Journées Ouvertes : Biologie, Informatique et Mathématiques


JOBIM ' 2000

Montpellier 3rd, 4th, 5th of May 2000


Call for Papers


JOBIM is a french conference open to all french-speaking and/or France-loving persons working at the frontier between biology, computer science, mathematics and physics, and interested in the analysis, comparison and exploitation of genomic data. It is particularly aimed at attracting young researchers, whom it wishes to encourage. This conference is also meant to become a yearly meeting place for the bio-math-computer-science community in an agreeable setting which should favor exchanges.

The meeting will take place in Montpellier on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of May 2000 at the Agro-Montpellier.

The conference fee has not yet been completely determined. However, since the conference is supported by the ministerial action IMPG ("Informatique, Mathématiques et Physique pour la Génomique") , the fee will not be high. It will very significantly favour people with a paper accepted for oral presentation and young researchers.


JOBIM's subjects cover all areas of research specific to this interdisciplinary field. Among these, are included  :

  • algorithms on words
  • comparative cartography
  • evolution and phylogeny
  • data- and knowledge-bases
  • functional analysis
  • genome annotation
  • graph theory and combinatorics applied to biology
  • biology
  • macromolecular structures (RNA and proteins) and interactions
  • metabolic pathways and regulatory networks
  • statistics and classification
This list is not exhaustive.


Joël Alexandre (Rouen)
Vincent Berry (Montpellier)
Philipp Bucher (Lausanne)
Dominique Cellier (Rouen)
Maxime Crochemore (Marne-la-Vallée)
Antoine Danchin (Paris)
Pierre Darlu (Paris)
Gilbert Deléage (Lyon)
Laurent Duret (Lyon)
Gwenaëlle Fichant (Marseille)
Patrick Forterre (Orsay)
Nicolas Galtier (Montpellier)
Christine Gaspin (Toulouse)
Jean-François Gibrat (Jouy-en-Josas)
Alain Guénoche (Marseille)
Manolo Gouy (Lyon)
Jacques Haiech (Strasbourg)
Bernard Jacq (Marseille)
Richard Lavery (Paris)
Hans-Peter Lenhof (Sarrebruck)
Arthur Lesk (Cambridge)
François Major (Montréal)
Gene Myers (Washington)
Hervé Philippe (Orsay)
Bernard Prum (Évry)
François Rechenmann (Grenoble)
Jean-Loup Risler (Évry)
Éric Rivals (Montpellier)
Pierre Rouzé (Gand)
Claude Thermes (Gif-sur-Yvette)
Alain Viari (Grenoble)
Tandy Warnow (Philadelphie)
Éric Westhof (Strasbourg)
Presidents: O. Gascuel (LIRMM, Montpellier)
M.F. Sagot (Institut Pasteur, Paris)


Vincent Berry (LIRMM Montpellier)
Isabelle Mougenot (LIRMM Montpellier)
Eric Rivals (LIRMM Montpellier)
Philippe Vismara (LIRMM and Agro Montpellier)
President: G. Caraux (LIRMM and Agro Montpellier)

Secretariat of the conference :

JOBIM, UFR Math. et Informatique
Agro Montpellier
2, Place P. Viala
34060 - Montpellier cedex 02


Fax : 33 (0)4 67 52 14 27


Type of contributions

Three levels of submission are possible. Interested persons are invited to submit, in french or in english:

The selection will be done with a very open spirit. Selected abstracts or papers will be presented orally and will appear in the conference proceedings.

Besides these proceedings, a collection of chosen papers will appear in a special volume of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Springer & Verlag) that is scheduled to appear at most 6 months after the conference. The papers in the collection will be written in english and will describe original work not previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere; they will be the object of a second reading process. The program committee will pre-select among the extended abstracts and survey papers those they deem susceptible of being published in an extended version in this special volume.

Authors interested by the publication of their paper in this volume must MENTION IT EXPLICITLY at the time of submission of their extended abstract or survey paper.

Where to submit?

Interested authors are invited to submit three copies of their contribution on paper, to the conference secretariat.

How to present the submissions?

To allow for an homogeneous presentation of the contributions, the authors must respect a standard format.

The format is described in a file: RTF format
PostScript format


Since the schedule is very tight, the deadlines will be firm.