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2nd Int'l Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics CFP

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                               Call for Papers

                                 WABI 2002

                   2nd Workshop on Algorithms in BioInformatics

    ALGO 2002        Scope
 September 16-21
    Rome ``La        The Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics covers
    Sapienza''       research in all aspects of algorithmic work in
                     bioinformatics and computational biology. The emphasis  
                     is on discrete algorithms, that address important 
                     problems in molecular biology, genomics and genetics
                     that are founded on sound models, that are
                     computationally efficient, and that have been
                     implemented and tested in simulations and on real
                     datasets. The goal is to present recent research
                     results, including significant work-in-progress, and
                     to identify and explore directions of future research.
                     WABI 2002 will be held in conjunction with ESA and
                     APPROX 2002. The three conferences are jointly called
                     ALGO 2002, and will take place in Rome, Italy, September
                     16-21, 2002. The conferences will be held at the Faculty
                     of Engineering, University of Rome "La Sapienza".
                     For general information on ALGO 2002 see

                     WABI 2001 was sponsored by EATCS (the European
                     Association for Theoretical Computer Science) and
                     jointly organized and colocated with WAE 2001 and ESA
                     2001 in the context of ALGO 2001. For general 
                     information on WABI, see the web site

                     Original research papers (including significant
                     work-in-progress) or state-of-the-art surveys are
                     solicited in all aspects of algorithms in
                     bioinformatics, including, but not limited to:
                        * Exact and approximate algorithms for genomics, 
                          genetics, sequence analysis, gene and signal 
                          recognition, alignment, molecular evolution, 
                          phylogenetics, structure determination or 
                          prediction, gene expression and gene
                          networks, proteomics, functional genomics,
                          and drug design.
                        * Development of methods, software and dataset
                          repositories for development and testing of such
                          algorithms and their underlying models.
                        * High-performance computing approaches to
                          computationally hard problems in bioinformatics,
                          particularly optimization problems.
                     The proceedings of the workshop will be published in
                     the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series of
                     Springer Verlag.
                     Submissions should consist of an extended abstract of 
                     no more than 15 pages in 11pt font, preferably using the 
                     Springer LNCS style. An abstract should start with a
                     presentation of the biological problem, the results
                     achieved, their significance and a comparison with
                     previous work. This material should be understandable
                     to non-specialists. A more technical exposition should
                     follow and an optional short appendix may contain
                     details or additional data to be consulted at the
                     discretion of the program committee. The submission
                     must include the corresponding author's email address.

                     NOTE: We would like to encourage submissions from 
                     researchers in the biological community who may not 
                     be familiar with competitive computer science 
                     style conferences. We encourage authors to use a 
                     sufficient number of pages to make the fullest and 
                     most compelling presentation of their work. 

                     All submissions must be online, using the online
                     submission server -- see 
                     http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/~algo02/ for details.
                     A standard postscript file must be
                     received by 23:59 (GMT) on April 26, 2002, for your
                     submission to be considered. Authors who experience
                     problems generating a suitable Postscript file or
                     whose submission exceeds the file size limit should
                     contact the program chairs.
                     Simultaneous submission to another conference or
                     journal is allowed. Authors are asked to inform the
                     program co-chairs at the time of submission of the
                     simultaneous submission. If the paper has been
                     accepted to another conference or a journal before
                     WABI 2002, the authors will be allowed only a short
                     abstract (1 page) in the proceedings of WABI 2002 and
                     not an extended abstract.
                     In order to ensure inclusion of their work in the
                     proceedings, authors must present their accepted
                     papers at the workshop.
                     Address any questions to the program committee chairs,
                     Roderic Guigo (rguigo at imim.cs.es) and Dan Gusfield 
                     (gusfield at cs.ucdavis.edu)

                     Important Dates
                      Submission deadline     April 26, 2002 
                      Notification to authors June 7, 2002
                      Final version due       July 8, 2002
                      Symposium               September 16-21, 2002
                   Program Committee

                   Pankaj Agarwal (GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals) 
                   Alberto Apostolico (U. Padova and Purdue U.)
                   Craig Benham (U.C. Davis)
                   Jean-Michel Claverie (CNRS-AVENTIS, Marseille)
                   Nir Friedman (Hebrew U.)
                   Olivier Gascuel (U. de Montpellier II and CNRS, Montpellier)
                   Misha Gelfand (IntegratedGenomics, Moscow)
                   Raffaele Giancarlo (U. di Palermo)
                   David Gilbert (City University, London)
                   Roderic Guigo (IMIM, Barcelona, co-chair)
                   Dan Gusfield (U.C. Davis co-chair)
                   Jotun Hein (U. Oxford)
                   Inge Jonassen (U. of Bergen)
                   Giuseppe Lancia (U. Padova)
                   Bernard M.E. Moret (U. New Mexico)
                   Gene Myers (Celera Genomics)
                   Christos Ouzonis (European Bioinformatics Institute)
                   Lior Pachter (U.C. Berkeley)
                   Knut Reinert (Celera Genomics)
                   Marie-France Sagot (Universite Claude Bernard, Lyon)
                   David Sankoff (U. Montreal)
                   Steve Skiena (SUNY, Stony Brook)
                   Gary Stormo (Washington University)
                   Jens Stoye (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Molekulare Genetik) 
                   Martin Tompa (U. Washington)
                   Alfonso Valencia (Centro National de Biotecnologia, Madrid)
                   Martin Vingron (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Molekulare Genetik)
                   Lusheng Wang (City University of Hong Kong)
                   Tandy Warnow (U. Texas, Austin)

                   WABI Steering Committee 

                   Olivier Gascuel 
                   Jotun Hein
                   Raffaele Giancarlo
                   Erik Meineche-Schmidt
                   Bernard Moret
Bernard M.E. Moret	     moret at cs.unm.edu      http://www.cs.unm.edu/~moret
(505) 277-5699 (office)    (505) 277-6927 (FAX)     (505) 277-3112 (department)
Department of Computer Science, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131

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