WABI 2024


WABI is an international Conference covering 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 provide evidence of their potential usefulness in practice, preferably by testing on appropriately chosen simulated or real datasets. The goal is to present recent research results, including significant work-in-progress, and to identify and explore directions of future research. This year it is co-located with ALGO 2024.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: May 19 (Anywhere on Earth)
  • Notifications: June 23
  • Camera-ready versions: July 01
  • Invitations to authors of selected papers for the WABI 2024 series in Algorithms for Molecular Biology (AMB): July 15
  • Conference: Sep 2 – Sep 4
  • Extended paper submission deadline (AMB): TBA

Keynote Speaker

Tomás Vinar, Comenius University

Call for Papers

Submissions must be formatted in LaTeX using the LIPIcs style and must not exceed 15 pages excluding references, the front page (authors, affiliation, keywords, abstract, etc.) and a brief appendix (of up to 5 pages). 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 one of the WABI program committee co-chairs, Solon P. Pissis (solon.pissis[at]cwi[dot]nl) or Wing-Kin Sung (kwksung[at]cuhk[dot]edu[dot]hk). For organizational information, please refer to the ALGO 2024 website.

You will need to register on the EasyChair web site before submitting. A standard .pdf file must be received by May 19, 2024 (Anywhere on Earth) in order for your submission to be considered. 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 arxiv.org or biorxiv.org is allowed.

By submitting a paper, the authors of the paper acknowledge that in case of acceptance at least one of them must register at ALGO 2024, attend the conference physically, and present the paper.

Accepted papers will be published in WABI 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).

WABI Program Committee

PC Chairs

Solon P. Pissis, CWI, Netherlands
Wing-Kin Sung, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

PC Members

Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University
Jarno Alanko, University of Helsinki
Lorraine Ayad, Brunel University London
Jasmijn Baaijens, TU Delft
Giulia Bernardini, Università di Trieste
Broňa Brejová, Comenius University in Bratislava
Panagiotis Charalampopoulos, Birkbeck, University of London
Rayan Chikhi, CNRS
Lenore Cowen, Tufts University
Manuel Cáceres, Aalto University
Daniel Doerr, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Mohammed El-Kebir, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jonas Ellert, École Normale Supérieure Paris
Anna Gambin, University of Warsaw
Shilpa Garg, Technical University of Denmark
Bjarni Halldorsson, deCODE genetics and Reykjavik University
Wing-Kai Hon, National Tsing Hua University
Carl Kingsford, Carnegie Mellon University
Gregory Kucherov, CNRS/LIGM
Dominik Köppl, University of Yamanashi
Manuel Lafond, Université de Sherbrooke
Francesca Nadalin, EMBL
Yuri Pirola, Univ. degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
Nicola Prezza, Ca’ Foscari University
Mingfu Shao, The Pennsylvania State University
Sharma V. Thankachan, North Carolina State University
Prudence Wong, University of Liverpool
Simone Zaccaria, UCL Cancer Institute
Meirav Zehavi, Ben-Gurion University
Jie Zheng, ShanghaiTech University

WABI Steering Committee