Schermata 2017-10-03 alle 18.08.27

JULY, 18, 2018
Oxford (UK)
Colocated with FLOC

Workshop Overview

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.

There is a track of the ALMOB Journal (IF 1.786) devoted to these topics where extended, revised versions of WCB papers are particularly welcome.

Paper submissions

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 databases
  • logical interfaces to relational databases
  • web services
  • databases integration and federation
  • RDF graphs and tools

Submitted papers can be:

  • Full papers describing new research results
  • Extended Abstracts concerning original (unpublished) results.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.

Important Dates
2018/5/1 – Deadline for submissions
2018/5/30 – Notification
2018/6/30 – Camera ready version
2018/7/18 – Workshop

Submitted papers should be 3-15 pages long in the LNCS format.

Submissions site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wcb2018

Workshop Organizers

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