July 20 - 21, 1998
Busch Campus Student Center, Multipurpose Room, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Presented under the auspices of the Special Year in Support of Molecular Biology and the Special Year on Massive Data Sets.

Call for Papers

The Ninth Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Pattern Matching will be held at DIMACS, Rutgers University, on July 20-22, 1998, as part of the DIMACS Special Focus on Massive Data Sets. Papers in all areas related to combinatorial pattern matching and its applications will be considered, including, but not limited to, string algorithms, pattern recognition, applications in molecular biology, text searching, information retrieval, symbolic computing, natural language processing and data compression. Both papers reporting on original research unpublished elsewhere and surveys of important results are welcome. Proceedings will be published in the Springer-Verlag series Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

ABSTRACT FORMAT: Authors should submit an extended abstract (not a full paper). An abstract should start with the title of the paper, each author's name, affiliation, and e-mail address, followed by a one-paragraph summary of the results to be presented. This should then be followed by a technical exposition of the main ideas and techniques used to achieve these results, including motivation and a clear comparison with related work. The abstract should not exceed 10 single-spaced pages on letter-size paper, using reasonable margins and at least 11-point font. If the authors believe that more details are essential to substantiate the main claims of the paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the discretion of the program committee. Abstracts deviating significantly from these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Authors are encouraged to submit their extended abstracts electronically. A detailed description of the electronic submission process will be available at http://sigact.csci.unt.edu/~cpm98/.CPM98.html unprintable Postscript and Postscript submissions not formatted for 8.5 x 11 inch paper risk rejection without consideration of their merits. For those unsure of the printability of their Postscript, a test printing service will be made available (with details available at the web site listed above). The abstract (by electronic submission) MUST be received by 5:59 pm EST February 4th, 1998. This is a FIRM deadline; late submissions will be rejected. Simultaneous submissions of the same abstract to another conference with a published proceedings are not allowed. Authors who do not wish to submit electronically are invited to submit hard copies by the following procedure: (a) The authors must first send an electronic mail to the CPM program chair to state the intention of submitting hard copies by 5:59 pm EST January 28th, 1998; (b) The authors must send 14 copies (printed double-sided if possible) of an extended abstract and a cover letter to the CPM program chair (address below) received before 5:59 pm EST February 4th, 1998 or postmarked by January 28th and sent via express mail. (c) Authors from locations where access to reproduction facilities is severely limited may ask for permission to submit a single copy by first sending an electronic mail to the chair before 5:59 pm EST January 28th, 1998.

NOTIFICATION: Authors will be sent notification of acceptance or rejection by email on or before April 1st, 1998, and by letter shortly thereafter. A camera-ready copy of each accepted paper must be recieved by April 29th, 1998, which is a FIRM deadline.


Martin Farach
Rutgers University

Udi Manber

University of Arizona

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