[Computational-biology] CfP: BITS 2011, June 20-22, Pisa, Italy

Paolo Romano via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by paolo.romano from istge.it)
Fri Apr 15 04:52:31 EST 2011


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BITS 2011
8th Annual Meeting of the Bioinformatics Italian Society
June 20-22, 2011
http://www.bits2011.it/

Auditiorum - Area della Ricerca CNR, via G. Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Submission of contributions
A structured abstract of max 5,000 characters 
(including spaces) must be submitted through the BITS 2011
submission form at http://www.bioinformatics.it/?mod=bitmeeting

Topics
Novel bioinformatics methods, algorithms, 
databases, tools and applications for research and development
in one or more of the following domains:
* Genomics    * Molecular Evolution and 
Comparative Genomics    * Protein structure and function
* Proteomics    * Transcriptomics    * Metagenomics    * Systems Biology
* Biological Databases and Biobanks    * 
Algorithms for Bioinformatics    * Biophysics and Synthetic Biology

  Important dates
* Abstract for Poster and Communications submission deadline: April 19, 2011.
* Travel fellowship request deadline: April 19, 2011.
* Abstract and Poster Acceptance: May 17, 2011.
* Travel fellowship award: May 17, 2011.
* Early registration deadline: May 20, 2011.

BMC Bioinformatics Supplement
Authors of all accepted submissions (oral 
communications and posters) will be invited to submit an extended and
revised manuscript to a Call for full research 
papers for a Supplement of BMC Bioinformatics devoted to best works
presented at BITS 2011.


PROGRAMME

Provisional programme at http://www.bits2011.it/index.php?pg=show&id=3

Keynote speakers
Arthur Lesk, Penn State University, PA, USA
Cedric Notredame, CRG, Barcelona
Bud Mishra, New York University, NY, USA.
Marie-France Sagot, INRIA-Lyon, France

Tutorials
Tutorial lectures will be held at the Computer 
Science Department of the University of Pisa
in the afternoon of June 22nd.

Satellite Event
Workshop "Quantitative biology: a matter of 
perspective",  Rome,  June  22-24, 2011.
See  the web site  http://www.biocomputing.it/quantbiol/  for further details.


REGISTRATION

Registration form
http://www.bioinformatics.it/?mod=bitreserve

Registration fees
Fees vary according to the registration date.
Students: 120 € (early registration), 150 € (late 
registration), 200 € (on site registration)
Academic: 200 € (early registration), 250 € (late 
registration), 300 € (on site registration)
Industry: 300 € (early registration), 350 € (late 
registration), 400 € (on site registration)

A reduction of 30 € on all fees is granted to 
BITS members, provided that they have already
paid their memberships fee in advance, by using 
the appropriate function of the web site
(members area, available after login by the member's own account).

All registration fees includes meeting 
attendance, poster session, lunches, coffee breaks,
one copy of the book of abstracts, tutorials, welcome cocktail.

Early registration deadline: May  20, 2011.


TRAVEL GRANTS

The Bioinformatics Italian Society provides young 
researchers with travel grants for attending its annual general meeting.

Eligibility
Young researchers (up to 35 years old) that are 
BITS members or are requesting to become members, 
without a permanent position and submitting an 
abstract to the conference as first or last 
author may apply.  Priority will be given to 
young researchers not receiving a BITS travel fellowship in previous years.

Evaluation
Travel Grants will be awarded according to the 
scores assigned by the Scientific Committee to 
the submitted abstracts.  Only the best scoring 
attendee per each research group may be rewarded 
with a travel grant.  Young researchers 
requesting to become members may only receive the 
grant if the BITS Steering Committee has 
provisionally given its approval to their candidature.

Grants
Each travel grant will amount to € 300.00, which 
will be credited to the bank account of selected 
candidates after the conference and provided that 
they effectively participated in the meeting.

Deadlines
Applications should be sent by email to 
segretario from bioinformatics.it within the same deadline for the abstracts.
Applications should include the following data: 
Name, Surname, Birth date, Role (Student / Phd 
Student / Researcher / Other), Affiliation, Title 
of the abstract, Author(s) of the abstract, BITS 
Memberships status (Member / Pending request), 
Previous grants awarded (Yes / No)
Submission of candidature to become BITS members 
should be done within the same deadline (for 
young researchers who aren't members yet).

Registration
Student fees apply,  according to registration date.


For any further information or clarification:
Web site: http://www.bits2011.it .
Email: bits2011 @ iit .cnr .it

Many thanks.

Paolo Romano

Ing. Paolo Romano
Segretario Società Italiana di Bioinformatica BITS

Email: segretario from bioinformatics.it
Skype: p.romano
Web: http://www.nettab.org/promano/

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