The proceedings will be available as volume LNBI 8542.
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A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNBI series will be available by the time of the conference.

Springer LNCS

A special issue of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (TCBB, 2012 impact factor: 1.616) 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.




Algorithms for Molecular Biology
Algorithms for Molecular Biology

Economia i Coneixement. Catalunya
La universitat pública de Tarragona
La universitat pública de Tarragona

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

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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:

Structure of the Conference

AlCoB 2014 will consist of


Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research.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. Submissions have to be uploaded to:


The registration form can be found here.

We kindly ask all the participants to register, including invited persons and members of the organising committee.

A list with other conferences on Systems Biology and Computational Biology is available here. (COMS)