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Bioinformatics Group Last Call for Papers: The 2011 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BIOCOMP'11), USA, July 18-21, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Virginia Gonzalez   
Saturday, 14 May 2011 21:39
               CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline:  May 23, 2011
                              BIOCOMP'11
          The 2011 International Conference on Bioinformatics
                      and Computational Biology
                   July 18-21, 2011, Las Vegas, USA
 
INVITATION:
This announcement is ONLY for those who MISSED the opportunity to submit their papers in response to earlier "Call For Papers".
You are invited to submit a full paper (about 7 pages) for consideration (see instructions below). Full papers will be considered for both, oral presentation and publication in the conference proceedings as full papers. In addition, after the conference, selected authors will be asked to provide an extended version of their papers for publication consideration in research books to be published and indexed by Springer as well as by various journals. For a few examples of recent books and journal issues based on BIOCOMP papers, see the links below: (indexed by Medline, Scopus, EMBASE, BIOSIS, Biological Abstracts, CSA, Biological Sciences and Living Resources, Biological Sciences, and others):
http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/bioinformatics/book/978-1-4419-7045-9
http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/bioinformatics/book/978-1-4419-5912-6
+ a number of journal special issues published by BMC Genomics:
http://www.biomedcentral.com .
Abstract submissions (one/two-page) will be considered for poster presentations and one/two-page publication in the proceedings. The conference proceedings will be made available in printed book as well as online.
 
INDEXING:
BIOCOMP proceedings will be indexed by Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering and Technology, DBLP / CS Bibliography, and others (in the past, all tracks of the federated congress, WORLDCOMP, in which BIOCOMP is part of have also been included in EI Compendex/Elsevier.)
 
NOTE - Important:
This announcement is ONLY for those who MISSED the opportunity to submit their papers in response to earlier "Call For Papers". Therefore, authors who have already submitted papers in response to earlier "Call For Papers" should IGNORE this announcement. (Those who have been notified that their papers have been accepted, MUST still follow the instructions that were emailed to them; including meeting the deadlines mentioned in the notifications that were sent to them).
 
IMPORTANT DATES:
 
May 23, 2011:       Submission of papers for evaluation
June 6, 2011:       Notification of acceptance/not-acceptance
June 21, 2011:      Registration
July 18-21, 2011:   The 2011 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BIOCOMP'11)
July 30, 2011:      Camera-Ready Papers Due for publication in the Final Edition of the proceedings.
 
 
SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
BIOCOMP'11 is composed of a number of tracks (keynote presentations, invited talks, regular research presentations, tutorials, and workshops);
all will be held simultaneously, same location and dates: July 18-21, 2011. See below for the topical list:
 
O  Microarrays
O  Molecular dynamics and simulation; Molecular interactions
O  Molecular sequence classification, alignment and assembly
O  Molecular sequence and structure databases
O  Computational Systems Biology
O  Gene regulation
O  Gene pattern discovery and identification
O  Gene expression analysis; Gene expression databases
O  Genetic network modeling and inference
O  Comparative genomics
O  Evolution of regulatory genomic sequences
O  RNA and DNA structure and sequencing
O  Biomedical engineering
O  Combinatorics and bioinformatics
O  Biological data mining and knowledge discovery
O  Biological databases and information retrieval
O  Bio-ontologies + semantics
O  Biological data integration and visualization
O  Image processing in medicine and biological sciences
O  Pattern classification and recognition
O  Sequence analysis and alignment
O  Informatics and Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research
O  Software tools and methods for computational biology and bioinformatics
O  Protein modeling
O  Proteomics; Protein folding and fold recognition
O  Metabolic modeling and pathways
O  Evolution and phylogenetics
O  Macromolecular structure prediction
O  Medical informatics
O  Epidemic models
O  Structural and functional genomics
O  Amino acid sequencing
O  Stochastic modeling
O  Cheminformatics
O  Computational drug discovery
O  Experimental medicine and analysis tools.
O  Personalized medicine
O  Cancer informatics
O  Graph theory and computational biology
O  Experimental studies and results
O  Application of computational intelligence in drug design
O  High-performance computing and applications in biology
O  Computer-based medical systems (automation in medicine, ...)
O  Other aspects & applications relating to technological advancements
   in medicine & biological sciences & emerging roadmaps.
 
 
USEFUL WEB LINKS:
 
The DBLP list of accepted papers of BIOCOMP 2010 appears at:
http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/biocomp/biocomp2010.html
The main web site of BIOCOMP'11 can be found at:
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp11/ws/conferences/biocomp11
 
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:
 
This announcement is ONLY for those who MISSED the opportunity to submit their papers in response to earlier "Call For Papers". Therefore, authors who have already submitted papers in response to earlier "Call For Papers" should IGNORE this announcement.
 
Authors who submit papers in response to this announcement, will have their papers evaluated for publication consideration in the Final Edition of the conference proceedings which will go to press in late August 2011 (the conference would then make the necessary arrangements to ship the printed proceedings/book to such authors). The Final Edition of the conference proceedings will be identical to earlier edition except for a number of sections/chapters appended to the proceedings/book. The Final Edition will be indexed by Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering and Technology, DBLP / CS Bibliography, and others (in the past, all tracks of the federated congress, WORLDCOMP, in which BIOCOMP is part of, have also been included in EI Compendex/Elsevier.) The proceedings will be published in both, printed book/ISBN form as well as online.
 
Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them to the evaluation web site at:  http://world-comp.org
Submissions must be uploaded by May 23, 2011 and they must be in either MS doc (but not docx) or pdf formats (about 5 to 7 pages - single space,
font size of 10 to 12). All reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of accepted papers will be asked to follow a
particular typesetting format to prepare their final papers for publication.) Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. The first page of the paper should include: title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each author. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the content of the paper. Finally, the name of the conference (ie, BIOCOMP) should be mentioned.
 
The length of the final/Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7 (two-column IEEE style) pages.
 
Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of contradictory recommendations, a member of the conference program committee will be charged to make the final decision (accept/reject); often, this would involve seeking help from additional referees by using a double-blinded review process. In addition, all papers whose authors included a member of the conference program committee will be evaluated using the double-blinded review process. (Essay/philosophical papers will not be refereed but may be considered for discussion/panels).
 
 
2011 PUBLICITY CHAIR:
 
Ashu M. G. Solo Fellow of British Computer Society Principal/R&D Engineer, Maverick Technologies America Inc.
Intelligent Systems Instructor, Trailblazer Intelligent Systems, Inc.
 
 
GENERAL INFORMATION:
 
BIOCOMP is one of the premier research conferences in bioinformatics and computational biology. It is being held jointly (same location and dates) with a number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP).
WORLDCOMP is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer engineering and applied computing. We anticipate to have 2,100 or more attendees from over 85 countries.
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WORLDCOMP 2011 will be composed of research presentations, keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel speakers have included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer/ architecture, U. of California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer/VR, U. of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X Window System, xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director, U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and Consultant), Prof. Jun Liu (Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.), Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi (Head, NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate Director, Project Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling about the conferences' atmosphere, see the 2010 delegates photos available at: www.pixagogo.com/1676934789
 
An important mission of WORLDCOMP is "Providing a unique platform for a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers, developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities (such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government agencies, and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The congress also attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching as their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions that have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system to achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives."
 
One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for cross-fertilization across sub-disciplines.
 
According to "Microsoft Academic Search" (a Microsoft initiative) all tracks of WORLDCOMP are listed as worldwide "Top-ranked Conferences" (based on various metrics but mainly based on the number of citations). You can access "Microsoft Academic Search" to extract citation data for each individual track of worldcomp using the following link: http://academic.research.microsoft.com/ As of March 4, 2011, the papers published in the proceedings have received 14,385 citations which is a higher citation than many reputable journals in computer science.