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BIOCOMP 2011 : The 2011 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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Link: http://www.world-academy-of-science.org
 
When Jul 18, 2011 - Jul 21, 2011
Where Las Vegas, Nevada
Submission Deadline Mar 10, 2011
Final Version Due Apr 24, 2011
Categories    bioinformatics   computational biology   biomedical engineering
 

Call For Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS
and
Call For Workshop/Session Proposals

BIOCOMP'11
The 2011 International Conference on Bioinformatics
and Computational Biology

Date and Location: July 18-21, 2011, USA

http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/
Location: See the above web site for venue/city

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All
accepted papers will be published in the BIOCOMP conference
proceedings (in printed book form; later, the proceedings will
also be accessible online). Those interested in proposing
workshops/sessions, should refer to the relevant sections that
appear below.

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

O Microarrays
O Molecular dynamics and simulation; Molecular interactions
O Molecular sequence classification, alignment and assembly
O Molecular sequence and structure databases
O Computational Systems Biology
O Gene regulation
O Gene pattern discovery and identification
O Gene expression analysis; Gene expression databases
O Genetic network modeling and inference
O Comparative genomics
O Evolution of regulatory genomic sequences
O RNA and DNA structure and sequencing
O Biomedical engineering
O Combinatorics and bioinformatics
O Biological data mining and knowledge discovery
O Biological databases and information retrieval
O Bio-ontologies + semantics
O Biological data integration and visualization
O Image processing in medicine and biological sciences
O Pattern classification and recognition
O Sequence analysis and alignment
O Informatics and Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research
O Software tools and methods for computational biology and bioinformatics
O Protein modeling
O Proteomics; Protein folding and fold recognition
O Metabolic modeling and pathways
O Evolution and phylogenetics
O Macromolecular structure prediction
O Medical informatics
O Epidemic models
O Structural and functional genomics
O Amino acid sequencing
O Stochastic modeling
O Cheminformatics
O Computational drug discovery
O Experimental medicine and analysis tools.
O Personalized medicine
O Cancer informatics
O Graph theory and computational biology
O Experimental studies and results
O Application of computational intelligence in drug design
O High-performance computing and applications in biology
O Computer-based medical systems (automation in medicine, ...)
O Other aspects & applications relating to technological advancements
in medicine & biological sciences & emerging roadmaps.


USEFUL WEB LINKS:
To see the DBLP list of accepted papers of BIOCOMP 2009, go to:
http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/biocomp/biocomp2009.html
The DBLP list of accepted papers of BIOCOMP 2010 will soon appear at:
http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/biocomp/biocomp2010.html
The main web site of BIOCOMP'11 is currently under construction, it will
soon appear at: http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/


IMPORTANT DATES:

March 10, 2011: Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
April 03, 2011: Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
April 24, 2011: Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
July 18-21, 2011: The 2011 International Conference on
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
(BIOCOMP'11)


ACADEMIC CO-SPONSORS:

Currently being prepared - The Academic sponsors of the last offering
of BIOCOMP (2010) included research labs and centers affiliated
with (a partial list): University of California, Berkeley; University
of Southern California; University of Texas at Austin; Harvard
University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Georgia Institute of Technology,
Georgia; Emory University, Georgia; University of Minnesota;
University of Iowa; University of North Dakota; NDSU-CIIT Green
Computing & Comm. Lab.; University of Siegen, Germany; UMIT, Austria;
SECLAB (University of Naples Federico II + University of Naples
Parthenope + Second University of Naples, Italy); National Institute
for Health Research; World Academy of Biomedical Sciences and
Technologies; Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; International
Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine (ISIBM); The International
Council on Medical and Care Compunetics; Eastern Virginia Medical
School & the American College of Surgeons, USA.


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading
them to the evaluation web site at: http://world-comp.org
Submissions must be uploaded by March 10, 2011 and they must be
in either MS doc (but not docx) or pdf formats (about 5 to 7
pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12). All reasonable
typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of accepted
papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format to
prepare their final papers for publication.) Papers must not have
been previously published or currently submitted for publication
elsewhere.
The first page of the paper should include: title of the paper,
name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each
author. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact
Author and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best
represent the content of the paper. Finally, the name of the
conference (ie, BIOCOMP) that the paper is being submitted for
consideration must be stated on the first page.

The length of the final/Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be
limited to 7 (two-column IEEE style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for
originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases
of contradictory recommendations, a member of the conference
program committee will be charged to make the final decision
(accept/reject) - often, this would involve seeking help from
additional referees by using a double-blinded review process. In
addition, all papers whose authors included a member of the
conference program committee will be evaluated using the
double-blinded review process. (Essay/philosophical papers will
not be refereed but may be considered for discussion/panels).

All proceedings of WORLDCOMP will be published and indexed in:
Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology,
DBLP / CS Bibliography, and others. The printed proceedings
will be available for distribution on site at the conference.

