E. Kolker egn at u.washington.edu
Tue Nov 12 19:01:31 EST 1996

                        ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

	                Computational Biology Session:
 	                 "Computing in the Genome Era"

         Eleventh International Conference on Mathematical and Computer
                       Modelling and Scientific Computing

                            March 31 - April 3, 1997
                    Georgetown University Conference Center
                              Washington, DC, USA 

     The Eleventh International Conference on Mathematical and Computer
Modelling and Scientific Computing is scheduled to take place March 31 - 
April 3, 1997 at the Georgetown University Conference Center, Washington, 
DC, U.S.A. Plenary lectures by world-renowned scientists and sessions on 
many recent developments in engineering and sciences comprise a 
long-standing tradition at the ICMCM's. Mathematical and computer modelling
and scientific computing have become powerful tools for solving complex
problems and providing greater insights into the future. The objective of
the conference is to bring together researchers from various disciplines
including the traditional and emerging areas of engineering and sciences 
for cross-fertilization of ideas and exchange of information. 

     The objective of the Computational Biology Session "Computing in the 
Genome Era" is to discuss the current state of computational biology, its 
approaches, methods, general problems, achievements, and future developments 
with emphasis on sequence research and analysis for the Genome Projects. 
Speakers of the session include: 

S. Altschul (NCBI, NIH, Bethesda), A. Bairoch (Geneva Univ., Switzerland), 
W. Gish (Wash. Univ., St. Louis), P. Green (Univ. of Wash., Seattle), 
S. Henikoff (FHCRC, HHMC, Seattle), L. Hood (Univ. of Wash., Seattle), 
E. Koonin (NCBI, NIH, Bethesda), D. Searls (SmithKline Beecham, King of 
Prussia), E. Trifonov (Weizmann Inst., Israel).
     Papers (Abstracts) are invited on all relevant aspects of computational 
biology for presentation at the session, to be selected on competitive basis 
by a steering committee. One-page abstracts (about 200 words) should clearly 
describe the work and its conclusions. Full length manuscripts (limited to 
six pages) of papers presented at the conference will be published in the 
Conference Proceedings, in a special issue of the journal MATHEMATICAL 
manuscripts for the special issue are due June 15, 1997. The special issue 
of the journal will be published by September 1997. All participants shall 
pay the registration fee (pre-registration before February 15, 1997: IAMCM 
or IMACS members - $330, non-members - $375, graduate students - $210, 
undergraduate students - $175). 

     Abstracts may be submitted in hard copy or via fax or by e-mail 
(preferred!) under subject "Abstract". The abstracts must be formatted to 
fit on 8-1/2 x 11 inch (approximately 21.5 cm x 28 cm or European Standard 
A-4 size) paper, typed in single space. The title must be capitalized and 
centered followed by the author's name(s), institution, and full address, 
including fax and e-mail. Send two copies (ONE copy if sent by fax or 
e-mail) of the abstract to the session organizer BEFORE November 30, 1996: 

Eugene Kolker                                         
Dept of Molecular Biotechnology and Genome Center     
Box 357730, University of Washington                  
Seattle, WA 98195-7730, USA           

Fax: +1-206-685-7301
E-mail: egn at u.washington.edu

     Important dates:
     Closing date for receiving abstracts:  November 30, 1996
     Notification of acceptance: December 27, 1996

     The Computational Biology Session is sponsored by SILICON GRAPHICS.
Companies are welcome to participate in the session, present their tools
and products, and/or co-sponsor the session. The Web site for the session 
is under contruction and will include information on the session, a list of 
related sites, links to the sponsors etc.

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