GPEM journal special issue on bioligical applications of evolutionary computation

James A. Foster foster at
Fri Nov 1 15:32:22 EST 2002

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Submissions are invited for a special issue of the journal on the theme

		Wolfgang Banzhaf and James Foster, editors


The field of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation has greatly
benefited by borrowing ideas from Biology. Recently, it has become
clear that GEC can help to solve biological problems, and thereby to
"repay the debt".  It is also becoming apparent that the computer
itself can be used as a model organism with which to study
evolutionary processes in nature.

We invite manuscripts presenting significant original research that
applies GEC to biological problems. Topics of interest include (but
not limited to):

+       Data mining biological data repositories
+       Sequence alignment
+       Phylogenetic reconstruction
+       Gene expression and regulation, alternate splicing
+       Functional diversification through gene duplication
	and exon shuffling
+       Structure Prediction for biological molecules (structural
	genomics and proteomics)
+       Network reconstruction for development, expression,
	metabolism, catalysis, etc.
+       Dynamical system approaches to biological systems
+       Simulation of cells, viruses, organisms, and ecologies

More information about GPEM (including contents of recent issues) can
be found at


February 15, 2003:  	SUBMISSIONS due
April 15, 2003:  	REVIEWS back to authors
May 15, 2003:	    	REVISIONS due (if necessary)
June 15, 2003:		CAMERA-READY versions due

Publication is expected in 2003.


Potential authors are encouraged to send an early note of intent to
submit to the editors in order to allow for better planning.
Submissions should be sent, attached electronically, to

	banzhaf at   AND   foster at

There are no format requirements for the submission, although
documents in standard MS Word, PS or PDF format can be processed more

Each paper will be peer reviewed by at least two referees. Upon
favorable reviews, papers accepted for publication will need to be
formatted according to the journal standards. An early review of the
"Author Instructions" for style, references, and such as described on
the journal's web site given above, is advisable and will facilitate
the process.

Wolfgang Banzhaf (Dortmund, Germany) and James Foster (Moscow, Idaho,
USA) Editors

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