WABI 2015 will be held in Atlanta during September 10-12, 2015 in conjunction with ACM BCB 2015. The registration and accommodations for WABI 2015 are handled through ACM BCB 2015. The registration fee provides access to all WABI events and all BCB events. WABI is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group in Bioinformatics (SIGBio), the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), and the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB).


Scope
All research in algorithmic work in bioinformatics, computational biology and systems biology. The emphasis is mainly on discrete algorithms and machine-learning methods 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.


Topics
Original research papers (including significant work-in-progress) or state-of-the-art surveys are solicited in all aspects of algorithms in bioinformatics, computational biology and systems biology - including, but not limited to:

  1. Exact and approximate algorithms for sequence analysis, gene and signal recognition, alignment and assembly, molecular evolution, structure determination or prediction, gene expression, molecular pathways and network, proteomics, functional and comparative genomics, and drug design.
  2. Methods, software, and data repositories for development and testing of such algorithms and their underlying models, as well as high-performance computing approaches to hard learning and optimization problems.
  3. Novel approaches to analyzing and modeling high throughput sequencing data, including sequence assembly, population genomics, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, small RNA sequencing, bisulfite sequencing,...


Important Dates:
Submission deadline: May 18th, 2015 (Monday) AOE Extended deadline
Author notification: June 15th, 2015 (Monday)
Final version due: June 27th, 2015 (Saturday)
Workshop : September 10-12


Submission
Authors are invited to submit papers of at most 12 pages formatted in LaTeX using the Springer LNCS style. Each paper must contain a succinct statement of the issues and of their motivation, a summary of the main results, and a brief explanation of their significance, all accessible to non-specialist readers. All submissions must be made online, through the EasyChair submission system in PDF format. Simultaneous submission to another conference with published proceedings is not permitted, but simultaneous submission to a journal is allowed, provided that the authors notify the program chairs; if published in a journal, such a contribution will be published as a short abstract in the WABI proceedings.


Proceedings
The WABI proceedings will be published in LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science), (Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics series) by Springer-Verlag. Extended versions of selected WABI papers will be published in the journal Algorithms for Molecular Biology (AMB).