StringMasters was established 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 is accomodated in several meeting rooms to allow space for parallel working groups and for general milling around. All interested participants are welcome, around 25-35 participants are expected.