Call for Papers

SPIRE 2016 invites submissions in two categories: long papers (12 pages) and short papers (6 pages). At least three reviewers will evaluate each paper based on its originality, quality and significance of theoretical and/or practical contribution, the validity and robustness of the used methodology, and the overall contribution to our understanding of the context of the work.

Proceedings:
The proceedings will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series of Springer-Verlag.

Scope:
SPIRE 2016 covers research in all aspects of string processing, information retrieval, computational biology, and related applications. Typical topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
  • String Processing: string pattern matching, text indexing, data structures for string processing, text compression, compressed data structures, compressed string processing, text mining, 2D pattern matching, automata based string processing. 

  • Information Retrieval (IR): retrieval models, indexing, evaluation, algorithms and data structures for IR, efficient implementation of IR systems, interface design, text classification and clustering, text analysis and mining, collaborative and content-based filtering, topic modeling for IR, search tasks (Web search, enterprise search, desktop search, legal search, cross-lingual retrieval, federated search, (micro) blog search, XML retrieval, multimedia retrieval), digital libraries. 

  • Computational Biology: high-throughput DNA sequencing (assembly, read alignment, read error correction, metagenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics), evolution and phylogenetics, gene and regulatory element recognition, motif finding, protein structure prediction
Important Dates:
  • Abstract submission: May 9, 2016  (AoE)
  • Paper submission: May 16, 2016  (AoE)   firm
  • Notification: June 27, 2016
  • Final version: July 11, 2016
Best Paper Award:
Sponsored by Springer, a Best Paper Award will be given to the author(s) of the most outstanding work included in the proceedings of SPIRE 2016 and presented at the event.