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CFP: Molecular Computing at CEC2000

Martyn Amos M.Amos at csc.liv.ac.uk
Mon Nov 15 19:13:32 EST 1999



La Jolla Marrott, San Diego, USA 16-19 July 2000

The 2000 Congress on Evolutionary Computation will highlight recent research
covering all forms of evolutionary computation while fostering intertechnique
discussions and cooperative progress in the evolutionary computation field.
CEC2000 is jointly sponsored by the IEEE Neural Networks Council, the
Evolutionary Programming Society, and the Institution of Electrical Engineers,
the same organizations that sponsored the successful CEC99 in Washington, D.C. 

*** Special Session on Molecular Computing ***

o Organizer

Martyn Amos
Department of Computer Science 
The University of Liverpool
Peach Street
Liverpool L69 7ZF
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)151 794 3671 
Fax : +44 (0)151 794 3715 
Email: martyn at csc.liv.ac.uk

** http://www.csc.liv.ac.uk/~martyn/cec2000 **

The concept of computing at a molecular level dates back to Feynman in the
1960s, and was developed by Conrad and others in the 1980s.
Recently, there has been a surge of interest in the field as a result of
Adleman's 1994 paper, which showed how molecular level computation may be
achieved using standard laboratory operations on strands of DNA. 

Since Adleman's paper, DNA computing has developed into a rapidly growing area
of enquiry; several major conferences (including CEC) now dedicate tracks to
the field, and the International Conference on DNA Computing held its fifth
meeting this year. The DNA computing special session will encompass both
theoretical models of DNA computing and the reporting of laboratory results
(the latter being particularly encouraged). In addition, papers describing the
use of molecules other than DNA (such as proteins) will be encouraged
(hence the emphasis on "Molecular Computing", rather than "DNA Computing" in
the session name). 

Papers are sought in all areas relating to molecular computing, including
(but not limited to) models of molecular computation and their analysis,
investigation of laboratory techniques, software support tools, molecular
self-assembly and in vivo computation. 

The Congress on Evolutionary Computation will take place in San Diego,
California, from Sunday 16 July 2000 through to Wednesday 19 July 2000.

o Submission deadlines

(Same as rest of CEC'2000) 

Submission of papers: Tuesday 1 February 2000
Notification of acceptance/rejection: Wednesday 8 March 2000
Camera-ready paper: Friday 7 April 2000
Start of CEC'2000: Sunday 16 July 2000 

The maximum length of papers is eight pages. 

o Electronic Submissions

Please send gzipped Postscript, Word97 or PDF files to:

martyn at csc.liv.ac.uk

Papers should be accompanied by a plain email or an ASCII document containing
the following information:

     Title of the paper 
     Names of author(s) 
     Contact address 
     Email address(es) 
     Telephone and fax number(s) 
     Up to six keywords 

Due to the wide geographic distribution of the reviewers, only electronic submissions will be allowed for refereeing purposes. 

Dr Martyn Amos - martyn at csc.liv.ac.uk - Liverpool Biocomputation Group, 
http://www.csc.liv.ac.uk/~martyn/  ---- Department of Computer Science,
http://www.csc.liv.ac.uk/~biocomp  ---- University of Liverpool, L69 7ZF, UK
******************** "Carp Diem" -- Fish of the day **************************

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