Workshop on Constraints and Bioinformatics/Biocomputing (at CP97)

David Gilbert drg at
Wed Jun 18 15:22:11 EST 1997

                         CALL FOR PAPERS

                        CP97 Workshop on

     Workshop on Constraints and Bioinformatics/Biocomputing

                    Schloss Hagenberg, Austria

                         November 1, 1997


The workshop will be held in conjunction with the Third International
Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP97),
October 29 - November 1, 1997.  The home page of the workshop is


Bioinformatics is the development and application of methods in informatics
for approaching problems in molecular biology, whereas Biocomputing uses
naturally occurring architectures and behaviours as models for computational
methods, for example neural networks, genetic algorithms, genetic
programming and DNA computing. We believe that constraint programming
technologies can play a very significant role in these fast developing

This workshop solicits contributions from researchers working in any of
these exciting fields. Topics include (but are not restricted to) the
application of constraint technology to

   * sequencing and sequence analysis
   * languages for the description of biomolecular structures (primary,
     secondary and tertiary)
   * description of sequences and patterns in biomolecular databases
   * algorithms for locating structures in biomolecular databases
   * discovery and data mining of biostructures
   * neural networks
   * genetic algorithms
   * genetic programs
   * DNA computing
   * Protein folding problems

Papers that combine theory and practice are especially welcome.


Submission deadline is 31 July 1997. Authors are invited to submit original
papers written in English and approximately 10 A4 pages to David Gilbert at
the contact address below. We encourage authors to submit by electronic mail
in self-contained Postscript format. Alternatively five paper copies may be

Decisions on acceptance will be sent to authors by by 15 September 1997.


An informal proceedings of the workshop will be available to the workshop
participants. Final copies will be due by 1 October 1997.

It is expected that selected papers will be published by Springer-Verlag.


     David Gilbert and Herbert Wiklicky
     Department of Computer Science
     City University
     Northampton Square
     London EC1V 0HB, UK
     drg at
     herbert at

     Ingvar Eidhammer
     University of Bergen
     Department of informatics
     N-5020 Bergen Norway
     ingvar at

     Mark Wallace
     William Penney Laboratory,
     Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, UK.
     mgw at

     Roland Yap
     Dept. of Information Systems & Computer Science
     National University of Singapore
     Lower Kent Ridge Road
     Singapore 119260
     ryap at


     15 August 1997: Paper submissions
     15 September 1997: Acceptance decisions
     10 October 1997: Final copy due
     1 November 1997: Workshop


Additional information will be available at the CP97 web site:

D R Gilbert                                tel:  +44-171-477-8444 (direct)
Department of Computer Science             fax:  +44-171-477-8587
City University, Northampton Square      email:  drg at
London  EC1V 0HB, UK            

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