HICSS '94 Call for Papers

Larry Hunter hunter at work.nlm.nih.gov
Thu Apr 1 12:29:37 EST 1993

			   Call for Papers
		    Biotechnology Computing Track
	Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 27
		     Maui, Hawaii --- January 4-7, 1994

The twenty-seventh annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
(HICSS) continues last year's expanded coverage of Biotechnology as a full,
three day conference track.  The Biotechnology Computing Track provides a
forum for the interchange of ideas, research results, and system building
activities in all areas of computation related to biology.  It includes
presentations of original research, tutorials, advanced seminars and a
distinguished guest lecture.  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 fundamental biological data underlying
all life processes.  The computational problems in gathering, managing and
analyzing this explosion are daunting, but the challenges are exciting and
the potential payoff is very high.  Every aspect of computer science is
involved, from algorithm development, systems integration and advanced
database management to image analysis, artificial intelligence and robotics.
The Biotechnology Computing Track presents the leading edge of this research
in five minitracks, each focused on a rapidly evolving research area.

Relevant papers are solicited for each of the minitrack areas listed below.
Papers must be previously unpublished, and should be from 22-26 double
spaced pages in length, including figures.  Submitted papers are subject to
a rigorous peer review process with written reviews from at least five
referees.  Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings
which is also made generally available by the IEEE Computer Society Press.
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.

For general information, or proposals for tutorials, advanced seminars and
review papers, contact the track chair:

Lawrence Hunter  (hunter at nlm.nih.gov)
National Library of Medicine
Building 38A, Mail Stop 54
Bethesda, MD 20894 USA
+1 (301) 496-9300
+1 (301) 496-0673 (fax)

The other members of the Track steering committee are:

* Tom Marr, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
* John Wootton, National Center for Biotechnology Information, USA
* Minoru Kanehisa, Kyoto University, Japan
* Peter Edwards, Aberdeen University, Scotland

Full manuscripts must be RECEIVED by June 4, 1993
Notification of accepted papers will be sent by August 31, 1993
Accepted camera ready copy must be RECEIVED by October 1, 1993

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


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

* Data and Knowledge Base Issues in Genomics: including design and use of
  databases for genome mapping and sequencing, interchange and
  interoperability between genome-related databases, object-oriented and
  deductive approaches to genome data modeling, integrating genome databases
  with knowledge bases, knowledge modeling of sequence analysis methods,
  integrating texts and images in data/knowledge bases, and user interfaces.

  Dong-Guk Shin (shin at cse.uconn.edu)
  Francois Rechenmann (rechenmann at imag.fr)

  Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
  University of Connecticut
  260 Glenbrook Rd, U-155
  Storrs, CT 06269-3155 USA
  +1 (203) 486-2783

* Protein Structure Prediction: Novel computational advances relevant to
  protein structure prediction from the primary sequence, including direct
  and "inverse" folding, homology-derived, statistical, machine learning,
  analytic, modeling, pattern-based, and related methods.

  Richard Lathrop (rickl at ai.mit.edu)
  Keith Dunker (dunker at bobcat.csc.wsu.edu)

  MIT AI Laboratory
  545 Technology Square
  Cambridge, MA 02139 USA
  +1 (617) 253-8833
  +1 (617) 258-8682 (fax)

* Machine Learning and Discovery for Bioinformatics: including various AI
  technologies for machine learning and discovery in biology, e.g.,
  computational learning paradigms, parallel computing, logic programming
  and knowledge representation, knowledge discovery from databases.

  Satoru Miyano (miyano at rifis.sci.kyushu-u.ac.jp)

  Research Institute of Fundamental Information Science,
  Kyushu University 33 
  Fukuoka 812, JAPAN
  +81 92 641-1101 ex. 4471
  +81 92 611-2668 (fax)

* Molecular Graphics and Drug Design: including molecular graphics
  techniques, integrated systems, machine learning techniques, design and
  use of databases for molecular design and molecular modeling.

  Teri E. Klein (klein at cgl.ucsf.edu)
  Robert Langridge (rl at cgl.ucsf.edu)

  University of California, San Francisco
  513 Parnassus Avenue, Box 0446
  San Francisco, California 94143 USA
  +1 (415) 476-0663
  +1 (415) 502-1755 (fax)

* Motifs in Biology: Analysis of Ambiguous Data.  The identification,
  classification and evaluation of motifs in biological systems based on
  data with varying degrees of error, uncertainty and ambiguity.  The motifs
  include organizational, structural and dynamic patterns in molecules,
  processes, organisms and ecosystems.

  Toni Kazic (toni at athe.wustl.edu)
  David J. States (states at ibc.wustl.edu)
  Lloyd Allison (lloyd at bruce.cs.monash.edu.au)

  Institute for Biomedical Computing
  Box 8036
  Washington University School of Medicine
  700 S. Euclid Ave. 
  St. Louis MO 63110 USA
  +1 (314) 362-2134
  +1 (314) 362-0234 (fax)

Lawrence Hunter, PhD.
National Library of Medicine
Bldg. 38A, MS-54
Bethesda. MD 20894 USA
tel: +1 (301) 496-9300
fax: +1 (301) 496-0673 
internet: hunter at nlm.nih.gov
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