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String Masters in Fukuoka

In the week before SPIRE, 12-14 October 2016, an edition of the String Masters series will take place in central Fukuoka, a major city near the conference venue.

String Masters was established in 2007 with the aim of bringing together researchers in string algorithms at all levels (senior, junior, especially graduate students) to study current problems of particular theoretical and practical interest. It is informal, with no scheduled presentations, entirely devoted to new research resulting from the interactions among the participants.

Typically small impromptu groups form, of about 2 to 5 researchers, who share a common interest in a problem. Old collaborations are reinforced, and new collaborations are formed. The workshop will be accommodated in several meeting rooms to allow space for the parallel working groups and for general milling around. All interested participants are welcome!


String Masters in Fukuoka will take place in "JR Hakata City Conference Rooms" Rooms G+H and J, on the 10th floor of the AMU Plaza building that is part of Hakata Station. (Floor Guide)

For more information please contact Hideo Bannai (bannai atmark
As usual, there will be no registration/fees , but please let us know you are coming.


Various hotels can be found via booking sites such as The recommended area is the "Hakata" or "Tenjin" area. 

Note: there seems to be a very large medical conference scheduled on October 13, 14 in Fukuoka, so Hotels seem to be filling fast. It is recommended that you make bookings as soon as possible if you plan to stay in Fukuoka.


The StringMasters workshop is supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 16H02783.