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WABI 2001

1st Workshop on Algorithms in BioInformatics
BRICS, University of Aarhus, Denmark, August 28-31, 2001

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The Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics covers research in all aspects of algorithmic work in bioinformatics. The emphasis is on discrete algorithms that address important problems in molecular biology, 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 2001 is 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 updated information on WABI, see the web site; for general information, see the web site for ALGO 2001.


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, sequence analysis, gene and signal recognition, alignment, molecular evolution, 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 Sprinver Verlag.


Submissions should consist of an extended abstract of no more than 15 pages in 11pt font, 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.

All submissions must be online, using the online submission server -- the server provides detailed instructions on the submission procedure, which allows registration, submission, and multiple revisions up to the deadline. A standard postscript file must be received by 23:59 (GMT) on May 7, 2001, 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 2001, the authors will be allowed only a short abstract (1 page) in the proceedings of WABI 2001 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, Olivier Gascuel or Bernard M.E. Moret.

Important Dates

Submission deadline May 7, 2001 (ext.)
Notification to authors May 31, 2001
Final version due June 18, 2001
Symposium August 28-31, 2001

Keynote Speaker

Gene Myers, Celera Genomics

Program Committee

Craig Benham (Mt Sinai School of Medicine)
Olivier Gascuel (U. Montpellier, co-chair)
Mikhail Gelfand (Moscow U.)
Raffaele Giancarlo (U. di Palermo)
Michael Hallett (McGill U.)
Jotun Hein (Aarhus U.)
Michael Hendy (Massey U., New Zealand)
Inge Jonassen (Bergen U.)
Junhyong Kim (Yale U.)
Jens Lagergren (KTH Stockholm)
Edward Marcotte (U. Texas Austin)
Satoru Miyano (Tokyo U.)
Bernard M.E. Moret (U. New Mexico, co-chair)
Gene W. Myers (Celera Genomics)
Marie-France Sagot (Institut Pasteur)
David Sankoff (U. Montréal)
Thomas Schiex (INRA Toulouse)
Joao Setubal (U. Campinas, Sao Paolo)
Ron Shamir (Tel Aviv U.)
Martin Vingron (Max Planck Inst. for Molecular Genetics)
Lisa Vawter (GlaxoSmithKline)
Tandy Warnow (U. Texas Austin)

Organizing Committee

Gerth Stølting Brodal
Rolf Fagerberg
Karen Kjær Møller
Christian N.S. Pedersen
Erik Meineche Schmidt

Local Contact

WABI 2001
Erik Meineche Schmidt
Department of Computer Science
University of Aarhus
DK - 8000 Aarhus C

Phone: +45 8942 3188
Fax: +45 8942 3255

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