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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology BICoB-2009 - deadline approaching

Full paper Submission  Deadline:  November 1, 2008
Conference proceedings will be published by Springer in LNCS/LNBI, Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics.


1st   International Conference on
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology  

April 8-10, 2009

Holiday Inn Downtown-Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana  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 is thus established by the ISCA to promote the advancement of computing techniques and their application to life sciences. The inaugural BICoB conference will feature original unpublished research in all areas of bio-informatics and computational biology, and covering the entire spectrum of underlying computational techniques/models/paradigms.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 conference also includes a BEST PAPER AWARD given for a paper presented at the conference.  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. 

Instructions to Authors

Papers will be accepted only by electronic submission (PDF only). Conference proceedings will be published by Springer in LNCS/LNBI, Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics. Papers should be formatted using Springer-Verlag format templates ( A full paper, including title, author's name(s) and affiliation, mailing address, telephone, fax and email of the principal author, should be submitted before November 1, 2008 at the following web site: . 

The submitted manuscript should closely reflect the final paper as it will appear in the Proceedings. Maximum paper length for the proceedings is 12 pages.  

Conference Chair:  
Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, UCONN

Program Co-Chairs:
Srinivas Aluru, Iowa State University
Limsoon Wong, Natl. U. of Singapore


Full paper Submission   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   November 1, 2008
Notification of Acceptance     . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  December 15, 2008
Pre-registration and Camera-ready paper  . . . . . . . January 10, 2009

Sanguthevar Rajasekaran


Srinivas Aluru, Iowa St. University
Limsoon Wong, Natl. U. of Singapore


Reda A. Ammar, U.. of Connecticut
Tao Jiang, U.. of California, Riverside
Vipin Kumar, U.of Minnesota
Ming Li, U. of Waterloo
Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, U. of Connecticut
John Reif, Duke University
Sartaj Sahni, U. of Florida

Ian Greenshields, U. of Connecticut
Chun-Hsi Huang, U. of Connecticut


Richa Agarwala, National Inst. of Health
Yutaka Akiyama, Tokyo Inst. of Tech.
Ziv Bar-Joseph, Carnegie Mellon U.
Chiranjib Bhattacharyya, Indian Inst. of Science
Kun-Mao Chao, National Taiwan U.
Jake Chen, Indiana U.
Francis Y.L. Chin, Hong Kong U.
Bhaskar Dasgupta, U. of Illinois, Chicago
Scott J. Emrich, U. of Notre Dame
Oliver Eulenstein, Iowa State U.
Vladimir Filkov, U. of California, Davis
Dmitrij Frishman, Tech. Univ. of Munich
Terry Gaasterland, UCSD
Gaston Gonnet, ETH Zurich
Osamu Gotoh, Kyoto U.
Wen-Lian Hsu, Academia Sinica
Ming-Yang Kao, Northwestern U.
Marek Karpinski, U. of Bonn
George Karypis, U. of Minnesota
Danny Krizanc, Wesleyan U.
Bin Ma, U. of Waterloo
Ion Mandoiu, U. of Connecticut
Shinichi Morishita, U. of Tokyo
Giri Narasimhan, Florida International U.
Enno Ohlebusch, U. of Ulm
Yi Pan, Georgia State U.
Srinivasan Parthasarathy, Ohio State U.
Prabakaran Ponraj, Duke U.
Mihai Pop, U. of Maryland
David Posada, U. of Vigo, Spain
Ben Raphael, Brown U.
Knut Reinert, Freie U. Berlin
Isidore Rigoutsos, IBM T. J. Watson Res. Center
Marie-France Sagot, INRIA Rhne-Alpes
Mona Singh, Princeton U.
Wing-Kin Sung, National U. of Singapore
Sing-Hoi Sze, Texas A&M U.
Jerzy Tiuryn, Warsaw U.
Ugo Vaccaro, U. di Salerno
Li-San Wang, U. of Pennsylvania
Yufeng Wu, U. of Connecticut
Dong Xu, U. of Missouri, Columbia
Alex Zelikovsky, Georgia State U.