WABI 2022


WABI is an international Conference covering research in algorithmic work in bioinformatics, computational biology and systems biology. The emphasis is mainly 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 provide evidence of their potential usefulness in practice, preferably by testing on appropriately chosen simulated or real datasets. The goal is to present recent research results, including significant work-in-progress, and to identify and explore directions of future research. This year it is co-located with ALGO 2022.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: May 18, 2022 using EasyChair
    (No extensions; however, revisions of submissions uploaded in time can be updated on EasyChair till Sunday evening, May 22, just before midnight. No new submissions will be accepted after May 18.)
  • Notification: June 14, 2022
  • Camera ready (accepted papers): June 24, 2022 (no extensions!)
  • LIPIcs receives files: June 28, 2022
  • Proceedings published: September 5, 2022
  • Conference: September 5-9, 2022, in Potsdam, Germany

Call for Papers

Papers presenting original research in all areas of algorithms applied to biology, ecology, medicine, and life sciences are sought. Please have a look at past issues of the conference for good examples.

Paper submission and proceedings

Papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission system. The WABI 2022 proceedings will be published in the Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs) series. Substantially extended versions of selected papers will be invited to a WABI 2022 special issue of Algorithms for Molecular Biology (see an example: 2020 issue).

Submission Guidelines: Manuscripts should be prepared according to the LIPIcs instructions using their most recent template (v2021.1.2). They should be 10-15 pages in length, excluding bibliography and title matter (header, abstract). 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. Additional material (beyond 15 pages) may be provided in a clearly marked appendix, which may or may not be read at the discretion of individual reviewers. In any case, the work must self-contained without the appendix. Only the typeset PDF file should be submitted to EasyChair for review. By submitting a paper, the authors acknowledge that in case of acceptance at least one of the authors must register at ALGO 2022, attend the conference in person or virtually, depending on circumstances, and present the paper.

Program Committee

PC Chairs

  • Christina Boucher, University of Florida, USA
  • Sven Rahmann, Saarland University, Germany

PC members

  • Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University
  • Marco Antoniotti, DISCo, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
  • Jasmijn Baaijens
  • Anne Bergeron, Universite du Quebec à Montréal
  • Paola Bonizzoni, Università di Milano-Bicocca
  • Lenore Cowen, Tufts University
  • Gianluca Della Vedova, Univ. degli Studi Milano-Bicocca
  • Daniel Doerr, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
  • Mohammed El-Kebir, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Nadia El-Mabrouk, University of Montreal
  • Travis Gagie, Diego Portales University
  • Anna Gambin, Institute of Informatics, Warsaw University
  • Shilpa Garg, University of Copenhagen
  • Bjarni Halldorsson, deCODE genetics and Reykjavik University
  • Katharina Huber, University of East Anglila
  • Carl Kingsford, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Gregory Kucherov, CNRS/LIGM
  • Manuel Lafond, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Elodie Laine, Sorbonne Université
  • Yu Lin, The Australian National University
  • Stefano Lonardi, UC Riverside
  • Camille Marchet, CNRS
  • Erin Molloy, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Francesca Nadalin, EMBL
  • William Stafford Noble, University of Washington
  • Aida Ouangraoua, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Ion Petre, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Turku, Finland
  • Nadia Pisanti, University of Pisa
  • Solon Pissis, CWI Amsterdam
  • Alberto Policriti, University of Udine
  • Mihai Pop, University of Maryland
  • Teresa Przytycka, National Center of Biotechnology Information, NLM, NIH
  • Knut Reinert, FU Berlin
  • Eric Rivals, LIRMM/CNRS
  • Sebastien Roch, UW Madison
  • Giovanna Rosone, Dipartimento di Informatica – Università di Pisa
  • Alexander Schoenhuth, Bielefeld University
  • Mingfu Shao, Computational Biology Department, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Krister Swenson, CNRS, Université de Montpellier
  • Ewa Szczurek, University of Warsaw
  • Sharma V. Thankachan, University of Central Florida
  • Alexandru I. Tomescu, University of Helsinki
  • Hélène Touzet, CNRS, CRIStAL, Lille
  • Tomas Vinar, Comenius University in Bratislava
  • Prudence Wong, University of Liverpool
  • Simone Zaccaria, UCL Cancer Institute
  • Louxin Zhang, National University of Singapore

Steering Committee

  • Bernard Moret, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Vincent Moulton, University of East Anglia, UK
  • Jens Stoye, Bielefeld University, Germany
  • Tandy Warnow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Invited ALGO Keynote Speaker for WABI

Photo of Leena Salmela
Leena Salmela
University of Helsinki
Academy of Finland Research Fellow

Dr. Leena Salmela is a university lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki. Dr. Salmela received her D.Sc.(Tech) degree in computer science at Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, in 2009, where her researched focus was in string algorithms. Dr. Salmela’s current research interests include genome assembly algorithms, de Bruijn graphs, and other algorithms for sequencing data. Software developed by her, such as the sequencing error correction program LoRDEC, has been used in numerous biological studies.

Efficient solutions to biological problems using de Bruijn graphs

Accepted Papers

TBA later