In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected
authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their
papers for publication in a number of research books being
proposed/contracted with various publishers (such as, Springer,
Elsevier, ...) - these books would be composed after the
conference. Also, many chairs of sessions and workshops will
be forming journal special issues to be published after the
conference.
For a few examples of recent books and journal issues formed
base on BIOCOMP, see the links below:
http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/bioinformatics/book/978-1-4419-7045-9
http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/bioinformatics/book/978-1-4419-5912-6
+ a number of journal special issues published by BMC Genomics:
http://www.biomedcentral.com


MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

The members of the Steering Committee of The 2010 congress included:
Dr. Selim Aissi (Chief Strategist, Intel Corporation, USA);
Prof. Hamid Arabnia (ISIBM Fellow & Professor, University of Georgia;
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in
Biomedicine; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Supercomputing, Springer;
Advisory Board, IEEE TC on Scalable Computing); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy
(Member, National Academy of Engineering, IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow,
Professor; University of California, Berkeley, USA); Prof. Hyunseung
Choo (ITRC Director of Ministry of Information & Communication;
Director, ITRC; Director, Korea Information Processing Society;
Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology; Professor,
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea); Prof. Winston Wai-Chi Fang (IEEE
Fellow, TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor, National ChiaoTung
University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, ROC); Prof. Andy Marsh (Director HoIP,
Secretary-General WABT; Vice-president ICET and ICMCC, Visiting
Professor, University of Westminster, UK); Dr. Rahman Tashakkori
(Director, S-STEM NSF Supported Scholarship Program and NSF Supported
AUAS, Appalachian State U., USA); Prof. Layne T. Watson (IEEE Fellow,
NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The National Institute of Aerospace,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA); and
Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Member, National Academy of Engineering; IEEE
Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA Fellow; Director,
BISC; Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA).
The list of Program Committee of BIOCOMP 2010 appears at:
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp10/ws/conferences/biocomp10/committee

The BIOCOMP 2011 program committee is currently being compiled.
Many who have already joined the committee are renowned leaders,
scholars, researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest
ranks; many are directors of research labs., members of National
Academy of Engineering, fellows of various societies, heads/chairs
of departments, program directors of research funding agencies,
deans and provosts as well as members of chapters of World Academy
of Science.

Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong
and documented research track record. Those interested in joining
the Program Committee should email editor@world-comp.org the
following information for consideration/evaluation: Name,
affiliation and position, complete mailing address, email address,
a one-page biography that includes research expertise and the name
of the conference (ie, BIOCOMP 2011) offering to help with.


GENERAL INFORMATION:

BIOCOMP is one of the premier research conferences in bioinformatics
and computational biology. It is being held jointly (same location
and dates) with a number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP).
WORLDCOMP is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer
science, computer engineering and applied computing. We anticipate
to have 2,000 or more attendees from over 85 countries.

WORLDCOMP 2011 will be composed of research presentations, keynote
lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions,
and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel
speakers have included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer/
architecture, U. of California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler
(known as Father of Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known
as Father of Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster
(known as Father of Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL),
Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer/VR, U. of California, Berkeley),
Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT Media Lab, MIT),
Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X Window System,
xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic
Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program
Director, U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer,
U. of Southern California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director
and Consultant), Prof. Jun Liu (Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.),
Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi
(Head, NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate
Director, Project Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab,
CalTech/NASA), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a
feeling about the conferences' atmosphere, see the 2010 delegates
photos available at: www.pixagogo.com/1676934789

An important mission of WORLDCOMP is "Providing a unique platform
for a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars,
researchers, developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress
makes concerted effort to reach out to participants affiliated with
diverse entities (such as: universities, institutions, corporations,
government agencies, and research centers/labs) from all over the
world. The congress also attempts to connect participants from
institutions that have teaching as their main mission with those
who are affiliated with institutions that have research as their
main mission. The congress uses a quota system to achieve its
institution and geography diversity objectives."

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of
affiliated research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into
a coordinated research meeting held in a common place at a common
time. This model facilitates communication among researchers in
different branches of computer science, computer engineering,
biology, and applied computing. The Congress also encourages
multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research initiatives;
ie, facilitating increased opportunities for cross-fertilization
across sub-disciplines.


PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS:

Each session will have at least 6 paper presentations from
different authors (12 papers in the case of workshops). The
session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their
sessions; including, soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ...
The names of session chairs will appear as Associate Editors
in the conference proceedings and on the cover of the books.

Proposals to organize sessions should include the following
information: name and address (+ email) of proposer, his/her
biography, title of session, a 100-word description of the
topic of the session, the name of the conference the session
is submitted for consideration (ie, BIOCOMP), and a short
description on how the session will be advertised (in most
cases, session proposers solicit papers from colleagues and
researchers whose work is known to the session proposer).
email your session proposal to editor@world-comp.org
We would like to receive the session proposals by January 16,
2011 (or as soon as possible).


NEWS:
Thanks to authors and speakers of last WORLDCOMP congress and members
of the editorial boards who informed us of the following good news:
According to "Microsoft Academic Search" (a Microsoft initiative)
all tracks of WORLDCOMP are listed as worldwide "Top-ranked
Conferences" (based on various metrics but mainly based on the
number of citations). You can access "Microsoft Academic Search" and
specific information extracted from it (in reference to WORLDCOMP's
individual conferences' names/acronyms and tracks) from the link
below:
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp10/ws/news

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