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[DMANET] WABI 2021 -- Call for Papers

WABI 2021 Call for Papers
21th Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics

Chicago, USA (virtual), August 2-4 2021


WABI is an international Conference covering research in algorithmic work in bioinformatics, computational biology and systems biology. The emphasis is mainly on discrete algorithms and machine-learning methods that address important problems in molecular biology, that are founded on sound models, that are computationally efficient, and that provide evidence of their potential usefulness in practice, preferably by testing on appropriately chosen simulated or real datasets. The goal is to present recent research results, including significant work-in-progress, and to identify and explore directions of future research.


Submissions must be formatted in LaTeX using the LIPIcs style <> and must not exceed 15 pages excluding references. For details please see the information for authors <>. Each paper must contain a succinct statement of the issues and of their motivation, a summary of the main results, and a brief explanation of their significance, all accessible to non-specialist readers. All submissions must be made online, through the EasyChair submission system, at:

For scientific information, please contact one of the WABI program committee co-chairs, Alessandra Carbone ( or Mohammed El-Kebir ( For organizational information, please refer to the ACM-BCB 2021 <> website.

You will need to register on the EasyChair web site before submitting. A standard .pdf file must be received by April 16, 2021 (time zone of your choice) in order for your submission to be considered. Re-submission of already submitted papers will be possible until April 18, 2021 (time zone of your choice). Simultaneous submission to another conference with published proceedings is not permitted, but simultaneous submission to a journal is allowed, provided that the authors notify the program chairs; if published in a journal, such a contribution will be published as a short abstract in the WABI proceedings. Depositing in <> or <> is allowed.

By submitting a paper the authors acknowledge that in case of acceptance at least one of the authors must register at ACM-BCB 2021 or WABI 2021, attend the conference, and present the paper.


Accepted papers will be published in WABI proceedings in the LIPIcs Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics <>. Selected papers will be invited for an extended publication in a thematic series in Algorithms for Molecular Biology (AMB) <>.

Previous proceedings of WABI appeared in LNCS/LNBI volumes until 2015. As of 2016, they appeared in LIPICS volumes.


Paper submission deadline: April 16, 2021
Submitted papers can be updated or withdrawn until April 18, 2021
Notification of paper acceptance: May 21, 2021
Final version of accepted paper due: May 31, 2021
Conference: August 2 - 4, 2021, virtual


Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University, Japan
Marco Antoniotti, Universita di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Anne Bergeron, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada
Paola Bonizzoni, Universita di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Christina Boucher, University of Florida, USA
Alessandra Carbone, Sorbonne Universite, France (co-chair)
Leonid Chindelevitch, Imperial College London, UK
Lenore Cowen, Tufts University, USA
Daniel Doerr, University of Duesseldorf, Germany
Mohammed El-Kebir, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (co-chair)
Nadia El-Mabrouk, University of Montreal, Canada
Anna Gambin, Warsaw University, Poland
Bjarni Halldorsson, deCODE genetics and Reykjavik University, Iceland
Katharina Huber, University of East Anglia, UK
Carl Kingsford, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Gunnar Klau, Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf, Germany
Gregory Kucherov, University of Paris Est, France
Manuel Lafond, Universite de Sherbrooke, Canada
Elodie Laine, Sorbonne Universite, France
Yu Lin, Austrialia National University, Australia
Stefano Lonardi, University of California Riverside, USA
Veli Makinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Tobias Marschall, Heinrich Heine University, Germany
Erin Molloy, University of Maryland College Park / UCLA, US
Bernard Moret, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Vincent Moulton, University of East Anglia, UK
Francesca Nadalin, EMBL-EBI / ITT, Italy, England
Mihai Pop, University of Maryland College Park, USA
Teresa Przytycka, NCBI, NIH, USA
William Stafford Noble, University of Washington, USA
Aida Ouangraoua, Universite de Sherbrooke, Canada
Ion Petre, Turku University, Finland
Nadia Pisanti, University of Pisa, Italy
Solon Pissis, CWI Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Alberto Policriti, University of Udine, Italy
Sven Rahmann, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Knut Reinert, FU Berlin, Germany
Sebastien Roch, University of Wisconsin Madison, US
Giovanna Rosone, University of Pisa, Italy
Marie-France Sagot, INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France
Alexander Schoenhuth, Bielefeld University, Germany
Mingfu Shao, Penn State, US
Jens Stoye, Bielefeld University, Germany
Krister Swenson, CNRS & Universite de Montpellier, France
Ewa Szczurek, Warsaw University, Poland
Sharma Thankachan, University of Central Florida, USA
Alexandru Tomescu, University of Helsinki, Finland
Helene Touzet, CNRS, France
Esko Ukkonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Gianluca Della Vedova, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Tomas Vinar, Comenius University, Slovakia
Prudence W.H.Wong, University of Liverpool, UK
Tandy Warnow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Simone Zaccaria, UCL Cancer Institute, UK
Louxin Zhang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Xiuwei Zhang, Georgia Tech, US

Mohammed El-Kebir<>
Assistant Professor
3216 Siebel Center
Computer Science Department
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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