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**NEW*** Competitive Bioinformatics Papers Session at the San Diego Plant & Animal Genome (PAG) Meeting, January 2004

Bruskiewich, Richard (IRRI) r.bruskiewich at cgiar.org
Thu Aug 7 03:30:57 EST 2003

Plant & Animal Genome Bioinformatics Workshop
Call for Competitive Paper Submissions


Based on feedback from PAG meeting attendees it was decided to change the
structure and organization of the bioinformatics workshops at the
conference, such that the three bioinformatics workshops previously held on
three separate days in 2001-3, are now consolidated into two sessions to be
held on one day, Monday, January 12th, 2004.

As an additional innovation, the afternoon session of the revised
bioinformatics workshop will now be structure into one keynote speaker and
five (5) competitive slots, the paper proceedings of which will now be peer
reviewed and published in the Bioinformatics Journal
(http://bioinformatics.oupjournals.org) following the model of other
conferences such as the ISMB. 
This new format intends to provide a fresh public venue for the presentation
and publication of exciting bioinformatics-driven genome research at PAG.
Here are the details:

Preferred Paper Themes

Submitted papers should focus on the application of bioinformatics-centric
methodologies to answer significant research questions in plant and animal
genome biology.  This competition will favor papers that emphasize
fundamental genome biology and actually undertake some significant
computational analysis on genome data, as opposed to simply presenting a
specific bioinformatics resource, database or software package. It is
assumed that these latter topics are best presented at PAG in the computer
software demonstration sessions.


Papers will be peer reviewed and published by a stepwise process:

August 15th, 2003	Deadline for submission of abstracts for
pre-selection by peer review
September 1st, 2003	Submissions of full papers invited for competitive
peer review from authors of selected abstracts.
September 30th, 2003	Deadline for submission of full papers by authors of
selected abstracts
October 31st, 2003	Successful authors notified of acceptance for paper
presentation; papers sent to the Bioinformatics for layout; papers not
accepted for presentation may still be published at the discretion of
Bioinformatics editors.
November 30th, 2003	Corrections to final proofs to Bioinformatics
Journal should be submitted
January 2004	Papers in print

Length and Formats

Abstracts: should be submitted to the session organizer, Richard
Bruskiewich, via email (r.bruskiewich at cgiar.org), should not exceed 250
words in length and should provide full details of paper authorship
including affiliation. Abstracts should generally follow the Bioinformatics
journal format of abstract subheadings (i.e. "Motivation", "Results",
"Availability", "Contact", "Supplementary Information") as required.

Papers: invited papers will be limited to 8 pages with about 750 words per
page, following the normal formatting guidelines and word processing
templates of the Bioinformatics Journal (see instructions to authors at
Bioinformatics editors will have the final say on suitability of papers for

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