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Call for Papers & Sessions: The 2012 Intl. Conf. on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BIOCOMP'12), USA, July 16-19, 2012

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"A. M. G. Solo" <[log in to unmask]>

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CALL FOR PAPERS
and
Call For Conference Tracks

BIOCOMP'12
The 2012 International Conference on Bioinformatics
and Computational Biology

Date and Location: July 16-19, 2012, USA

http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/
Location: See the above web site for venue/city

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted
papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (they
will also be available on the web). The proceedings will be indexed in
Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering and Technology, DBLP /
Computer Science Bibliography, and others. Like prior years, extended
versions of selected papers (about 40%) will appear in journals and
edited research books (publishers include: Springer, Elsevier, ...).

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

O Microarrays
O Molecular dynamics and simulation; Molecular interactions
O Molecular sequence classification, alignment and assembly
O Molecular sequence and structure databases
O Computational Systems Biology
O Gene regulation
O Gene pattern discovery and identification
O Gene expression analysis; Gene expression databases
O Genetic network modeling and inference
O Comparative genomics
O Evolution of regulatory genomic sequences
O RNA and DNA structure and sequencing
O Biomedical engineering
O Combinatorics and bioinformatics
O Biological data mining and knowledge discovery
O Biological databases and information retrieval
O Bio-ontologies + semantics
O Biological data integration and visualization
O Image processing in medicine and biological sciences
O Pattern classification and recognition
O Sequence analysis and alignment
O Informatics and Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research
O Software tools and methods for computational biology and bioinformatics
O Protein modeling
O Proteomics; Protein folding and fold recognition
O Metabolic modeling and pathways
O Evolution and phylogenetics
O Macromolecular structure prediction
O Medical informatics
O Epidemic models
O Structural and functional genomics
O Amino acid sequencing
O Stochastic modeling
O Cheminformatics
O Computational drug discovery
O Experimental medicine and analysis tools.
O Personalized medicine
O Cancer informatics
O Graph theory and computational biology
O Experimental studies and results
O Application of computational intelligence in drug design
O High-performance computing and applications in biology
O Computer-based medical systems (automation in medicine, ...)
O Other aspects & applications relating to technological advancements
in medicine & biological sciences & emerging roadmaps.


IMPORTANT DATES:

March 12, 2012: Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
April 12, 2012: Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
April 26, 2012: Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
July 16-19, 2012: The 2012 International Conference on Bioinformatics and
Computational Biology (BIOCOMP'12)


CO-SPONSORS:

Currently being prepared - The ACADEMIC sponsors of the last offering of
BIOCOMP (2011) included research labs and centers affiliated with (a
partial list): University of California, Berkeley; Harvard University;
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); University of Texas at
Austin; University of Southern California; Minnesota Supercomputing
Institute, University of Minnesota; Germany's University of Siegen; UMIT,
Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational Research, Austria; Georgia
Institute of Technology; University of Iowa; Russian Academy of Sciences,
Russia; University of Naples Federico II, Italy; University of Naples
Parthenope, Italy; Second University of Naples, Italy; ICEL, Texas A&M
University Com.; University of North Dakota; and others.
CORPORATE Co-Sponsors and Sponsors at-large included (a partial list):
Intel Corporation; Microsoft Research; Altera Corporation; Pico Computing;
SuperMicro Computer, Inc., USA; High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology
(HPCNano); International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine; World
Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies; Int'l Council on Medical
and Care Compunetics; UK Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory
Reform; Scientific Technologies Corporation; and HoIP - Health without
Boundaries; and others.


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them
to the evaluation web site at: http://world-comp.org
Submissions must be uploaded by March 12, 2012 and they must be in
either MS doc or pdf formats (about 7 pages including all figures,
tables, and references - single space, font size of 10 to 12). All
reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of
accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format
to prepare their final papers for publication.) Papers must not have
been previously published or currently submitted for publication
elsewhere. The first page of the paper should include: title of the
paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each
author. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author
and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the content
of the paper. The name of the conference (ie, BIOCOMP) that the paper is
being submitted for consideration must be stated on the first page of the
paper as well as a 100 to 150-word abstract. The length of the final
Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7 (two-column IEEE
style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for originality,
significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of contradictory
recommendations, a member of the conference program committee will be charged
to make the final decision (accept/reject); often, this would involve seeking
help from additional referees by using a double-blinded review process. In
addition, all papers whose authors include a member of the conference program
committee will be evaluated using the double-blinded review process.
(Essay/philosophical papers will not be refereed but may be considered for
discussion/panels). Proceedings of BIOCOMP will be published and indexed in:
Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology, DBLP / CS
Bibliography, & others. The printed proceedings/books will be available for
distribution on site at the conference.

