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7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ALGORITHMS FOR COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY

AlCoB 2020

Missoula, Montana, USA

April 13-15, 2020

Co-organized by:

Department of Computer Science
University of Montana

and

Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice
Brussels/London

https://alcob2020.irdta.eu
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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:

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.

Special focus will be put on methodology and significant room will be reserved for scholars at the beginning of their career.

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.

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

STRUCTURE:

AlCoB 2020 will consist of:

invited lectures
peer-reviewed contributions
posters

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Terry Gaasterland (University of California, San Diego), Genetic Risk of Disease through Genome Variation and Regulation of Transcription

Christine Orengo (University College London), Algorithms for Mining Massive Metagenome Repositories to Detect Novel Enzymes

Tamar Schlick (New York University), Folding Genes at Nucleosome Resolution

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

Mani Arumugam (University of Copenhagen, DK)
Colin Dewey (University of Wisconsin, Madison, US)
Joe Felsenstein (University of Washington, US)
Olivier Gascuel (Pasteur Institute, FR)
Debashis Ghosh (University of Colorado, US)
Daniel Huson (University of Tübingen, DE)
Miriam Konkel (Clemson University, US)
Alla Lapidus (Saint Petersburg State University, RU)
Aron Marchler-Bauer (National Center for Biotechnology Information, US)
Maria-Jesus Martin (European Bioinformatics Institute, UK)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Rovira i Virgili University, ES, chair)
David H. Mathews (University of Rochester, US)
Aaron McKenna (Dartmouth College, US)
Ryan E. Mills (University of Michigan, US)
Burkhard Morgenstern (University of Göttingen, DE)
Sayan Mukherjee (Duke University, US)
Houtan Noushmehr (Henry Ford Health System, US)
Knut Reinert (Free University of Berlin, DE)
Joel Rozowsky (Yale University, US)
Russell Schwartz (Carnegie Mellon University, US)
Temple F. Smith (Boston University, US)
James Taylor (Johns Hopkins University, US)
Zlatko Trajanoski (Medical University of Innsbruck, AT)
David A. Wheeler (Baylor College of Medicine, US)
Travis Wheeler (University of Montana, US)
Shibu Yooseph (University of Central Florida, US)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Sara Morales (Brussels)
Manuel Parra-Royón (Granada)
David Silva (London, co-chair)
Miguel A. Vega-Rodríguez (Cáceres)
Travis Wheeler (Missoula, co-chair)

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/

DEADLINES (all at 23:59 CET):

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

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

david (at) irdta.eu

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

University of Montana

IRDTA – Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice, Brussels/London