6th International Conference on Algorithms for Computational Biology

AlCoB 2019

Berkeley, California, USA - May 28-30, 2019

Deadlines (all at 23:59 CET)

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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.

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

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.

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


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


AlCoB 2019 will take place in Berkeley, home to the oldest campus in the highly prestigious University of California system. The venue will be:

  • 177 Stanley Hall


AlCoB 2019 will consist of:

  • ◗ invited lectures
  • ◗ peer-reviewed contributions
  • ◗ posters


Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research.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



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 IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (2017 JCR impact factor: 2.428) 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.

Springer LNCS

Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics(Time-limited free online access).


The registration form can be found at:



Fees comprise access to all courses and lunches. There are several early registration deadlines. Fees depend on the registration deadline.


A certificate of successful participation in the event will be delivered indicating the number of hours of lectures.

Questions and further information

David Silva: david@irdta.eu