RECOMB98 Invited Speakers

Eugene Kolker eugene at genome.biotech.washington.edu
Mon Sep 15 01:17:15 EST 1997


          	         CALL FOR PAPERS

               SECOND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
                
                    COMPUTATIONAL MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

                           (RECOMB 98)


                      March 22 - 25, 1998  
                         New York City                   
                                                                  

                           Sponsored by 

                 Association for Computing Machinery 

                              SIGACT

                         with support from

                         SLOAN Foundation 
                      US Department of Energy
 
          http://www.mssm.edu/biomath/recomb98.html


The Second Annual Conference on Research in Computational Molecular
Biology (RECOMB 98), sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery
Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (ACM-SIGACT) 
with support from the SLOAN Foundation, and US Department of Energy will
be held in New York City, March 22 - 25, 1998. 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


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

                        Professor Pavel Pevzner
                        RECOMB 98 Program Chair
                        University of Southern California
                        Department of Mathematics, DRB 155
                        Los Angeles, CA 90089-1113

An abstract must be received by October 20, 1997. 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 98.


NOTIFICATION: 
The conference submissions will be refereed by the program committee. 
Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by a letter mailed on
or before December 15, 1997. A final copy of each accepted paper is
required by January 10, 1997. 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. 


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.


INVITED SPEAKERS:

Charles Cantor (Boston University)
Thomas Caskey (Merck)
David Cox (Stanford University)
Ron Davis (Stanford University)
Klaus Gubernator (CombiChem)
Joshua Lederberg (Rockfeller University)
Michael Levitt (Stanford University)
David Schwartz (New York University)
John Yates (University of Washington)


CONFERENCE EVENTS

RECOMB 98 will feature 9 invited lectures including the following conference 
events: 

THE STANISLAW ULAM MEMORIAL COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY ADDRESS 
awarded by RECOMB to a scientist who has made major contributions 
in the computational aspects of the field. Professor Joshua Lederberg 
of Rockfeller University will deliver the Statislav Ulam Memorial 
Computational Biology Address.

THE DISTINGUISHED BIOLOGY LECTURE 
awarded by RECOMB to a scientist who has made major contributions 
in the biological aspects of the field. Professor Ron Davis 
of Stanford University will deliver the Distinguished Biology Lecture.

THE DISTINGUISHED NEW TECHNOLOGIES LECTURE 
describing emerging, new technologies. Professor David Cox
of Stanford University will deliver the Distinguished New Technologies Lecture.


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, RECOMB General Vice-Chair (Sandia National Laboratories)
Richard Karp (University of Washington)
Thomas Lengauer (GMD-SCAI, Germany)
Pavel Pevzner, RECOMB General Chair (University of Southern California) 
Ron Shamir (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
Michael Waterman, RECOMB General Chair (University of Southern California)


PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Craig Benham (Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
Gary Benson (Mount Sinai School of Medicine) 
Bonnie Berger (MIT)
Martin Farach (Rutgers University)
Phil Green (University of Washington)
Dan Gusfield  (University of California Davis)
David Haussler (University of California Santa Cruz)
Sorin Istrail (Sandia National Laboratories)
Richard Karp (University of Washington)
Minoru Kanehisa (Kyoto University, Japan)
Eugene Koonin (National Center for Biotechnology Information) 		 
Thomas Lengauer (GMD-SCAI, Germany)
Webb Miller (Pennsylvania State University) 
Gene Myers  (University of Arizona) 
Pavel Pevzner, Program Committee Chair (University of Southern California)
David Searls (SmithKline Beecham)
Ron Shamir (Tel-Aviv University, Israel) 
Terry Speed (University of California Berkeley)
Martin Vingron (German Cancer Center)
Michael Waterman (University of Southern California)


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Craig Benham (Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
Gary Benson, Conference Chair (Mount Sinai School of Medicine)  
Martin Farach (Rutgers University)
Eugene Kolker, Publicity Chair (University of Washington)



Information about local arrangements can be obtained by consulting the
conference web page
    
	http://www.mssm.edu/biomath/recomb98.html
 
or from the Conference Chair:

	     Professor Gary Benson
	Department of Biomathematical Sciences
	          Box 1023
	  The Mount Sinai Medical Center
	  One Gustave L. Levy Place
	   New York, NY 10029-6574
	        (212) 241-5777 phone
                (212) 860-4630 fax
         benson at ecology.biomath.mssm.edu



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