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[Computational-biology] CfP: Third Immunoinformatics and Computational Immunology Workshop (ICIW 2012)

Yasser EL-Manzalawy via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by yasser.isu from gmail.com)
Wed Feb 22 15:27:04 EST 2012


To be held in conjunction with the ACM International Conference on
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ACM-BCB)
Orlando, FL, U.S.A. October 7-10, 2012

Call for Papers
Naturally emerging or reemerging diseases pose some of the most
serious threats to human health. Computational methods are urgently
needed for developing new vaccines, therapies, and models to improve
our understanding of the immune system, and reliable tools for
focusing experimental investigations.

The main theme of this meeting is "Bridging Immunology and Computer
Science". Nowadays computational methods are integral to virtually
every research and development project in every discipline. Immunology
is not an exception and the need for sophisticated computational
methods for research and development in immunology is increasing. At
the same time, because of the extreme domain complexity of immunology,
the lag between availability of sophisticated computational methods
and their implementation in this field is increasing. The ICIW 2012
will include presentations that describe theoretical advances and
practical applications that will help bridge this gap and, as a
consequence, accelerate the development of immunology. Topics of
interest include, but are not limited to:
• Structural Immunoinformatics
• Epitope analysis and prediction
• MHC-peptide binding site analysis and prediction
• Immunoinformatics Databases, Knowledge Bases, Ontologies
• Computational modeling of immune system
• Analysis and prediction of minor histocompatibility antigens
• Predictive models for organ transplantation
• Immunogenomics
• Immunomics
• Vaccine design
• Artificial immune systems and other biologically-inspired paradigms
• Multi-agent based modeling of immune response
• Allergenicity prediction
• Gene expression changes in adaptive immune response
• Comparative approaches to immunology

Important Dates
Paper Submission deadline: May 14, 2012
Poster Submission deadline: June 15, 2012
Notification of acceptance: July 1, 2012
Camera-ready of accepted papers: August 16, 2012

Author Instructions
Authors should prepare a Portable Document Format (PDF) version of
their full paper. Regular papers must be no longer than 10 pages,
papers on evolving research and work in progress should be no longer
than 5 pages, following the ACM two-column format for conference
proceedings (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-
templates) All accepted papers will be included in a Workshop
Proceedings to be published on line and included with the conference
proceedings on the CD. Authors of selected papers will have an
opportunity to extend their workshop papers for publication (subject
to peer review) in Journal of Immunological Methods. Papers should be
submitted electronically (in PDF form) through “EasyChair” at:

Poster Submission
We invite authors to submit one-page extended abstracts. Submissions
should be sent to yasser from cs.iastate.edu before June 15, 2012.
Notification of acceptance will be given by July 1, 2012. Accepted
abstracts will be selected for oral or poster presentation and will be
included in the workshop Web page.

Organizing committee
Vasant Honavar (Iowa State University, USA))
Vladimir Brusic (Harvard University)
Yasser EL-Manzalawy (Iowa State University, USA)

Program Committee (Tentative)
Becca Asquith (Imperial College London, UK)
Raffaele Calogero (University of Torino, Italy)
Anne De Groot (URI Institute for Immunology and Informatics, USA)
Salvador Eugenio Caoili (University of the Philippines Manila,
Can Kesmir (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
Andrzej Kloczkowski (Ohio State University, USA)
Oliver Kohlbacher (University of Tübingen, Germany)
German Nudelman (Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA)
Bjoern Peters (La Jolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology, USA)
Nikolai Petrovsky (Flinders University, Australia)
Julia Ponomarenko (University of California, San Diego, USA)
Johannes Sollner (Emergentec Biodevelopment GmbH, Austria)
Anna Tramontano (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
Guanglan Zhang (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA)

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