This is a very special IWOCA, dedicated to the memory of Professor Mirka Miller. Mirka was one of the founders of IWOCA (then known as AWOCA) and has attended many gatherings of this workshop since its initiation in 1988. Mirka has been an active member of the IWOCA Steering Committee since its inception in 2006.
Mirka was diagnosed with gastro-oesophageal cancer in 2015 and died of this disease on 2nd January, 2016. This particular IWOCA gathering is as much about celebrating the life and work of this wonderful person as it is in continuing her legacy, of which IWOCA is just one aspect. For Mirka's obituary, please see https://www.austms.org.au/Publ/Gazette/2016/July16/ObitMiller.pdf/