[Computational-biology] CFP: The 4th Annual Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium (BIOT-07)

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Call for Papers

The 4th Annual Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium (BIOT-07)
will be held in Colorado Springs, CO, on October 19 and 20, 2007.

History

The symposium started in Colorado Springs in 2004 and was held at the
University of Colorado in Colorado Springs in 2004 and 2005. It was
held at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in 2006. The symposium
attracts regional, national and international authors for paper
presentation. Selected papers from the Symposium have been published
in special issues of the International Journal of Bioinformatics
Research and Applications. The symposium has already attained a high
level of reputation.

Objectives

The symposium's objective is to showcase research and development
activities in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, and
Biotechnology and to promote future interdisciplinary activity and
research in these areas. Like previous years, BIOT-2007 will bring
together scientists, engineers and other practitioners from
Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and the Medical research community.

Each field that BIOT attracts has its own tradition. For example, in
Computer Science, it is traditional to require submission of full
papers for review several months prior to a conference or symposium.
Conferences in other disciplines generally require that an abstract or
extended abstract be submitted for review. Although this crossover
meeting will bring together people from fields where the publishing
paradigm is different, we have decided on the following. Authors are
required to submit a 2-page abstract or summary of their paper for
review. Such an abstract should have the format of a regular paper
although short in length. If an abstract is accepted, the author(s)
will be asked to submit full papers of up to 6 pages in length. The
Symposium proceedings will contain the full-length papers.

Major themes, areas and suggested topics include

We invite papers in any area of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics,
theoretical as well as practical. Here is a list of topics: Analysis
of complex biological systems, Bioenergetics, Biomedical research,
Biotechnology, Cellular function, Comparative genomics, Data mining in
Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, Databases in Bioinformatics and
Biotechnology, Drug delivery systems, Evolution models, Functional
genomics, Genetics, Gene identification, Genomics, High performance
computing in Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, Mathematical and
computational models of cellular systems, Mathematical models of
biophysical processes, Mathematical physiology, Microarray analysis,
Molecular function, Molecular sequence and structure, Microarray
analysis, Neural circuits modeling, Ontologies for Bioinformatics and
Biotechnology, Pathways, Pattern recognition, Phylogenetics,
Physiology, Population biology, Promoter analysis and discovery,
Protein structure and analysis, RNAi analysis, Sequence alignments,
SNPs, Systems biology, Theoretical and mathematical biology.
Additional topics include Commercial applications of biotechnology and
bioinformatics, Industrial applications of biotechnology and
bioinformatics, Legal impacts of biotechnology and bioinformatics,
Social impacts of bioinformatics and biotechnology, Technology
transfer and Venture capital for biotechnology and bioinformatics
industry,.

Submissions

An extended abstract must report significant research results,
findings or advances within its own field. However, since the
symposium is geared toward a diverse audience of biologists, computer
scientists, chemists, engineers, technology transfer individuals,
graduate students, professors, industry individuals, etc., the papers
or extended abstracts must be presented in a lucid manner accessible
to such individuals.

You should submit a two-page, single-spaced extended abstract by the
submission date given below. Use the IEEE author style available at
http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/authors/transjnl/index.html .
Each extended abstract must be in 2-column format. The extended
abstract must show the names of the authors, their mailing and
electronic addresses, and up to 3 keywords. An extended abstract must
contain a paragraph summary of work followed by additional sections.
Please note that sections in an extended abstract must contain enough
information so that reviewers can judge the quality of work being
reported. Thus, an extended abstract is like a mini paper. Each
extended abstract will be reviewed.

Full Paper Submission

If your extended abstract is accepted, you must submit a full paper of
up to a maximum of 6 pages by the submission date given below. Please
follow the IEEE Transactions author style. The format is mandatory.
When every paper follows a consistent format, the Proceedings look
nice and professional. Each paper must be in 2-column format. The
paper must show the names of the authors, their mailing and electronic
addresses, and up to 3 keywords on the top page. Each paper must
contain a paragraph abstract or summary followed by other sections You
must submit a camera-ready paper by the date specified below. The
papers will be printed in the Symposium proceedings.

Submission Procedure

PDF submissions are accepted through an automated submission system .

Important Dates

.	Submission Deadline: August 3, 2007 (Two pages of Extended
Abstracts).
.	Acceptance Decision: August 27, 2007
.	Full 6-page papers due after revision: September 24, 2007
.	Symposium Date: October 19 and 20, 2007

At least one author must be registered in BIOT-07 for a paper to be
included in the proceedings.


Hosted by: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Contact for Papers: Jugal Kalita (jkalita from uccs.edu, 719 262 3432)
Administrative Contact: Trish Rea (prea @ eas.uccs.edu, 719 262 3544)
Location: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Website: http://www.biotconf



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