Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics (WABI) 2019, September 8-10

The Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics (WABI), established in 2001, is one of the major annual conferences on algorithms in bioinformatics. WABI 2019 will be held on September 8-10 in Niagara Falls, NY, USA, together with ACM-BCB 2019.


All 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 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.

Keynote speaker

Prof Nadia El-Mabrouk, University of Montreal, Canada.


WABI 2019 conference program

WABI 2019 conference proceedings.

Paper Submission

Submissions must be formatted in LaTeX using the LIPIcs style and must not exceed 12 pages including references. For details please see the information for authors. 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. All submissions must be made online, through the EasyChair submission system, at:

For scientific information, please contact the WABI program committee Dan Gusfield (dmgusfield at or Katharina Huber (k.huber at For organisational information, please refer to the ACM-BCB 2019 website.

You need to register on the EasyChair web site before submitting. A standard PDF file must be received by midnight on May 17, 2019 (time zone of your choice) in order for your submission to be considered. Re-submission of already submitted papers will be possible until midnight May 19, 2019 (time zone of your choice). 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; if published in a journal, such a contribution will be published as a short abstract in the WABI proceedings. Depositing in or is allowed.

Note, by submitting a paper the authors acknowledge that in case of acceptance at least one of the authors must register at ACM-BCB 2019 or WABI 2019, attend the conference, and present the paper.


Accepted papers will be published in a proceedings in the LIPIcs Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics. Selected papers will be invited for an extended publication in a thematic series in Algorithms for Molecular Biology (AMB).

Previous proceedings of WABI appeared in LNCS/LNBI volumes 2149 (WABI 2001, Aarhus), 2452 (WABI 2002, Rome), 2812 (WABI 2003, Budapest), 3240 (WABI 2004, Bergen), 3692 (WABI 2005, Mallorca), 4175 (WABI 2006, Zurich), 4645 (WABI 2007, Philadelphia), 5251 (WABI 2008, Karlsruhe), 5724 (WABI 2009, Philadelphia), 6293 (WABI 2010, Liverpool), 6833 (WABI 2011, Saarbr├╝cken), 7534 (WABI 2012, Ljubljana), 8126 (WABI 2013, Sophia Antipolis), 8701 (WABI 2014, Wroclaw), 9289 (WABI 2015, Atlanta), and 9838 (WABI 2016, Aarhus). As of 2016, they appeared in LIPICS volumes 88 (WABI 2017, Boston), and 113 (WABI 2018, Helsinki).

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