Biocomputing Workshop

Sarah K. Barron sarah at HERMES.CHPC.UTEXAS.EDU
Fri Mar 2 14:33:53 EST 1990

-------------- WORKSHOP ON COMPUTATIONAL ISSUES IN -----------

DATE: 24-25 May 1990
PLACE: University of Texas System Center For High Performance
       Computing, Balcones Research Center, 1.154 CMS,
       10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758-4497 USA

CONFERENCE INFORMATION: The goal of this conference is to
provide life scientists with a broader understanding of how
computation, particularly high-performance computation, is
currently being used to assist in the analysis of complex
problems arising in the life sciences and medicine.

The workshop is open to anyone, with or without computer
experience, who is interested in the use of computers and
their application to research and development problems 
arising in biological/medical/dental/allied health sciences.

No prerequisite knowledge will be assumed, and all who are
interested are encouraged to attend; however, space is limited
and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

CONFIRMED LECTURERS: The following individuals are confirmed
as lecturers

o Dr. John Wooley, Director, BBS Directorate, National Science
o Dr. Paul Gilna, GenBank Project Leader, Los Alamos National
o Dr. William Samoya, Imaging Group, Cray Corporation
o Dr. David McQueen, Cardiac modeling, Courant Institute of New
                   York University
o Dr. Matthew Wygant, IntelleGenetics Corporation
o Dr. Arthur Olsen, Research Institute of Scripps Clinic
o Dr. Kent Milfeld, Computational Chemistry, UT CHPC
o Dr. Robert Harkness, Parallel Algorithms, UT CHPC
o Dr. Matthew Witten, Computational Biology, UT CHPC

In addition, we have invited the following companies as
corporate demonstrators:

o Cray Corporation               o Sun Microsystems
o Thinking Machines Corporation  o Silicon Graphics
o Multiflow Corporation          o Stardent
o NCUBE                          o GenBank
o IBM Corporation                o IntelliGenetics, Inc.
o Intel                          o Active Memory Technologies

PAPER/POSTER PRESENTATIONS: We have a limited amount of space
for presented papers and posters. If you are interested in
presenting a short paper or poster, please contact the organizers
immediately. In order to accomodate presented papers, we will
have to limit each paper presentation to not more than 15
minutes in length(including questions).

REGISTRATION: Please register by sending a check, made out
to the University of Texas System CHPC in the amount indicated

[] University of Texas System participant    Fee=$0.00
[] Non-UT participant                        Fee=$35.00
[] Corporate participant                     Fee=$100.00

Include, with the check, the following information:

Phone: _________________________________________________

FAX: ___________________________________________________

[1] I would/would not be interested in presenting my
    work at a poster session.
[2] I would/would not be interested in presenting my
    work at a paper session.

[3] If you wish to present, indicate a tentative title
[4] I will/will not need transportation from the hotel
    to and from the conference.

HOUSING: A block of rooms has been reserved, for the
participants of the workshop. The rooms are located at
the Holiday Inn Northwest Plaza, 8901 Business Park Drive,
at Mopac(Loop 1) and Highway 183. The hotel telephone
number is (512) 343-0888. Make sure that you reference
"CHPC" when you make your reservations. The cutoff for
the conference reduced rate is 9 May 1990. The hotel offers
a complementary coffee and pastry continental breakfast,
every morning, in the hotel lobby. Happy hour is M-F from
5-7:30(free munchies).

TRANSPORTATION: Participants flying into Austin may call
the Holiday Inn Northwest(512/343-0888) for a complimentary
shuttle bus, upon arriving at the airport. The hotel will
also provide a complimentary return shuttle.

MEALS: The CHPC will be providing lunch on each day of the
conference. In addition, there will be a morning and an
afternoon coffee/juice/soda break. The morning break will
include muffins(blueberry and bran) and doughnuts. At this
point, dinners will be in a corporate-sponsored reception
format and will be provided as part of the registration

QUESTIONS: Should you find that you have any questions/problems
or that you require further information, please feel free to
contact either one of the following individuals:

1. Dr. Matthew Witten, Conference Director
   Phone: (512) 471-2457(office)
          (512) 471-2472(message)
          (512) 250-9034(home)
   FAX  : (512) 471-2449

2. Dr. Sarah Barron, Conference Assistant Director
   Phone: (512) 471-2434(office)
          (512) 471-2472(message)
   FAX:   (512) 471-2449


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