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.

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

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.