Call for ISMB-99 Site Proposals

Peter Karp pkarp at
Mon Sep 15 01:15:38 EST 1997

		     Call for 1999 Site Proposals

		     International Conference on
	      Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology

We solicit proposals by potential organizers of the 1999 International
Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB).  The
conference is run under the auspices of the International Society for
Computational Biology, and provides a general forum for disseminating
the latest developments in bioinformatics.

The multidisciplinary ISMB conference brings together scientists from
molecular biology, computer science, mathematics, and statistics.  Its
scope includes the development and application of advanced
computational methods for biological problems.  Biological areas of
interest include molecular structure, genomics, molecular sequence
analysis, evolution and phylogenetics, metabolic pathways, regulatory
networks, developmental control, and molecular biology generally.
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.  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.

Past ISMB conferences have been held inside and outside North America
in alternate years.  Therefore, the selection committee will give some
preference to proposals to hold ISMB-99 outside North America.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please send an email
message to that effect to Peter Karp at pkarp at; he will send
you additional information on preparing proposals.

Full proposals should be sent by email to Peter Karp at
pkarp at by November 15, 1997.

Site proposal decisions will be announced by December 15, 1997.

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