5th International Conference on
Algorithms for Computational Biology
AlCoB 2018
Hong Kong - June 25-26, 2018

Deadlines (all at 23:59 CET)

February 11, 2018
Paper submission
February 18, 2018
Extended paper submission
March 18, 2018Notification of paper acceptance or rejection
March 28, 2018Final version of the paper for the LNCS/LNBI proceedings
March 28, 2018Early registration
May 18, 2018Poster submission
May 25, 2018Notification of poster acceptance or rejection
June 11, 2018Late registration
September 27, 2018Submission to the journal special issue
October 12, 2018Extended submission to the 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
A special issue of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (2016 JCR impact factor: 1.955) 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.

Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics

Time-limited free online access.

CFP of AlCoB 2018


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

La universitat pública de Tarragona (URV)


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.

Previous events were held in Tarragona, Mexico City, Trujillo (Spain) and Aveiro.

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.

Co-organized by:


AlCoB 2018 will take place in Hong Kong, the city with the most skyscrapers in the world, one of the highest human development indexes, and the longest life expectancy. The venue will be:

M1603, Li Ka Shing Tower
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon
Hong Kong


Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to:


AlCoB 2018 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 (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)

Submissions have to be uploaded to: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=alcob2018.


The registration form can be found at: