3rd International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology - BICoB-2011

BICoB-2011 - Call for Papers
3rd International Conference
on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICoB)
March 23 - 25, 2011
New Orleans, Louisiana USA, USA
Sponsored by the International Society for Computers and their Applications (ISCA)

                                      Full list of BICoB-2011 paper are now here: BICOB 2011 Papers

Important Dates:

      Paper Submission Deadline: Nov. 26, 2010
      Notification of Acceptance: Dec. 30, 2010

      Pre-registration and Camera-ready Manuscripts: January 15, 2011

The 3rd international conference on bioinformatics and computational biology (BICoB) provides an excellent venue for researchers and practitioners in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to present and publish their research results and techniques. The BICoB conference seeks original and high quality papers in the fields of bioinformatics, computational biology, systems biology, medical informatics and the related disciplines. The conference also includes a Best Paper Award given during the conference banquet. We also encourage work in progress and research results in the emerging and evolutionary computational areas. 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. Work in the computational methods related to, or with application in, bioinformatics is also encouraged including: data mining, text mining, machine learning, modeling and simulation, pattern recognition, data visualization, biostatistics, .etc. 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 Nov. 26, 2010 at the following web site: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/BICOB2011/ . 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). A double-column format will be used; see template: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.
Journal Publication: Authors of selected high quality papers in BICoB-2011 will be invited to submit expanded version of their papers for possible publication in the ISCA Journal of Computers and Applications, directly to the Editor, Dr. Qiang Zhu, qzhu@cmich.edu. (See Instructions to Authors at: http://www.isca-hq.org/j-authr.htm ).

Important Dates:

Paper Submission Deadline Nov. 26, 2010
Notification of Acceptance Dec. 30, 2010
Notification of Acceptance Jan. 15, 2011

Conference Chair

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

Program Chair

Hisham Al-Mubaid
University of Houston-Clear Lake, USA
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