[Computational-biology] CFP: 2012 Computational Structural Bioinformatics Workshop (CSBW)

Amarda Shehu via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by amarda from cs.gmu.edu)
Mon Jun 11 15:01:56 EST 2012

CFP: 2012 Computational Structural Bioinformatics Workshop (CSBW)

October 4, 2012, Philadelphia, PA

CSBW 2012 will be held in conjunction with the IEEE International
Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2012). The rapid
accumulation of macromolecular structures presents a unique set of
challenges and opportunities in the analysis, comparison, modeling, and
prediction of macromolecular structures and interactions. This workshop
aims to bring together researchers with expertise in bioinformatics,
computational biology, structural biology, data mining, optimization and
high performance computing to discuss new results, techniques, and
research problems in computational structural bioinformatics.

CSBW invites high quality original papers and posters on developments in
computational problems relating to molecular structure. Please refer to
website above for details about format and submission. Selected papers
will be invited to submit a significantly extended version for publication
to the BMC Structural Biology journal. Registration to CSBW is
complementary with registration to BIBM 2012.

Important dates:
August 6, 2012: Paper submission deadline
September 4, 2012: Notification of paper acceptance
September 17, 2012: Camera-ready paper submission deadline
September 17, 2012: Poster abstract submission deadline
October 4-7, 2012: workshop/conference

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- Structure representations
- Structure prediction and refinement
- Structure comparison and alignment
- Molecular interaction, docking, and simulation
- Coarse-grained modeling
- Mining structural data
- Structural genomics
- Applications of high performance computing to structural problems
- Applications of graph theory and optimization to structural problems
- Structure-based drug design
- Biomolecular graphics

Workshop Chairs:
Jing He, Department of Computer Science, Old Dominion University
Amarda Shehu, Department of Computer Science, George Mason University
Nurit Haspel, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Brian Chen, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Lehigh University

Keynote Speaker:
Roland Dunbrack, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia

Steering Committee:
Ivet Bahar, University of Pittsburgh
Vasant Honavar, Dept. of Computer Science, Iowa State University
Robert Jernigan, Iowa State University
Lydia Kavraki, Dept. of Computer Science, Rice University
Desh Ranjan, Dept. of Computer Science, Old Dominion University
Zhijun Wu, Iowa State University
Yaoqi Zhou, School of Informatics, Indiana University – Purdue
University Indianapolis
Anna Panchenko (NIH/NLM/NCBI)

Program Committee:
Jin Chen, Dept. of CSE, Michigan State University
Jesus A. Izaguirre, University of Nortre Dame
Haiquan Li, Dept. of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago
Yaohang Li, Dept. of Computer Science, Old Dominion University
Shawn Newsam, University of California, Merced
Leela Rakesh, Central Michigan University
Guang Song, Dept. of Computer Science, Iowa State University
Weitao Sun, Zhou-Pei-Yuan Center for Applied Mathematics, Tsinghua University
Michela Taufer, Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Texas at El Paso
Di Wu, Department of Mathematics, Western Kentucky University
Ileana Streinu, Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, Smith College
Juan Cortes, LAAS-CNRS, France.
Jianlin Cheng Dept. of Computer Science, University of Missouri
Maxim Shatsky, UC Berkeley
Filip Jagodzinski, Department of Computer Science, Central Washington University
Dmitri Klimov, School of Systems Biology, George Mason University

Contact: For questions, please email amarda from gmu.edu
-Amarda Shehu
Assistant Professor                     Phone: 703-993-4135
Department of Computer Science          Fax:   703-993-1710
George Mason University, MSN 4A5        Email: amarda/AT/cs.gmu.edu
4400 University Drive                   Web:   www.cs.gmu.edu/~ashehu
Fairfax, VA, 22030

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