ISMB-97 Call for Papers

Peter Karp pkarp at
Mon Nov 18 14:48:57 EST 1996

             The Fifth International Conference on
         Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology '97
                        June 21-25, 1997
                       Halkidiki, Greece

                        Call For Papers

The ISMB conference provides a general forum for disseminating the
latest developments in bioinformatics.  ISMB is a multidisciplinary
conference that brings together scientists from computer science,
molecular biology, mathematics, and statistics.  Its scope includes
the development and application of advanced computational methods for
biological problems.  Relevant computational techniques include, but
are not limited to: machine learning, pattern recognition, knowledge
representation, databases, combinatorics, stochastic modeling, string
and graph algorithms, linguistic methods, robotics, constraint
satisfaction, and parallel computation.  Biological areas of interest
include molecular structure, genomics, molecular sequence analysis,
evolution and phylogenetics, metabolic pathways, regulatory networks,
developmental control, and molecular biology generally. Emphasis is
placed on the validation of methods using real data sets, on practical
application in the biological sciences, and on development of novel
computational techniques.

The five-day conference will be held in the attractive conference
facilities of the Porto Carras Resort on the coast of the northern
province of Macedonia, Greece.  The hotel is a popular venue for
international meetings.  The Porto Carras Resort has four and
five-star hotels with a casino, a large marina, and a secluded beach.
The resort is located in the central peninsula of Halkidiki, called
Sithonia, on the Northern Aegean sea.  It is about 100km from
Thessaloniki, which has been designated the European Cultural Capital
for 1997.

The conference will feature both original, refereed papers to be
published (by AAAI Press) in an archival proceedings, and introductory
tutorials.  The conference proceedings are indexed in the Medline
database, and will be provided to participants as a bound volume at
the conference. 

                               Key Dates

  Tutorial presentations:                       June 21, 1997
  Paper presentations:                          June 22-25, 1997
Paper Submissions
  Papers must be received by:                   Feb 7, 1997
  Replies to authors by:                        Mar 7, 1997
  Revised papers must be received by:           Mar 21, 1997
Open Poster Submissions
  Abstracts must be received by:                Mar 21, 1997
Tutorial Proposals
  Short (1-para) proposals must be received by: Jan 24, 1997
  Full (3pp) proposals must be received by:     Feb 21, 1997
  Replies to proposers by:                      Mar 28, 1997
  Draft handouts must be received by:           April 18, 1997
  Final handouts must be received by:           May 21, 1997
  Tutorials presented:                          Jun 21, 1997
  Early registration ends:                      May 21, 1997

Papers should be 12 pages, single-spaced and set in 12 point type,
including title, abstract, figures, tables, and bibliography.  The
first page should give keywords, postal and electronic mailing
addresses, telephone, and fax numbers.  Papers may be considered for
oral presentation, poster presentation, or both.  See the WWW page for
additional submission instructions and other conference details.

ISMB-97 Contact address:  ismb97 at
WWW page:

                    ISMB-97 Organizing Committee

  Terry Gaasterland, Argonne National Laboratory and Dept of
                     Computer Science, U Chicago, USA
  Peter D. Karp, SRI International, USA
  Kevin Karplus, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA
  Christos Ouzounis, EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
  Chris Sander, EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
  Alfonso Valencia, Centro Nacional de Biotechnologia, Spain

                        ISMB Steering Group

Pankaj Agarwal             Washington University, USA
Russ Altman                Stanford University, USA
Doug Brutlag               Stanford University, USA
Dominic Clark              Glaxo Wellcome, UK
Terry Gaasterland          Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Larry Hunter               National Institutes of Health, USA
Peter Karp                 SRI International, USA
Kevin Karplus              UC Santa Cruz, USA
Richard Lathrop            UC Irvine, USA
Thomas Lengauer            GMD-SCAI, Germany
Christos Ouzounis          SRI/EBI, USA/UK
Chris Rawlings             SmithKline Beecham, UK
Chris Sander               EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
David Searls               SmithKline Beecham, USA
Jude Shavlik               U. Wisconsin Madison, USA
Randy Smith                SmithKline Beecham, USA
David States               Washington University St. Louis, USA
Alfonso Valencia           Centro Nacional de Biotechnologia, Spain
Shoshana Wodak             European Bioinformatics Institute, UK

The previous ISMB meetings were:

  1993: National Library of Medicine, USA
  1994: Stanford University, USA
  1995: Cambridge University, UK
  1996: Washington University, USA

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