October, 2022.- Chaired by researchers from the Millennium Institute Foundational Research on Data, José Fuentes, an academic from the Faculty of Engineering of the U. de Concepción, and Diego Arroyuelo, an academic from the Faculty of Computer Engineering of the Technical University Federico Santa María, the International Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval 2023 was held.
With more than 200 participants, the conference is the main one in its area, and this year it was held for the first time at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Concepción, in a hybrid format. “We received applications from 14 countries”, highlights Diego Arroyuelo. “We are very happy to have the conference back in Latin America, the hybrid format turned out quite well and allowed participants from different parts of the world to join”, he adds.
The Best Paper Award recognized the work of Panagiotis Charalampopoulos, Solon P. Pissis, Jakub Radoszewski, Wojciech Rytter, Tomasz Walen, and Wiktor Zuba for their groundbreaking work “Subsequence Covers of Words.”
SPIRE started in 1993 as the South American Workshop on String Processing, so it was held in Latin America until 2000. SPIRE then moved to Europe and has since been held in Australia, Japan, UK, Spain , Italy, Finland, Portugal, Israel, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, the United States and France. For this edition, SPIRE was back in Chile, continuing the long and well-established tradition of fostering high-quality research at the broad nexus of string processing, information retrieval, and computational biology.
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