RECOMB 2000 Final Call for Papers

RECOMB 2000 recomb at ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Thu Sep 9 13:24:52 EST 1999

                FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS


                  (RECOMB 2000)

                 April 8-11, 2000
                   Tokyo, Japan

                   Organized by
    Human Genome Center, Institute of Medical Science,
               University of Tokyo

                     Sponsored by
    ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)  - SIGACT

                  with support from
                   IBM Corporation
      International Society for Computational Biology
                  SmithKline Beecham
             US National Science Foundation
                 US Department of Energy


The Fourth Annual Conference on Research in Computational Molecular
Biology (RECOMB 2000), sponsored by the Association for Computing
Machinery Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory
(ACM-SIGACT) with support from US Department of Energy, US National
Science Foundation, SmithKline Beecham, IBM Corporation, Compugen and
ISCB will be organized by HGC, Institute of Medical Science, University
of Tokyo, in Tokyo, Japan on April 8-11, 2000.  The conference will be
held at the Tokyo Big Sight International Exhibition Center.

Papers reporting on original research (both theoretical and
experimental) in all areas of computational molecular biology are
sought, including surveys of important recent results/directions.

Typical but not exclusive topics of interest include:

- Genomics,
- Molecular sequence analysis,
- Recognition of genes and regulatory elements,
- Molecular evolution,
- Protein structure,
- Gene Expression,
- Gene Networks,
- Combinatorial libraries and drug design,
- Computational proteomics,
- Functional genomics.


Authors are encouraged to submit their abstracts ELECTRONICALLY.
Electronic submission instructions can be found at
http://sigact.csci.unt.edu/~recomb2k/RECOMB2000.html. Authors
who are unable to do so are requested to send 10 copies (preferably
two sided copies) to:

          Prof. Ron Shamir
          RECOMB 2000 Program Chair
          Department of Computer Science
          Tel Aviv University
          Tel Aviv, 69978 Israel
          shamir at math.tau.ac.il

An abstract must be received by September 30 1999, 23:59 EST. This is
a firm deadline. Simultaneous submission to another conference or
journal is allowed. Authors should inform the program chair at
the time of submission of the simultaneous submission.

The extended abstracts for the Conference will be published by ACM
Press and will be available at the Conference. A selection of the
accepted extended abstracts in their final journal versions will be
invited to appear in a special issue of the Journal of Computational
Biology devoted to RECOMB 2000.

The conference submissions will be refereed by the program committee.
Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by a letter
mailed on or before December 5, 1999. A final copy of each accepted
paper is required by January 5, 2000. An author of each accepted paper
is expected to attend the Symposium and present the paper; otherwise
alternative arrangements should be made to have the paper presented.

An abstract should start with a succinct statement of the problem,
the results achieved, their significance and a comparison with
previous work. This material should be understandable to
non-specialists. A technical exposition directed to the specialist
should follow. The length, excluding cover page and bibliography,
should not exceed 10 pages. The manuscript should be easy to read,
using at least 11 point font size on U.S. standard 8 1/2 by 11 inch
paper with no less than one inch margin all around. If authors
believe that more details are absolutely necessary to substantiate
the claims of the paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix.
An E-mail address for the contact author should be included.
Abstracts that deviate significantly from these guidelines risk
rejection without consideration of their merits.


RECOMB 2000 will include a poster session. Accepted posters
will appear in a hard cover book, "Currents in Computational 
Molecular Biology", edited by S. Miyano, R. Shamir, and T. Takagi, 
published by UniversalAcademy Press, Inc. (URL: http://www.uap.co.jp.).
Poster submission instructions are found in RECOMB 2000 homepage.


RECOMB 2000 will feature 9 Plenary Lectures including the following 
conference events:

- The Stanislaw Ulam Memorial Computational Biology Address:
awarded by RECOMB to a scientist who has made major contributions in
the computational aspects of the field.

- The Distinguished Biology Lecture:
awarded by RECOMB to a scientist who has made major contributions in
the biological aspects of the field.

- The Distinguished New Technologies Lecture:
describing emerging, new technologies.

- Best Paper by a Young Scientist Award:
This award will be given to the best paper written solely by one or
more recent graduates or students. An abstract is eligible if all
authors are recent graduates (within 3 years from Ph.D.) or full-time
students at the time of submission. This should be indicated in
a letter to the program chair that accompanies the submission.
The program committee may decline to make the award or may split
it among several papers.

Deadline for submission of papers:             September 30th, 1999
Notification of acceptance/rejection:          December 5th, 1999
Deadline for reception of final papers:        January 5th, 2000
Deadline for submission of posters:            January 10th., 2000
Notification of acceptance/rejection:          January 29th., 2000

PLENARY SPEAKERS  (partial list)

Eric Davidson           California Institute of Technology
Takashi Gojobori        National Institute of Genetics, Mishima
Leroy Hood              University of Washington
Minoru Kanehisa         Kyoto University
Hans Lehrach            Max Planck Institute, Berlin
Yvonne Martin           Abbots Laboratories, Chicago
Yusuke Nakamura         University of Tokyo
Svante Paabo            Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology,


Sorin Istrail, RECOMB General Vice-Chair   Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Richard Karp                               University of California,
Berkeley, USA
Thomas Lengauer                            GMD-SCAI, Germany
Pavel Pevzner, RECOMB General Chair        University of Southern
California, USA
Ron Shamir                                 Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Michael Waterman, RECOMB General Chair     University of Southern
California, USA


Steve Bryant                NCBI, USA
Andrea Califano             IBM, USA
Gordon Crippen              University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Ken Dill                    University of California San Francisco
Richard Durbin              Sanger Centre, UK
Jim Fickett                 SmithKline Beecham, USA
Phil Green                  University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Dan Gusfield                University of California, Davis, USA
Sorin Istrail               Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Richard Karp                University of California, Berkeley, USA
Jonathan King               MIT, USA
George Komatsoulis          Human Genome Sciences, USA
Thomas Lengauer             GMD-SCAI, Germany
Michael Levitt              Stanford University, USA
Satoru Miyano               University of Tokyo, Japan
Pavel Pevzner               University of Southern California, USA
Gesine Reinert              King's College, Cambridge, UK
David Sankoff               University of Montreal, Canada
Ron Shamir, Program Committee Chair Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Donna Slonim                Whitehead Institute, USA
Temple Smith                Boston University, USA
Mike Steel                  University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Martin Vingron              DKFZ, Heidelberg, Germany
Lusheng Wang                City University of Hong Kong, China
Michael Waterman            University of Southern California, USA
Erik Winfree                Princeton University, USA
Haim Wolfson                Tel Aviv University, Israel


Tatsuya Akutsu, Publicity Chair      HGC, University of Tokyo, Japan
Nir Friedman                         Hebrew University, Israel
Osamu Maruyama                       HGC, University of Tokyo, Japan
Satoru Miyano, Organizing Committee Chair   HGC, University of Tokyo, Japan
Kenta Nakai                          HGC, University of Tokyo, Japan
Asako Suzuki, Registration Chair     HGC, University of Tokyo, Japan
Ayako Tomiyasu                       HGC, University of Tokyo, Japan
Toshihisa Takagi, Treasurer          HGC, University of Tokyo, Japan


Human Genome Center
Institute of Medical Science
University of Tokyo
4-6-1 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku
Tokyo 108-8639, Japan

Phone: +81-3-5449-5615
Fax: +81-3-5449-5442
email : recomb2000 at ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp


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