[Computational-biology] Special Issue of Information and Computation on "Hybrid Systems and Biology"

Luca Bortolussi via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by luca from dmi.units.it)
Fri Oct 5 03:56:35 EST 2012

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Special Issue of Information and Computation  on "Hybrid Systems and Biology"

Submission deadline:

February 15, 2013

Guest Editors:

Ezio Bartocci (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Luca Bortolussi (University of Trieste, Italy)
Scott A. Smolka (University of Stony Brook, USA)
Journal web site:

Call for papers:

Information and Computation calls for paper submissions for a peer-reviewed special issue on "Hybrid
Systems and Biology".
This Special Issue stems from the First International Workshop on Hybrid Systems and Biology held in
Newcastle, UK, in September 2012. We now extend an open invitation for contributions to the Special
Issue which present cutting-edge research in the area of the Workshop (Hybrid Systems and Biology).
Original papers are sought in all areas that relate to the relevance and potential of hybrid systems
modeling and analysis in systems biology. Of special interest are contributions that discuss complex
biological systems requiring the adoption of computational methods that have not been investigated so
far in the context of hybrid systems, as well as extensions of already existing techniques.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  - Computational and mathematical analysis techniques for hybrid systems (i.e. reachability, model
checking, abstract interpretation, bifurcation theory for hybrid dynamical systems, stability analysis,
  - Hybrid system identification techniques (learning the model from the experimental data)
  - Efficient simulation techniques for hybrid systems
  - Hybrid modeling languages
  - Hybrid systems coping with incomplete and uncertain information
  - Hierarchical Hybrid Systems for multi scale analysis
  - Stochastic Hybrid Systems
  - Hybrid simulation (stochastic/deterministic) methods
  - Abstraction and Approximation techniques
  - Hybrid Systems modeling for Synthetic Biology
  - Hybrid Control of biological systems
  - Sensitivity analysis for hybrid systems
  - Behaviour-driven parameters identification for hybrid systems
  - Analysis and simulation tools

Submission Guidelines:

Papers should be submitted toluca from dmi.units.it  andezio.bartocci from tuwien.ac.at  in the Elsevier format.
Manuscripts submitted to this special issue should have at most 25 pages, including figures, tables, and
the list of references. Manuscripts should be original papers: manuscripts are accepted for review with
the understanding that the same work has not been published, nor is presently submitted, elsewhere.
However, papers previously presented in conference proceedings of limited circulation are usually
eligible for publication in revised and extended form.

For queries about this special issue, please feel free to contact the special issue guest editors:

Ezio Bartocci (ezio.bartocci from tuwien.ac.at)
Luca Bortolussi (luca from dmi.units.it)
Scott A. Smolka (sas from cs.stonybrook.edu)

Important dates:

Paper submissions: February 15, 2013
Acceptance notification: May 15, 2013
Final papers: June 30, 2013

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