Phoebe Chen phoebe at deakin.edu.au
Sat Apr 26 09:25:32 EDT 2008

First Call for Papers - APBC2009

The Seventh Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC2009)
Beijing, China, 13-16 January 2009

The Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC) series, founded in 2003,
is an annual international forum for exploring research, development and
applications of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
The Seventh Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference, APBC2009
will be held in Beijing, China, following the 2008 Olympic Games.

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers, professionals,
and industrial practitioners from all over the world for interaction and
exchange of knowledge and ideas in all areas of bioinformatics and
computational biology.


Important Dates

Paper submission open May 1, 2008
Paper submission deadline July 20, 2008
Paper acceptance decision Sep 10, 2008
Camera-ready copy of papers and Author registration Oct 10, 2008

Poster submission open July 20, 2008
Poster submission deadline Sept 20, 2008
Poster acceptance decision Oct 1, 2008

Registration open Sept 20, 2008
Early-bird registration Nov 20, 2008

Conference Jan 13-16, 2009

Confirmed Invited Speakers

  * (Keynote) David J. Lipman, M.D., Director, NCBI, NLM, NIH, USA
  * (Keynote) David Botstein, Ph.D., Anthony B. Evnin Professor of Genomics,
               Director, Lewis Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, 
Princeton University, USA
  * Martin Vingron, Ph.D., Director at the Max Planck Institute for 
Molecular Genetics, Head of Computational Molecular Biology Department, 
  * John Mattick, Ph.D., Professor and ARC Federation Fellow at the 
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Australia
  * Michael B. Eisen, Ph.D., Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and 
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of California at Berkeley, USA
  * Pavel Pevzner, Ph.D., Ronald R. Taylow Professor of Computer Science, 
Director, Center for Algorithmic and Systems Biology at UCSD, USA
  * Bailin Hao, Ph.D., Professor, Fudan University and Institute of 
Theoretical Physics, CAS, China
  * Chunting Zhang, Ph.D., Professor, Tianjin University, China


Conference Co-Chairs

  * Michael Q. Zhang, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
  * Yanda Li, Tsinghua University, China
  * Xuegong Zhang, Tsinghua University, China


Program Committee Co-Chairs

  * Michael S. Waterman, University of Southern California, USA
  * Michael Q. Zhang, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
  * Xuegong Zhang, Tsinghua Unviersity, China


Topics of Interest

Papers are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics:
  * Sequence Analysis
  * Motif Finding
  * Recognition of Genes and Functional Elements
  * RNA Analysis
  * Physical and Genetic Mapping
  * Molecular Evolution and Phylogeny
  * Protein Structure Analysis
  * Microarray Design and Data Analysis
  * Deep Sequencing Data Processing
  * Transcriptome, Gene Expression
  * Epigenomics
  * Proteomics and Post-Translational Modifications
  * Pathways, Networks and Systems
  * Ontologies
  * Databases and Data Integration
  * Biomedical Literature Mining and Understanding
  * Population Genetics, SNP and Haplotyping
  * Comparative Genomics


Program Committee Members (Confirmed):

