CFP WABI - Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics 2004

Inge Jonassen inge at
Tue Jan 27 22:45:47 EST 2004

WABI 2004
4th Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics

Bergen, Norway
September 14 - 17, 2004

WABI 2004 will be arranged as a part of ALGO 2004.

WABI is an ISCB sponsored conference.

Call for papers
Pdf poster
Important dates:
Submission deadline: April 16, 2004
Notification to authors: May 29, 2004
Symposium: September 14--17, 2004

The Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics covers research in all 
aspects of algorithmic work in bioinformatics and computational biology. 
The emphasis is on discrete algorithms that address important problems 
in molecular biology, genomics and genetics, that are founded on sound 
models, that are computationally efficient, that have been implemented 
and tested in simulations and on real datasets and that provide new 
biological results. The goal is to present recent research results, 
including significant work-in-progress, and to identify and explore 
directions for 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 and computational biology, including, but not limited to:
     * Exact and approximate algorithms for genomics, genetics, sequence 
analysis, gene and signal recognition, alignment, molecular evolution, 
phylogenetics, structure determination or prediction, gene expression 
and gene networks, proteomics, functional genomics, and drug design.
     * Methods, software and dataset repositories for development and 
testing of such algorithms and their underlying models.
* High-performance computing approaches to computationally hard problems 
in bioinformatics, particularly optimization problems.

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract or full paper of at 
most 12 pages in LNCS-style. The paper should contain a succinct 
statement of the issues and of their motivation, a summary of the main 
results, and a brief explanation of their significance, accessible to 
non-specialist readers. Proofs omitted due to space constraints must be 
put into an appendix to be read by the program committee members at 
their discretion. Electronic submission is highly recommended; 
procedures for electronic submission will be available on the WABI 2004 
web site. In case of problems with access to Internet, it is possible to 
submit 6 copies of the paper to one of the program committee co-chairs.

Inge Jonassen
Dept. of Informatics
University of Bergen
N5020 Bergen, Norway

Junhyong Kim
Biology Dept, School of Arts and Sciences
University of Pennsylvania
Goddard Laboratories, 415 S University Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA

Hard copy submissions must be received by April 16 or postmarked no 
later than April 9 and sent by airmail to be considered. Simultaneous 
submission to other conferences with published proceedings, is not 
permitted. However simultaneous submission to journals is allowed -- if 
published in the journal, such contributions will be published as short 
abstracts in the WABI proceedings. Authors simultaneously submitting 
their work to a journal must inform the WABI program committee chair at 
submission time. Authors are expected to present their accepted papers 
at the conference.

Accepted papers will be published in the Springer series Lecture Notes 
in Computer Science. Previous proceedings of WABI, 2001 in Aarhus, 2002 
in Rome and 2003 in Budapest, appeared as LNCS 2149, 2452, and 2812 
Accepted contributed papers will receive an allotment of 12 pages in the 

Program Committee:
Pankaj Kumar Agarwal, Duke Univ.
Amihood Amir, Bar-Ilan Univ.
Alberto Apostolico, Purdue Univ.
Gary Benson, MSSN, New York
Alvis Brazma, EMBL-EBI, UK
Olivier Gascuel, LIRMM, Montpelier
Raffaele Giancarlo, Univ. of Palermo
David Gilbert, Univ. of Glasgow
Jan Gorodkin, KVL, Denmark
Roderic Guigo, Univ. Pompeu Fabra
Jacques van Helden, Univ. Libre de Bruxelles
Daniel Huson, Univ. of Tubingen
Gregory Kucherov, Loria, France
Nadia El-Mabrouk, Univ. of Montreal
Inge Jonassen, Univ. of Bergen (Co-chair)
Junhyong Kim, Univ. of Pennsylvania (Co-chair)
Jens Lagergren, KTH, Sweden
Gad M. Landau, Univ. of Haifa
Thierry Lecroq, Univ. de Rouen
Zhang Louxin, Univ. of Singapore
Bernard Moret, Univ. of New Mexico
Vincent Moulton, Univ. of Uppsala
Roderic D. M. Page, Univ. of Glasgow
David Sankoff, Univ. of Ottawa
Joao Carlos Setubal, Univ. of Campinas
Jens Stoye, Univ. of Bielefeld
Esko Ukkonen, Univ. of Helsinki
Lisa Vawter, Aventis Inc., USA
Jaak Vilo, Egeen Inc., Estonia
Alfonso Valencia, CNB-CSIC, Spain
Martin Vingron, Max Planck Inst, Berlin
Tandy Warnow, Univ. of Texas
Peter S. White, Univ of Pennsylvania

Organizing Committee:
Eivind Coward, Univ. of Bergen
Fedor Fomin, Univ. of Bergen (Co-chair)
Pinar Heggernes, Univ. of Bergen (Chair)
Inge Jonassen, Univ. of Bergen
Fredrik Manne, Univ. of Bergen
Jan Arne Telle, Univ. of Bergen

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