Saturday, February 28, 2015

[DMANET] AlCoB 2015: extended submission deadline 9 March




AlCoB 2015

Mexico City, Mexico

August 4-6, 2015

Organized by:

Centre for Complexity Sciences (C3)
School of Sciences
Institute for Research in Applied Mathematics and Systems (IIMAS)
Graduate Program in Computing Science and Engineering
National Autonomous University of Mexico

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 2015 will take place in Mexico City, the oldest capital city in the
Americas and the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world. The venue will
be the main campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.


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 2015 will consist of:

invited lectures
peer-reviewed contributions


Julio Collado-Vides (National Autonomous University of Mexico, Cuernavaca),
>From Curation of Information to Knowledge Encoding

Gaston Gonnet (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich),
Human-Dog-Mouse, Probably and Provable Non-trivial Evolution Close to the
Root of the Mammalian Clade

Peter D. Karp (SRI International, Menlo Park), Algorithms for Metabolic
Route Search and Determination of Reaction Atom Mappings


Stephen Altschul (National Center for Biotechnology Information, Bethesda,
Yurii Aulchenko (Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia)
Pierre Baldi (University of California, Irvine, USA)
Daniel G. Brown (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Yuehui Chen (University of Jinan, China)
Keith A. Crandall (George Washington University, Washington, USA)
Joseph Felsenstein (University of Washington, Seattle, USA)
Michael Galperin (National Center for Biotechnology Information, Bethesda,
Susumu Goto (Kyoto University, Japan)
Igor Grigoriev (DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, USA)
Martien Groenen (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)
Yike Guo (Imperial College, London, UK)
Javier Herrero (University College London, UK)
Karsten Hokamp (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Hsuan-Cheng Huang (National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan)
Ian Korf (University of California, Davis, USA)
Nikos Kyrpides (DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, USA)
Mingyao Li (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)
Yun Li (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA)
Jun Liu (Harvard University, Cambridge, USA)
Rodrigo López (European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK)
Andrei N. Lupas (Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen,
B.S. Manjunath (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
Carlos Martín-Vide (chair, Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain)
Tarjei Mikkelsen (Broad Institute, Cambridge, USA)
Henrik Nielsen (Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark)
Zemin Ning (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK)
Christine Orengo (University College London, UK)
Modesto Orozco (Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona, Spain)
Christos A. Ouzounis (Centre for Research & Technology Hellas, Thessaloniki,
Manuel Peitsch (Philip Morris International R&D, Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
David A. Rosenblueth (National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City,
Julio Rozas (University of Barcelona, Spain)
Alessandro Sette (La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, USA)
Peter F. Stadler (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Guy Theraulaz (Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France)
Alfonso Valencia (Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, Madrid, Spain)
Kai Wang (University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA)
Lusheng Wang (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Zidong Wang (Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK)
Harel Weinstein (Cornell University, New York, USA)
Jennifer Wortman (Broad Institute, Cambridge, USA)
Jun Yu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China)
Mohammed J. Zaki (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, USA)
Louxin Zhang (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Hongyu Zhao (Yale University, New Haven, USA)


Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
Francisco Hernández-Quiroz (Mexico City)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)
David A. Rosenblueth (Mexico City, co-chair)
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, references, proofs, etc.) and should
be prepared according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCS
series (see

Submissions have to be uploaded 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 the Journal of Computational Biology (Thomson Reuters
2013 impact factor: 1.670) 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:


Paper submission: March 9, 2015 (23:59 CET) – EXTENDED –
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: April 10, 2015
Final version of the paper for the LNCS/LNBI proceedings: April 19, 2015
Early registration: April 19, 2015
Late registration: July 21, 2015
Submission to the journal special issue: November 6, 2015



AlCoB 2015
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

Phone: +34 977 559 543
Fax: +34 977 558 386


National Autonomous University of Mexico
Rovira i Virgili University

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