Bioinformatics Group Call For Participation: The 2009 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BIOCOMP'09), USA, July 13-16, 2009 Print
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Call For Participation

      The 2009 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

      Date and Location: July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas, USA

This is an invitation to attend the 2009 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, BIOCOMP'09.  The conference is composed of a number of sessions/tracks, keynote lectures, invited lectures, and tutorials.  See below for conference schedule/program, registration information, hotel information, list of sponsors, and some highlights.


  The complete schedule/program is available at:
  (look for BIOCOMP'09)


  To attend the conference, use the following online registration link:


  BIOCOMP'09 will be held in the 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/taxi service to and from the airport.  This hotel has many recreational attractions and is within walking distance from most other attractions.  You are to reserve your hotel room directly by calling Monte Carlo Resort at 1-702-730-7000 or 1-702-730-7777. Make sure that you mention the Group Code "XWRLD9" (XWRLD9 is the keyword that the hotel will use to handle the reserved block of rooms for the Congress).  You should reserve your room as soon as possible since our block is very close to being fully booked.  There are also many other hotels nearby.


  o  United States Military Academy, Network Science Center;
  o  Biomedical Cybernetics Lab., HST of Harvard U. and MIT;
  o  Argonne's Leadership Computing Facility of Argonne National Lab.;
  o  Functional Genomics Lab., U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
  o  Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, U. of Minnesota;
  o  Intelligent Data Exploration & Analysis Lab., U. of Texas at Austin;
  o  Harvard Statistics Department Genomics & Bioinformatics Lab.,
     Harvard U.;
  o  Texas Advanced Computing Center, U. of Texas at Austin;
  o  Center for the Bioinformatics & Computational Genomics, Georgia
     Institute of Technology;
  o  Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Program, George Mason U.;
  o  Institute of Discrete Mathematics & Geometry, Vienna U. of
     Technology, Austria;
  o  BioMedical Informatics & Bio-Imaging Lab., Georgia Institute
     of Technology & Emory U.;
  o  Knowledge Management & Intelligent System Center (KMIS) of
     U. of Siegen, Germany;
  o  National Institute for Health Research;
  o  Hawkeye Radiology Informatics, Department of Radiology, College
     of Medicine, U. of Iowa;
  o  Institute for Informatics Problems of the Russian Academy of
     Sciences, Moscow, Russia;
  o  Medical Image HPC & Informatics Lab (MiHi Lab), U. of Iowa;
  o  SECLAB (U. of Naples Federico II, U. Naples Parthenope, & Second
     U. Naples, Italy;
  o  U. of North Dakota;
  o  Intelligent Cyberspace Engineeing Lab., ICEL, Texas A&M/Comm, U.;
  o  International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine;
  o  World Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies.

  o  European Commission;
  o  Supermicro, Inc.
  o  Salford Systems
  o  Element CXI, California
  o  High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano);
  o  HoIP - Health without Boundaries;
  o  The International Council on Medical and Care Compunetics;
  o  The UK Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform;
  o  VMW Solutions Ltd.;
  o  Scientific Technologies Corporation;
  o  Hodges' Health
  o  Bentham Science Publishers
  o  GridToday

WORLDCOMP'09/BIOCOMP'09 KEYNOTE LECTURES (this is only a small subset):

o   Prof. Brian D. Athey
   University of Michigan Medical School, USA; Founding Associate
   Director, CCMB; Head, NIH National Center for Integrative Biomedical
   Informatics; Director, Biomedical Informatics Program of Michigan
   Institute for Clinical & Health Research; Advisor to Director of
   DPCPSI in the office of the Director of the NIH.
   Title: TBA

o   Prof. Ian Foster
   Father of Grid Computing
   Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Director,
   Computation Institute, University of Chicago and
   Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, USA
   Title: Grid Computing

o   Dr. K. Eric Drexler
   Father of Nanotechnology
   Chief Technical Advisor, Nanorex
   Title: Advanced Nanotechnology: Advanced Computing on the Critical Path

o   Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna
   Fellow, IEEE; Fellow ACM
   Charles Lee Powell Chair in Engineering; Professor of EE, CE, CS;
   Executive Director of USC-Infosys Center for Advanced Software
   Technologies (CAST); University of Southern California, USA
   Title: Algorithm Design for Reconfigurable Computing Systems

