Biotechnology Computing Track of HICSS

Larry Hunter hunter at
Mon Mar 9 13:26:19 EST 1992

A preliminary version of the CFP was accidentally sent to
bionet.announce.  The corrected version follows.

			   Call for Papers
		    Biotechnology Computing Track
	Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 26
			  January 5-8, 1993

The twenty-sixth annual Hawaii International Conference on System
Sciences (HICSS) has expanded its coverage of Biotechnology to a full,
three day conference track.  The track includes presentations of
original research, tutorials, advanced seminars and a distinguished
guest lecture.  The purpose of the Biotechnology Computing Track is to
provide a forum for the interchange of ideas, research results, and
system building activities in all areas of computation related to
biology.  Submitted papers are rigorously refereed, and accepted
papers are published in a conference proceedings available through the
IEEE Computer Society Press.  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 important biological data.
The computational challenges inherent in gathering, managing and
analyzing this data are daunting, but the potential payoff is very
high.  This challenge involves nearly every aspect of computer
science, from algorithm development, systems integration and advanced
database management to image analysis, artificial intelligence and
robotics.  The Biotechnology Computing Track encompasses eight
minitracks, each focused on a rapidly evolving research area.

Relevant papers are solicited for each of the following minitracks.
Papers must be previously unpublished, and should be from 22-26 double
spaced pages in length, including figures.  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.  Review papers and proposals for tutorials and advanced
seminars can be sent to the track chair.

For general information, contact the track chair:

Lawrence Hunter  (hunter at
National Library of Medicine
Building 38A, Mail Stop 54
Bethesda, MD 20894
(301) 496-9300
fax: (301) 496-0673

The other members of the Track steering committee are:

Tom Marr, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
John Wootton, National Center for Biotechnology Information
Minoru Kanehisa, Kyoto University


Manuscripts must be RECEIVED by June 5, 1992
Notification of accepted papers sent August 31, 1992
Accepted camera ready copy must be RECEIVED by October 1, 1992

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

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

* Computer Support for Genome Mapping and Sequencing: including genome
  map assembly algorithms, map database management and design,
  sequence assembly and analysis algorithms, integrated software
  systems, and robotics for mapping and sequencing.

    Mary Berlyn (berlyn at
      Yale Dept. of Biology
      117D Greeley Lab, 370 Prospect St.
      New Haven, CT 06520
      (203) 432-5145 

    James Fickett (jwf at
    Charles Lawrence (chas at
    Stanley Letovsky (letovsky at

* Methods for Dealing with Errors and Uncertainty in Molecular Biology
  Calculations and Databases: including representing and/or reasoning
  about mutations, natural variation, errors and omissions in
  biological data, heuristics for handling uncertainty, plausible
  simplifying assumptions and statistical methods.

    Lloyd Allison (lloyd at
      Dept. of Computer Science, Monash University,
      Clayton, Victoria, AUSTRALIA 3168.
      tel: 61 3 565 5205   fax: 61 3 565 5146  

* Alternative Approaches to Sequence Representation: including graphic
  representations of nucleotide and protein sequence, representations
  of patterns, automatic generation of patterns for sets of related
  sequences, representation and analysis of structural and/or
  functional regularities of sequences, application of novel
  representations to recognition or analysis problems.

    Victor Solovyev (solovyev at
      Supercomputer Computations Research Institute
      400 Science Center Library, Florida State University, B-186
      Tallahassee, FL 32306-4052
      phone (904)644-7012, fax: (904)644-0098

* Sequence Analysis Algorithms based on Physicochemistry and
  Thermodynamics: including DNA and RNA physicochemical models,
  experimental work and models of ribosome dynamics, algorithms based
  on codon usage, models physicochemical properties on tRNA-mRNA or
  rRNA-mRNA interactions, models and computational analysis of intron

    Germinal Cocho (cocho at
      Instituto de Fisica
      Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
      Apartado  Postal 20-364,  Mexico 01000, D.F. Mexico       
      Telephone: 525-548 9783  FAX: 525-548 3111

* Computer-Aided Drug Design: including integrated systems, machine
  learning techniques, design and use of databases for molecular
  design, molecular graphics techniques, molecular modeling and
  quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) tools.

    Teri Klein (klein at
      UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
      513 Parnassus Ave., Box 0446
      San Francisco, CA 94143
      (415) 476-0663, fax: (415) 502-1755

    Kimberle Koile (kkoile at

* Protein Structure Prediction: including statistical and machine
  learning approaches, multi-strategy systems, topology prediction,
  lattice models, loop placement, side-chain conformation prediction,
  methods for distinguishing native from incorrect alternative
  foldings, mutational analysis.

   Richard Lathrop (rickl at
     MIT AI Lab, NE43-795
     545 Technology Square
     Cambridge, MA 02139
     phone: (617)253-8833  fax: (617)258-8682

* AI Technologies for Molecular Biology Analysis: including object
  oriented and deductive databases for biology, knowledge-based
  modeling of biological phenomena, pattern recognition, neural
  network and machine learning applied to macromolecular sequences,
  laboratory robotics.

    Katsumi Nitta (nitta at
    Institute for New Generation Computer Technology
    1-4-28 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108, JAPAN
    fax: +81-3-3456-1618

* Simulation Methods in Computational Neuroscience: including
  numerical algorithms and techniques for integrated data acquisition,
  analysis and simulation, user interface issues, parallel processing,
  simulation languages, methods of constructing and validating models
  of biological neural circuits.

    Anthony Zador (zador at
    Neuroscience Program
    Yale University 
    Box 11A Yale Station	
    New Haven, CT 06511
    fax (203) 432-7172

Lawrence Hunter, PhD.
National Library of Medicine
Bldg. 38A, MS-54
Bethesda. MD 20894
(301) 496-9300
(301) 496-0673 (fax)
hunter at (internet)

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