WABI 2008
8th Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics (WABI)
September 15-17, 2008
Universität Karlsruhe, Germany


WABI proceedings (LNBI 5251) are now available online. You can find information about it at http://www.springeronline.com/978-3-540-87360-0 or access the online version at http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-3-540-87360-0/

Important Dates

Submission deadline (extended): May 19, 2008
Notification to authors: June 15, 2008
Final version due: June 29, 2008
Workshop: September 15-17, 2008


The final program can be found here.


All research on algorithmic work in bioinformatics and systems biology. The emphasis is 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.


Original research papers (including significant work-in-progress) are solicited in all aspects of algorithms in bioinformatics, including, but not limited to:

  • Exact, approximate, and machine-learning algorithms for sequence analysis, gene and signal recognition, alignment and assembly, molecular evolution, structure determination or prediction, gene expression, pathways, gene networks, proteomics, functional genomics, and drug design.
  • High-performance computing approaches to computationally hard learning and optimization problems in bioinformatics.
  • Methods, software, and dataset repositories for development and testing of such algorithms and their underlying models.

Accepted Papers

a list of accepted papers can be found here.


Submissions must be formatted in the Springer LNCS style (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) and not exceed 12 pp. 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.

Electronic submission is required; the submission url is http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wabi2008. In case of problems, authors may, by prior arrangement, email a PDF file to the chairs, K. A. Crandall (Keith_Crandall@byu.edu) or J. Lagergren (jensl@csc.kth.se).

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 before the conference date, such a contribution will be published as a short abstract in the WABI proceedings.

Keynote Speakers

Eytan Ruppin, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Program Committee

  • Vineet Bafna, UCSD, USA
  • Dan Brown U. Waterloo, Canada
  • David Bryant, U. Auckland, New Zealand
  • Benny Chor, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Mark Clement, BYU, USA
  • Keith A. Crandall (co-chair), BYU, USA
  • Miklos Csuros, U. Montreal, Canada
  • Aaron Darling U. Queensland, Australia
  • Matt Dyer, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Nadia El-Mabrouk, U. Montreal, Canada
  • Eleazar Eskin, UCLA, USA
  • Olivier Gascuel, LIRMM-CNRS, France
  • Roderico Guigo, U. Barcelona, Spain
  • Eran Halperin, Berkeley, USA
  • Arndt Von Haeseler, U. Vienna, Austria
  • Daniel Huson, U. T\”ubingen, Germany
  • John Kececioglu U. Arizona, USA
  • Jens Lagergren (co-chair), KTH, Sweden
  • Jim Leebens-Mack, U. Georgia, USA
  • Stefano Lonardi, UC Riverside, USA
  • Istvan Miklos, UPPS, Hungary
  • Bernard Moret, , EPFL, Switzerland
  • Luay Nakhleh Rice U., USA
  • Uwe Ohler, Duke U., USA
  • Laxmi Parida, IBM TJ Watson Research, USA
  • Ron Pinter, Technion, Israel
  • David Posada, U. Vigo, Spain
  • Ben Raphael, Brown University, USA
  • Knut Reinert, Freie U. Berlin, Germany
  • Allen Rodrigo, U. Auckland, New Zealand
  • David Sankoff, U. Ottawa, Canada
  • Adam Siepel, Cornell U., USA
  • Mona Singh, Princeton U., USA
  • Saurabh Sinha, UIUC, USA
  • Jens Stoye, U. Bielefeld, Germany
  • Glenn Tesler, UCSD, USA
  • Esko Ukkonen, Helsinki, Finland
  • Steve Woolley Washington U., USA
  • Christopher Workman, DTU, Denmark
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