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We would like to thank everyone who participated in WABI'07 for a very successful conference.


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.

The Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics (WABI) is sponsored by EATCS (the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science) and ISCB (the International Society for Computational Biology). WABI07 is supported by the Penn Genomics Institute and the Penn Center for Bioinformatics.


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


Submission must be formatted in the Springer LNCS style (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) and not exceed 12pp. 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 a non-specialist reader.

Electronic submission is required; procedures for submission can be found in the WABI'07 web site. In case of problems, authors may, by prior arrangement, email a PDF to the chairs, R. Giancarlo and S. Hannenhalli.

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 and: (1) if published in a journal before the conference date, such a contribution will be published as a short abstract (1 page) in the WABI proceedings, (2) if published in a journal after the conference date, the journal version must carry as a footnote to the title "A preliminary version of this work appeared in the WABI'07 proceedings."


Accepted papers will be published in the Springer series Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics and will be allotted 12 pages. Previous proceedings of WABI appeared in LNCS/LNBI volumes 2149 (Aarhus 2001), 2452 (Rome 2002), 2812 (Budapest 2003), 3240 (Bergen 2004), 3692 (Mallorca 2005) and 4175 (Zurich, 2006). By arrangements with the Editor-in-Chief, selected papers from WABI will be invited for an extended publication in a special issue of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.

Address any questions to the program committee chairs, Raffaele Giancarlo and Sridhar Hannenhalli.

Important Dates

Submission deadline May 2, 2007 (Closed)
Notification to authors     May 25, 2007
Final version due June 10, 2007
Symposium September 8-9, 2007

Keynote Speakers

Program Committee

Organizing Committee (U. of Pennsylvania)