Book

Cliff Pickover 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-
          tors.

             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
          and Technology


          The following researchers will be invited to contribute to
          the book, and I invite further suggestions for contributors
          from you.

          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
          of DNA"

          6. Eugen Hamori, Tulane University, "H-curve representations
          of DNA."

          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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