[Computational-biology] Deadline Extended April 1, 2011: Second Immunoinformatics and Computational Immunology Workshop (ICIW 2011)

Yasser EL-Manzalawy via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by yasser.isu from gmail.com)
Fri Mar 18 12:30:59 EST 2011

APRIL 1, 2011.
Call for Papers

Second Immunoinformatics and Computational Immunology Workshop (ICIW

To be held in conjunction with the ACM International Conference on
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ACM-BCB) (http://
Chicago, IL, U.S.A. August 1-3, 2011

Naturally emerging or reemerging diseases pose some of the most
serious threats to human health. Computational methods are urgently
needed for developing new vaccines, therapies, and models to improve
our understanding of the immune system, and reliable tools for
focusing experimental investigations.
The workshop aims to attract researchers from computer science,
information science, biomedicine, bioinformatics, systems biology, and
immunology to share research challenges, research results, methods,
and advances in immunoinformatics and computational immunology. Topics
of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Structural Immunoinformatics
- Epitope analysis and prediction
- MHC-peptide binding site analysis and prediction
- Immunoinformatics Databases, Knowledge Bases, Ontologies
- Computational modeling of immune system
- Analysis and prediction of minor histocompatibility antigens
- Predictive models for organ transplantation
- Immunogenomics
- Vaccine design
- Artificial immune systems and other biologically-inspired paradigms
- Multi-agent based modeling of immune response
- Allergenicity prediction
- Gene expression changes in adaptive immune response
- Comparative approaches to immunology

Important Dates
Paper Submission deadline: March 18, 2011 (new date: April 1, 2011)
Poster Submission deadline: April 15, 2011
Notification of paper acceptance: April 22, 2011 (new date: May 1,
Camera-ready of accepted papers: May 10, 2011

Author Instructions

Authors should prepare a Portable Document Format (PDF) version of
their full paper. Regular papers must be no longer than 10 pages,
papers on evolving research and work in progress should be no longer
than 5 pages, following the ACM two-column format for conference
proceedings (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-
templates) All accepted papers will be included in a Workshop
Proceedings to be published on line and included with the conference
proceedings on the CD. Authors of selected papers will have an
opportunity to extend their workshop papers for publication (subject
to peer review) in Journal of Immunological Methods and Immunome
Research Journal.

Papers should be submitted electronically (in PDF form) through
“EasyChair” at:  https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iciw2011

Poster Submission

We invite authors to submit one-page extended abstracts. Submissions
should be sent to yasser from cs.iastate.edu before May 15, 2011.
Notification of acceptance will be given by May 31, 2011. Accepted
abstracts will be selected for oral or poster presentation and will be
included in the workshop proceedings in CD.

Organizing committee

Vasant Honavar (Iowa State University, USA))
Vladimir Brusic (Harvard University)
Yasser EL-Manzalawy (Iowa State University, USA)

Program Committee (Tentative)

Becca Asquith (Imperial College London, UK)
Anne De Groot (URI Institute for Immunology and Informatics, USA)
Salvador Eugenio Caoili (University of the Philippines Manila)
Can Kesmir (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
Andrzej Kloczkowski (Ohio State University, USA)
Santo Motta (University of Catania, Italy)
German Nudelman (Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA)
Bjoern Peters (La Jolla institute of allergy and immunology, USA)
Nikolai Petrovsky (Flinders University, Australia)
Julia Ponomarenko (University of California, San Diego, USA)
Johannes Sollner (Emergentec biodevelopment GmbH, Austria)
Anna Tramontano (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
Guanglan Zhang (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA)

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