centre was established in late 2014 to encourage collaboration and progress the work in this highly specialised discipline.

Topics covered during the StringMasters meeting included:

Outcomes from the meeting will appear in a special issue of the Journal of Discrete Algorithms.  CCWA will soon be implementing an Open Problems page to list and update a collection of problems submitted by its members.