[BiO BB] Announcing BIOT-05: Second Bioinformatics and Biotechnology Symposium

J. Kalita kalita at rabbit.uccs.edu
Mon Feb 14 16:14:52 EST 2005

Location : Colorado Springs
Symposium Date: August 15-16, 2005
Paper or Abstract Submission Date: March 14, 2005

IOT-05: The Second Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium, will be
held in
Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 15 and 16, 2005. The Web site  is
http://bioinfo.uccs.edu . Please click on "Symposium 2005 (BIOT-05)" on
the top left menu to get to the Web site for the symposium.

The symposium's objective is to showcase research and development
activities in:

* Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, and
* Biotechnology
* Impacts of Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

and to promote future interdisciplinary activity and research in these
areas. Abstracts and papers are solicited in these three areas, broadly
interpreted. Efforts that attempt to solve biology-based problems using
computational, mathematical, engineering and other means are suitable. In
addition, abstracts and papers dealing with community impacts of
Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biotechnology are appropriate.
Thus, abstracts and papers in areas such as technology transfer, legal,
business, and social impact issues are also invited.

BIOT-05 will accept abstracts and papers for either podium presentation or
poster presentation. Please look at the Web site for more details.  All
submissions of abstracts and papers, whether for podium or poster
presentation, will be reviewed. Printed preceedings will be published
containing all accepted abstracts and papers. You can see a complete copy
of  last year's proceedings at

A partial list of topics for the Symposium include Analysis of complex
biological systems, Artificial or synthetic biological systems,
Bioenergetics, Biomedical research, Biotechnology, Cellular function,
Commercial applications of biotechnology and bioinformatics, Comparative
genomics, Data mining, Databases, Evolution models, Functional genomics,
Genetics, Genomics, High content analysis, High performance computing,
Industrial applications of biotechnolgy and bioinformatics, Legal impacts
of biotechnology and bioinformatics, Mathematical and computational models
of cellular systems, Mathematical models of biophysical processes,
Mathematical physiology, Microarray analysis, Molecular function,
Molecular sequence and structure, Neural circuits modeling, Pathways,
Pattern recognition, Phylogenetics, Physiology, Population biology,
Promoter analysis and discovery, Protein structure and analysis, RNAi
analysis, Sequence alignments, SNPs, Social impacts of bioinformatics and
biotechnology, Systems biology, Technology transfer, Theoretical and
mathematical biology, Venture capital for biotechnolgy and bioinformatics
industry, Visualization.

Like BIOT-04, BIOT-05 will bring together scientists, engineers and other
practitioners from diverse fields. Different fields have different
requirements for conference submissions.
For example, in Computer Science, it is traditional to require submission
of full papers for review several months prior to a conference or
symposium. In Mathematics, often even an abstract is usually not required.
In Biology, usually short abstracts are required. However, most other
fields simply request that an abstract or an extended abstract be
submitted for review.

Since this cross-over meeting will bring together people from fields where
the publishing paradigms is different, authors are encouraged to submit
abstracts, or papers, as appropriate within their subfield. The Symposium
proceedings will contain abstracts as well as papers. The length of your
submission determines the maximum length of your publication in the
proceedings; if you want a paper in the proceedings then you must submit a
paper for review.

Thus, there are two possible ways to participate in BIOT-05. First, you
must decide whether you want to submit

* an extended abstract for review (2 pages) , or
* a full paper for review (up to 6 pages).

An extended abstract or a paper must report significant research results,
findings or advances within its own field. However, since the symposium is
geared toward a diverse audience of biologists, computer scientists,
chemists, engineers, technology transfer individuals, graduate students,
professors, industry individuals, etc., the papers or extended abstracts
must be presented in a lucid manner accessible to such individuals. Please
look at the Web site for more details.


* Submission Deadline: March 14, 2005 (Two pages of Extended Abstracts or
6 pages of Full Papers). This may be extended by two or three weeks if
* Acceptence Decision: April 25, 2005
* Revised Camera Ready Extended Abstracts and Full papers due after
revision: June 6, 2005
* Symposium Date: August 15-16, 2005

Please contact Dr. J. Kalita at jkalita at uccs.edu if you have any questions
about BIOT-05.

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