what software do biologists need?
Dong-Guk Shin class
dgshin at brc.uconn.edu
Tue Mar 23 21:58:28 EST 1993
I have been following the thread of exchange from Valdes-Perez's (CMU)
comment on marketing strategy to Rice's (EMBL) counter-response and related
voices by others. Perhaps we should not be surprised of this "spirited
debate". Such disagreements considering the diverse make-up of the news
group readership are understandable. After all these discussions,
one thing is clear to me -- Biologists and computer scientists should talk
each other and work together!
The Biocomputing Track of HICSS-27 (January 4-7, 1994) has been designed
exactly to provide such a forum. This year's Track meeting was a great success
in establishing communication between the two camps of researchers and
practitioners. The track will be repeated in the next year and the next one is
expected to be even a bigger success. The track is made up of five minitracks.
One among them is called "Data and Knowledge Base Issues in Genomics".
The reason I, in the capacity of an organizer of the minitrack, am posting
this message is to announce the following point:
Analyzing the software requirements for biocomputing is a very
legitimate subject that will be "strongly" considered for
publication in the minitrack. If that needs description or
analysis involves genome database or knowledge bases, that will
be great. But other related software requirement analysis will
still be appropriate.
If written correctly, I personally believe such an article will be making a
significant contribution to the both communities.
Since I recently posted the Call for Papers in many news groups, I will not
post it again at this point. But I am repeating a few lines of the Call for
Papers below. The full length cfp can be sent upon request.
Looking forward to seeing your manuscripts for the minitrack.
Call for Papers, Panelists and Referees
Data and Knowledge Base Issues in Genomics
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - 27
Biotechnology Computing Track
Maui, Hawaii, January 4 - 7, 1994
Co-chairs: Dong-Guk Shin, University of Connecticut, USA
Francois Rechenmann, INRIA, France
The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) - 27
announces a call for papers for the Biotechnology Computing Minitrack on
the topic of Data and Knowledge Base Issues in Genomics. This minitrack will
focus on current research issues in genome data and knowledge bases and other
This minitrack is designed to provide a forum for researchers and
practitioners of the field to assess the gravity of the challenge and the
research opportunities presented thereof. Authors are invited to submit papers
that discuss issues in designing and constructing genome data and knowledge
bases, and their effective uses. Suggested topics include, but are not
. design and use of databases for genome mapping and sequencing
. interchange and interoperability between genome databases
. object-oriented and deductive approaches to genome data modeling
. integrating genome databases with knowledge bases
. knowledge engineering for sequence analysis methods
. integrating texts and images in data and knowledge bases
. user interfaces for genome data and knowledge bases
INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
Manuscripts should be 22-26 typewritten, double-spaced pages in 10 or 12
point type. Please do not send submissions significantly longer or shorter.
* An optional 300 word abstract is due by May 3, 1993
* Feedback to the author concerning the abstract by May 17, 1993
* Six copies of the manuscript are due by June 4, 1993
* Notification of accepted papers by August 31, 1993
* Accepted camera ready manuscripts are due by October 1, 1993
Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts via electronic mail.
Send European submissions and questions regarding the Data and Knowledge
Base Issues in Genomics minitrack to:
Unite de Recherche INRIA Rhone-Alpes
46, avenue Felix Viallet
38031 Grenoble Cedex, France
Tel: +33 76 57 45 63
Fax: +33 76 57 46 95
Internet: rechenmann at imag.fr
Send all other submissions and questions regarding the Data and Knowledge
Base Issues in Genomics minitrack to:
University of Connecticut
260 Glenbrook Rd, U-155
Storrs, CT 06269-3155, USA
Tel: +1 (203) 486-2783/3719
Fax: +1 (203) 486-4817
Internet: shin at brc.uconn.edu
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