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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Bioinformatics 2007 (PRIB 2007)

                                  CALL FOR PAPERS 

2nd IAPR Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Bioinformatics 2007 (PRIB 2007) 

                             Park Royal on Coleman Street, Singapore 

                                  October 1 - 2, 2007 


Deadline for paper submission: April 30, 2007 



IAPR Technical Committee on Pattern Recognition for Bioinformatics 

School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 



International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR) 


This workshop is aimed to bring together top researchers, practitioners, and students from around the world to discuss the applications of pattern recognition methods in the field of bioinformatics to solve problems in life sciences. Prospective authors are invited to submit papers of topics relevant to the workshop. Topics of applications include but are not limited to: 

* bio-sequence analysis 

* gene and protein expression analysis 

* protein structure and interaction prediction 

* motifs and signal detection 

* ontologies and taxonomies 

* systems biology, pathway analysis 

* immunoinformatics 

* evolution and phylogeny 

* biological databases 

* bio-imaging 


Pattern recognition techniques of interests include: statistical, syntactic and structural approaches, neural networks, fuzzy techniques, genetic algorithms, graphical models, data mining techniques, and their hybrids. 



Proposals for special-sessions:       April 15, 2007 

Proposals for special-issues:          April 15, 2007 

Paper submission:                        April 30, 2007 

Sponsorships:                              April 30, 2007 

Author notification:                      May 30, 2007 

Camera-ready papers:                  June 30, 2007 

Early bird registration:                   July 15, 2007 


All submissions should be made electronically via the PRIB 2007 website. The proceedings of the workshop will be published in Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (a sub-series of Lecture Notes in Computer Science) by Springer. Selected papers will be invited to publish in a Special Issue of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology magazine. 


Awards will be presented to the Best Student Paper and the Best Overall Paper. Twenty five students will get discounted registration fees. A limited number of travel awards are available for overseas students. 


The latest information on PRIB 2007 and related Special Issues of journals are available at: 


For enquiries: 

PRIB Secretariat 

BioInformatics Research Centre, School of Computer Engineering 

Nanyang Technological University 

50 Nanyang Avenue Singapore 639798 

Tel:  +65 67906609 Fax: +65 63162780 




General Chair: 

Jagath C. Rajapakse, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 


General Co-Chair: 

Raj Acharya, Pennsylvania State University, USA 


Program Chairs: 

Bertil Schmidt, University of New South Wales Asia, Singapore 

Gwenn Volkert, Kent State University, USA 


Special Session Chairs:        

Shandar Ahmad, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan 

Madhu Chetty, Monash University, Australia 

Elena Marchiori, Vrije University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands 


Publicity Chairs: 

Saman K. Halgamuge, University of Melbourne, Australia 

Roberto Tagliaferri, Universit Di Salerno, Italy 

Wei Wang, Fudan University, China 

Yanqing Zhang, Georgia State University, USA 


Publication Chair: 

Sy Loi Ho, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 

Feng Lin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 


Local Chair: 

Graham Leedham, University of New South Wales Asia, Singapore 


Local Organising Committee: 

Byron Koon Kau Choi, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 

Yulan He, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 

Hwee Kuan Lee, Bioinformatics Institute, Singapore 

Jinming Li, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 



Norhana Ahmad, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 


Technical Executive: 

Sing Yau Tan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 



Linda Ang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 


Program Committee:        

Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University, Japan 

Guillaume Bourque, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore 

Timo Rolf Bretschneider, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 

Zehra Cataltepe, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey 

Phoebe Chen, Deakin University, Australia 

Francis Y.L. Chin, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

Peter Clote, Boston College, USA 

David Corne, Heriot-Watt University, UK 

Carlos Cotta, University of Malaga, Spain 

Antoine Danchin, Institut Pasteur, France 

Joaqun Dopazo, Centro de Investigacin Prncipe Felipe, Spain 

James G. Evans, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA 

Alexandru Floares, Oncological Institute Cluj-Napoca, Romania 

Mikhail S. Gelfand, Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russia 

Ilkka Havukkala, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand 

Jaap Heringa, Vrije Universiteit, the Netherlands 

Lisa Holm, University of Helsinki, Finland 

Ming-Jing Hwang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan 

Visakan Kadirkamanathan, University of Sheffield, UK 

Nikola Kasabov, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand 

Irwin King, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

Alex V. Kochetov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia 

Vladimir A. Kuznetsov, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore 

Chee Keong Kwoh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 

Wing-Ning Li, University of Arkansas, USA 

Alan Wee-Chung Liew, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

Frederique Lisacek, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland 

Martin Middendorf, Universitt Leipzig, Germany 

Mariofanna Milanova, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA 

Aleksandar Milosavljevi, Baylor College of Medicine, USA 

Satoru Miyano, University of Tokyo, Japan 

Jason H. Moore, Dartmouth Medical School, USA 

Parvin Mousavi, Queen's University, Canada 

See-Kiong Ng, National University of Singapore, Singapore 

Yanay Ofran, Colombia University, USA 

Christos Ouzounis, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK 

Zoran Obradovic, Temple University, USA 

Nikhil R. Pal, Indian Statistical Institute, India 

Laxmi Parida, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA 

Mihail Popescu, University of Missouri, USA 

Predrag Radivojac, Indiana University, USA 

Nikolaus Rajewsky, Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany 

Jem Rowland, University of Wales Aberystwyth, UK 

Meena Kishore Sakharkar, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 

Akinori Sarai, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan 

Alexander Schliep, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany 

Christian Schoenbach, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 

N. Srinivasan, Indian Institute of Science, India 

P. N. Suganthan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 

Wing Kin Sung, National University of Singapore, Singapore 

Anna Tramontano, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy 

Michael Wagner, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Research Foundation, USA 

Haiying Wang, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, N. Ireland 

Lusheng Wang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

Michael Q. Zhang, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA 



For enquiries: 

PRIB Secretariat 

BioInformatics Research Centre, School of Computer Engineering 

Nanyang Technological University 

50 Nanyang Avenue Singapore 639798 

Tel:  +65 67906609 Fax: +65 63162780