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RECOMB 2009 : 13th Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology


Conference Series : Research in Computational Molecular Biology
When May 18, 2009 - May 21, 2009
Where Tucson, Arizona, USA
Submission Deadline Oct 6, 2008
Notification Due Dec 18, 2008
Final Version Due Feb 16, 2009
Categories    computational biology   bioinformatics

Call For Papers

Key Dates

* September 1, 2008: First day for paper submission
* October 6, 2008: Paper submission deadline at 23:59 GMT (See for GMT.)
* December 18, 2008: Notification of paper acceptance or rejection
* February 16, 2009: Deadline for receiving final versions of accepted papers
* May 18-21, 2009: Conference Dates


RECOMB and Genome Research team up! The journal Genome Research invites parallel submission of papers to their RECOMB 2009 special issue.


The 13th Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB 2009) will be held at The Westin La Paloma Resort, Tucson, Arizona, USA, hosted by the BIO5 Institute of The University of Arizona. RECOMB 2009 provides a general forum for disseminating the latest research in bioinformatics and computational biology. As a multidisciplinary conference, it brings together academic and industrial scientists from molecular biology, medicine, computer science, mathematics, and statistics.

Papers reporting on original research (both theoretical and experimental) in all areas of computational molecular biology are sought. Typical but not exclusive topics of interest include:

* Molecular sequence analysis
* Recognition of genes and regulatory elements
* Molecular evolution
* Gene expression
* Biological networks
* Sequencing and genotyping technologies
* Genomics
* Population genetics
* Systems biology
* Imaging
* Computational proteomics
* Molecular structural biology

Papers submitted for review should represent original, previously unpublished work. At the time the extended abstract is submitted to RECOMB, and for the entire review period, the paper (or essentially the same paper) should not be under review by any other conference with published proceedings or by scientific journal.


The Program Committee will rigorously review submitted abstracts, and 30-40 will be accepted for presentation at the conference. Accepted abstracts will be published as a proceedings volume in the Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI) series from Springer-Verlag, which will be available at the conference. A selection of accepted papers will be invited for submission of full journal versions to a special issue of the Journal of Computational Biology devoted to RECOMB 2009.

In addition to the established RECOMB LNBI Proceedings volume, the journal Genome Research will publish a selected set of RECOMB contributions in a special issue. For submissions accepted in Genome Research, only an abstract will be printed in the LNBI Proceedings volume. Authors interested in submitting simultaneously to Genome Research should see the Submissions Page on the conference website for details.

Manuscript preparation

A manuscript should start with a succinct statement of the problem, the results achieved, their significance, and a comparison with previous work.This material should be understandable to non-specialists. A technical exposition directed to the specialist should follow. The length, excluding cover page andbibliography, should not exceed 10 pages. The manuscript should be easy to read, using at least 11 point font size on US standard 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper with no less than one inch margin all around. If the authors believe that more details are absolutely necessary to substantiate the claims of the paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix, which might be read at the discretion of the reviewers. An email address for the contact author should be included. Manuscripts that deviate significantly from these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

For submissions published in the RECOMB proceedings volume, detailed formatting instructions are at the Springer-Verlag site, under "Information for LNCS Authors", at

For submissions accepted to the Genome Research special issue on RECOMB 2009, detailed formatting instructions, under "Manuscript Preparation", are at


The Program Committee will referee the conference submissions. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by email on or before December 18, 2008. We request the author of each accepted paper to provide LaTeX files or an MS Word file in the special format for Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics by February 16, 2009. An author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the conference and present the paper; otherwise, alternative arrangements should be made to have the paper presented.

Paper submission procedures

Submission of papers to RECOMB2009 will be through the EasyChair conference system at starting September 2, 2008 and ending October 6, 2008. For full details, please see the Submissions page at the conference website.

John Kececioglu
Conference Chair

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