CFP for the "BICCIB'05: From Biology to Computers and Back"
lkurgan at ece.ualberta.ca
Mon Sep 13 19:32:12 EST 2004
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Call for Papers
BICCIB'05: From Biology to Computers and Back
International Conference on Biologically Inspired
Computing and Computers in Biology
Co-sponsored by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
Banff, Alberta, Canada
May 10-12, 2005
(Papers Due: January 7, 2005)
=> AIMS AND SCOPE <=
BICCIB'05 aims to bring together researchers and
practitioners to present the latest achievements
and innovations in the areas of biologically inspired
computing and computers in biology.
Biological systems of interest include life at all scales:
from building blocks through individual organisms to societies.
This unique combination of the two broad research fields
will stimulate thought-provoking discussions about
new developments and challenges, and will contribute
to their future synergies.
=> TOPICS <=
TOPICS of interest include, but are not limited to:
Biologically Inspired Computing
- Reinforcement Learning
- Neural Networks
- Evolutionary Computing
- Artificial Immune Systems
- Swarms and Collective Systems
- Cognitive Modelling
Computers in Biology
- Computational Biology
- Intelligent Diagnostic and Support Systems
- Computational Intelligence
- Machine Learning
- Data Mining
- Knowledge Discovery
- Agent-based Systems
- Fuzzy Systems
=> IMPORTANT DATES <=
Special Topic Session proposals due: December 10, 2004
Submissions due: January 7, 2005
Notification of Acceptance: February 18, 2005
Final Papers and Early Registration: March 18, 2005
=> PUBLICATION <=
All accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings.
IMPORTANT: Selected high quality papers will be considered for
publication in a special issue of Information Sciences journal (Elsevier).
=> SPECIAL SESSIONS, WORKSHOPS and TUTORIALS <=
We invite the submission of proposals for Special Topic Sessions.
Proposals to organize such sessions should include
the following information:
- name and address of the proposer(s)
- title of the session
- brief description of the session
Each special session will have at least five paper presentations.
The special session chairs will be responsible for
soliciting the papers, reviewing, and making final decisions,
in consultation with the conference chairs. The description
of the session should include a short description
on how the session will be advertised.
Email your proposal to the Organization Chair Loren Wyard-Scott
(wyard at ece.ualberta.ca).
=> VENUE <=
BICCIB'05 is to be held in the pastoral setting of the
Canadian Rocky Mountains in the town of Banff, Alberta.
Spanning countless valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows
and rivers, Banff National Park is one of the world's premier
destination spots (http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/).
The park is a UNESCO world heritage site and encompasses
the towns of Banff and Lake Louise. World-renown for scenic
hiking, the park is an ideal location for pre-/post-conference relaxation.
=> CONFERENCE COMMITTEE <=
General Chair: Petr Musilek
Program Co-Chairs: Michael Dawson, Witold Pedrycz
Finance Chair: Marek Reformat
Publication Chair: Lukasz Kurgan
Organization Chair: Loren Wyard-Scott
More information at http://www.biccib05.ualberta.ca
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