CFP: Combinatorial Pattern Matching 2001

Hershel Safer hersh at
Thu Oct 12 15:10:26 EST 2000

                       Call for Papers CPM 2001

The Twelfth Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Pattern Matching will be
held in Jerusalem,Israel, on July 1-4, 2001.
The conference will be followed by STOC 2001 in Crete, a mere swimming
distance away.

Papers in all areas related to combinatorial pattern matching and its
applications will be considered, including, but not limited to:

      string algorithms
      pattern recognition
      applications in molecular biology
      text searching
      information retrieval
      data mining
      symbolic computing
      natural language processing
      coding and data compression.
      string processing in databases

Both papers reporting on original research unpublished elsewhere and
surveys of important results are welcome. In addition, this year the
committee welcomes poster submissions as well.

Proceedings will be published in the Springer-Verlag series, Lecture
Notes in Computer Science.

The conference web site is:

Abstract format:
Authors should submit an extended abstract (not a full paper). An
abstract should start with the title of the paper, each author's name,
affiliation, and e-mail address, followed by a one-paragraph summary of
the results to be presented. This should then be followed by a technical
exposition of the main ideas and techniques used to achieve these
results, including motivation and a clear comparison with related work.
The abstract should not exceed 10 single-spaced pages on A4 (or US
letter) paper, using reasonable margins and at least 11-point font. If
the authors believe that more details are essential to substantiate the
main claims of the paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix
that will be read at the discretion of the program committee.

Poster format:
Abstracts should begin with the title of the paper, each author's name,
affiliation, and e-mail address, followed by a succinct statement of the
problems that are considered in the paper, the main results achieved, an
explanation of the significance of the work, and a comparison to past
research. This material should be easily understood by nonspecialists.
Technical developments, directed towards the specialist, can be provided
as space permits. The entire poster abstract must not exceed 2 pages
(using 11 point or larger font, with not less than one inch margins all
around), including the bibliography and title page.

Abstracts deviating significantly from these guidelines risk rejection
consideration of their merits.

Please use the LaTeX style file supplied by Springer Verlag for Lecture
Notes in Computer Science. Accepted papers will have to be camera-ready
in this format for the final version.

Submission procedure:
Authors should submit their extended abstracts electronically.
A postscript file should be mailed to the address:
        For papers:   cpm at
        For posters:  cpm-poster at

The extended abstract (by electronic submission) must be received by
17:00 pm Jerusalem time on January 29, 2001.

This is a firm deadline; late submissions will be rejected. Simultaneous
submissions of the same abstract to another conference with a published
proceedings are not allowed.

Authors will be sent notification of acceptance or rejection by email
on, or before, March 5, 2001, and by letter shortly thereafter. A
camera-ready copy of each accepted paper must be received by March 31,
2001, which is a firm deadline.

Meeting Format:
An author of an accepted paper, or one of the authors if co-authored,
must attend the symposium and present the paper or poster.

Invited Speakers:
The symposium will consist of several plenary speakers, on the various
areas related to CPM. Further information will be included in the
symposium program and posted on the CPM 2001 web-site when the details
are final.

The conference plan will include a guided tour of Jerusalem.

Conference Hotel:
The Renaissance and Royal Hotels, Jerusalem.

Conference contact :
Ami Amir    amir at
Gadi Landau landau at

Important dates:
Submission deadline:                  Jan 29, 2001
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: Mar  5, 2001
Camera-ready copies:                  Mar 31, 2001

Program Committee:
Amihood Amir,           Bar-Ilan & Georgia Tech (co-chair)
Gad Landau,             Haifa & Polytechnic (co-chair)

Setsuo Arikawa,         Kyushu
Gary Benson,            Mt. Sinai
Andrei Broder,          Altavista
Maxime Crochemore,      Marne-la-Vall'ee
Leszek Gasieniec,       Liverpool
Raffaele Giancarlo,     Palermo
Costas S. Iliopoulos,   King's College
Tomi Klein,             Bar-Ilan
Thierry Lecroq,         Rouen
Moshe Lewenstein,       IBM Yorktown
Yoelle Maarek,          IBM Haifa
Kunsoo Park,            Seoul National
Hershel Safer,          Compugen
David Sankoff,          Montreal
Jeanette Schmidt,       Incyte
Dafna Sheinwald,        IBM Haifa
Divesh Srivastava,      AT&T
Naftali Tishbi,         Hebrew U
Ian Witten,             Waikato

Steering Committee:
Alberto Apostolico, Padova & Purdue
Maxime Crochemore,  Marne-la-Vall'ee
Zvi Galil,          Columbia
Udi Manber,         Yahoo

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