o   Dr. Jose L. Munoz
   Deputy Director, National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of
   Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) and NSF/ICI senior advisor.  Former Director
   of Simulation & CS Office at the National Nuclear Security Adm.'s
   Advanced Simulation & Computing (ASCI) program.
   Title: It's Like Deja-Vu All over Again ... Again

o   Dr. Sandeep Chatterjee
   Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, SourceTrace
   Systems, Inc.
   Title: e-Services Everywhere

o   Dr. Rahul Razdan
   CEO, Raztech LLC
   Title: Future Directions in Reconfigurable Computing

o   Prof. P. M. A. Sloot
   Director of the Institute for Informatics
   University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
   Editor-in-Chief, Future Generation Computer Systems
   Title: Sex and the City - Modelling HIV from Molecule to Man
   Title: Modeling Dynamic Systems with Cellular Automata

o   Prof. Michael Bank
   Holon Institute of Technology, Israel
   Inventor of Frequency Bank Signal (FBS).
   Title: Perception Redundancy Theory and Technical Compression Systems
   Title: The Doppler Effect: Limiting Values in OFDMA Cellular Systems

PLANNED TUTORIALS (this is a partial list):
   Tutorial attendance is free to registered attendees of worldcomp/biocomp
   and all its associated conferences (most are 3 hours long):

o   Robust Resource Management for Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems:
   Models and Methods
   Prof. H. J. Siegel
   Abell Endowed Chair Distinguished Professor of Electrical and
   Computer Engineering and Professor of Computer Science,
   Director, CSU Information Science and Technology Center (ISTeC),
   Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

o   Developing Enterprise Web Services and Mobile/Wireless Systems
   Dr. Sandeep Chatterjee
   Chief Technology Officer (CTO), SourceTrace Systems, USA; Consultant
   for Fortune-100 companies; Formerly, Chief Architect of Hewlett-Packard's
   Web Services Mediation Platform, USA

o   Inverse Problems in Imaging Systems and Computer Vision: From
   Deterministic Regularization to Probabilistic Bayesian Approaches
   Prof. Ali Mohammad-Djafari
   Directeur de recherche au CNRS, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
   (CNRS), France

o   A Complete Revolution in Software Engineering Based on Complexity Science
   Jay Xiong
   International Software Automation, Inc. (currently being reorganized), USA
   ISA Shanghai, Ltd., Shanghai, P. R. China

o   Data Mining With Sensitivity to Rare Events and Class Imbalance
   Prof. Nitesh V. Chawla
   University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

o   State of the Art in Sensor Networking
   Prof. Anura P. Jayasumana
   Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

o   Introduction to Digital Forensics Research
   Dr. Robert F. Erbacher
   Utah State University, Utah, USA

o   Visualization for the Beginner, the Researcher, the Advanced
   Architect and Whoever Else ...
   Dr. Brian J. d'Auriol
   Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea

o   Moving On, Moving Online That Is: An Introduction to Teaching Online
   Dr. Michael (Mike) L. Nelson
   School of Technology Graduate Program Director
   Hodges University, Ft Myers, Florida, USA

o   Teaching Java Through Alice and Greenfoot
   Dr. Peter DePasquale* and Dr. Mark Lewis**
   *The College of New Jersey, USA & **Trinity University, USA

o   Emerging Human-Web Interaction Research
   Dr. Peter Geczy
   National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
   (AIST), Japan

o   Cryptographic Features and Applications: Java (C)
   Prof. Ray Kresman
   Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA

o   A Tour of Advanced Data Mining Methodologies
   Dr. Dan Steinberg
   President and CEO of Salford Systems, Inc.

o   Autonomous Machine Learning
   Prof. Asim Roy
   Arizona State University, Arizona, USA

o   Web Services in ASP.NET AJAX
   Khanna Samratvivekanand Omprakash
   Institute of Science & Technology for Advanced Studies and
   Research(ISTAR), Charotar Vidya Mandal (CVM), Sardar Patel
   University, V.V.Nagar, India