The 19th Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Pattern Matching will be held at the Department Computer Science, University of Pisa, Italy, on June 18-20, 2008.


Papers in all areas related to combinatorial pattern matching and its applications will be considered, e.g. coding and data compression, computational biology, data mining, information retrieval, natural language processing, pattern recognition, string algorithms, string processing in databases, symbolic computing and text searching.
Both papers reporting on original research unpublished elsewhere and surveys of important results are welcome.

Here it is the Call for Papers for download.


Pisa is a city in Tuscany, central Italy. It is a wonderful place for tourists with many things to do and see. We suggest to attend the Illuminations of Saint Ranieri that will take place on June 16. For a list of places where to eat and drink during your free time at CPM please have a look at this Google Map.


The proceedings will be published in the Springer-Verlag series, Lecture Notes in Computer Science volume 5029. The Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Pattern Matching started in 1990, and has since taken place every year. Proceedings of previous CPM conferences were published as LNCS volumes 644, 684, 807, 937, 1075, 1264, 1448, 1645, 1848, 2089, 2373, 2676, 3109, 3537, 4009 and 4580.

A selection of the best papers will be published on Theoretical Computer Science.