The meeting is being organized by David Sankoff and his
students and postdocs.
This is a computational biology meeting with approximately
100 attendees focused on genome level evolution, models
and algorithms for chromosomal rearrangement, whole genome
duplication, gene families, etc., but including in its
scope comparisons at the
genome sequence, expression or network levels, normal
or pathological, and related topics, some entirely mathematical,
a few primarily biological. This work is selected from
among rigorously refereed full-paper submissions and published
in a Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science proceedings
volume in time to be circulated at the conference.
The highlights of the conference, however, are the invited
keynote speakers on recent biological/medical research
in areas pertinent to the field.
The scope of the field is broadening under the challenge
of increasing numbers of large genomes being sequenced
at the current time.
The meeting is organized into 6 sessions, one on the morning
and one in the
afternoon, spread over three days. There is one keynote
speaker and five contributed papers per session.