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Computer Infrastructure for Systems Biology (CfP)

Bradley K. Sherman bks at panix.com
Wed Mar 2 15:39:12 EST 2005

                       Call for Papers

Special Session on Computer Infrastructure for Systems Biology

     18th International Conference on Systems Engineering
           (ICSEng '05 <http://www.icseng.info/>)

           August 16-18 2005 * Las Vegas, NV USA

Abstract Deadline is March 28, 2005


The special session's goal is to bring forth ideas and collaborations
among industrial and academic bioinformaticians, biocomputing
professionals, data analysts, and system biologists to facilitate
systems biology research and findings. Both research papers (6 pages,
IEEE Proceedings format) and poster papers (2 pages) are solicited to
explore case histories of building and maintaining IT infrastructures
that support advanced biological research. Both industrial and academic
contributions are welcome.

Topics of Interests

Systems Biology is an emerging field that seeks to analyze disparate
forms of biological data with an aim of uncovering the function and
interaction of the underlying biological systems. It is characterized by
voluminous and heterogeneous data, incomplete data sets, low data
signal/noise ratios, and extreme difficulties in precisely reproducing
experimental conditions. These drawbacks are offset by the profound
interest in the field by the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries
and by the illumination of biological research in general.

We welcome papers/presentations that examine fresh perspectives and
profound experiences in the research and development of computer systems
enabling systems biology. Topics of interests include (but are not
limited to):

    o Microarray Data Analysis
    o Functional Imaging and Pattern Recognition
    o Biological database integration and knowledge representation
    o Ontologies and semantic web systems for biology
    o Biomedical literature text mining
    o Micro-surgery and micro-manipulation
    o Application of nanotechnology to biological systems
    o Protein-protein interactions
    o Proteomics
    o Protein-small molecule interactions
    o Metabolic and Genetic Pathways
    o Visualization of complex data relationships
    o Biological data tracking and labelling
    o Clinical Informatics
    o Laboratory Information Management Systems
    o Measuring cellular metabolism and cellular signalling


    o Computer and IT professionals from the biotechnology and
      pharmaceutical industries.
    o Bioinformatics researchers with an interest in real-world
    o Researchers and developers interested in application of
      computational systems to biological problems.

Important Dates

    Abstracts Due: March 28, 2005
    Notification of Acceptance: April 25, 2005
    Final paper Due: May 23, 2005


Abstracts in English reporting original and unpublished research results
and experience are solicited. All abstracts are to be submitted in PDF
or MS word version electronically.

Abstracts for refereeing should be double-spaced and must include the
special session keyword "*Computer Infrastructure for Systems Biology"*
to reach us correctly. For detailed submission instruction and
submission site, go to:


Note that submission implies the willingness of at least one of the
authors to register and present the paper.

All abstracts will be peer reviewed by two independent members from the
scientific committee, and may be accepted into the program as one of the
format on a competitive basis:

    o Full papers not to exceed 6 Proceedings-formatted pages, and will
      be invited for podium presentations;

    o Poster papers not to exceed 2 Proceedings-formatted pages, and
      will be given a poster board to display work.


Accepted and registered papers will be included in the ICSEng'05
conference proceedings published by IEEE Computer Science Press.
Selected high-quality full papers will also be published in the
International Journal on Computational Intelligence and Applications by
World Scientific Publishing Company Press.

Contact the Chairs

Jake Y. Chen
Assistant Professor
Indiana University School of Informatics
Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA
Email: jakechen at iupui.edu
Web site: http://bio.informatics.iupui.edu/CV/

Bradley K. Sherman
Director of Bioinformatics
Mendel Biotechnology, Inc. <http://www.mendelbio.com/>
21375 Cabot Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94545 USA
Email: icse at mendelbio.com

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