7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ALGORITHMS FOR COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY
Missoula, Montana, USA
April 13-15, 2020
Department of Computer Science
University of Montana
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, phylogeny reconstruction, and structure prediction.
Previous events were held in Tarragona, Mexico City, Trujillo (Spain), Aveiro, Hong Kong and Berkeley.
The conference will address several of the current challenges in computational biology, with topics including:
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 for scholars at the beginning of their career.
AlCoB 2020 will take place in Missoula, Montana, a college town located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, near Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park. The meeting will be hosted in the University Center, a few hundred feet from the base of Mount Sentinel.
Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to:
Regulatory motif finding
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
Cancer computational biology
AlCoB 2020 will consist of:
PROGRAMME COMMITTEE: (to be completed)
Joe Felsenstein (University of Washington, US)
Olivier Gascuel (Pasteur Institute, FR)
Daniel Huson (University of Tübingen, DE)
Alla Lapidus (Saint Petersburg State University, RU)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Rovira i Virgili University, ES, chair)
Aaron McKenna (Dartmouth College, US)
Sayan Mukherjee (Duke University, US)
James Taylor (Johns Hopkins University, US)
David A. Wheeler (Baylor College of Medicine, US)
Travis Wheeler (University of Montana, US)
Shibu Yooseph (University of Central Florida, US)
Sara Morales (Brussels)
Manuel Parra-Royón (Granada)
David Silva (London, co-chair)
Miguel A. Vega-Rodríguez (Cáceres)
Travis Wheeler (Missoula, co-chair)
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).
Upload submissions 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: December 2, 2019
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: January 6, 2020
Final version of the paper for the LNCS/LNBI proceedings: January 13, 2020
Early registration: January 13, 2020
Late registration: March 30, 2020
Submission to the journal special issue: July 15, 2020
QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:
david (at) irdta.eu
University of Montana
IRDTA – Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice, Brussels/London