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                  CALL FOR PAPERS - EXTENDED DEADLINE

				WCB09

        Workshop on Constraint Based Methods for Bioinformatics

	   http://www.bioinf.uni-freiburg.de/Events/WCB09/

			September 20th, 2009,

			   Lisbon, Portugal

			associated to CP 2009

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			     Description

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Bioinformatics  is a challenging  and fast  growing area  of research,
which is  of utmost  importance for our  understanding of  life. Major
contributions  to  this  discipline  can have  thousands  of  positive
effects in medicine, agriculture, or  industry. To pick out only a few
examples,  Bioinformatics tackles  problems  related to:  Recognition,
analysis,   and   organization  of   DNA   sequences.  For   instance,
haplotype/pedigree  inference,  motif  localization,  constrained  and
structural alignments,  biological systems simulations  (for metabolic
or  regulatory networks),  and  structure prediction  of proteins  and
RNA. All  these problems can be naturally  formalized using constraint
programming.

The main  aim of this workshop is  twofold. On the one  hand, to share
recent results in this area.   This includes new ideas and/or systems,
relying on  constraints, but also  on other AI techniques  like linear
programming,  mixed  Integer  Linear  Programming, local  search,  and
possibly  combinations thereof.  On  the other  hand,  to present  new
challenging problems that were recently formalized and are well-suited
for constraint-based methods.  Here, we welcome problem proposals that
motivate further developments in the field, even if they are still far
from having effective solutions.

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			   Important Dates

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NEW Submission Deadline:  ** July 3rd, 2009 **

Notification to Authors:     July 24th, 2009

Camera-ready copy due:       August 14th, 2009

Workshop:                    September 20th, 2009

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			  Program Committee

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Rolf Backofen, Freiburg Univ., Germany

Pedro Barahona, Univ. Nova de Lisbona, Portugal

Alexander Bockmayr, Freie Univ. Berlin, Germany

Mats Carlsson SICS, Uppsala Sweden

Alessandro Dal Palu' (co-chair), Parma Univ., Italy

Agostino Dovier, Udine Univ., Italy

Esra Erdem, Sabanci University, Turkey

Francois Fages, INRIA Rocquencourt, France

Ines Lynce, INESC-ID Lisboa, Portugal

Neil Moore, Univ. of St Andrews, UK

Enrico Pontelli, NMSU, USA

Sebastian Will (co-chair), Freiburg Univ., Germany

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			  Submission Details

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We appreciate submissions of

    * Extended Abstracts of new results

    * Abstracts of ongoing work

    * Systems presentations (with demos at the workshop)

    * Summaries of already accepted or recently published results

    * Well-motivated proposals of bioinformatics problems for
      constraint based methods

in  any  topic concerning  bioinformatics  and  constraints and  close
techniques.


Submission  style is  the standard  llncs  style. The  page limit  for
submissions is 8 pages.

Please send the pdf or ps to

                     wcb09@informatik.uni-freiburg.de

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			    Participation

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At least one author of  each accepted submission is expected to attend
the workshop  and present the  topic.  Workshop participants  must pay
the workshop fee according to CP rules.