Pacific Permutation Pattern Workshop

  • Start Date: 03/31/2011
  • End Date: 04/01/2011

Thursday Speakers:

Laura Pudwell (Valparaiso University), Algorithmic enumeration

Sergi Elizalde (Dartmouth), Pattern avoidance in dynamical systems

Marni Mishna (SFU), Common Interval Trees

Andrew Rechnitzer (UBC)


Friday Speakers:

Andrew Crites (Washington)

Cedric Chauve (SFU), Intriguing families of interval in permutations that appear when one tries to generate all common intervals

Tom Boothby (SFU)

Sophie Burrill (SFU) Crossings and nestings in permutations


Simon Fraser University


Permutations are fundamental mathematical objects that arise naturally in many areas of mathematics and science. Pattern avoidance is an important facet of the study of permutations. With this workshop we hope to bring together different researchers studying a different viewpoints of the same problem. We hope to bring together algebraic and combinatorial approaches to practical applications. Furthermore, we hope to promote collaboration in the Pacific Northwest, with the aim of making it a “hub” for combinatorial analysis.


The goal of the PPPW is for participants to collaborate face-to-face on a common research interest: pattern avoidance in permutations. It will be a two-day event mainly comprised of working sessions. Additionally, certain participants will deliver talks summarizing recent results.

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Tentative Schedule (Each day)

9 - 12 Short presentations by participants

12 - 1 Lunch

1 - 5 Working groups

3:30 - 4 Coffee Break


Marni Mishna, Simon Fraser University

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