Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche Scientifique et de la Technologie

Université de Tunis

Higher School of Sciences and Technologies of Tunis (Tunisia)

Research Unit of Technologies of Information and Communication


The Research Unit of Technologies of Information and Communication(ESSTT)




Workshop on Algorithms in Molecular Biology (ALBIO'08)


 held in parallel with


2nd International Conference on

Bioinformatics Research and Development (BIRD’08)


Technical University of Vienna, Austria

July 7-9, 2008


Computational Molecular Biology has emerged from the Human Genome Project as an important discipline for academic research and industrial application. The exponential growth of the size of biological databases, the complexity of biological problems and the necessity to deal with errors in biological sequences, result in time efficiency and memory requirements. The development of fast, low memory requirements and high-performances algorithms is thus increasingly important in Computational Molecular Biology.

We are interested in papers that deal with algorithms that solve fundamental and/or applied problems in Molecular Biology, that are computationally efficient, that have been implemented and experimented on simulated and/or on real biological sequences, and that provide interesting new results. The submitted papers should present recent research results and identify and explore directions for future research. Topics include, but not limited to: (i) strings processing, (ii) biological sequences comparison, (iii) structures prediction, (iv) phylogeny reconstruction, (v) DNA sequences assembly, clustering, and mapping, (vi) molecular evolution, (vii) genes prediction/recognition, (viii) genes expression (ix) haplotyping (x) genomes rearrangement (xi) strings barecoding.

You are invited to submit a draft paper in PDF format before March 1, 2008 to the Workshop Chair: Dr. Mourad Elloumi, E.Mail: or

Papers should not exceed 15 pages in Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI) format. All accepted papers will be published in LNBI by Springer Verlag.


Program Committee:

Mourad Elloumi, University of Tunis, Tunisia, (PC Chair)

Sami Khuri, San José State University, USA

Alain Guénoche, Institute of Mathematics of Luminy, Marseille, France.

Nadia Pisanti, University of Pisa, Italy

Gianluca Della Vedova, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Pierre Peterlongo, IRISA-INRIA, Rennes, France

Jan Holub, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic


Important Dates: Submission of Full Papers: March 1, 2008

 Notification of Acceptance: April 1, 2008

 Camera-ready Copies: April 15, 2008