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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS: IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, Oct 4-7, 2012, Philadelphia, USA

The Program Committees of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine 
(IEEE BIBM 2012) invite proposals for Workshops.  Selected workshops will hold a central position 
within the larger Conference, which will bring together top academic and industrial researchers 
from all over the world to exchange cutting edge research ideas in bioinformatics and biomedicine.  Within these fields, workshops at BIBM form crucial focal points for emerging communities and forums for the examination of new ideas.
Workshop organizers will be responsible for advertising the workshop, forming the program 
committees, reviewing and selecting the papers, and guaranteeing a high quality worthy of the 
prestige and breadth of the Conference.  All papers accepted for workshops will be included in 
the Workshop Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press, made available at the 
The workshop organizers will also have the discretion of editing selected papers (after their 
expansion and revision) into books or special journal issues.  Workshops should cover at least a 
single session (6 regular papers). The workshop organizers should ensure registration and presence 
of   authors of accepted papers. 
Workshop Topics  
Each workshop subject will focus on new research challenges and initiatives in Bioinformatics and 
Biomedicine.  The workshops should provide an informal and vibrant forum for researchers and 
industry practitioners to share their research results and practical development experiences in 
these two fields.  Workshop topics may be narrow, e.g., reverse-engineering of  gene regulatory 
networks from experimental data, computational approaches to drug discovery, mathematical modeling 
of signaling pathways, analysis of the next-generation sequencing data, oscillations and 
synchronization of biological rhythms; or broad, e.g., computational proteomics, in-silico 
diagnosis and prognosis, data mining and machine learning algorithms for biomedical applications, 
application of network research to biology etc.  Prospective workshop organizers are encouraged to 
contact workshop chairs for feedback. 
Important Dates 
 April 10, 2012: Workshop proposal submission due: 
             a proposed workshop announcement is  sent by e-mail to any of the  Workshop Chairs
April  20, 2012: Notification to workshop proposers 
May 30   30, 2012: Each workshop organizer sends out Call for Workshops Papers 

Guidelines for Workshop Proposals 
Proposals for 2012 IEEE BIBM Workshops should contain the following components.          
1. Workshop Title (e.g., mathematical modeling of signaling pathways)
2. Introduction to workshop (a few sentences about the background, importance, purpose, interests, 
etc. of workshop)
3. Research topics included in the workshop (list a number of interesting topics or areas covered 
by workshop)
4. Important dates (Please do not change this part)
July 30, 2012: Due date for full workshop papers submission
August 20, 2012: Notification of paper acceptance to authors 
September 4, 2012: Camera-ready of accepted papers 
October 4-7: Workshops 

5. Program Chairs or co-chairs: (1-3 experts in the research areas of workshop) 

6. Program Committee Members: (at least 5 experts in the research areas)

7. Invited keynote speakers (optional)

Workshop Chairs: 

Prof. Brian Chen
Lehigh University

Prof. Kun Huang
The Ohio State University Medical Center

Prof. Bernard Offmann, 
Universit de La Runion France,

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