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[Computational-biology] ICARIS 2013 CFP: The 12th Int. Conf. on Artificial Immune Systems - August 27-29, 2013, Nottingham, UK

Mario Pavone via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by mpavone from dmi.unict.it)
Tue Apr 16 11:47:25 EST 2013


CALL FOR PAPERS, ORAL PRESENTATIONS & POSTERS
**Apologies for cross-posting**


The 12th International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems
August 27-29, 2013 - University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

icaris2013 from dmi.unict.it


http://www.artificial-immune-systems.org/icaris2013/
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icaris2013
http://www.artificial-immune-systems.org/icaris2013/cfp.html


**** SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 24nd April 2013


**** KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
- Pietro Lio', University of Cambridge, UK
- Natalio Krasnogor, University of Nottingham, UK
- Benedict Seddon, National Institute for Medical Research, UK
- Alan Winfield, University of the West of England, UK

**** Special issue in Natural Computing



General Information:

ICARIS 2013 aims to build on the success of previous years to provide  
a forum for AIS researchers in both academia and industry to present  
and discuss their latest advances. In addition to peer-reviewed  
papers, ICARIS 2013 will present a range of plenary lectures and  
tutorials to inspire and facilitate both the computer scientists and  
immunologists in their future and current work.


Important Dates:

Paper submission:        24nd April 2013
Author notification:     28th May 2013
Camera Ready submission: 18th June 2013



Invited Keynote Speakers:

We have a variety of prestigious speakers for this year's conference,  
which we hope will be of interest to participants of both tracks. We  
are pleased to announce the following plenary speakers to date:

* Pietro Lio', University of Cambridge, UK
* Natalio Krasnogor, University of Nottingham, UK
* Benedict Seddon, National Institute for Medical Research, UK
* Alan Winfield, University of the West of England, UK



Conference Location:

This conference is hosted by the University of Nottingham, and will be  
held at the East Midlands Conference Centre, situated on the  
University Park Campus. New for 2013, onsite hotel accommodation will  
be available at a competitive delegate rate. The University of  
Nottingham is easily accessible by public transport, 15 minutes from  
Nottingham City Centre. Nottingham is located in central England, 25  
minutes taxi from Nottingham East Midlands Airport, and 1 hr 45 mins  
from London St Pancras on the Midland Mainline. For further details  
please refer to the conference website.



Submission Guidelines:

As the previous editions, ICARIS 2013 is divided into two main tracks:

* Computational Immunology & Immunoinformatics
* Immune-inspired Computing



- Track on Computational Immunology & Immunoinformatics

This track aims is to attract researchers from computer science,  
information science, engineering, biomathematics, biomedicine,  
bioinformatics, systems biology, and immunology to share and exchange  
their knowledge of state-of-the-art research issues, methodologies,  
ideas, and challenges.

In this track, authors are requested to submit an abstract up to 500  
words in length, one figure and references.Topics of interest include  
but are not limited to:

* 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;
* Theoretical Immunology
* Quantitative Immunology


The deadline for abstract submissions is on or before the 24nd April  
2013. All accepted abstracts will be published in a book of abstracts.

During submission please indicate you are submitting for the  
Computational Immunology & Immunoinformatics track.

All abstracts will undergo a quick review process for relevance to the  
conference and technical accuracy. Presentations will be approx. 15  
minutes for each paper in this track, though we reserve the right to  
allocate a poster presentation slot to abstracts if necessary.

Submission: 500 word (plus one figure) abstract
Deadline: 22nd April
System: Easychair https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icaris2013


- Track on Immune-inspired Computing

This track is for research into the development and application of  
artificial immune systems. This includes:

* Research describing applications of AIS to computational and  
engineering problems
* Theoretical analysis of immune inspired algorithms (e.g.  
mathematical modelling of algorithms, convergence analysis, empirical  
investigation into algorithm performance and complexity analysis)
* Hybrid algorithms
* Novel immune algorithm development.

For research pertianing to engineering and computational applications  
we expect the problem domain to be clearly explained in your  
submission. This should include why it is challenging and why AIS are  
a suitable methodology to use. For empirical research, experiments  
should be carefully explained, with the expectation that appropriate  
statistical analysis of results will be used to support conclusions.  
Where possible, the approach taken should be compared with alternative  
strategies. In order to appeal to the widest audience, theoretical  
papers must ensure that mathematical arguments and backgrounds are  
clearly presented. Where possible the submission should also discuss  
the practical implications of any theoretical results.


In this track authors may submit their manuscripts as EITHER an  
abstract paper or regular paper, both of which may qualify for an oral  
or poster presentations. Abstract papers will be given approx. 15  
minutes to present, full papers approx. 20 minutes (tbd).


* Regular Paper Submission: 24nd April 2013

All papers will undergo a double blind peer-review process.

Authors are requested to submit a PDF file in the first instance to:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icaris2013

following the formatting instructions at the Springer-Verlag LNCS  
site, no later   than the submission deadline: 24 April 2013.

Papers should be a maximum of fourteen (14) pages. As this is a double  
blind process it is recommended that authors name and affiliation  
should not appear on the paper upon submission.

All accepted papers, as for the previous editions, will be published  
in Springer's series Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

If you wish to present a poster and do not wish to be considered for  
oral presentation, then please indicate this when you submit the  
abstract. We reserve the right to allocate poster presentation slots  
to submissions that have requested oral presentation. The authors of  
the   best regular papers will be invited to extend their work for  
publication in the journal Natural Computing.


* Abstract Submission: 24nd April 2013

All abstracts will undergo a quick review process for relevance to the  
conference and technical accuracy. Abstracts should be no longer than  
500 words, include no more than one figure and include appropriate  
references. If you wish to present a poster and do not wish to be  
considered for oral presentation, then please indicate this when you  
submit the abstract. We reserve the right to allocate poster  
presentation slots to submissions that have requested oral presentation.

Please, be careful that abstract submissions not appear on LNCS proceedings.



*NOTE*:
During the submission authors must make clear which track the paper
should to be considered for. You will be provided a reference number
that will be used throughout the submission process.


We look forward to welcoming you to Nottingham in August 2013.
Uwe Aickelin, Julie Greensmith, Mario Pavone and Jon Timmis.

-- 
Dr. Mario Pavone (PhD)
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Catania
V.le A. Doria 6 - 95125 Catania, Italy
tel: 0039 095 7383038
fax: 0039 095 330094
Email: mpavone from dmi.unict.it
http://www.dmi.unict.it/mpavone/
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