The 2001 International Conference on Mathematics and Engineering
Techniques in Medicine and Biological Sciences
June 25 - 28, 2001
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.
technological development has enabled researchers to collect and analyze
massive amounts of data to a scale previously not possible. The impact
this technology is now being felt in the medical field and in the
sciences. In recent years, research in interdisciplinary areas such as
Bioinformatics and computer assisted medical decision-making has
dramatically intensified. METMBS'2001 aims to provide a platform for
researchers to present and discuss recent breakthroughs in this area.
The METMBS'2001 Conference will be held concurrently (i.e., same
and dates) with a number of international conferences: International
Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and
Applications (PDPTA'2001), the International Conference on Imaging
Systems, and Technology (CISST'2001), International Conference on
computing (IC'2001), ...
The last concurrent meeting of this group of conferences in year 2000
research contributions from 46 countries (the events held in Las Vegas
over 1100 participants from all over the world.) It is hoped that
METMBS'2001 will maintain its strong international flavor in this year's
meeting as well.
You are invited to submit a draft paper of about 4 pages and/or a
to organize a technical session (see below for submission information).
accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
THE NAMES OF TECHNICAL SESSION CHAIRS WILL APPEAR AS ASSOCIATE EDITORS
THE COVER OF 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
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
structure-function analysis, drug and protein design, molecular modeling
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
o Medical and bio-computing.
o Computer-based medical systems (automation in medicine, etc.)
o Recent history (1990-1999) of Mathematics and engineering techniques
medicine and biological sciences, and what to expect during the next
(2000-2009); New horizons. Review articles)
o Other aspects and applications relating to technological advancements
medicine and biological sciences.
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Prospective authors are invited to submit three copies of their draft
(about 4 pages) to F. Valafar (address is given below) by March 1, 2001.
E-mail and Fax submissions are also acceptable. The length of the
Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7 pages. Papers
not have been previously published or currently submitted for
The first page of the draft paper should include: title of the paper,
affiliation, postal address, E-mail address, telephone number, and Fax
number for each author. The first page should also include the name of
author who will be presenting the paper (if accepted) and a maximum of 5
PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING TECHNICAL SESSIONS
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
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 the proposer, title of
a 100-word description of the topic of the session, and a short
on how the session will be advertised (in most cases, session proposers
solicit papers from colleagues and researchers whose work is known to
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). The
proceedings will be available at the conference. Some accepted papers
also be considered for journal publication (soon after the conference).
A number of university faculty members and their staff, in cooperation
the Monte Carlo Resort (Conference Division, Las Vegas), will be
the conference. The conference will be sponsored by Computer Science
Research, Education, & Applications Press (CSREA: USA Federal EIN #
58-2171953) in cooperation with research centers, international
associations, international research groups, and developers of
high-performance machines and systems. The complete list of sponsors
co-sponsors will be available at a later time.
The last conference's sponsors included: CSREA, the National
Center for Energy and the Environment - DOE, The International
for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, The International
Institute (ITI), The Java High Performance Computing research group,
Scientific and Engineering Society, Sundance Digital Signal Processing
the Computer Vision Research and Applications Tech., and more.
LOCATION OF CONFERENCE
The conference will be held in the Monte Carlo Resort Hotel, Las Vegas,
Nevada, USA. This is a mega hotel with excellent conference facilities
over 3000 rooms. The hotel is minutes from the Las Vegas airport with
shuttles to and from the airport. This hotel has many vacation and
recreational attractions, including: waterfalls, casino, spa, pools &
pools, sunning decks, Easy River water ride, wave pool with cascades,
lighted tennis courts, health spa (with workout equipment, whirlpool,
...), arcade virtual reality game rooms, nightly shows, snack bars, a
of restaurants, shopping area, bars, ... Many of these attractions are
24 hours a day and most are suitable for families and children. The
negotiated hotel's room rate for conference attendees is very reasonable
($79 + 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
(major shopping areas, recreational destinations, fine dining and night
clubs, free street shows, and more).
For the benefit of our international colleagues: the state of Nevada
neighbors with the states of California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and
Las Vegas is only a few driving hours away from other major cities and
attractions, including: Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, the Grand
An exhibit is planned for the duration of the conference. We have
20+ exhibit spaces. Interested parties should contact F. Valafar
is given below). All exhibitors will be considered to be the
March 1, 2001 (Thursday): Draft papers (about 4 pages) due
April 2, 2001 (Monday): Notification of acceptance
May 1, 2001 (Tuesday): Camera-Ready papers & Prereg. due
June 25 - 28, 2001: METMBS'2001 Conference
Proposals to organize technical sessions should be submitted as soon as
possible. All accepted papers are expected to be presented at the
MEMBERS OF PROGRAM & ORGANIZING COMMITTEES
The Program Committee is currently being formed. Those interested in
joining the Program Committee should e-mail F. Valafar
(faramarz at cns.bu.edu)
the following information: Name, affiliation and position, complete
address, e-mail address, tel/fax numbers, a short biography together
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 it's own proceedings and
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