Analyses of biomolecular sequence data, in particular, of data generated by high-throughput next-generation sequencing technologies, continue to be a rich source of new theoretical challenges for the string algorithms research community and necessitate researchers to re-engineer already well-established solutions to cope with big data issues. Consequently, string algorithms and related data structures are gaining an ever-increasing interest as they form the backbone of many current data processing tools in genomics. Focused solely on string algorithms in bioinformatics, StringBio primarily aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, and students, with a different format that is composed of short tutorials and research talks. The concise tutorials to be given by experienced researchers on foundations of string processing will cover related algorithms and data structures from standard to advanced levels. These tutorials aim to help students and computer science researchers who would like to make a quick start on bioinformatics challenges by addressing the basic building blocks and the current state-of-the-art. Different from standard conference presentations of already achieved progress, the research talks by experts in StringBio will describe current and ongoing research studies, which the attendees can join by expressing their interests. The talks are expected to provide an excellent opportunity, particularly for the beginners in the path to their first publications.
There is NO registration fee. However, all attendees are required to express their interest in joining StringBio before October 1st (extended to October 18th) by sending an email to organizers (see contact us). Furthermore, we are inviting students to submit abstracts to be considered for 15-20 minute oral presentations. Abstracts must be submitted by October 1 via sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to limited space, submissions will be screened by the organizing committee, and notifications will be delivered for acceptance in the first week of October. A few travel grants will be possible for students upon approval of NSF support.