HICSS-28 Biotechnology Computing Track call for papers

Larry Hunter hunter at work.nlm.nih.gov
Thu Mar 31 13:07:21 EST 1994

			   Call for Papers
		    Biotechnology Computing Track
	Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 28
		     Maui, Hawaii --- January 3-6, 1995

The twenty-eighth annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
(HICSS) will include a three day conference track on Biotechnology
Computing.  The Biotechnology Computing Track provides a forum for the
interchange of ideas, research results, and system building activities in
all areas of computation related to biology.  It includes presentations of
original research, tutorials, advanced seminars and a distinguished guest
lecture.  The conference is sponsored by the University of Hawaii in
cooperation with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the IEEE
Computer Society, and the Pacific Research Institute for Information Systems
and Management (PRIISM).

Advances in biotechnology generally and in the international Human Genome
Project are creating an explosion of fundamental biological data underlying
all life processes.  The computational problems in gathering, managing and
analyzing this explosion are daunting, but the challenges are exciting and
the potential payoff is very high.  Every aspect of computer science is
involved, from algorithm development, systems integration and advanced
database management to image analysis, parallel computing, artificial
intelligence and robotics.  The Biotechnology Computing Track presents the
leading edge of this research in five minitracks, each focused on a rapidly
evolving research area.

Relevant papers are solicited for each of the minitrack areas listed below.
Papers must be previously unpublished, and should be from 22-26 double
spaced pages in length, including figures.  Submitted papers are subject to
a rigorous peer review process with written reviews from at least five
referees.  Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings
which is also made generally available by the IEEE Computer Society Press.
Prospective authors are urged to contact the appropriate minitrack chair as
early as possible.  Please leave adequate time for international mail, as
all deadlines are firm.

For general information, or proposals for tutorials, advanced seminars and
review papers, contact the track chair:

Lawrence Hunter  (hunter at nlm.nih.gov)
National Library of Medicine
Building 38A, Mail Stop 54
Bethesda, MD 20894 USA
+1 (301) 496-9300
+1 (301) 496-0673 (fax)

The other members of the Track steering committee are:

* Tom Marr, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
* John Wootton, National Center for Biotechnology Information, USA
* Minoru Kanehisa, Kyoto University, Japan
* Peter Edwards, Aberdeen University, Scotland

Full manuscripts must be RECEIVED by June 15, 1994
Notification of accepted papers will be sent by August 31, 1994
Accepted camera ready copy must be RECEIVED by October 1, 1994

International mail can be slow.  We recommend use of courier services
to international destinations.


Please contact the relevant minitrack chair as soon as possible for further
information on the requirements and deadlines for that minitrack.

* Project-Oriented Databases and Knowledge Bases in Genome Research:
  Database and knowledge base tools and technologies that support the
  management of specific research groups or purposes, e.g.  community
  databases for specialized research groups, laboratory notebooks, data
  management system supporting experiments, links between different
  databases, biological function knowledge bases, knowledge representation
  for biological functions and data models and structures for genome data.

  Toshihisa Takagi (takagi at ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp)

  Human Genome Center, The Institute of Medical Science, 
  The University of Tokyo 
  4-6-1 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108 JAPAN 
  Tel. +81-3-3443-8111 ex.613 
  Fax: +81-3-3440-6173

* Parallel Computing for Computational Biology: The use of parallel and
  distributed computer systems and software in computational biology,
  including for molecular modeling, protein folding, sequence analysis,
  linkage analysis and other problems in the biological sciences.

  Timothy G. Mattson (tgm at ssd.intel.com)  
  L. Ridgway Scott (scott at uh.edu)
  Intel Corp., Supercomputer Systems Division
  Mail Stop CO6-09                     	
  14924 N.W. Greenbrier Pkwy
  Beaverton, Oregon 97229 USA
  phone: +1 (503) 531-5627
  fax: +1 (503) 531-5501

* Stochastic Models and Grammars for Bioinformatics: including hidden Markov
  models, regular grammar, context-free grammar, stochastic grammars and
  other stochastic approaches to recognize or analyze genetic/protein
  sequences and their structures.

  Kiyoshi Asai (asai at etl.go.jp)
  Hidetoshi Tanaka (htanaka at icot.or.jp)

  Institute for New Generation Computer Technology
  Mita Kokusai Bldg. 21F, 1-4-28, Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108
  FAX    : +81-3-3456-1618

* Computer Tools for Molecular Modeling: current research in computer
  algorithms and systems for molecular modeling and drug design.

  Teri E. Klein (klein at cgl.ucsf.edu)
  Mark C. Surles (surles at sdsc.edu)

  University of California, San Francisco
  513 Parnassus Avenue, Box 0446
  San Francisco, California 94143 USA
  phone: +1 (415) 476-0663
  fax: +1 (415) 502-1755

* Protein Structure Prediction: Novel computational advances relevant to
  protein structure prediction from the primary sequence, including direct
  and "inverse" folding, homology-derived, statistical, machine learning,
  analytic, modeling, pattern-based, and related methods.

  Richard Lathrop (rickl at ai.mit.edu)
  Keith Dunker (dunker at bobcat.csc.wsu.edu)

  MIT AI Laboratory
  545 Technology Square
  Cambridge, MA 02139 USA
  +1 (617) 253-8833
  +1 (617) 258-8682 (fax)

Lawrence Hunter, PhD.
National Library of Medicine
Bldg. 38A, MS-54
Bethesda. MD 20894 USA
tel: +1 (301) 496-9300
fax: +1 (301) 496-0673 
internet: hunter at nlm.nih.gov
encryption: public key via RIPEM server or "finger hunter at work.nlm.nih.gov"

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