The IASTED International Conference on COMPUTATIONAL AND SYSTEMS BIOLOGY 2006 (CSB 2006)

Venue: Dallas

Location: Dallas, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 13, 2006 End Date/Time: Nov 15, 2006
Registration Date: Sep 15, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Jun 15, 2006
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The IASTED International Conference on
Computational and Systems Biology
~ CSB 2006 ~

November 13-15, 2006
Dallas, Texas, USA

SPONSORS
The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)


PURPOSE
In the ever-evolving field of computational biology, it is essential that researchers and industry stay on top of changes in applications and techniques in mathematical, statistical and computational science. Current issues related to this topic involve advancements in bioinformatics including microarray data analysis, functional genomics, and computational proteomics.

The IASTED International Conference on Computational and Systems Biology (CSB 2006) will provide an opportunity for scientists and specialists to discuss current research and exchange new ideas in these areas. All papers submitted to this conference will be peer evaluated by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

CSB 2006 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conference on:
Software Engineering and Applications (SEA 2006)
Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems (PDCS 2006)

LOCATION
Dubbed the “Silicon Prairie,” Dallas is among the largest high technology employment centers in the U.S. The information sector, which includes computer companies, telecommunications firms, and publishers, is one of the region’s fastest-growing industries. The thriving economy fuels the city’s commitment to art and culture. Dallas has turned itself into a sprawling showcase of first-rate paintings, sculptures and architecture. The Dallas Arts District, a 60-acre development, is the largest urban arts district in the country, anchored by the Dallas Museum of Art, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, and the new Nasher Sculpture Garden. Dallas has more restaurants per capita than New York City, and the servings are always Texas sized. Hungry for music? Dallas has a thriving local music scene, with over 110 live performances every night. Catch the excitement and tradition of the Mesquite Championship Rodeo, just 15 minutes from downtown Dallas. Nature enthusiasts can go for a bike ride or hike through White Rock Lake Park.

SCOPE
The relevant topics for this conference include, but are not limited to, the following:

Biological Issues
Microarray Data Analysis
Micro RNA and RNAi
Pathways and Networks
Biomedical Applications:
Therapeutic Applications of Computational Biology
Computational Drug Discovery
Computational Proteomics
Microbial Community Analysis
Synthetic Biological Systems
Evolution and Phylogenetics
Sequence Motifs, Alignments, and families
Gene Structure, Regulation, and Modeling:
Functional Genomics
Promoter Analysis and Discovery, Recognition of Regulatory Elements
Comparative Genomics and Annotation
Genetic Variation (SNPs and Haplotyping, etc.)
Development Control
Measuring Cellular Metabolism and Cellular Signaling
Computational Neurobiology
Computational Ecology
Mathematical and Quantitative Models of Cellular and Multicellular Systems
Computational Techniques
Biological Data Mining
Biomedical Literature Text Mining


Data Visualization
High Performance Biocomputing
Parallel Computation
Machine Learning
Pattern Recognition
Knowledge Representation
Databases
Combinatorics
Stochastic Modeling
String and Graph Algorithms
Linguistic Methods
Robotics
Constraint Satisfaction
Information Theory and Statistical Analysis
Hidden Markov Model
Ontologies and Semantic Web Systems for Biology
Clinical Informatics
Neural Networks
Time Series Analysis
Sequencing and Arrangement Algorithms
SWARM
Interdisciplinary Issues
Bioinformatics Project Management (Data Management Methods and Systems)
International Cooperation in Bioinformatics Research
Philosophy, Ethics of Bioinformatics
Future Trends of Bioinformatics

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Initial Papers
Submit your paper via our website at:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2006/Dallas/submit-540.htm.
All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by June 15, 2006. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar prior to submission to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language is not satisfactory.

Complete the online initial paper submission form designating an author who will attend the conference and providing four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. One of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at: http://www.iasted.org/formatting-initial.htm.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by August 1, 2006. Final manuscripts are due by September 1, 2006. Registration and final payment are due by September 15, 2006. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Final Papers
Send your final manuscripts via email to: finalpapers@iasted.org. The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: http://www.iasted.org/formatting-final.htm and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

TUTORIALS
Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by June 15, 2006. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2006/Dallas/tutorialsubmit-540.htm. A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).

SPECIAL SESSIONS
Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal via email to: calgary@iasted.org. Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s). Papers submitted to the special session must be received by June 15, 2006, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program. More information on special sessions is available at: http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2006/Dallas/sessionsubmit-540.htm.

JOURNALS
Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Information on the submission of papers to journals is available at http://www.actapress.com/SubmissionInfo.aspx.

Whole proceedings as well as single papers can now be purchased online. Please visit ACTA Press: http://www.actapress.com.
IMPORTANT DEADLINES
Submissions due June 15, 2006
Notification of acceptance August 1, 2006
Camera-ready manuscripts due September 1, 2006
Registration Deadline September 15, 2006

Venue

Dallas
Dallas
Texas
United States
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