[Bioclusters] [ISBRA-L] BICoB Call For Papers

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                         CALL FOR PAPERS

                  1st International Conference on
              Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
             April 8-10, 2009, New Orleans, Louisiana USA

              Sponsored by the International Society for
                Computers and Their Applications (ISCA)

Computational techniques have already enabled unprecedented advances in 
modern biology and medicine. This continues to be a vibrant research area 
with broadening of computational techniques and new emerging challenges. 
The Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICoB) conference is thus 
established by the ISCA to promote the advancement of computing techniques 
and their application to life sciences. The inaugural BICoB conference 
will feature original unpublished research in all areas of bio-informatics 
and computational biology, and covering the entire spectrum of underlying 
computational techniques/models/paradigms. The topics of interest include 
(and are not limited to):

o Genome analysis: Genome assembly, genome and chromosome annotation, gene
   finding, alternative splicing, EST analysis and comparative genomics.
o Sequence analysis: Multiple sequence alignment, sequence search and
   clustering, function prediction, motif discovery, functional site
   recognition in protein, RNA and DNA sequences.
o Phylogenetics: Phylogeny estimation, models of evolution, comparative
   biological methods, population genetics.
o Structural Bioinformatics: Structure matching, prediction, analysis and
   comparison; methods and tools for docking; protein design
o Analysis of high-throughput biological data: Microarrays (nucleic acid,
   protein, array CGH, genome tiling, and other arrays), EST, SAGE, MPSS,
   proteomics, mass spectrometry.
o Genetics and population analysis: Linkage analysis, association
   analysis, population simulation, haplotyping, marker discovery, genotype
o Systems biology: Systems approaches to molecular biology, multiscale
   modeling, pathways,gene networks.

BICoB welcomes submissions in all areas of computing with impact on life 
sciences including (but not limited to) algorithms, databases, languages, 
systems, and high performance computing. For example:

o Parallel and high-performance techniques
o Unifying computational techniques
o Data and image mining techniques
o Approximation and randomized algorithms and systems
o Computational biology on emerging architectures and hardware


Papers will be accepted only by electronic submission (PDF only). A full 
paper, including title, author's name(s) and affiliation, mailing address, 
telephone, fax and email of the principal author, should be submitted 
before November 1, 2008 at the following web site: 
The submitted manuscript should closely reflect the final paper as it will 
appear in the Proceedings. Proceedings will be published by 
Springer-Verlag in its LNBI series. Papers should be formatted using 
Springer-Verlag format templates (http://www.springer.com/lncs). Maximum 
paper length for the proceedings is 12 pages.

Full paper Submission Deadline: November 1, 2008
Notification of Acceptance: December 15, 2008
Pre-registration and Camera-ready paper due: January 10, 2009


General Chair:
Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, Univ. of Connecticut

Program Co-Chairs:
Srinivas Aluru, Iowa State University
Limsoon Wang, National University of Singapore

Steering Committee:
Tao Jiang, Univ. of California, Riverside
Vipin Kumar, Univ. of Minnesota
Ming Li, Univ. of Waterloo
John Reif, Duke University
Sartaj Sahni, Univ. of Florida

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Reda A. Ammar, Univ. of Connecticut
Ian Greenshields, Univ. of Connecticut
Chun-Hsi Huang, Univ. of Connecticut

Program Committee:
Richa Agarwala, National Institutes of Health
Yutaka Akiyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Ziv Bar-Joseph, Carnegie Mellon University
Chiranjib Bhattacharyya, Indian Institute of Science
Kun-Mao Chao, National Taiwan Univ.
Jake Chen, Indiana Univ.
Francis Y.L. Chin, Hong Kong Univ.
Bhaskar Dasgupta, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago
Scott J. Emrich, University of Notre Dame
Oliver Eulenstein, Iowa State University
Germany V. Filkov, University of California Davis
Dmitrij Frishman, Technical Univ. of Munich
Terry Gaasterland, UCSD
Gaston Gonnet, ETH Zurich
Osamu Gotoh, Kyoto University
Wen-Lian Hsu, Academia Sinica
Ming-Yang Kao, Northwestern University
Marek Karpinski, University of Bonn
George Karypis, Univ. of Minnesota
Danny Krizanc, Wesleyan University
Bin Ma, Univ. of Waterloo
Ion Mandoiu, Univ. of Connecticut
Shinichi Morishita, Univ. of Tokyo
Giri Narasimhan, Florida International University
Japan E. Ohlebusch, University of Ulm
Yi Pan, Georgia State University
Srinivasan Parthasarathy, Ohio State University
Prabakaran Ponraj, Duke University
Mihai Pop, University of Maryland
David Posada, Campus Universitario, Vigo, Spain
Ben Raphael, Brown University
Knut Reinert, Freie Universitt Berlin
Marie-France Sagot, INRIA Rhne-Alpes
David Sankoff, Univ. of Ottawa
Mona Singh, Princeton Univ.
Wing-Kin Sung, National Univ. of Singapore
Sing-Hoi Sze, Texas A&M University
Jerzy Tiuryn, Warsaw University
Ugo Vaccaro, Universit di Salerno
Li-San Wang, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Yufeng Wu, Univ. of Connecticut
Dong Xu, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia
Mohamed Zaki, RPI
Alex Zelikovsky, Georgia State University

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