2nd International Conference on
Algorithms for Computational Biology, AlCoB 2015
Mexico City, Mexico, August 4–5, 2015

Proceedings available online as volume LNBI 9199 .
Information about it at http://www.springer.com/978-3-319-21232-6 or access the online version.

Call for work in progress presentations

Presentations are intended to enhance informal interactions with conference participants, at the same time permitting in-depth discussion.

More information here.

Important dates

March 2
March 23, 2015
Paper submission
(firm exceptionally extended deadline, closing at 23:59h, CET)
April 10, 2015notification of paper acceptance or rejection
April 19, 2015final version of the paper for the LNCS/LNBI proceedings
April 19, 2015early registration
June 26
July 28, 2015
extended deadline for work in progress submission. Notification will follow one week after submission.
July 21, 2015late registration
November 6
November 21, 2015
extended deadline for submission to the post conference journal special issue


A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS/LNBI series will be available by the time of the conference.

Springer LNCS

The special issue of AlCoB 2015 will appear in the Journal of Computational Biology (2013 Thomson Reuters impact factor: 1.670). The special issue will contain peer-reviewed substantially extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.


National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

La universitat pública de Tarragona (URV)
La universitat pública de Tarragona  (URV)

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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 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:

Structure of the Conference

AlCoB 2015 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, references, proofs, etc.) and should be prepared according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCS series. Submissions have to be uploaded to: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=alcob2015.


The registration form can be found here.

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