New Conference: RECOMB 97 (Call for Papers)

Sorin C. Istrail scistra at cs.sandia.gov
Thu Mar 21 22:23:37 EST 1996


                     PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT


 			  CALL FOR PAPERS

                 FIRST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
                
                    COMPUTATIONAL MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

                           (RECOMB 97)



                       January 20-22, 1997                     
                          Eldorado Hotel
                       Santa Fe, New Mexico
                       


                         Co-sponsored by 
                 SLOAN FOUNDATION and ACM and DOE
                      Pending Support from NSF


The First Annual Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology
(RECOMB 97), co-sponsored by the SLOAN Foundation and the Association for
Computing Machinery (ACM), will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, 
January 20--22, 1997.
Papers reporting on original research (both theoretical and experimental) 
in all areas of computational molecular biology are sought, including surveys
of important recent results/directions.
Typical but not exclusive topics of interest include: 

- Genomics
- Molecular sequence analysis
- Recognition of  genes and regulatory elements
- Molecular evolution
- Protein structure
- Combinatorial libraries and drug design
- DNA computing

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Authors are requested to send 10 copies 
(preferably two sided copies) of a detailed extended abstract (5-10 pages) to:


                        Professor Michael Waterman
                        RECOMB 97 Program Chair
                        University of Southern California
                        Department of Mathematics, DRB 155
                        Los Angeles, CA 90089-1113


An abstract must be received by July 1, 1996.  
This is a firm deadline. Simultaneous submission to another conference or 
journal is allowed. 

                         
CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS: 
The extended abstracts for the Conference will be published by ACM Press 
and will be available at the Conference. 
A selection of the accepted extended abstracts in their final journal 
versions will be invited to appear in a special issue of the Journal of 
Computational Biology devoted to RECOMB 97. 


NOTIFICATION: 
Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by a letter mailed on 
or before August 15th, 1996.  A final copy of each accepted paper is 
required by September 15, 1994. An author of each accepted paper is expected  
to attend the Symposium and present the paper; otherwise alternative 
arrangements should be made to have the paper presented.
Limited financial support for the authors of the accepted papers will be  
available. 


ABSTRACT PREPARATION:
An abstract should start with a succinct statement of the problem, the
results achieved, their significance and a comparison with previous
work. This material should be understandable to nonspecialists. A
technical exposition directed to the specialist should follow. The
length, excluding cover page and bibliography, should not exceed 10
pages.  The manuscript should be easy to read, preferably using 11 point
font size on U.S. standard 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper.  If authors believe
that more details are necessary to substantiate the claims of the
paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix. 
An E-mail address for the contact author should be included. 


              Conference Events


THE  STANISLAV ULAM MEMORIAL COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY ADDRESS.
The Banquet of the Conference will host the Stanislav Ulam 
Memorial Lecture awarded by RECOMB to a scientist who has made major 
contributions in the computational aspects of the field. 
Dr. Eric Lander (MIT) will be delivering the first Stanislav
Ulam Address.


THE DISTINGUSHED CONFERENCE LECTURE.
The conference will start with the Distingushed Conference Lecture 
awarded by RECOMB to a scientist who has made major contributions in the
biological aspects of the field. 
Dr. Rich Roberts (New England Biolabs), the 1994 Nobel Laureate 
will be delivering the Distinguished Conference Lecture.


THE DISTINGUISHED NEW TECHNOLOGIES LECTURE. 
A lecture describing emerging, new technologies
will be delivered by Dr. Robert Lipshutz (Affymetrix). 

BEST PAPER BY A YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD.
This award will be given to the best paper
written solely by one or more recent graduates or students.
An abstract is eligible if all
authors are recent graduates (within 2 years from Ph.D.) or
full-time students at the time of submission. This should
be indicated in the submission letter. The program committee may
decline to make the award or may split it among several papers.

STEERING COMMITTEE: 
Sorin Istrail (Sandia National Laboratories)
Richard Karp (University of Washington)
Thomas Lengauer (GMD-SCAI, Germany)
Pavel Pevzner,  Chair (University of Southern California) 
Ron Shamir (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
Michael Waterman, Chair (University of Southern California)


PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Steven Altschul (National Center for Biotechnology Information) 
Bonnie Berger, Publication Chair (MIT) 
Ken Dill (UC San Francisko)
Martin Farach (Rutgers)
Phil Green (U. of Washing) 
Sorin Istrail, Chair of the Organizing Committee (Sandia National Laboratories)
Richard Karp (U. of Washington)
Martin Karplus (Harvard) 
Thomas Lengauer,  (GMD-SCAI, Germany) 
Webb Miller (Pennsylvania State) 
Gene Myers (U. of Arizona) 
Pavel Pevzner, (U. of Southern California) 
Rich Roberts (New England Biolabs) Sorin
David Sankoff (U. of Montreal)  
Ron Shamir  (Tel-Aviv University, Israel) 
Temple Smith (Boston University) 
Terry Speed (UC Berkeley)
Gary Stormo (U. of Colorado) 
Martin Vingron (German Cancer Center)
Tandy Warnow (U. of Pennsylvania) 
Michael Waterman,  Chair of the Program Committee (U. of Southern California)
Bruce Weir (U. of North Carolina) 


The PMMB Meeting exploring the applications of statistics
in molecular biology will be held in Santa Fe on January 14-19, 
1997, just preceeding RECOMB 97. Contact Sylvia Spengler
sylviaj at violet.berkeley.edu (510)643-7799 for further information.


LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS COMMITTEE:
William Hart (Sandia National Laboratories), 
Chris Fields (National Center for Genome Resources),
Sylvia Spengler (Coordinator with the PMMB Conference).
Information about local arrangements can be obtained from the
Local Arrangements Chairman:

		Sorin Istrail
	 	Sandia National Laboratories
                Department 9423, MS 1110
		Albuquerque, NM 87185-1110, USA
		phone: (505) 845-7612 fax: (505) 845-7442
		scistra at cs.sandia.gov
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