[Om-announce] AlCoB 2019: 2nd call for papers

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AlCoB 2019

Berkeley, California, USA

May 28-30, 2019


Co-organized by:


University of California, Berkeley


Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice, Brussels/London






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, Trujillo (Spain), Aveiro, and Hong Kong.


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.


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



AlCoB 2019 will take place in Berkeley, home to the oldest campus in the highly prestigious University of California system. The venue will be:


University of California, Berkeley



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


Sequence analysis

Sequence alignment

Sequence assembly

Genome rearrangement

Regulatory motif finding

Phylogeny reconstruction

Phylogeny comparison

Structure prediction

Compressive genomics

Proteomics: molecular pathways, interaction networks, mass spectrometry analysis

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

Next-generation sequencing: population genomics, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, epigenomics

Genome CD architecture

Microbiome analysis

Cancer computational biology

Systems biology



AlCoB 2019 will consist of:


invited lectures

peer-reviewed contributions




Igor Jurisica (University of Toronto), Explanable AI for Data-driven Medicine


Lior Pachter (California Institute of Technology), Algorithms for Single-cell Genomics


Pavel A. Pevzner (University of California, San Diego), Bioinformatics: A Servant or the Queen of Molecular Biology?



Can Alkan (Bilkent University, TR)

Stephen Altschul (National Center for Biotechnology Information, US)

Philipp Bucher (Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research, CH)

Ken Chen (MD Anderson Cancer Center, US)

Keith A. Crandall (George Washington University, US)

Colin Dewey (University of Wisconsin, Madison, US)

Eytan Domany (Weizmann Institute of Science, IL)

Robert Edgar (independent, US)

Dmitrij Frishman (Technical University of Munich, DE)

Susumu Goto (Research Organization of Information and Systems, JP)

Desmond Higgins (University College Dublin, IE)

Karsten Hokamp (Trinity College Dublin, IE)

Ian Holmes (University of California, Berkeley, US)

Fereydoun Hormozdiari (University of California, Davis, US)

Daniel Huson (University of Tübingen, DE)

Martijn Huynen (Radboud University Medical Centre, NL)

Peter Karp (SRI International, US)

Kazutaka Katoh (Osaka University, JP)

Anders Krogh (University of Copenhagen, DK)

Doron Lancet (Weizmann Institute of Science, IL)

Alla Lapidus (Saint Petersburg State University, RU)

Ming Li (University of Waterloo, CA)

Gerard Manning (Genentech, US)

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

David H. Mathews (University of Rochester Medical Center, US)

Aaron McKenna (University of Washington, US)

Jason Rafe Miller (Shepherd University, US)

Aleksandar Milosavljevic (Baylor College of Medicine, US)

Yasukazu Nakamura (National Institute of Genetics, JP)

Zemin Ning (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK)

William Stafford Noble (University of Washington, US)

Sandra Orchard (European Bioinformatics Institute, UK)

William Pearson (University of Virginia, US)

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

Mihaela Pertea (Johns Hopkins University, US)

Steve Rozen (Duke-NUS Medical School, SG)

David Sankoff (University of Ottawa, CA)

Russell Schwartz (Carnegie Mellon University, US)

Wing-Kin Sung (National University of Singapore, SG)

Alfonso Valencia (Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, ES)

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

Kai Wang (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, US)



Ian Holmes (Berkeley, co-chair)

Sara Morales (Brussels)

Manuel Parra-Royón (Granada)

David Silva (London, co-chair)

Miguel A. Vega-Rodríguez (Cáceres)



Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (all included) 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 a major journal 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 12, 2019

Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: February 19, 2019

Final version of the paper for the LNCS/LNBI proceedings: February 26, 2019

Early registration: February 26, 2019

Late registration: May 14, 2019

Submission to the journal special issue: August 30, 2019



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