WCB05 - Workshop on
Constraint Based Methods for Bioinformatics

October 5, 2005, Sitges (Spain)
associated to ICLP 2005

Topics. Bioinformatics is a challenging research area where every major contribution can have significant impact on medicine, agriculture, and industry. Among the various problems tackled in this area are those related to the recognition, analysis, and organization of DNA sequences, those related to Biological systems simulations (for metabolic or regulatory networks) and those related to prediction of the spatial form of a polymer, given the sequence of monomers constituting it. All these problems can be naturally formalized using constraints over finite domains or intervals of reals. Moreover, Biological systems simulations can be easily designed using concurrent constraint programming.

The main aim of this workshop is to share recent results in this area (new constraint solvers, new prediction programs) and to present new challenging problems that can be addressed using constraint-based methods.

Workshop Program

Pictures from the workshop


A short report

Program Committee
Important Dates
Rolf Backofen (co-chair) Jena Univ., Germany
Pedro Barahona Univ. Nova de Lisbona, Portugal
Mats Carlsson SICS, Uppsala Sweden
Alessandro Dal Palù Udine Univ., Italy
Agostino Dovier (co-chair) Udine Univ., Italy
Francois Fages INRIA Rocquencourt, France
Enrico Pontelli NMSU (USA)
Sebastian Will Jena Univ., Germany
Submission Deadline: June 30
Notification to Authors: July 22
Workshop Early Registration: July 31
Camera-ready copy due: August 16