CFP: Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics 2005

Joao Carlos Setubal setubal at
Sun Jan 16 14:27:49 EST 2005

       Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics 2005

       BSB 2005 - JULY 27-29, 2005 - SAO LEOPOLDO (RS), BRAZIL

    * * * FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS * * *

  Conference website:

The Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics 2005 invites you to submit

This multidisciplinary symposium provides a general forum for
presentation and discussion of original research on computational
biology and bioinformatics. BSB 2005 would like to attract
contributions from academic and industrial researchers, both in the
exact sciences (computer science, mathematics and statistics) and in
the life sciences (molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics,
medicine, microbiology and others).

Topics include (but are not limited to):

- Molecular Sequence Analysis, Motifs, and Pattern Matching
- Biological Databases, Data Management, Data Integration, and Data Mining
- Structural and Functional Genomics
- Comparative Genomics
- Protein Structure and Modeling
- Gene Identification, Regulation and Expression
- Gene Networks
- Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics
- Computational Systems Biology
- Computational Proteomics
- Statistical Analysis of Molecular Sequences
- Algorithms for problems in computational biology



Deadline for paper submission:        March 21, 2005, midnight GMT
Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 30, 2005
Deadline for final paper versions:    May   16, 2005, midnight GMT
Conference:                           July  27-29, 2005


BSB2005 will accept two kinds of contributions: full papers or
extended abstracts. Full papers can have up to 12 pages; extended
abstracts can have at most 4 pages. 

Accepted full papers are expected to be presented orally during the
symposium in 20-minute presentations. Extended abstract authors will
be expected to present their work in a poster during the symposium. 

Conference proceedings (including accepted full papers and extended
abstracts) will be published. At this point the program committe is
trying to arrange for a printed book format. Other possibilities
include CD (to be distributed to symposium participants) and/or web

The program committee may acccept as "extended abstract" a paper
originally submitted as full. Authors of such submissions will have
the choice of accepting this decision and modifying their manuscript
accordingly, or retracting the submission.

Among full papers accepted, the program committee will choose one for
"best paper award".

Submissions must be done electronically. The address for upload is


ALL manuscripts MUST be written in ENGLISH and include an abstract.

The format to be used is "Lecture Notes in Computer Science"
(LNCS). All the explanations and necessary files for this format can
be found at,11855,5-164-2-72376-0,00.html

In this site information and files for authors using both TeX/LaTeX
and MS Word can be found. We urge all prospective authors to download
the necessary files from this site as they prepare their submissions
for BSB 2005; old versions of the LNCS style files may cause us

For full papers, manuscript length (including all figures, tables, and
references) should not exceed 12 pages.

For extended abstracts, manuscript length (including all figures,
tables, and references) should not exceed 4 pages.

Manuscripts that deviate significantly from these guidelines may risk
rejection without consideration to scientific merit.


BSB 2005 Scientific Program Committee:

J. C. Setubal  (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech, USA)
Informatics Chair

S. Verjovski-Almeida (University de Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Biology Chair

Nalvo Almeida Jr.     (Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil)
Ricardo Baeza-Yates   (CREA-Univ. Pompeu Fabra, Spain & Univ. of Chile)
Valmir Barbosa        (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Ana Bazzan            (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Marcelo Brigido       (University of Brasilia, Brazil)
Marcelo Briones       (Federal University of Sao Paulo)
Andre Carvalho        (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Julio Collado-Vides   (Autonomous University of Mexico)
Allan Dickerman       (Virginia Tech, USA)
Alan Durham           (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Carlos Ferreira       (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
James Glazier         (University of Indiana, USA)
Katia Guimaraes       (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)
Lenny Heath           (Virginia Tech, USA)
Victor Jongeneel      (Ludwig Institute, Lausanne, Swizerland)
Joao Kitajima         (Alellyx, Brazil)
Natalia Martins       (EMBRAPA, Brazil)
Wellington Martins    (Catholic University of Goias, Brazil)
Marta Matoso          (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Joao Meidanis         (Scylla and University of Campinas, Brazil)
Pedro Mendes          (Virginia Tech, USA)
Jose Mombach          (Unisinos, Brazil)
Bernard Moret         (University of New Mexico, USA)
Eduardo Jordao Neves  (University of Sao Paulo)
Ney Lemke             (Unisinos, Brazil)
Sergio Lifschitz      (Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Georgios Pappas       (Catholic University of Brasilia, Brazil)
Christian Probst      (Mol.Biol.Institute, Curitiba, Brazil)
Eduardo Reis          (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Leila Ribeiro         (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Larry Ruzzo           (University of Washington, USA)
Marie-France Sagot    (INRIA, France)
Bruno Sobral          (Virginia Tech, USA)
Siang Song            (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Guilherme Telles      (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Fernando von Zuben    (University of Campinas, Brazil)
M.Emilia Walter       (University of Brasilia, Brazil)

Additional members of this committee will be listed in later announcements.

BSB 2005 will be held in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in
July 27-29, 2005, in parallel with the 2005 Brazilian Computer Society
Conference ( at Universidade do Vale do
Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos).

"Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics" is the new name for the
Brazilian Workshop on Bioinformatics (WOB). Previous editions of WOB
were in 2002 (Gramado, RS), 2003 (Macae, RJ), and 2004 (Brasilia,
DF). The Brazilian Computer Society and HP are sponsors of BSB 2005.

BSB 2005 Local Organizing Committee:

José Carlos M. Mombach (Laboratório de Bioinformática, Unisinos) - Chair

Ney Lemke (Laboratório de Bioinformática, Unisinos) - Co-Chair

Sao Leopoldo is in Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state in
Brazil. It is within the state's capital (Porto Alegre) metropolitan area.
Porto Alegre has been the home of the well-known World Social
Forum for the past 4 years.

For further inquiries, please write to José C. M. Mombach at
<mombach at>


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