4th International Conference on Algorithms for Computational Biology,
AlCoB 2017
Aveiro, Portugal, June 5-7, 2017

Deadlines (all at 23:59 CET)

January 22, 2017
Paper submission
January 29, 2017
Extended paper submission
February 25, 2017Notification of paper acceptance or rejection
March 9, 2017Final version of the paper for the LNCS/LNBI proceedings
March 9, 2017Early registration
May 22, 2017Late registration
September 7, 2017Submission 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 the Journal of Computational Biology (2015 JCR impact factor: 1.537) 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.


Universidad de Aveiro
Universidad de Aveiro

Center for Research  Development in Mathematics and Applications

Institute of Electronics and Informatics Engineering of Aveiro

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
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, and Trujillo.

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.

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AlCoB 2017 will take place in Aveiro, an industrial city with an important seaport on the Atlantic Ocean, and known as "the Portuguese Venice" due to its network of canals. The venue will be the Department of Mathematics of the University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro.


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


AlCoB 2017 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, graphics, etc.) 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=alcob2017.


The registration form can be found at: