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5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ALGORITHMS FOR COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY

 
AlCoB 2018

 
Hong Kong

 
June 25-27, 2018

 

Co-organized by:

 

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Department of Computing

 

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

Rovira i Virgili University

 

http://grammars.grlmc.com/AlCoB2018/

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AIMS:

 

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), and Aveiro.

 

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.

 
VENUE:

 

AlCoB 2018 will take place in Hong Kong, the city with the most skyscrapers in the world, one of the highest human development indexes, and the longest life expectancy. The venue will be:

 

M1603, Li Ka Shing Tower

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hung Hom, Kowloon

Hong Kong

 
SCOPE:

 

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, mass spectrometry analysis

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

Next-generation sequencing: population genomics, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics

Microbiome analysis

Systems biology

 
STRUCTURE:

 

AlCoB 2018 will consist of:

 

invited lectures

peer-reviewed contributions

posters

 
INVITED SPEAKERS: (to be completed)

 

Tatsuya Akutsu (Kyoto University), Algorithms for Analysis and Control of Boolean Networks

 

Bin Ma (University of Waterloo), De Novo Protein Sequencing with Mass Spectrometry and Its Medical Applications

 
PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

 

Josep Francesc Abril (University of Barcelona, ES)

Kees Albers (Radboud University Medical Centre, NL)

Emmanuel Barillot (Curie Institute, FR)

Philipp Bucher (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, CH)

Rita Casadio (University of Bologna, IT)

José C. Clemente (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, US)

Eytan Domany (Weizmann Institute of Science, IL)

Liliana Florea (Johns Hopkins University, US)

Dmitrij Frishman (Technical University of Munich, DE)

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

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

John Hancock (ELIXIR Europe, UK)

Robert Harrison (Georgia State University, US)

Martijn Huynen (Radboud University Medical Centre, NL)

Jesper Jansson (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK)

Pouya Kheradpour (Verily Life Sciences, US)

Julien Lagarde (Centre for Genomic Regulation, ES)

Gerton Lunter (University of Oxford, UK)

Ruibang Luo (Johns Hopkins University, US)

Bill Majoros (Duke University, US)

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

Huaiyu Mi (University of Southern California, US)

Ryan E. Mills (University of Michigan, US)

Kenta Nakai (University of Tokyo, JP)

William Stafford Noble (University of Washington, US)

Sandra Orchard (European Bioinformatics Institute, UK)

Itsik Pe'er (Columbia University, US)

Mihaela Pertea (Johns Hopkins University, US)

Paolo Ribeca (The Pirbright Institute, UK)

Peter Robinson (The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, US)

Stephane Rombauts (Ghent University, BE)

Russell Schwartz (Carnegie Mellon University, US)

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

Denis Shields (University College Dublin, IE)

Ilya Shmulevich (Institute for Systems Biology, US)

Thomas Sicheritz-Pontén (Technical University of Denmark, DK)

Steven Skiena (Stony Brook University, US)

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

Weili Wu (The University of Texas at Dallas, US)

Wenzhong Xiao (Massachusetts General Hospital, US)

Shibu Yooseph (University of Central Florida, US)

Yaoqi Zhou (Griffith University, AU)

 
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

 

Jesper Jansson (Hong Kong, co-chair)

Konstantinos Mampentzidis (Hong Kong)

Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)

Manuel J. Parra-Royón (Granada)

Abdul Raheem (Hong Kong)

David Silva (London)

Sandhya T P (Hong Kong)

Miguel A. Vega-Rodríguez (Cáceres)

 
SUBMISSIONS:

 

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:

 

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=alcob2018

 
PUBLICATIONS:

 

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 IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (2016 JCR impact factor: 1.955) 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.

 
REGISTRATION:

 

The registration form can be found at:

 

http://grammars.grlmc.com/AlCoB2018/Registration.php

 
DEADLINES (all at 23:59 CET):

 

Paper submission: February 11, 2018

Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: March 18, 2018

Final version of the paper for the LNCS/LNBI proceedings: March 28, 2018

Early registration: March 28, 2018

Late registration: June 11, 2018

Submission to the journal special issue: September 27, 2018

 
QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

 

david.silva409 (at) yahoo.com

 
POSTAL ADDRESS:

 

AlCoB 2018

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

Rovira i Virgili University

Av. Catalunya, 35

43002 Tarragona, Spain

 
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

 

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Universitat Rovira i Virgili


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