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[Computational-biology] CFP: Computational Structural Biology Workshop 2015

Amarda Shehu via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by ashehu from gmu.edu)
Sat Aug 22 20:20:59 EST 2015

The 8th Computational Structural Bioinformatics Workshop
November 9-12, 2015, Washington D.C.

This year, the Computational Structural Bioinformatics Workshop will be held in conjunction with IEEE-BIBM 2015 in Washington, D.C. The rapid accumulation of macromolecular structures presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities in the analysis, comparison, modeling, and prediction of macromolecular structures and interactions. This workshop aims to bring together researchers with expertise in bioinformatics, computational biology, structural biology, data mining, optimization and high performance computing to discuss new results, techniques, and research problems in computational structural bioinformatics.

CSBW invites high quality original papers and posters on developments in computational problems relating to molecular structure. Authors of accepted papers will be provided approximately 15-20 minutes to provide an oral summary of their work, with time for questions. Please refer to the website below for details on format and submission. At least one author of an accepted paper is required to register for the workshop to present the paper. Registration to CSBW is complementary with registration to IEEE-BIBM 2015.

Workshop webpage: http://www.cs.odu.edu/~lchen/CSBW.htm

IEEE-BIBM webpage: http://cci.drexel.edu/ieeebibm/bibm2015/

Important dates:
September 06, 2015: Paper submission deadline
September 27, 2015: Notification of paper acceptance
October 2, 2015: Camera-ready paper submission deadline
November 9-12, 2015: workshop/ACM-BCB conference

Submitted manuscripts should not exceed 8 pages in IEEE template on 8.5 x 11 inch paper (see IEEE BIBM template). All the manuscripts should be submitted at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=csbw2015

All accepted papers will appear in proceedings published by IEEE digital libraries. Selected papers may be offered to submit an extended version to special journal issues, subject to final agreement currently explored with the Journal of Computational Biology and Journal of Structural Biology.

Journals used in previous years included the International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics (2007), BMC Structural Biology (2009, 2012), the Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (2011), and the Journal of Computational Biology (2014).

CSBW also seeks poster abstracts on developments or significant works in progress towards computational problems relating to molecular structure. Posters sessions will expand scientific dialogue at the workshop and train students in scientific communication. Authors of accepted posters will have unhurried opportunities to communicate their results in poster sessions taking place during the day.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

- Structure representations
- Structure prediction and refinement
- Structure comparison and alignment
- Molecular interaction, docking, and simulation
- Coarse-grained modeling
- Mining structural data
- Structural genomics
- Applications of high performance computing to structural problems
- Applications of graph theory and optimization to structural problems
- Structure-based drug design
- Biomolecular graphics

Steering Committee:

Willie Wriggers, Old Dominion University

Roland L. Dunbrack, Jr., Fox Chase Cancer Center, Institute for Cancer Research
Vasant Honavar, Dept. of Computer Science, Iowa State University
Robert Jernigan, Iowa State University
Lydia Kavraki, Dept. of Computer Science, Rice University
Anna Panchenko (NIH/NLM/NCBI)
Desh Ranjan, Dept. of Computer Science, Old Dominion University
Zhijun Wu, Iowa State University
Yaoqi Zhou, School of Informatics, Indiana University -- Purdue
University Indianapolis

Ruth Nussinov, Computational Structural Biology Group, National Cancer Institute, Frederick MD.

Workshop Chairs:
Jing He, Department of Computer Science, Old Dominion University
Amarda Shehu, Department of Computer Science, George Mason University
Nurit Haspel, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Brian Chen, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Lehigh University

Program Committee:

Kamal Al Nasr, Tennessee State University, Nashville

Jin Chen, Michigan State University

Jianlin Cheng, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Missouri

Juan Cortes, LAAS-CNRS, France

Ankur Dhanik, Dept. of Computer Science, Rice University

Tatiana Maximova, George Mason University

Mark Moll, Dept. of Computer Science, Rice University

Nanjie Deng, Rutgers University

Emmanuel Sapin, George Mason University

Guang Song, Dept. of Computer Science, Iowa State University

Weitao Sun, Tsinghua University

Shawna Thomas, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University

Filip Jagodzinski, Dept. of Computer Science, Central Washington University

Di Wu, Department of Mathematics, Western Kentucky University

Lydia Tapia, Department of Computer Science, University of New Mexico

Contact: For questions regarding the workshop, please email jhe from cs.odu.edu

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