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METMBS'02 Call for Papers and Technical Session Proposals

METMBS metmbs at sdsu.edu
Thu Jan 31 08:11:14 EST 2002

I thought you might be interested in contributing/participating in an annual
international conference that takes place in Las Vegas every June.  The
conference is called "Mathematics and Engineering Techniques in Medicine and
Biological Sciences" (METMBS) with its website at http://metmbs.sdsu.edu.
This is a major gathering of various research communities with seven
conferences proceeding concurrently in the same location.  Last year, the
combined event attracted nearly 2000 participants from around the world.  As
before, the participants of METMBS can attend any of the 15 conferences free
of charge (for a list of conferences see
http://www.ashland.edu/~iajwa/conferences/).  Last year, the annals of the
New York Academy of Sciences (a prestigious publication in the field of
sciences), has dedicated a 500 page special issue to papers from METMBS
2001 - a testimony to the quality of the conference.  We hope to attract
invitations for Journal publications for this year's METMBS as well.



The 2002 International Conference on Mathematics and Engineering Techniques

in Medicine and Biological Sciences



June 24 - 27, 2002

Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Call for Papers

Recent advances in computer technology have provided the tools and the

environment to study, analyze, and better understand complex systems. This

technological development has enabled researchers to collect and analyze

massive amounts of data to a scale previously not possible. The impact of

this technology is now being felt in the medical field and in the biological

sciences.   In recent years, research in interdisciplinary areas such as

Bioinformatics and computer assisted medical decision-making has

dramatically intensified.  METMBS'02 aims to provide a platform for

researchers to present and discuss recent breakthroughs in this area.

The METMBS'02 Conference will be held concurrently (i.e., same location and

dates) with a number of other international conferences and workshops

(PDPTA'02, CISST'02, IC-AI'02, IC'02, CIC'02, ...).

The last concurrent meeting of this group of conferences in year 2001 had

research contributions from 52 countries (the events held in Las Vegas had

over 1400 participants from all over the world.)  It is hoped that METMBS'02

will maintain its strong international flavor in this year's meeting as well


You are invited to submit a draft paper of about 5 pages and/or a proposal

to organize a technical session (see below for submission information).  All

accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.




Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

o Bioinformatics: This includes informatics techniques in genomics gene

sequencing, gene pattern discovery, gene pattern-function studies, and other

genomics related studies).

o Data mining in medicine and biological sciences.

o Pattern recognition in medicine and biological sciences.

o Signal processing in medicine and biological sciences (e.g. biomedical

signal processing, etc.)

o Image processing in medicine and biological sciences (e.g. biomedical

image processing, biomedical imaging, etc.)

o Medical decision-making.

o Medical Physics.

o Biomedical Engineering.

o Biomedical Electronics.

o Biosignal interpretation.

o Any application of computers in Medicine and biological sciences (protein

structure-function analysis, drug and protein design, molecular modeling and

simulation, etc.)

o Application of information technology in biomedicine (e.g. medical

database management, information retrieval and use of computers in


o Application of Computational Intelligence (artificial neural networks,

fuzzy logic, and evolutionary computing) in medicine and biological sciences

o Medical and bio-computing.

o Computer-based medical systems (automation in medicine, etc.)

o Recent history (1990-2001) of Mathematics and engineering techniques in

medicine and biological sciences, and what to expect during the next decade

(2001-2010); New horizons. Review articles)

o Other aspects and applications relating to technological advancements in

medicine and biological sciences.


Prospective authors are invited to submit three copies of their draft paper

(about 5 pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12) to F. Valafar (address

is given below) by the due date.  E-mail and Fax submissions are also

acceptable.  The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be

limited to 7 (IEEE style) pages.  Papers must not have been previously

published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

The first page of the draft paper should include: title of the paper, name,

affiliation, postal address, E-mail address, telephone number, and Fax

number for each author.  The first page should also include the name of the

author who will be presenting the paper (if accepted) and a maximum of 5



Each technical session will have at least 6 paper presentations.  The

session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their sessions;

including, soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ...  The names of

session chairs will appear as Associate Editors in the conference

proceedings.  After the conference, some sessions will be considered for

publication in appropriate journals as Special Issues with the session

proposer as the Guest Editor of the journal.

