7th International Conference on Algorithms for Computational Biology

AlCoB 2020

Missoula, Montana, USA - April 13-15, 2020

Deadlines (all at 23:59 CET)

2nd December, 2019Paper submission
9th December, 2019Paper submission - EXTENDED
6th January, 2020Notification of paper acceptance or rejection
13th January, 2020Final version of the paper for the LNCS/LNBI proceedings
13th January, 2020Early registration
30th March, 2020Late registration
15th July, 2020Submission to the journal special issue

Structure prediction

Genomics

Biology

Algorithms

Analysis

Computing

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, 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:

  • ◗ assembling sequence reads into a complete genome,
  • ◗ identifying gene structures in the genome,
  • ◗ recognizing regulatory motifs,
  • ◗ aligning nucleotides and comparing genomes,
  • ◗ reconstructing regulatory networks of genes, and
  • ◗ 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.

SCOPE

Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to:

  • ◗ Sequence analysis
  • ◗ 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, epigenomics
  • ◗ Genome CD architecture
  • ◗ Microbiome analysis
  • ◗ Cancer computational biology
  • ◗ Systems biology

VENUE:

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.

STRUCTURE

AlCoB 2019 will consist of:

  • ◗ invited lectures
  • ◗ peer-reviewed contributions
  • ◗ posters

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).

Upload submissions to: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=alcob2020

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 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.

Registration

The registration form can be found at: https://alcob2020.irdta.eu/registration/

Conference Partner of AlCoB 2020

Questions and further information

David Silva: david@irdta.eu

Acknowledgments