ISMB98 call for papers

Tim Littlejohn tim at angis.usyd.edu.au
Mon Sep 8 22:57:28 EST 1997


                 The Sixth International Conference on
         Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB '98)
                        June 28 - July 1, 1998
                           Montreal, Canada
                http://www-lbit.iro.umontreal.ca/ISMB98

     Sponsored by the International Society for Computational Biology

                        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 applications in the biological
sciences, and on development of novel computational techniques. 

The four-day conference will be held at the campus of the University of
Montreal, which is picturesquely situated on top of Mount Royal
(approximately 10 minutes from downtown Montreal). Montreal, which is the
second largest city in Canada, has a unique francophone culture and a
reputation for fine cuisine and interesting night life. It is
geographically located in Quebec and is easily accessible by air from most
major centers in North America or Europe. The city is also served by an
efficient rail system from the US and Canada. 

The conference is timed to coincide with the world reknowned Montreal Jazz
Festival, which begins on July 1, 1998. 

The conference will feature original, refereed papers, software
demonstrations, posters and introductory tutorials. Papers will be
published by the AAAI in an archival proceedings and are indexed in the
Medline database, and will be provided to participants as a bound volume
at the conference. The previous ISMB meetings were: 

  1993: National Library of Medicine, USA
  1994: Stanford University, USA
  1995: Cambridge University, UK
  1996: Washington University, USA
  1997: Halkidiki, Greece

Keynote speakers
   
    Robert Cedergren, University of Montreal, Canada
    Michael Waterman, University of Southern California, USA
    Shoshana Wodak, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
    

Paper format

Papers should be a maximum of 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.  See the WWW page for other conference
details. 

Submission information

For physical submission, please send five copies of your paper to:

       ISBM '98
       c/o Janice Glasgow
       Department of Computing and Information Science
       Queen's University
       Kingston, Ontario
       Canada  K7L 3N6

Papers can also be sent electronically (postscript format only)
to ismb98 at qucis.queensu.ca



                    ISMB-98 Organizing Committee

  Terry Gaasterland,  Argonne National Lab and Dept of Comp Sci, U Chicago, USA
  Janice Glasgow      Queen's University, Canada
  Richard Lathrop     University of California, Irvine, USA
  Tim Littlejohn      Australian National Genomic Information Service, Australia
  Francois Major      University of Montreal, Canada
  Manuel Peitsch      Glaxo Wellcome Research and Development, Switzerland
  David Sankoff       University of Montreal, Canada
  Christoph Sensen    National Research Council, Canada




                               Key Dates

Meeting:
  Tutorial presentations:                               June 28, 1998
  Paper presentations:                                  June 29 - July 1, 1998

Paper Submissions
  Papers must be received by:                           Feb 2, 1998
  Replies to authors by:                                Mar 9, 1998
  Revised papers must be received by:                   Mar 24, 1998

Open Poster Submissions
  Abstracts must be received by:                        Apr 6, 1998

Tutorial Proposals
  Short (1-para) proposals must be received by:         Jan 20, 1998
  Full (3pp) proposals must be received by:             Feb 20, 1998
  Replies to proposers by:                              Mar 25, 1998
  Draft handouts must be received by:                   Apr 21, 1998
  Final handouts must be received by:                   May 21, 1998
  Tutorials presented:                                  Jun 28, 1998

Registration
  Early registration ends:                              May 23, 1997

ISMB-98 Contact address:  ismb98 at qucis.queensu.ca




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