what software do biologists need?

Dong-Guk Shin class dgshin at brc.uconn.edu
Tue Mar 23 21:58:28 EST 1993


Dear Netters:

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.

Dong-Guk Shin

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                  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 
related fields. 

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 
limited to:

 . 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.

Deadlines:

* 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:

Francois Rechenmann                            
Unite de Recherche INRIA Rhone-Alpes
LIFIA
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:

Dong-Guk Shin
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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