Open Call for Paper


Special Issue of the journal Theoretical Computer Science on “Combinatorics on Words


Following the successful conference Words 2017 held in Montreal (Canada), we are pleased to announce that a Special Issue of Theoretical Computer Science will be devoted to the topics covered by the conference.

Words 2017 was the eleventh in a series initiated in 1997 in Rouen (France) and its focus is on the theoretical point of view, including the combinatorial, algebraic and algorithmic aspects.
Motivations may come from other domains such as theoretical computer science, bioinformatics, digital geometry, symbolic dynamics, numeration systems, text processing, number theory, etc..

This call for papers is open to anyone (not only the participants of Words 2017) willing to submit a paper related to the topics of the conference.

We are seeking for contributions covering all aspects related to combinatorics on words.
In particular, the combinatorial, algebraic and algorithmic aspects are privileged.
Relations with other parts of mathematics, combinatorics, computer algebra, computer science, physics and biology will be also considered.

Submitted papers should be written in English and should neither have been published previously nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
All papers will be reviewed according to TCS policy.

To read the TCS Guide for Authors click here.

Submit your paper (Article Type: “VSI: WORDS 2017”)



Guest Editors:
  • Srečko Brlek
  • Francesco Dolce
  • Christophe Reutenauer
  • Élise Vandomme


  • Important dates

    Submission Deadline 1st February 2018
    Acceptance Notification 1st August 2018
    Expected Publication October 2018