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BIOCOMP'10 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Virginia Gonzalez   
Sunday, 07 March 2010 12:29
CALL  FOR  PAPERS

Paper Submission Deadline (EXTENDED):  March 21, 2010
                      BIOCOMP'10
The 2010 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

     Date and Location: July 12-15, 2010, Las Vegas, USA


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).

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  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 in the last offering of BIOCOMP, go to http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/biocomp/biocomp2009.html
The main web site of BIOCOMP'10 is accessible at http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp10/ws/conferences/biocomp10

CONFIRMED ACADEMIC & TECHNICAL CO-SPONSORS (a partial list):

The Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC), University of California, Berkeley, USA; Collaboratory for Advanced Computing and Simulations (CACS), University of Southern California, USA; Intelligent Data Exploration & Analysis Lab., University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA; Harvard Statistics Department Genomics & Bioinformatics Lab., Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA; BioMedical Informatics & Bio-Imaging Lab., Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University, Georgia, USA; Hawkeye Radiology Informatics, Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, University of Iowa, USA; Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota, USA; Medical Image HPC & Informatics Lab. (MiHi Lab), University of Iowa, USA; University of North Dakota, USA; NDSU-CIIT Green Computing & Communications Lab., North Dakota State University, USA; Knowledge Management & Intelligent System Center (KMIS) of University of Siegen, Germany; UMIT, Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational Research, Austria; SECLAB of 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; High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano); Supercomputer Software Department (SSD), Institute of Computational Mathematics & Mathematical Geophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences; Int'l Council on Medical & Care Compunetics; The UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK; VMW Solution Ltd.; Scientific Technologies Corporation; HoIP - Health without Boundaries; Space for Earth Foundation; and Manjrasoft (Cloud Computing Technology company), Melbourne, Australia.

Members of the Steering Committee of WORLDCOMP 2010:
  (EEE'10 is an important track of WORLDCOMP which is a federated event. What appears below is a partial list of members of the steering committee.)

  Dr. Selim Aissi
  Chief Strategist - Security, Manageability and Virtualization, Ultra Mobile Group, Intel Corporation, USA

  Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia
  Coordinator & General Co-Chair, Professor, Computer Science, Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer), Co-Editor/Board, Journal of Computational Science (Elsevier), Advisory Board, IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing, Elected Fellow, Int'l Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine, The University of Georgia, USA. email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy
  Member, National Academy of Engineering, IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

  Prof. Hyunseung Choo
  ITRC Director of Ministry of Information & Communication, Korea, Director, ITRC: Intelligent HCI Convergence Research Center, Korea, Director, Korea Information Processing Society, Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, Assoc. Editor, Transactions on Computational Science, Springer-Verlag; Director, Korean Society for Internet Info. (KSII) + Society for Sim.; Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

  Prof. Andy Marsh
  Director HoIP (Healthcare over Internet Protocol), Secretary-General WABT (World Academy of Biomedical Science & Tech.), Vice-president ICET (Int'l Council for Engineering & Technology), Vice-president ICMCC (Int'l Council on Medical & Care Compunetics), Visiting Professor, University of Westminster, UK

  Prof. Layne T. Watson
  IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The National Institute of Aerospace, Departments of Computer Science & Math, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA

  Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh
  Member, National Academy of Engineering, IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA Fellow, Director, Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing, Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA

http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp10/ws/conferences/biocomp10

PURPOSE / HISTORY:

  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 participating
  at WORLDCOMP Congress. A number of individual research tracks of
  the Congress have been held for many years; for example, PDPTA has
  been held annually since 1995 (PDPTA'10 is the 16th annual
  conference); ERSA has been held annually since 2001 (ERSA'10 is the
  10th annual conference); ICAI has been held annually since 1999
  (ICAI'10 is the 12th annual conference); BIOCOMP has been held
  annually since 2000 (BIOCOMP'10 is the 11th annual conference;
  originally it was offered under METMBS). Other tracks of WORLDCOMP
  Congress have similar records.

  The motivation behind this federated congress is to assemble
  a spectrum of affiliated research conferences into a coordinated
  research meeting held in a common place at a common time. The
  main goal is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas in a
  number of research areas that interact. The model used to form
  BIOCOMP facilitates communication among researchers from all
  over the world in different fields of computer science,
  computer engineering, applied computing, computational biology.
  Both inward research (core areas) and outward research (multi-
  disciplinary, inter-disciplinary, and applications) will be
  covered during the conference. BIOCOMP 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.

  BIOCOMP'10 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 (as part of the federated event):
  Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer/computer 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.),
  Anousheh Ansari (CEO, Prodea Systems & first female private
  space explorer), and many other distinguished speakers. To get
  a feeling about the events' atmosphere, see the 2009 delegates
  photos available at:
  http://www.pixagogo.com/1672514104
  2008 delegates photos can be viewed at:
  http://www.pixagogo.com/8658134154

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS, PUBLICATION, INDEXING INFORMATION:

  Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them to the evaluation web site at:

  http://worldcomp.cviog.uga.edu/

Submissions must be uploaded by March 21, 2010 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.)

  The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7 (IEEE style) pages. Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. The first page of the draft 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) must be stated on the first page.

  Full papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed by two experts in the field who are independent of the conference program committee. The referees' evaluations will then be reviewed by one member of the program committee who will recommend a decision to the chair of the track that the paper has been submitted to. The chair will make the final decision. Lastly, the final papers will be reviewed by one member of the program committee.

  All accepted papers will be published in the respective conference proceedings (in both, printed book form as well as online). The proceedings will be indexed in Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering and Technology, DBLP / Computer Science 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, IOS, ...) - 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.

IMPORTANT DATES:

March 21, 2010:    Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
April 10, 2010:    Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
May 1, 2010:       Final papers + Copyright + Registration
July 12-15, 2010:  The 2010 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BIOCOMP'10)

URL:  http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/

MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

  The Program Committee includes members of chapters of World Academy of Science (chapters: supercomputing; scientific computing; AI; imaging science; databases; simulation; software eng.; embedded systems; internet & web technologies;  communications; computer security; & bioinformatics.) The Program Committee for BIOCOMP'10 conference is currently being formed. Many who have already joined the committees of individual tracks are renowned leaders, scholars, researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest ranks; many are directors of research labs., fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of departments, program directors of research funding agencies, deans and provosts. You can view the list of program committee of the last two offerings of BIOCOMP at:

http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp08/ws/conferences/biocomp08/committee
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp09/ws/conferences/biocomp09/committee

Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong and documented research track record. Those interested in joining the Program Committee should email H. R. Arabnia ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) 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 offering to help with (ie, BIOCOMP).

LOCATION OF CONFERENCE:

  BIOCOMP'10 will be held at Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (with any overflows at other near-by hotels). This is a mega hotel with excellent conference facilities and over 3,000 rooms. It is minutes from the airport with 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport. This hotel has many recreational attractions, including: waterfalls, spa, pools, sunning decks, Easy River, wave pool, nightly shows, many restaurants, ... The hotel is adjacent to CityCenter ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CityCenter ) which is the largest private development in the United States' history (costing over $11 Billion); this offers access to additional recreational and entertainment attractions. The negotiated room rate for conference attendees is very reasonable.