Welcome to SPIRE 2020

October 13-15th – Orlando, FL, USA

SPIRE 2020 is the 27th International Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval. SPIRE started in 1993 as the South American Workshop on String Processing. This is the first time that SPIRE is held in the United States of America allowing attendees to visit Orlando, the City Beautiful.

We look forward to greeting you in Orlando in October 2020. SPIRE will take place from Tuesday October 13th to Thursday October 15th. The 15th Workshop on Compression, Text and Algorithms (WCTA 2020) will be held on Friday October 16th.

As in past editions, the proceedings of SPIRE 2020 is published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. See: https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030592110

Limited-time free access to the proceedings (LNCS 12303) is available here .

A Best Paper Award, sponsored by Springer, has been given to the author(s) of the most outstanding work included in the proceedings of ​ SPIRE​ ’ 20 and presented at the event:

On repetitiveness measures of Thue-Morse words; by, Kanaru Kutsukake, Takuya Matsumoto, Yuto Nakashima, Shunsuke Inenaga, Hideo Bannai, and Masayuki Takeda.

Two Best Student Paper Awards, sponsored by Web4Good, has been given to the author(s) of the most outstanding works whose primary authors are students:

Efficient Enumeration of Distinct Factors Using Package Representations; by, Panagiotis Charalampopoulos*, Tomasz Kociumaka, Jakub Radoszewski, Wojciech Rytter, Tomasz Walen, and Wiktor Zuba*.
A Comparison of Empirical Tree Entropies; by, Danny Hucke, Markus Lohrey, and Louisa Seelbach Benkner*.