  * Tatsuya Akutsu,Kyoto University, Japan
  * Joel Bader, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  * Harmen Bussemaker, Columbia University, USA
  * Andrea Califano, Columbia University, USA
  * Francis Y.L. Chin, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
  * Phoebe Chen, Deakin University, Australia
  * Runsheng Chen, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, China
  * Xue-wen Chen, University of Kansas, USA
  * Nadia El-Mabrouk, University of Montreal, Canada
  * Mikhail Gelfand, Russian Academy of Science, Russia
  * Roderic Guigo, Centre de Regulacio Genomica, Barcelona, Spain
  * Jing-Dong Jackie Han, CAS, China
  * Jenn-Kang Hwang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  * Sridhar Hannenhalli, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  * Daniel Huson, University of Tübingen, Germany
  * Tao Jiang, University of California Riverside, USA
  * Uri Keich, Cornell University, USA
  * Luhua Lai, Peking University, China
  * Tak Wah Lam, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  * Charles Lawrence, Brown University, USA
  * Chris Lee, UCLA, USA
  * Doheon Lee, KAIST, Korea
  * Sang Yup Lee, KAIST, Korea
  * Cheng Li, DFCI/HSPH, USA
  * Hao Li, UCSF, USA
  * Jinyan Li, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  * Wen-Hsiung Li, University of Chicago, USA
  * Wentian Li, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, USA
  * Yixue Li, CAS and Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
  * Jun S. Liu, Harvard University, USA
  * Jingchu Luo, Peking University, China
  * Bin Ma, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  * Hiroshi Mamitsuka, Kyoto University, Japan
  * Satoru Miyano, University of Tokyo, Japan
  * Kenta Nakai, University of Tokyo, Japan
  * Jurg Ott, Rockefeller University, China
  * Laxmi Parida, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
  * Pavel A. Pevzner, UCSD, USA
  * John Quackenbush, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
  * Mark Ragan, University of Queensland, Australia
  * Nikolaus Rajewsky, MDC-Berlin, Germany
  * Ron Shamir, Tel Aviv Univ, Israel
  * Steven Skiena, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA
  * Yun S. Song, UC Berkeley, USA
  * Paul Spellman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
  * Fengzhu Sun, USC, USA
  * Zhirong Sun, Tsinghua University, China
  * Masaru Tomita, Keio University, Japan
  * Martin Vingron, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany
  * Lusheng Wang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  * Zhiping Weng, Boston University, USA
  * Limsoon Wong, National University of Singapore
  * Wing H. Wong, Stanford University, USA
  * Eric Xing, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  * Ying Xu, University of Georgia, USA
  * Hong Xue, HKUST, Hong Kong
  * Ueng Cheng Yang, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
  * Weichuan Yu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  * Luoxin Zhang, National University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  * Hongyu Zhao, Yale University, USA
  * Qing Zhou, UCLA, USA


Tutorial Co-Chairs

  * Eric P. Xing, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  * Rui Jiang, Tsinghua University, China


Organizing Committee

  * Xuegong Zhang (Chair), Tsinghua University
  * Luhua Lai, Peking University
  * Zhirong Sun, Tsinghua University
  * Jingchu Luo, Peking University
  * Jingdong Jackie Han, Inst of Genetics & Development, CAS
  * Shao Li (Poster Co-Chair), Tsinghua University
  * Rui Jiang, Tsinghua University
  * Xiaoyan Zhu (Poster Co-Chair), Tsinghua University
  * Yonglong Zhuang (Publicity Chair), Bioknow Co.


APBC Steering Committee

  * Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen (Chair), Deakin University, Australia
  * Sang Yup Lee, KAIST, Korea
  * Satoru Miyano, University of Tokyo, Japan
  * Mark Ragan, University of Queensland, Australia
  * Limsoon Wong, National University of Singapore
  * Michael Q. Zhang, CHSL, USA and Tsinghua University, China


APBC2009 invites high-quality original papers and posters on
any topic related to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
Accepted papers will be invited to be published in the journal
BMC Bioinformatics.

The conference will be held at Tsinghua University three months
after the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and two weeks before the
traditional Chinese New Year. Post-conference tours will be arranged
to major scenery and historical cities in Northern and Southern China.


Call for Papers

APBC2009 invites high-quality original full papers on any topic related to
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. The submitted papers must
have not been published or under the consideration for publication in
any other journals or conferences with formal proceedings.
All accepted papers will be arranged for oral presentation at the conference.
Accepted papers will be invited to be published in the journal
BMC Bioinformatics, following the journal’s publication policy.

Papers should not be more than 10 pages in length, including the title,
authors and addresses, abstract, text, figures and tables, and references.
The manuscripts can be prepared with any of the popular word-processing tools
but should be submitted as PDF files. The main text font should not be
single-column, single-spaced, with fonts not smaller than 10pt.
Tables and figures should be placed among the texts. Color figures are
allowed at submission.
Authors can provide supplementary materials at their own website
if necessary, and can submitted as an attachment when their papers
are accepted to be included on the journals.

The online submission system will be open from May 1 to July 20, 2008.

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