The First Annual Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB 97), sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) with support from the SLOAN Foundation, and US Department of Energy will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, January 20--23, 1997. Papers reporting on original research (both theoretical and experimental) in all areas of computational molecular biology are sought, including surveys of important recent results/directions. Typical but not exclusive topics of interest include:


Authors are requested to send 10 copies (preferably two sided copies) of a detailed extended abstract (5-10 pages) to:

An abstract must be received by August 10, 1996.(New Submission Deadline)

This is a firm deadline. Simultaneous submission to another conference or journal is allowed.


The extended abstracts for the Conference will be published by ACM Press and will be available at the Conference. A selection of the accepted extended abstracts in their final journal versions will be invited to appear in a special issue of the Journal of Computational Biology devoted to RECOMB 97.


Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by a letter mailed on or before October 10, 1996. A final copy of each accepted paper is required by November 10, 1996. An author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the Symposium and present the paper; otherwise alternative arrangements should be made to have the paper presented. Limited financial support for the authors of the accepted papers will be available.


An abstract should start with a succinct statement of the problem, the results achieved, their significance and a comparison with previous work. This material should be understandable to nonspecialists. A technical exposition directed to the specialist should follow. The length, excluding cover page and bibliography, should not exceed 10 pages. The manuscript should be easy to read, preferably using 11 point font size on U.S. standard 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper. If authors believe that more details are necessary to substantiate the claims of the paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix. An E-mail address for the contact author should be included.

Last revision October 15, 1996