PSB session on computation in biological pathways

Peter Karp pkarp at
Fri Jun 28 07:37:23 EST 1996


               Call For Papers, Posters, and Demonstrations


                                 at the
                    Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing


==> NOTE: The due date for paper submissions to this session of
the PSB has been extended to July 8, 1996.

This session will explore the use of computational tools in
conjunction with metabolic pathways, developmental pathways,
signal-transduction pathways, genetic regulatory circuits, and other
biological pathways.  Issues relevant to this session include
descriptions of pathway databases, pathway simulation techniques
(qualitative and quantitative), the design and feasibility estimation
of pathways for biotechnology, pathway visualization tools, pathway
estimation from sequence data, comparative analysis of pathways from
different organisms, pathway evolution, application of machine learning
to pathways, and ontologies for pathways.  One goal of the session is
to foster interactions between the developers of a number of pathway
databases (see, and
researchers who are developing techniques for analyzing biological

PSB'97 will publish accepted peer-reviewed full papers in an archival
proceedings.  All full papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three
referees.  Each accepted full paper will be allocated 12 pages in the
proceedings, and will be presented orally (30 minutes) at the

==> NOTE: Each full-paper submission must be accompanied by a cover
letter that specifies to what session the paper is being submitted,
and stating that it contains original unpublished results not
currently under consideration elsewhere and that all co-authors concur
with its contents.

Scientists who wish to participate in the session, but who do not wish
to submit a full paper, are welcome to submit a two page abstract,
which will be distributed at the meeting separately from the archival
proceedings.  All participants are welcome to display posters and give
live computer demonstrations.

Five copies of all full papers should be submitted to:
      c/o Section on Medical Informatics
      Stanford University Medical School, MSOB X215
      Stanford, CA 94305-5479  USA

Important dates:

    Paper submission deadline: July 8, 1996
    Notification of paper acceptances:  August 22, 1996
    Camera ready copy due: September 15, 1996
    Conference: January 6-9, 1997 at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, 
                Maui, Hawaii

Please note that travel support for attending the symposium may be
available; please check the PSB web page at the front of this
announcment.  For additional information check the PSB web page,
contact the organizers of this session:

Peter Karp
Artificial Intelligence Center
SRI International, EJ229
333 Ravenswood Ave
Menlo Park, CA  94025
e-mail: pkarp at

Monica Riley
Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, MA  02543
e-mail: mriley at

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