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ISMB-97 Call for Papers

Peter Karp pkarp at ai.sri.com
Fri Dec 13 00:57:39 EST 1996

             The Fifth International Conference on
         Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology '97
                        June 21-25, 1997
                       Halkidiki, Greece

                        Call For Papers

The ISMB conference provides a general forum for disseminating the
latest developments in bioinformatics.  ISMB is a multidisciplinary
conference that brings together scientists from computer science,
molecular biology, mathematics, and statistics.  Its scope includes
the development and application of advanced computational methods for
biological problems.  Relevant computational techniques include, but
are not limited to: machine learning, pattern recognition, knowledge
representation, databases, combinatorics, stochastic modeling, string
and graph algorithms, linguistic methods, robotics, constraint
satisfaction, and parallel computation.  Biological areas of interest
include molecular structure, genomics, molecular sequence analysis,
evolution and phylogenetics, metabolic pathways, regulatory networks,
developmental control, and molecular biology generally. Emphasis is
placed on the validation of methods using real data sets, on practical
application in the biological sciences, and on development of novel
computational techniques.

The five-day conference will be held in the attractive conference
facilities of the Porto Carras Resort on the coast of the northern
province of Macedonia, Greece.  The hotel is a popular venue for
international meetings.  The Porto Carras Resort has four and
five-star hotels with a casino, a large marina, and a secluded beach.
The resort is located in the central peninsula of Halkidiki, called
Sithonia, on the Northern Aegean sea.  It is about 100km from
Thessaloniki, which has been designated the European Cultural Capital
for 1997.

The conference will feature both original, refereed papers to be
published (by AAAI Press) in an archival proceedings, and introductory
tutorials.  The conference proceedings are indexed in the Medline
database, and will be provided to participants as a bound volume at
the conference.  

                          *** Recent News ***

Keynote speakers at ISMB-97 will include Richard Lathrop from the
University of California at Irvine, and Marcie McClure from the
University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

ISMB-98 will be held in the summer of 1998 in Montreal, Canada.

                            ISMB-97 Key Dates

  Tutorial presentations:                       June 21, 1997
  Paper presentations:                          June 22-25, 1997
Paper Submissions
  Papers must be received by:                   Feb 7, 1997
  Replies to authors by:                        Mar 7, 1997
  Revised papers must be received by:           Mar 21, 1997
Open Poster Submissions
  Abstracts must be received by:                Mar 21, 1997
Tutorial Proposals
  Short (1-para) proposals must be received by: Jan 24, 1997
  Full (3pp) proposals must be received by:     Feb 21, 1997
  Replies to proposers by:                      Mar 28, 1997
  Draft handouts must be received by:           April 18, 1997
  Final handouts must be received by:           May 21, 1997
  Tutorials presented:                          Jun 21, 1997
  Early registration ends:                      May 21, 1997

Papers should be 12 pages, single-spaced and set in 12 point type,
including title, abstract, figures, tables, and bibliography.  The
first page should give keywords, postal and electronic mailing
addresses, telephone, and fax numbers.  Papers may be considered for
oral presentation, poster presentation, or both.  See the WWW page for
additional submission instructions and other conference details.

ISMB-97 Contact address:  ismb97 at embl-ebi.ac.uk
WWW page: http://www.cse.ucsc.edu/research/compbio/ismb97/

                    ISMB-97 Organizing Committee

  Terry Gaasterland, Argonne National Laboratory and Dept of
                     Computer Science, U Chicago, USA
  Peter D. Karp, SRI International, USA
  Kevin Karplus, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA
  Christos Ouzounis, EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
  Chris Sander, EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
  Alfonso Valencia, Centro Nacional de Biotechnologia, Spain

                    ISMB-97 Program Committee

  Russ Altman, Stanford University, USA 
  Kiyoshi Asai, Electrotechnical Laboratory, Japan 
  Michael Ashburner, University of Cambridge and EMBL-EBI, UK
  Mark Borodovsky, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  Soren Brunak, Centre for Biological Sequence Analysis, Denmark 
  Douglas Brutlag, Stanford University, USA 
  Barbara Bryant, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, USA 
  Dominic Clark, Glaxo Wellcome PLC, UK 
  Antoine Danchin, Pasteur Institute, FR
  Trevor Dix, Monash University, Australia 
  Jacquelyn Fetrow, University at Albany, USA
  Tom Flores, EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
  Bob Futrelle, Northeastern University, USA 
  Warren Gish, Washington University, USA 
  Janice Glasgow, Queens University, Canada 
  Nathan Goodman, Jackson Laboratory, USA
  David Haussler, University of California Santa Cruz, USA 
  Des Higgins, University College, Cork, Ireland
  Rick Lathrop, University of California Irvine, USA
  Thomas Lengauer, GMD-SCAI, Germany 
  Claudine Medigue, Curie Institute, FR
  Aleksandar Milosavljevic, CuraGen Corporation, USA
  Satoru Miyano, University of Tokyo, Japan 
  Christine Orengo, University College, London, UK
  Chris Overton, University of Pennsylvania, USA 
  Chris Rawlings, SmithKline Beecham, UK
  Otto Ritter, DKFZ Heidelberg, Germany
  Burkhard Rost, EMBL, Germany 
  Steven Salzberg, Johns Hopkins University, USA 
  David Searls, SmithKline Beecham, USA 
  Jude Shavlik, University of Wisconsin, USA 
  Manfred Sippl, University of Salzburg, Austria
  Gary Stormo, University of Colorado, USA 
  Joel Sussman, Brookhaven Nat'l Laboratory, USA / Weizmann Inst, Israel
  Willie Taylor, National Institute for Medical Research, UK
  Anna Tramontano, IRBM, Italy
  Ed Uberbacher, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA 

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