Special Issue of IEEE/ACM TCBB

Special Issue of IEEE/ACM Trans. on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics on Graph Matching Algorithms for Pattern Search in Biological Databases

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The proposed Special Issue of Trans. on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics will be used to provide the readers with a detailed description of the best approaches presented to the contest, and of other state-of-the-art matching algorithms, highlighting their relationships with the existing literature, the underlying theoretical foundations, and the experimental results achieved on the contest datasets and possibly on other databases. By having the papers describing the best performing matching methods gathered in a single place, the readers will be able to compare the strengths and the weak points of each of them, and thus will achieve a deeper insight on the problem and a precious reference information that will help in the choice of the algorithm or of the methodological approach to adopt to solve a specific pattern search problem in a biological database. Hence, the Special Issue has the potential to become an essential source of citations for all the future research work in this field.


The submission is open also to authors that have not participated to the ICPR 2014 Contest; in this case, the authors are warmly recommended to use in the experimental part of their papers the dataset published for the contest, that may be obtained at the address: http://biograph2014.unisa.it


Submission instructions

The papers must be submitted following the author instructions of the journal, that can be found at the address:


In particular, authors should adhere to the guidelines for regular papers (max. 14 double-column pages).

The submission will be done using the IEEE ScholarOne portal for the TCBB journal; during the submission procedure, the authors must specify, as the Manuscript Type, “Special Issue on Graph Matching Algorithms”. Submissions will be open from November 24 to December 24, 2014.


Important Dates
Manuscript submission opening: November 24, 2014
Manuscript submission deadline: January 31, 2015
First notification: March 31, 2015
Revised manuscript submission: April 20, 2015
Notification of final decision: May 15, 2015
Tentative publication date of special issue: September 2015


Guest Editors

Mario Vento, University of Salerno, mvento@unisa.it

Pasquale Foggia, University of Salerno, pfoggia@unisa.it

Xiaoyi Jiang, University of Münster, xjiang@uni-muenster.de