Combinatorics on words
Combinatoire des mots

26 February – 1 March, 2022


Scientific Committee 
Comité scientifique 

Jean-Paul Allouche (CNRS, Sorbonne Université)
Émilie Charlier (Liège Université)
Zuzana Masakova (Czech Technical University)
Jeffrey Shallit (University of Waterloo)
Arseny Shur (Bar Ilan University)

Organizing Committee
Comité d’organisation

Julien Cassaigne (CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université)
Anna Frid (Aix-Marseille Université)

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Combinatorics on words is an area of research centered around properties of finite or infinite strings of symbols. They can be considered as trajectories of dynamical systems, decimal representation of numbers, strings of a natural language or just combinatorial objects. So, combinatorics on words is a bridge between discrete dynamics, number theory, computer science, classical combinatorics and numerous applications. We will try to somehow touch all these connections. The week will be centered around automatic proofs of theorems on words and in particular around Walnut, a powerful programming tool for that.


Mélodie Andrieu (Bar-Ilan University)
France Gheeraert (Liège Université)

Štěpán Holub (Charles University)
Yohan Hosten (Université de Picardie Jules Verne)
Idrissa Kaboré (Université Nazi Boni)
Narad Rampersad (University of Winnipeg)
Luca Zamboni (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1)