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      AlCoB 2014

      Tarragona, Spain

      July 1-3, 2014

      Organized by:

      Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
      Rovira i Virgili University




      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.

      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.


      AlCoB 2014 will take place in Tarragona, located 90 kms. to the south of
      Barcelona. The venue will be the Catalunya Campus.


      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 ...
      Transcriptomics: splicing variants, isoform inference and quantification,
      differential analysis …
      Next-generation sequencing: population genomics, metagenomics,
      metatranscriptomics ...
      Microbiome analysis
      Systems biology


      AlCoB 2014 will consist of:

      invited talks
      invited tutorials
      peer-reviewed contributions


      to be announced


      Tatsuya Akutsu (Kyoto, JP)
      Amihood Amir (Ramat-Gan, IL)
      Alberto Apostolico (Atlanta, US)
      Joel Bader (Baltimore, US)
      Pierre Baldi (Irvine, US)
      Serafim Batzoglou (Stanford, US)
      Bonnie Berger (Cambridge, US)
      Francis Y.L. Chin (Hong Kong, HK)
      Benny Chor (Tel Aviv, IL)
      Keith A. Crandall (Washington, US)
      Bhaskar DasGupta (Chicago, US)
      Joaquín Dopazo (Valencia, ES)
      Liliana Florea (Baltimore, US)
      Olivier Gascuel (Montpellier, FR)
      David Gilbert (Uxbridge, UK)
      Gaston H. Gonnet (Zurich, CH)
      Roderic Guigó (Barcelona, ES)
      Dan Gusfield (Davis, US)
      Vasant Honavar (University College, US)
      Sorin Istrail (Providence, US)
      Tao Jiang (Riverside, US)
      Inge Jonassen (Bergen, NO)
      Anders Krogh (Copenhagen, DK)
      Giovanni Manzini (Alessandria, IT)
      Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, ES, chair)
      Satoru Miyano (Tokyo, JP)
      Burkhard Morgenstern (Göttingen, DE)
      Shinichi Morishita (Tokyo, JP)
      Cédric Notredame (Barcelona, ES)
      Graziano Pesole (Bari, IT)
      Mark Ragan (Brisbane, AU)
      Timothy Ravasi (Thuwal, SA)
      Allen G. Rodrigo (Durham, US)
      Steven Salzberg (Baltimore, US)
      David Sankoff (Ottawa, CA)
      Thomas Schiex (Toulouse, FR)
      João C. Setubal (São Paulo, BR)
      Steven Skiena (Stony Brook, US)
      Peter F. Stadler (Leipzig, DE)
      Wing-Kin Sung (Singapore, SG)
      Alfonso Valencia (Madrid, ES)
      Jacques van Helden (Marseille, FR)
      Arndt von Haeseler (Vienna, AT)
      Lusheng Wang (Hong Kong, HK)
      Limsoon Wong (Singapore, SG)
      Xiaohui Xie (Irvine, US)
      Dong Xu (Columbia, US)
      Zohar Yakhini (Santa Clara, US)
      Alex Zelikovsky (Atlanta, US)
      Michael Q. Zhang (Dallas, US)


      Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
      Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, chair)
      Bianca Truthe (Magdeburg)
      Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)


      Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting
      original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced
      pages (including eventual appendices) and should be formatted according to
      the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCS series (see

      Submissions have to be uploaded to:



      A volume of proceedings expectedly published by Springer in the 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 extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the
      conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.


      The period for registration is open from September 21, 2013 to July 1, 2014.
      The registration form can be found at:



      Paper submission: February 4, 2014 (23:59 CET)
      Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: March 15, 2014
      Final version of the paper for the proceedings: March 22, 2014
      Early registration: March 29, 2014
      Late registration: June 17, 2014
      Starting of the conference: July 1, 2014
      End of the conference: July 3, 2014
      Submission to the post-conference journal special issue: October 3, 2014




      AlCoB 2014
      Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
      Rovira i Virgili University
      Av. Catalunya, 35
      43002 Tarragona, Spain

      Phone: +34 977 559543
      Fax: +34 977 558386


      Departament d’Economia i Coneixement, Generalitat de Catalunya
      Universitat Rovira i Virgili
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