cliff at WATSON.IBM.COM
Wed Jun 5 08:30:48 EST 1991
The plans for this book have finally gelled. I look forward to hearing
from interested people.
CLIFFORD A. PICKOVER
IBM THOMAS J. WATSON RESEARCH CENTER
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. 10598 USA
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June 5, 1991
THE VISUAL DISPLAY OF BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Edited by Clifford A. Pickover
You are hereby cordially invited to submit a short manu-
script to a book The Visual Display of Biological Informa-
tion. The emphasis will be on the graphic representation of
information-containing sequences in biology (e.g. DNA, amino
acids) in order to help the human analyst find interesting
patterns. I will consider a broad range of topics. I have
a committed publisher in England (Science and Technology
Letters) who wishes to publish this both as a book and a
special issue of the journal "Speculations in Science and
Technology". The book will be co-published in the US by an
American publisher. I look forward to your suggestions re-
garding an American publisher.
On the following page is a list of the contributors who I
will invite within the next month, and I look forward to ob-
taining contributions from researchers not on this list.
Feel free to forward suggestions of other possible contribu-
SHORT PAPERS ARE ENCOURAGED. If you have a curious idea
and graphic, and just wish to spend a page or two explaining
an interesting pattern, this is acceptable. All papers
should have at least one black and white figure. The focus
will be on graphics methods. For now, plan on black and
white graphics only.
All papers will be refereed. Since I am shooting for a
broad audience, please define technical terms when they are
first used and give sufficient background information. When
you send your paper, please include the names and addresses
of 3 individuals qualified to review your paper. In addi-
tion, please send me the names of colleagues who have al-
ready reviewed your paper. As usual, double space your
paper, provide an abstract, and add a list of figure legends
on a separate page.
If interested in contributing, please send me a tentative
title, brief abstract, and your address by June 31, 1991.
Final papers will be due by September 15, 1991, at which
point you should send me three copies of your article.
With best regards,
Clifford A. Pickover, Ph.D.
IBM Research Staff Member
Associate Editor, Computers and Graphics
Editorial Board and Guest Editor, Computers in Physics
Editorial Board and Guest Editor, Speculations in Science
The following researchers will be invited to contribute to
the book, and I invite further suggestions for contributors
1. H. Joel Jeffrey, Northern Illinois University, "Chaos
game representation of gene structure."
2. Ulrich Melcher, Oklahoma State University, "Puppy re-
presentations of DNA."
3. Thomas Schneider, Frederick Cancer Research and Develop-
ment Center, "Genetic patterns as shown by sequence logos."
3. James Fickett, David Torney, David Wolf, Los Alamos Na-
tional Lab, "The large scale stocahstic structure of DNA."
4. Gary Churchill, University of Washington, "Stochastic
models for heterogeneous DNA."
5. Susumu Ohno, Beckman Institute, "Musical representations
6. Eugen Hamori, Tulane University, "H-curve representations
7. R. Lathe and R. Findlay, Animal Breeding Research Organ-
ization, "Cumulative line extension representations of DNA"
8. K. Yamamoto and H Yoshikura, University of Tokyo, "Novel
displays of RNA structure."
9. E. Steeg, University of Toronto, "Graphics of neural net-
work algorithms for RNA structure predictions"
10. J. Paul Robinson, Purdue University, "Phenogram repres-
entations of immunology data."
11. Perry B. Hacket, University of Minnesota "Visualizing
mRNA reading frames."
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