[Immunology] ICARIS 2012 CFP: The 11th Int. Conf. on Artificial
Immune Systems - August 28-31, 2012 Taormina, Italy
(by mpavone from dmi.unict.it)
Wed Jan 4 16:40:26 EST 2012
CALL FOR PAPERS, ORAL PRESENTATIONS & POSTERS
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The 11th International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems
August 28-31, 2012 Taormina, Italy
icaris2012 from dmi.unict.it
Paper submission: 1st March 2012
Author notification: 15th May 2012
Paper final version: 15th June 2012
ICARIS 2012 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 2012 will present a range of plenary lectures and tutorials to
inspire and facilitate both the computer scientists and immunologists
in their work.
ICARIS 2012 is divided into two main tracks:
* 28 and 29 August 2012: Computational Immunology & Immunoinformatics
(for Oral Presentations & Posters submission)
* 30 and 31 August 2012: Immunological Computation, Immune-inspired
(for Full papers submission)
(for Oral Presentations & Posters submission)
- Track on Computational Immunology
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.
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;
* Vaccine design;
* Multi-agent based models of immunity;
* Gene networks and systems biology in immunity;
* Allergenicity prediction.
In this track, authors are requested to submit an abstract following
the instructions on ICARIS 2012 website:
The abstract submissions must be done no later than the submission
deadline: 1 March 2012. All accepted abstracts will be published in a
book of abstracts. Full versions of the best works on this track will
be published in the Immunomics Research Journal and BMC Bioinformatics.
- Track on Immunological Computation, Immune-inspired Engineering,
This track is for papers describing applications to computational and
engineering problems, and theoretical aspects (e.g. mathematical
modelling of algorithms, convergence analysis, empirical investigation
into algorithm performance and complexity analysis) of AIS. For the
first class, 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. In order to appeal to the widest
audience, theoretical papers must ensure that mathematical arguments
and backgrounds are clearly presented, and the paper should also
discuss the practical implications of any theoretical results.
In this track authors may submit their manuscripts in two different
ways: abstract paper, or regular paper (as usual tradition).
* Abstract paper
Authors must follow the instructions described on ICARIS 2012 website:
* Regular paper
All papers will undergo a double blind review process, and they should
be no longer than fourteen (14) pages. Is recommended that authors
name and affiliation should not appear on the paper. Authors are
requested to submit a PDF file at the link
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icaris2012 following the
formatting instructions at the Springer-Verlag LNCS site, no later
than the submission deadline: 1 March 2012.
All accepted papers, as for the previous editions, will be published
in Springer's series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. The authors of
best (regular) papers on this track will be invited to extend their
work for publication in the Evolutionary Computation Journal (TBC),
During the submission authors must make clear which stream 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 Taormina in August 2012.
C. Coello Coello, J. Greensmith, N. Krasnogor, P. Lio', G. Nicosia, M. Pavone.
Dr. Mario Pavone (PhD)
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
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