There now is an instance generator for signed permutations and sorting by reversals available. The code was developed and kindly given to us by Dr. John Kececioglu.
May 4, 1995
The Jackson Laboratory has kindly provided us with extensive data on the man-mouse comparison. They made available two reports from MGD (Mouse Genome Database):
May 4, 1995
We now have evaluation criteria for sequence assembly.
June 12, 1995
Update to evaluation criteria: Using `genfrag' with a fragment length of 500 and the default variability on the length leads to fragments of length greater than 600 which exceeds the length of the error distribution file. It is therefore necessary to bound the variability to 20 %. The description of the testing procedure has been changed accordingly. The updated information can be found in the new evaluation criteria for sequence assembly. The reference to a new paper describing a fast sequence alignment program has also been added.
June 14, 1995
Submission of extended abstracts for the challenge workshop
Please note that the deadline for submission of extended abstracts is July 16. This is a hard deadline! Extended abstracts should be 8-10 pages long. Please send 10 copies of your submission to
GMD - SCAI
D-53754 St. Augustin
It is planned to put together workshop proceedings. In past challenges the discussions at the workshop have strongly influenced the papers again.
Sept. 1, 1995
The 4th Implementation Challenge Workshop will be held Sept 14 & 15 at DIMACS Center. Please have a look at the Call for Participation. There also are a preliminary schedule, various practical information and a registration form.
Oct 5, 1995
Most of the workshop abstracts can be obtained via anonymous ftp from dimacs.rutgers.edu, pub/challenge4/workshop-abstracts/ (Some are unfortunately still missing due to stupid technical problems. As soon as these are solved they will be available too.)