CFP workshop on Constraint-Based Methods for Bioinformatics, Toulouse, Sept. 5 2016

Co-located with 22th International Conference on Principles
and Practice of Constraint Programming

September 5 2016, Toulouse, France

Paper Submission Dealine: ** July 19 ** DEADLINE EXTENSION

Technical Description
During the last years, Biology has become a source of challenging
problems for the entire field of Computer Science in general, and for
the areas of computational logic and constraint programming in
particular. Successful approaches to these problems are likely to have
significant applications in several fields of research, such as
medicine, agriculture, industry, etc. Several successful applications
of the Logic and Constraint Programming paradigms in Bioinformatics
have been carried out in the last years, in the area of phylogenetic
tree reconstruction, in haplotype inference, in proteins structure
prediction, in RNA secondary structure prediction, and in system
biology, just to cite a few. The workshop aims at exchanging ideas
between researchers and collecting, if possible, new problems to be
faced in the next future by our community.

Workshop Format
WCB’16 is the 12-th of a series of consecutive Workshops on
Constraint-Based Methods for Bioinformatics. Previous editions of WCB
were co-located with various important international conferences, as
reported below:
- WCB’05: co-located with ICLP-CP 2005 in Sitges
- WCB’06: co-located with CP 2006 in Nantes
- WCB’07: co-located with ICLP 2007 in Porto
- WCB’08: co-located with CPAIOR 2008 in Paris
- WCB’09: co-located with CP 2009 in Lisbon
- WCB’10: co-located with FLOC 2010 in Edinburgh
- WCB’11: co-located with CP 2011 in Perugia
- WCB’12: co-located with ICLP 2012 in Budapest
- WCB’13: co-located with CP 2013 in Uppsala
- WCB’14: co-located with CP 2014 in Lyon
- WCB’15: co-located with CP 2015 in Cork

Details about last-year WCB’15 can be found at

Paper Submission
The topic of interest are all those concerning bioinformatics and
constraints and related (SAT/ASP/Logic Programming/ILP) techniques,
such as:
- RNA prediction and motif search
- protein structure and functional prediction
- genetic linkage analysis and haplotype inference
- pedigree reconstruction and diagnosis
- genomic selection design
- gene regulatory network inference and analysis
- biochemical network simulation and visualization
- solvers for problems in biology
- metabolic pathway analysis
- DNA sequence assembly
- contig scaffolding
- multiple sequence alignment
- machine learning and big data
- ontologies
- constraint biological databases
- logical interfaces to relational biological databases
- web bioinformatics services

Submitted papers can be:
- Extended Abstracts concerning original (unpublished) results.
- Abstracts describing ongoing work.
- System descriptions (with demos at the workshop).
- Summaries of already accepted or recently published papers/results.
- Well-motivated proposals of bioinformatics problems for constraint
based methods.

Submitted papers should be 3-15 page papers in LNCS format. For each
contribution we plan to have (at least) 3 reviews.

Authors of accepted papers must provide camera-ready versions in PDF
format. Furthermore, at least one author of each accepted paper must
attend the conference to present the contribution. All WCB’16
participants have to register for the CP 2016 workshop/conference.

Submissions are managed through EasyChair

Important dates
- Paper Submission Dealine July 19
- Notification to Authors July 29
- Final Version August 16
- Workshop Date September 5

Workshop Organizers
- Alessandro Dal Palu (University of degli Studi di Parma, Italy)
- Agostino Dovier (University of degli Studi di Udine, Italy)
- Simon de Givry (MIA-Toulouse, INRA, France)

Program Committee
- Rolf Backofen (Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany)
- Pedro Barahona (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
- Alexander Bockmayr (Freie University of Berlin, Germany)
- Mats Carlsson (SICS, Sweden)
- Francois Fages (Inria Paris-Rocquencourt, France)
- Ines Lynce (INESC-ID/IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal)
- Nigel Martin (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)
- Alberto Policriti (University of Udine, Italy)
- Enrico Pontelli (New Mexico State University, USA)
- Sylvain Soliman (Inria Paris-Rocquencourt, France)
- Sebastian Will (University Leipzig, Germany)
- Matthias Zytnicki (MIA-Toulouse, INRA, France)