[BiO BB] Fw: Objects in Bio- & Chem-Informatics 2001 Call for Participation

Felipe G. Nievinski fnievinski at cpovo.net
Thu Mar 22 18:03:16 EST 2001

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Subject: Objects in Bio- & Chem-Informatics 2001 Call for Participation

To: Industry Experts,

The following press release announcing "Objects in Bio- & Chem-Informatics
Call for Participation" has been issued today, Thursday, March 22, 2001 at
2:30 p.m. EST over Business Wire.


Janice Gilman
Object Management Group
+1-781-444 0404 ext. 141
pr at omg.org

Objects in Bio- & Chem-Informatics 2001
Call for Participation

Needham, MA, USA  March 22, 2001 --Objects In Bio- & Chem-Informatics 2001
(OiBC-2001), hosted by the Object Management Group's Life Science Research
Domain Task Force (OMG LSR DTF) will be held at the Sheraton Ferncroft
Hotel, Danvers, Massachusetts, USA on July 9 and 10, 2001.

This two-day conference will focus on the role of object-oriented
technology, reusable software components, design patterns, and distributed
computing in life sciences research. The overall theme of the conference is
sharing best practices for implementing object-based systems for
bioinformatics, cheminformatics, and related disciplines. Conference scope
includes object modeling and implementation, independent of platform or

The OiBC Program Committee is currently seeking papers and posters
reporting original research and development of object-oriented software and
systems, the role of object-oriented technology, reusable software
components, design patterns, and distributed computing in life sciences

Typical but not exclusive topics of interest include:

  * Bioinformatics and Genomics
  * Cheminformatics
  * Combinatorial libraries and drug design
  * Computational chemistry
  * Functional genomics
  * Information and data management for high-throughput experimental biology
  * Macromolecular structure
  * Molecular sequence analysis
  * Pharmacogenomics
  * Proteomics
  * Object-Oriented Modeling, Design, and Ontologies for these disciplines
  * Efficient object and data stores for any of the disciplines listed above
  * Advantages and return on investment of object-oriented technologies
  * Development and application of open standards for information
representation and software   interoperability

Demonstrations of interoperability in systems using components from two or
more sources are particularly encouraged, either as posters or as platform

For more information about the Call for Participation and how to submit a
presentation or poster proposal by May 7, 2001, see the OiBC web site at


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