CP97 Workshop on Constraints and Bioinformatics/Biocomputing (CFP)

David Gilbert drg at cs.city.ac.uk
Mon Jun 30 11:55:09 EST 1997


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                                   CALL FOR PAPERS

                                  CP97 Workshop on

               Workshop on Constraints and Bioinformatics/Biocomputing

                              Schloss Hagenberg, Austria

                                   November 1, 1997

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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

SCOPE OF THE WORKSHOP

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
areas.

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.

PAPER SUBMISSIONS

Submission deadline is 15 August 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 submitted.

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

PUBLICATION

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.

ORGANISATION

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

     Ingvar Eidhammer
     University of Bergen
     Department of informatics
     HIB
     N-5020 Bergen Norway
     ingvar at ii.uib.no

     Mark Wallace
     IC-Parc,
     William Penney Laboratory,
     Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, UK.
     mgw at doc.ic.ac.uk

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

IMPORTANT DATES

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

FURTHER INFORMATION

Additional information will be available at the CP97 web site:
http://www.mpi-sb.mpg.de/conferences/CP97/





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