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CFP with extended deadline of Mar. 23, 2009: The 2009 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BIOCOMP'09), USA, July 13-16, 2009

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  • A. M. G. Solo
    Many prospective authors have commented that they have just returned to work from their academic break (midterm and spring) and so they wish to be allowed to
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 17, 2009
      Many prospective authors have commented that they have just returned
      to work from their academic break (midterm and spring) and so
      they wish to be allowed to submit their papers to the conference.
      To accommodate for those who missed the original deadlines, we
      have decided to extend the paper submission deadline to March 23, 2009.
      Also, I would like to take this opportunity to inform our colleagues
      in the Far East (a frequently asked question from China, Taiwan, Korea, ...)
      that the conference proceedings will be indexed in Inspec / IET / The
      Institute for Engineering and Technology, DBLP / CS Bibliography, and

      I would be most grateful if you would share this announcement with
      those who may be interested. The paper submission deadline is
      extended to March 23, 2009. Thank you.

      Call For Papers

      Extended Paper Submission Deadline: March 23, 2009

      The 2009 International Conference on Bioinformatics
      and Computational Biology
      Date and Location: July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas, USA


      You are invited to submit a paper; see below for submission instructions.
      All accepted papers will be published in the BIOCOMP'09 conference
      proceedings (in printed books), with selected extended versions in
      a book to be published by Springer (ie, Springer indexing: Medline, Scopus,
      EMBASE, BIOSIS, CSA, BA, CSA, Biological Sciences and Living Resources,
      DBLP, Inspec).

      Academic Sponsors include: United States Military Academy, Network
      Science Center; various research laboratories and centers affiliated
      with Harvard U. / MIT; Argonne National Lab.; U. of Illinois at
      Urbana-Champaign; Minnesota Supercomputing Institute; U. of Texas at
      Austin; George Mason U.; Vienna U. of Technology; U. of Siegen;
      National Institute for Health Research; U. of Iowa; Russian Academy
      of Sciences; U. of North Dakota; Texas A&M U./Com.; The European
      Commission, and many others. For the complete list of sponsors,
      refer to:

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

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

      Web links:


      Prospective authors are invited to submit their draft papers by
      uploading them to http://worldcomp.cviog.uga.edu/ .
      Submissions must be received by March 23, 2009 and they must be in
      either MS doc 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 papers for

      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 (BIOCOMP)
      must be mentioned on the first page.

      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 two members of
      the program committee who will recommend a decision to the co-chairs.
      The co-chairs will make the final decision. Lastly, the Camera-Ready
      papers will be reviewed by one member of the program committee.


      March 23, 2009: Extended deadline for Submission of papers
      (about 5 to 7 pages)
      April 16, 2009: Notification of acceptance (those who have submitted
      their papers in Feb. and early March, will receive
      the status report by the end of March).
      May 2, 2009: Camera-Ready papers and Registration due
      July 13-16, 2009: The 2009 International Conference on Bioinformatics
      and Computational Biology (BIOCOMP'09)


      13 to 16 tutorials will be scheduled - all tutorials are free to
      conference registrants. Tutorial subjects include: various aspects
      of supercomputing (parallel and distributed systems and processing),
      visualization, preparation for teaching online courses, various
      areas of security, sensor networks, bioinformatics for computer
      scientists, web services for mobile and wireless systems,
      ABET accreditation as it relates to computing, inverse problems in
      computer vision, data mining, machine learning, cryptographic,
      on-demand computing, ...


      BIOCOMP'09 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'09).
      WORLDCOMP is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer
      science, computer engineering and applied computing.

      The motivation is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated research
      topics 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
      facilitates communication among researchers from all over the world
      in different fields of bioinformatics, computational biology, computer
      science, computer engineering and applied computing. Both inward
      research and outward research will be covered during BIOCOMP'09.

      BIOCOMP'09 and WORLDCOMP'09 will be composed of research presentations,
      keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions,
      and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote and/or tutorial
      speakers included: Prof. David A. Patterson (U. of California, Berkeley);
      Prof. Michael J. Flynn (Stanford U.); Prof. John H. Holland (U. of
      Michigan, Ann Arbor); Prof. H. J. Siegel (Colorado State U.); Prof. Barry
      Vercoe (MIT); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (U. of California, Berkeley); Prof. Jun
      Liu (Harvard U.); Dr. Jim Gettys (OLPC + developer of X Window); and many
      other distinguished speakers. For this year's conference, the keynote
      speakers include: Prof. Ian Foster (Father of Grid Computing),
      Dr. Eric Drexler (Father of Nanotechnology), Prof. Brian Athey (Head,
      NIH National Center for Computational Medicine & Biology), Dr. Jose Munoz
      (Deputy Director, National Science Foundation Office of Cyberinfrastructure),
      and many other distinguished speakers.


      BIOCOMP'09 will be held in the Monte Carlo hotel, 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.
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