[Computational-biology] CFP: 10th Int. Conf. on Artificial Immune Systems - July 18-21, 2011 University of Cambridge, UK

Giuseppe Nicosia via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by nicosia from dmi.unict.it)
Thu Feb 17 16:18:13 EST 2011


CFP: 10th Int. Conf. on Artificial Immune Systems - July 18-21, 2011  
University of Cambridge, UK

                              CALL FOR PAPERS

    The 10th International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems
             July 18-21, 2011 University of Cambridge, UK
    http://www.artificial-immune-systems.org/icaris/2011/index.html

         http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icaris2011

The proceedings will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer  
Science, Springer.
Best Papers will be published in Evolutionary Computation Journal MIT  
Press  and BMC Bioinformatics.

Important Dates:
Paper submission:    28th February 2011
Author notification: 30th April 2011
Paper final version: 15th May 2011

KEYNOTES:
Arup Chakraborty, MIT, USA
Rob J. de Boer, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Jonathan Jones, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Rino Rappuoli, Novartis, Italy (TBC)
Jon Timmis, University of York, UK
... more speakers to be announced...

TUTORIALS:
Andrew Phillips, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
... more speakers to be announced...


General Information:
ICARIS 2011 aims to build on the success of previous years to provide  
a forum for AIS researchers in academia and industry to present and  
discuss their latest advances. In addition to peer-reviewed papers,  
ICARIS 2011 will present a range of plenary lectures and tutorials to  
inspire and facilitate both the computer scientist and immunologist in  
their work.

To encourage dialogue with the theoretical and clinical immunology  
communities, ICARIS 2011 will again adopt an (optional) extended  
abstract (2-6 pages) submission for the Immunoinformatics &  
Computational Immunology Stream. Full papers are welcome, but extended  
versions of abstracts will not be required. All accepted abstracts  
will be published alongside full papers in the proceedings.

The conference programme will be partitioned into three streams:

Theoretical Stream:
This stream is for papers describing theoretical aspects of AIS,  
excluding theoretical immunology. This includes (but is not limited  
to) mathematical modelling of algorithms, convergence analysis,  
empirical investigation into algorithm performance and complexity  
analysis. To make sure the paper appeals to the widest possible  
audience, the mathematics should be clearly presented, and the paper  
should discuss the practical implications of any theoretical results.

Applied Stream:
This stream is for papers describing the application of AIS to  
computational and engineering problems. The problem domain should be  
clearly explained, detailing why it is challenging and why AIS are a  
suitable methodology to use. Experiments should be carefully  
explained, with the expectation that appropriate statistical analysis  
of results will be used to help draw conclusions. Where possible, the  
approach taken should be compared with alternative strategies.

Immunoinformatics & Computational Immunology Stream:
The goal of the Immunoinformatics & Computational Immunology stream is  
to attract researchers from computer science, information science,  
engineering, biomathematics, biomedicine, bioinformatics, systems  
biology, and immunology to share and exchange their knowledge of the  
state-of-the-art research issues, methodologies, ideas, and  
challenges. Topics of interest include:
* Immune modelling;
* Structural Immunoinformatics;
* Epitope analysis and prediction;
* Analysis and prediction of MHC-peptide binding;
* Databases and ontologies for Immunoinformatics;
* Analysis and prediction of minor histocompatibility antigens;
* Predictive models on organ transplantation;
* Immunogenomics;
* Vaccine design;
* Multi-agent based models of immunity;
* Gene networks and systems biology in immunity;
* Allergenicity prediction.

Paper Submissions:
All papers will undergo a double blind review process. Authors are  
requested to submit a PDF file no later than the submission deadline  
28th of Feb.2011. The authors name and affiliation should not appear  
on the paper. Please follow the formatting instructions at the  
Springer-Verlag LNCS site. Papers should be a maximum of fourteen (14)  
pages. To encourage dialog with the theoretical and clinical  
immunology communities, ICARIS 2011 will again adopt an (optional)  
extended abstract (2-6 pages) submission for the Immunoinformatics &  
Computational Immunology Stream. Full papers are welcome, but extended  
versions of abstracts will not be required. All accepted abstracts  
will be published alongside full papers in the proceedings. Authors  
must make it clear in their submission which stream the paper is to be  
considered for. Papers should be submitted via the submissions section  
of the website. You will be provided with a reference number that will  
be used throughout the submission process.

All papers will undergo a double blind review process. Authors are  
requested to submit a PDF.
The proceedings will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer  
Science, Springer, submission is now open for ICARIS-2011:

http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icaris2011

Best Papers will be published in Evolutionary Computation Journal MIT  
Press  and BMC Bioinformatics.

Email: icaris2011 from dmi.unict.it
URL: http://www.artificial-immune-systems.org/icaris/2011/index.html

We look forward to welcoming you to Cambridge in July 2011.
    Pietro Liò, Giuseppe Nicosia, Thomas Stibor.

-- 
Giuseppe Nicosia, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept of Mathematics & Computer Science   P +39 0957383030
University of Catania                    F +39 095330094
Viale A. Doria, 6                        nicosia from dmi.unict.it
95125 Catania, Italy                     http://www.dmi.unict.it/nicosia/
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