16th Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics -
WABI 2016

22-24 August 2016

Welcome to WABI 2016

The Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics (WABI), established in 2001, is one of the major annual conferences on algorithms in bioinformatics. WABI 2016 is held on August 22-24 in Aarhus, Denmark, as part of ALGO 2016. It is hosted by Aarhus University and its Department of Computer Science, and is organized with support from the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS).

For scientific information, please contact the WABI program committee co-chairs Martin Frith (martin at cbrc.jp) or Christian N. S. Pedersen (cstorm at birc.au.dk). For organisational information, please refer to the ALGO 2016 website.

August 24, 2016: WABI 2016 has ended. We hope that you enjoyed the workshop. Thanks to all involved in workshop, and especially thanks to all speakers and poster presenters. We hope that many of you will help out with and/or attend future WABIs. Martin Frith and Christian N. S. Pedersen (WABI 2016 co-chairs).


The WABI 2016 proceedings (LNBI 9838) is available for free via Springer Link until September 11 using the link below.

Online access to WABI 2016 proceedings (LNBI 9838)



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.


Original research papers (including significant work-in-progress) or state-of-the-art surveys are solicited in all aspects of algorithms in bioinformatics, computational biology and systems biology - including, but not limited to:

  • Exact and approximate algorithms for sequence analysis, gene and signal recognition, alignment and assembly, molecular evolution, structure determination or prediction, gene expression, molecular pathways and networks, proteomics, functional and comparative genomics, and drug design.
  • Methods, software, and data repositories for development and testing of such algorithms and their underlying models, as well as high-performance computing approaches to hard learning and optimization problems.
  • Novel approaches to analyzing and modeling next-generation sequence data, including sequence assembly, population genomics, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and small RNA sequencing.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: May 2, 2016 Extended to May 5, 23:59 (any timezone)
  • Notification of paper acceptance: May 31, 2016
  • Final version of accepted paper: June 13, 2016
  • Registration deadline: August 1, 2016 (but July 15, of you want to order a hardcopy of the proceedings)
  • Poster submission deadline: August 10, 2016
  • Notification of poster acceptance: August 15, 2016
  • Workshop: August 22-24, 2016

Keynote speaker

Previous workshops

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, Saarbrücken), 7534 (WABI 2012, Ljubljana), 8126 (WABI 2013, Sophia Antipolis), 8701 (WABI 2014, Wroclaw), and 9289 (WABI 2015, Atlanta).