Call for Site Proposals for ISMB-2000

Peter Karp pkarp at
Mon Oct 12 13:39:56 EST 1998

	        Call for Site Proposals for ISMB-2000

		     International Conference on
	      Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology


We solicit proposals by potential organizers of the International
Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology in the summer
of 2000 (ISMB-00).  The conference is run under the auspices of the
International Society for Computational Biology, and provides a
general forum for disseminating the latest developments in

The multidisciplinary ISMB conference brings together scientists from
molecular biology, computer science, mathematics, and statistics.  Its
scope includes the development and application of advanced
computational methods for biological problems.  Biological areas of
interest include molecular structure, genomics, molecular sequence
analysis, evolution and phylogenetics, metabolic pathways, regulatory
networks, developmental control, and molecular biology generally.
Relevant computational techniques include, but are not limited to,
machine learning, pattern recognition, knowledge representation,
databases, combinatorics, stochastic modeling, string and graph
algorithms, linguistic methods, robotics, constraint satisfaction, and
parallel computation.  Emphasis is placed on the validation of methods
using real data sets, on practical application in the biological
sciences, and on development of novel computational techniques.

Past ISMB conferences have been held inside and outside North America
in alternate years.  Therefore, the selection committee will give some
preference to proposals to hold ISMB-00 inside North America.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please see the
information at  If you do indeed
plan to submit a proposal, please send an email message to that effect
to Peter Karp at pkarp at; he will send you additional
information on preparing proposals.

Full proposals should be sent by email to Peter Karp at
pkarp at by November 1, 1998.  

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