[Om-announce] AlCoB 2017: 2nd call for papers

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AlCoB 2017

Aveiro, Portugal

June 5-7, 2017


Organized by:


Center for Research & Development in Mathematics and Applications (CIDMA)

Institute of Electronics and Informatics Engineering of Aveiro (IEETA)

University of Aveiro


Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

Rovira i Virgili University






AlCoB aims at promoting and displaying excellent research using string and graph algorithms and combinatorial optimization to deal with problems in biological sequence analysis, genome rearrangement, evolutionary trees, and structure prediction.


Previous events were held in Tarragona, Mexico City, and Trujillo.


The conference will address several of the current challenges in computational biology by investigating algorithms aimed at:


1) assembling sequence reads into a complete genome,

2) identifying gene structures in the genome,

3) recognizing regulatory motifs,

4) aligning nucleotides and comparing genomes,

5) reconstructing regulatory networks of genes, and

6) inferring the evolutionary phylogeny of species.


Particular focus will be put on methodology and significant room will be reserved to young scholars at the beginning of their career.



AlCoB 2017 will take place in Aveiro, an industrial city with an important seaport on the Atlantic Ocean, and known as "the Portuguese Venice" due to its network of canals. The venue will be the Department of Mathematics of the University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro.



Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to:


Exact sequence analysis

Approximate sequence analysis

Pairwise sequence alignment

Multiple sequence alignment

Sequence assembly

Genome rearrangement

Regulatory motif finding

Phylogeny reconstruction

Phylogeny comparison

Structure prediction

Compressive genomics

Proteomics: molecular pathways, interaction networks

Transcriptomics: splicing variants, isoform inference and quantification, differential analysis

Next-generation sequencing: population genomics, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics

Microbiome analysis

Systems biology



AlCoB 2017 will consist of:


invited lectures

invited tutorials

peer-reviewed contributions


INVITED SPEAKERS: (to be completed)


Marie-France Sagot (INRIA, Villeurbanne), Algorithmically Exploring and Exploiting Interspecific Interactions



Can Alkan (Bilkent University, Ankara, TR)

Stephen Altschul (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, US)

Yurii Aulchenko (PolyOmica, Groningen, NL)

Timothy L. Bailey (University of Nevada, Reno, US)

Bonnie Berger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, US)

Ken Chen (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, US)

Julio Collado-Vides (National Autonomous University of Mexico, Cuernavaca, MX)

Eytan Domany (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, IL)

Dmitrij Frishman (Technical University of Munich, DE)

Terry Furey (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, US)

Olivier Gascuel (Pasteur Institute, Paris, FR)

Debashis Ghosh (University of Colorado, Denver, US)

Susumu Goto (Kyoto University, JP)

Osamu Gotoh (Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo, JP)

Artemis Hatzigeorgiou (University of Thessaly, Volos, GR)

Javier Herrero (University College London, UK)

Karsten Hokamp (Trinity College Dublin, IE)

Fereydoun Hormozdiari (University of California, Davis, US)

Kazutaka Katoh (Osaka University, JP)

Lukasz Kurgan (Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, US)

Gerton Lunter (University of Oxford, UK)

Carlos Martín-Vide (Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, ES, chair)

Zemin Ning (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK)

William Stafford Noble (University of Washington, Seattle, US)

Cedric Notredame (Center for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, ES)

Christos Ouzounis (Centre for Research & Technology Hellas, Thessaloniki, GR)

Manuel C. Peitsch (Philip Morris International, Bern, CH)

Matteo Pellegrini (University of California, Los Angeles, US)

Graziano Pesole (University of Bari, IT)

David Posada (University of Vigo, ES)

Knut Reinert (Free University of Berlin, DE)

Peter Robinson (The Jackson Laboratory, Farmington, US)

Julio Rozas (University of Barcelona, ES)

David Sankoff (University of Ottawa, CA)

Alejandro Schäffer (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, US)

Xinghua Shi (University of North Carolina, Charlotte, US)

Nicholas D. Socci (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, US)

Alexandros Stamatakis (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, DE)

Granger Sutton (J. Craig Venter Institute, La Jolla, US)

Kristel Van Steen (University of Liège, BE)

Arndt von Haeseler (Center for Integrative Bioinformatics Vienna, AT)

Kai Wang (Columbia University, New York, US)

Haim J. Wolfson (Tel Aviv University, IL)

Ioannis Xenarios (Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne, CH)

Jinn-Moon Yang (National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu City, TW)

Shibu Yooseph (University of Central Florida, Orlando, US)

Mohammed J. Zaki (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, US)

Daniel Zerbino (European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK)

Weixiong Zhang (Washington University in St. Louis, US)

Zhongming Zhao (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, US)



Diana Costa (Aveiro, CIDMA)

Daniel Figueiredo (Aveiro, CIDMA, co-chair)

Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)

Manuel A. Martins (Aveiro, CIDMA)

Manuel Jesús Parra Royón (Granada)

Armando J. Pinho (Aveiro, IEETA)

Diogo Pratas (Aveiro, IEETA, co-chair)

Miguel A. Vega-Rodríguez (Cáceres)

Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)



Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (including eventual appendices, references, proofs, graphics, etc.) and should be prepared according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCS series (see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).


Submissions have to be uploaded to:





A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS/LNBI series will be available by the time of the conference.


A special issue of the Journal of Computational Biology (2015 JCR impact factor: 1.537) will be later published containing peer-reviewed substantially extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.



The registration form can be found at:



DEADLINES (all at 23:59 CET):


Paper submission: January 22, 2017

Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: February 25, 2017

Final version of the paper for the LNCS/LNBI proceedings: March 9, 2017

Early registration: March 9, 2017

Late registration: May 22, 2017

Submission to the journal special issue: September 7, 2017



AlCoB 2017 will be collocated with the Fourth Workshop on Molecular Logic:





florentinalilica.voicu (at) urv.cat



AlCoB 2017

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

Rovira i Virgili University

Av. Catalunya, 35

43002 Tarragona, Spain


Phone: +34 977 559 543

Fax: +34 977 558 386



Universidade de Aveiro

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
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