Organizing Committee
 Nero Budur
KU Leuven and University of Notre Dame  Graham Denham
University of Western Ontario  Anca Daniela Macinic
Institute of Mathematics "Simion Stoilow" of the Romanian Academy  Daniel Matei
Institute of Mathematics at the Romanian Academy  Laurentiu Maxim
University of Wisconsin  Madison  Hal Schenck
University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign  Max Wakefield
United States Naval Academy
Abstract
This workshop will bring together mathematicians working on combinatorial, geometric and topological properties of arrangements. In addition to fundamental open problems in the area, we will emphasize connections to tropical geometry, configuration spaces, and applications (coding theory, statistical economics, topological robotics), building bridges between those working on different aspects of the area. The main aim of the workshop is to discuss computational issues that arise in studying topological and combinatorial invariants of arrangements.
The workshop will be comprised of two main activities: A series of short courses by leading experts and research or expository talks. The short courses will be aimed at a broad audience; in particular they will be appropriate for advanced graduate students and early career mathematicians. In addition to theory, talks will highlight computational aspects of the problems, and the state of the art on the main open conjectures in the field. We will also have a pair of research talks each afternoon.
Confirmed Speakers & Participants

Nancy Abdallah
Institut Universitaire de France, Univ. de Nice

Takuro Abe
Kyoto University

Paolo Aluffi
Florida State University

Enrique Artal Bartolo
University of Zaragoza

Pauline Bailet
Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS)

Jeremiah Bartz
Francis Marion College

Christin Bibby
University of Western Ontario

Pavle Blagojevic
Freie Universität Berlin

Nero Budur
KU Leuven and University of Notre Dame

Kevin Casto
University of Chicago

Weiyan Chen
University of Chicago

Jose CogolludoAgustin
University of Zaragoza

Daniel Cohen
University of Louisiana

Emanuele Delucchi
University of Fribourg

Graham Denham
University of Western Ontario

Alperen Ali Ergur
University of Texas A&M

Michael Falk
Northern Arizona University

Eva Marie Feichtner
University of Bremen

Nathan Fieldsteel
University of Illinois

Nir Gadish
University of Chicago

June Huh
Princeton University

Rita Jiménez Rolland
Northeastern University

Thomas Koberda
Yale University

Yongquiang Liu
University of Science and Technology in China

Diane Maclagan
University of Warwick

Daniel Matei
Institute of Mathematics at the Romanian Academy

Laurentiu Maxim
University of Wisconsin  Madison

Mario Salvetti
Universita' di Pisa

Hal Schenck
University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign

Yun Su
University of Wisconsin  Madison

Alexandru Suciu
Northeastern University

Max Wakefield
United States Naval Academy

Uli (Hans Ulrich) Walther
Purdue University

He Wang
Northeastern University

Kaiho Wong
University of Wisconsin  Madison

Arnold Yim
Purdue University

Youngho Yoon
Center for Geometry and Physics (CGP), Institute for Basic Science (IBS)

Masahiko Yoshinaga
Hokkaido University

Sergey Yuzvinsky
University of Oregon