Proposals to organize technical sessions should include the following

information: name and address (+ E-mail) of proposer, title of session, a

100-word description of the topic of the session, and a short description on

how the session will be advertised (in most cases, session proposers solicit

papers from colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the session

proposer).  Mail your proposal to F. Valafar (address is given below);

E-mail submissions are preferred.


Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and

soundness.  Two researchers in the topical area will referee each paper. The

Camera-Ready papers will be reviewed by one person.


The conference proceedings will be published by CSREA Press (ISBN) in

hardcopy.  The proceedings will be available at the conference. Some

accepted papers will also be considered for journal publication (soon after

the conference).  (In addition to the hardcopy, it is also planned to

publish the papers on a CD.)


A number of university faculty members and their staff in cooperation with

the Monte Carlo Resort (Conference Division, Las Vegas), will be organizing

the conference.  The conference will be sponsored by World Academy of

Sciences and co-sponsored by Computer Science Research, Education, &

Applications Press (CSREA: USA Federal EIN # 58-2171953) together with

research centers, international associations, international research groups,

and developers of high-performance machines and systems.  The complete list

of sponsors and co-sponsors will be available at a later time.  (Previous

conferences' sponsors included: CSREA, the National Supercomputing Center

for Energy and the Environment - DOE, The International Association for

Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, The International Technology

Institute (ITI), The Java High Performance Computing research group, World

Scientific and Engineering Society, Sundance Digital Signal Processing Inc.,

the Computer Vision Research and Applications Tech., ...)


The conference will be held in the Monte Carlo Resort hotel Las Vegas,

Nevada, USA (with any overflows at other near-by hotels).  The Monte Carlo

Resort is a mega hotel with excellent conference facilities and over 3,000

rooms.  The hotel is minutes from the Las Vegas airport with 24-hour shuttle

service to and from the airport.  This hotel has many vacation and

recreational attractions, including: waterfalls, casino, spa, pools & kiddie

pools, sunning decks, Easy River water ride, wave pool with cascades,

lighted tennis courts, health spa (with workout equipment, whirlpool, sauna,

...), arcade virtual reality game rooms, nightly shows, snack bars, a number

of restaurants, shopping area, bars, ...  Many of these attractions are open

24 hours a day and most are suitable for families and children.  The

negotiated hotel's room rate for conference attendees is very reasonable

(79USD + tax) per night (no extra charge for double occupancy) for the

duration of the conference.

The hotel is within walking distance from most other Las Vegas attractions

(major shopping areas, recreational destinations, fine dining and night

clubs, free street shows, ...).  For the benefit of our international

colleagues: the state of Nevada neighbors with the states of California,

Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona.  Las Vegas is only a few driving hours

away from other major cities, including: Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix,

Grand Canyon, ...


An exhibition is planned for the duration of the conference.  Interested

parties should contact F. Valafar (address is given below).  All exhibitors

will be considered to be the co-sponsors of the conference.


Feb.  22, 2002 (Friday):    Draft papers (about 5 pages) due

March 21, 2002 (Thursday):  Notification of acceptance

April 22, 2002 (Monday):    Camera-Ready papers & Prereg. due

June 24-27, 2002:           METMBS'02 International Conference

Proposals to organize technical sessions should be submitted as soon as

possible.  All accepted papers are expected to be presented at the



The Program Committee is currently being formed.  Those interested in

joining the Program Committee should e-mail F. Valafar (address given below)

the following information: Name, affiliation and position, complete mailing

address, e-mail address, tel/fax numbers, a short biography together with

research interests.


It is planned to add other related conferences and workshops to be held

simultaneously (same location and dates) creating an international

multiconference.  Each conference will have its own proceedings and

technical/research sessions.  Proposals to organize international

conferences or workshops (to be held simultaneously with 2002 events) should

be sent to Hamid R. Arabnia (hra at cs.uga.edu).


          Professor Faramarz Valafar

          Department of Computer Science

          San Diego State University

          5500 Campanile Drive

          San Diego, CA 92182-7720

          Tel: (619) 594-3742

          Fax: (619) 594-6746

          E-mail: metmbs at sciences.sdsu.edu

          Web: http://metmbs.sdsu.edu

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