Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics 2012
2. 8. 2012
Poster abstracts must be one or two pages long and must contain: the title; the authors and their addresses (including email addresses); a short abstract using 10 point font or larger and single line spacing. A standard PDF file must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, by Aug 10th, 2012. Authors will be notified about acceptance by August 15th, 2012.
Registration is now open. Please, register!
WABI 2012 will be part of ALGO 2012, hosted by the University of Lubljana. It will be held from 10th till 12th of September, 2012 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. WABI is sponsored by the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), and the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB).
All research in algorithmic work in bioinformatics, computational biology and systems biology. The emphasis is mainly on discrete algorithms and machine-learning methods that address important problems in molecular biology, that are founded on sound models, that are computationally efficient, and that have been implemented and tested in simulations and on real datasets. The goal is to present recent research results, including significant work-in-progress, and to identify and explore directions of future research.
Original research papers (including significant work-in-progress) or state-of-the-art surveys are solicited in all aspects of algorithms in bioinformatics, computational biology and systems biology including, but not limited to:
- Exact and approximate algorithms for sequence analysis, gene and signal recognition, alignment and assembly, molecular evolution, structure determination or prediction, gene expression, molecular pathways and network, proteomics, functional genomics, and drug design.
- Methods, software, and dataset repositories for development and testing of such algorithms and their underlying models, as well as high-performance computing approaches to computationally hard learning and optimization problems.
- Novel approaches to analyzing and modeling next-generation sequence data, including sequence assembly, population genomics, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and ncRNA sequencing.
Submissions must be formatted in LaTeX using the Springer LNCS style and must not exceed 12 pages. Each paper must contain a succinct statement of the issues and of their motivation, a summary of the main results, and a brief explanation of their significance, all accessible to non-specialist readers. All submissions must be made online, through the EasyChair submission system. You need to register on that web site before submitting; you may update your submission(s) up to the last minute. A standard PDF file must be received by 23:59 (GMT) on May 25, 2012 in order for your submission to be considered. In case of problems, authors may, by prior arrangement, email a PDF file to the chairs, Ben Raphael and Jijun Tang.
Simultaneous submission to another conference with published proceedings is not permitted, but simultaneous submission to a journal is allowed, provided that the authors notify the program chairs; if published in a journal, such a contribution will be published as a short abstract in the WABI proceedings.
Proceedings will be published in the Springer series Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics; papers will be allotted 12 pages.
Previous proceedings of WABI appeared in LNCS/LNBI volumes 2149 (Aarhus 2001), 2452 (Rome 2002), 2812 (Budapest 2003), 3240 (Bergen 2004), 3692 (Mallorca 2005), 4175 (Zurich, 2006), 4645 (Philadelphia 2007), 5251 (Karlsruhe 2008), 5724 (Philadelphia 2009), 6293 (Liverpool 2010), and 6833 (Saarbrücken 2011).
By arrangement with the Editor-in-Chief, selected papers from WABI will be invited for an extended publication in a special issue of the BMC Algorithms for Molecular Biology.
Submissions deadline: May 25th
Notification to authors: June 19th
Final version due: June 29th
Workshop: 10 - 12 September, 2012
Dr. Jens Stoye, Universität Bielefeld
Tatsuya Akutsu Kyoto U., Japan
Max Alekseyev University of South Carolina, USA
Sebastian Böcker U. Jena, Germany
Mathieu Blanchette McGill University, Canada
Guillaume Blin Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France
Paola Bonizzoni Universit di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Daniel Brown University of Waterloo, Canada
Philipp Bucher Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland
Lenore Cowen Tufts University, USA
Minghua Deng Peking University, China
Pufeng Du Tianjin University, China
Nadia El-Mabrouk University of Montreal, Canada
Yue Feng University of California, San Diego, USA
Guillaume Fertin University of Nantes, France
Liliana Florea Johns Hopkins University, USA
Anna Gambin Warsaw University, Poland
Olivier Gascuel University of Montpellier, France
Katharina Huber University of East Anglia, UK
Daniel Huson Universität Tübingen, Germany
Carl Kingsford University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Jim Leebens-Mack University of Georgia, USA
Xinghua Lu University of Pittsburgh, USA
Ion Mandoiu U. Connecticut, USA
Satoru Miyano Human Genome Center, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
Bernard M.E. Moret Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland
Burkhard Morgenstern U. Göttingen, Germany
Vincent Moulton University of East Anglia, UK
Luay Nakhleh Rice University, USA
Macha Nikolski U. Bordeaux, France
Ron Pinter Technion, Israel
Nadia Pisanti U. Pisa, Italy
Mihai Pop University of Maryland, USA
Teresa Przytycka NCBI, NLM, NIH, USA
Tal Pupko Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Sven Rahmann University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Ben Raphael Brown University, USA (Co-Chair)
Marie-France Sagot INRIA, U. Lyon, France
David Sankoff University of Ottawa, Canada
Thomas Schiex INRA Toulouse, France
Russell Schwartz Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Charles Semple Canterbury U., New Zealand
Roded Sharan Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Jingna Si Beijing Forestry University, China
Joerg Stelling Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
Leen Stougie Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jens Stoye University of Bielefeld, Germany
Krister Swenson University of Montreal, Canada
Jijun Tang University of South Carolina, USA/Tianjin University, China (Co-Chair)
Glenn Tesler University of California, San Diego, USA
Jerzy Tiuryn University of Warsaw, Poland
Lusheng Wang City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Li-San Wang University of Pennsylvania, USA
ChristopherWorkman Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Alex Zelikovsky Georgia State University, USA
Ziding Zhang China Agricultural University, China
Xiuwei Zhang Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland
Louxin Zhang National University of Singapore, Singapore
Meng Zhang Jilin University, China