7th International Conference on Algorithms for Computational Biology

AlCoB 2020

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

Due to COVID-19, AlCoB 2020 is postponed and will be merged with AlCoB 2021

Deadlines (all at 23:59 CET)

2nd December, 2019Paper submission
9th December, 2019Paper submission - EXTENDED
6th January, 2020Notification of paper acceptance or rejection
8th January, 2020Notification of paper acceptance or rejection
13th January, 2020Final version of the paper for the LNCS/LNBI proceedings
15th January, 2020Final version of the paper for the LNCS/LNBI proceedings
13th January, 2020Early registration
15th January, 2020Early registration
6th March, 2020Poster submission
13th March, 2020Notification of poster acceptance or rejection
20th March, 2020Poster registration
30th March, 2020Late registration
15th July, 2020Submission to the journal special issue
30th July, 2020Submission to the journal special issue - EXTENDED

Structure prediction







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.


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


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.


AlCoB 2019 will consist of:

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


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


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 (2018 JCR impact factor: 2.89) 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.

Link: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-42266-0.


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

Conference Partner of AlCoB 2020

Questions and further information

David Silva: david@irdta.eu