2nd International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology BICoB

paper deadline extended to Nov. 23 '09

BICoB-2010 - Call for Papers
2nd International Conference
on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICoB)
March 24 - 26, 2010
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Sponsored by the International Society for Computers and their Applications (ISCA)

Computational techniques have already enabled unprecedented advances in modern biology and medicine. This continues to be a vibrant research area with broadening of computational techniques and new emerging challenges. The Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICoB) conference was established by the ISCA to promote the advancement of computing techniques and their application to life sciences. The BICoB conference will feature original unpublished research in all areas of bio-informatics and computational biology, and covering the entire spectrum of underlying computational techniques/models/paradigms. The topics of interest include (and are not limited to):
Genome analysis: Genome assembly, genome and chromosome annotation, gene finding, alternative splicing, EST analysis and comparative genomics.
Sequence analysis: Multiple sequence alignment, sequence search and clustering, function prediction, motif discovery, functional site recognition in protein, RNA and DNA sequences.
Phylogenetics: Phylogeny estimation, models of evolution, comparative biological methods, population genetics.
Structural Bioinformatics: Structure matching, prediction, analysis and comparison; methods and tools for docking; protein design
Analysis of high-throughput biological data: Microarrays (nucleic acid, protein, array CGH, genome tiling, and other arrays), EST, SAGE, MPSS, proteomics, mass spectrometry.
Genetics and population analysis: Linkage analysis, association analysis, population simulation, haplotyping, marker discovery, genotype calling.
Systems biology: Systems approaches to molecular biology, multiscale modeling, pathways,gene networks.

Submission Procedures

BICoB welcomes submissions in all areas of computing with impact on life sciences including (but not limited to) algorithms, databases, languages, systems, and high performance computing. For example:
- Parallel and high-performance techniques
- Unifying computational techniques
- Data and image mining techniques
- Approximation and randomized algorithms and systems
- Computational biology on emerging architectures and hardware accelerators
Papers will be accepted only by electronic submission (PDF only). A full paper, including title, author's name(s) and affiliation, mailing address, telephone, fax and email of the principal author, should be submitted by November 23, 2009 at the following web site: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/BICOB2010/ . The submitted manuscript should closely reflect the final paper as it will appear in the Proceedings which will be a maximum of 6 pages (+2 pages with additional page charge). ISCA double-column format will be used. See:http://www.isca-hq.org/sample-isca-manuscript-format.pdf. If you encounter any difficulties during submission or if you require further information, please contact: isca@ipass.net.

Important Dates:

Paper Submission Deadline Oct 23 2009 (Extended to November 23, 2009)
Notification of Acceptance December 23, 2009
Pre-registration and Camera-ready Manuscripts January 15, 2010

Conference Chair

George Karypis
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
+1 (612) 626-7524

Program Chair

Hisham Al-Mubaid
University of Houston-Clear Lake, USA
+1 (281) 283-3802

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