In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected authors will be
invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in a
number of research books contracted with various publishers (such as,
Springer, Elsevier, ...) - these books will be composed after the
conference. Also, many chairs of tracks will be forming journal special
issues to be published after the conference. For a few examples of recent
books and journal issues formed based on BIOCOMP, see the links below:
http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/bioinformatics/book/978-1-4419-7045-9
http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/bioinformatics/book/978-1-4419-5912-6
+ a number of journal special issues published by BMC Genomics:
http://www.biomedcentral.com


PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING CONFERENCE TRACKS:

BIOCOMP 2012 is composed of a number of tracks. A track can be a session,
a workshop, or a symposium. A session will have at least 6 papers; a
workshop at least 12 papers; and a symposium at least 18 papers. Track
chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their tracks, including:
soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ... The names of track chairs
will appear as Associate Editors in the conference proceedings and on
the cover of the printed books (and indexed in science databases as such).

Proposals to organize tracks (sessions, workshops, or symposiums) should
include the following information: name and address (+ email) of proposer,
his/her biography, title of track, a 100-word description of the topic of
the track, the name of the conference (ie, BIOCOMP) the track is submitted
for consideration, and a short description on how the track will be
advertised (in most cases, track proposers solicit papers from colleagues
and researchers whose work is known to the track proposer). E-mail your
track proposal to [log in to unmask] . We would like to receive the
track proposals as soon as possible but by no later than January 31, 2012.


MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

Currently being finalized:
The members of the Steering Committee of The 2011 congress included:
Dr. Selim Aissi (Chief Strategist, Intel Corp., USA); Prof. Hamid Arabnia
(ISIBM elected Fellow & Professor, University of Georgia; Editor-in-Chief,
The Journal of Supercomputing / Springer; Board member, Journal of
Computational Science / Elsevier; Advisory Board, IEEE TC on Scalable
Computing); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (Member, National Academy of Engineering,
IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, Professor; University of California, Berkeley,
USA); Prof. Hyunseung Choo (ITRC Director of Ministry of Information &
Communication; Director, ITRC; Director, Korea Information Processing
Society; Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology; Professor,
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea); Prof. Winston Wai-Chi Fang (IEEE Fellow,
TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor, National ChiaoTung University, Hsinchu,
Taiwan; Director, System-on-Chip Research Center); Prof. Kun Chang Lee
(Professor of MIS and WCU Professor of Creativity Science, Sungkyunkwan
University, South Korea); Prof. Andy Marsh (Director of HoIP and Director
of HoIP Telecom, UK; Secretary-General WABT; Vice-President Int'l Council
for Engineering and Technology, University of Westminster, UK); Prof. Layne
T. Watson (IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The National
Institute of Aerospace, Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State
University, USA); Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Member, National Academy of
Engineering; IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA Fellow;
Director, BISC; Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA).

2012 Publicity Chair:  A. M. G. Solo (BCS Fellow; Principal/
Interdisciplinary R&D Engineer and Mathematician, Maverick Technologies 
America Inc.; Director/Interdisciplinary Researcher, Solo Research Lab, 
Crocels, Swansea University; Principal/Intelligent Systems and New Math 
Instructor, Trailblazer Intelligent Systems, Inc.)
The 2012 Program Committee for BIOCOMP is currently being compiled. Many
who have already joined the committees are renowned leaders, scholars,
researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest ranks; many are
directors of research labs., members of National Academy of Engineering,
fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of departments, program
directors of research funding agencies, as well as deans and provosts.

Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong and
documented research track record. Those interested in joining the Program
Committee should email [log in to unmask] the following information
for consideration/evaluation: Name, affiliation and position, complete
mailing address, email address, a one-page biography that includes
research expertise and the name of the conference(s) offering to help with.
The list of Program Committee of BIOCOMP 2011 appears at:
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp11/ws/conferences/biocomp11/committee


GENERAL INFORMATION:

BIOCOMP is one of the premier research conferences in bioinformatics
and computational biology. It is being held jointly (same location
and dates) with a number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP).
WORLDCOMP is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer
science, computer engineering and applied computing. We anticipate
to have 2,100 or more attendees from over 80 countries.
WORLDCOMP 2012 will be composed of research presentations, keynote
lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and
poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel speakers
have included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer, architecture, U. of
California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of
Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of Genetic
Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of Grid
Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer, VR, U.
of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT
Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X Window
System, xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic
Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director,
U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern
California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and Consultant),
Prof. Jun Liu (pioneer, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.),
Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi (Head,
NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate Director, Project
Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA; Director,
NASA's JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow
of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus,
McMaster U. and U. of Limerick), Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive
Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue University), Dr. Sandeep
Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SourceTrace
Systems, Inc.), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling
about the conferences' atmosphere, see the 2010 delegates photos
available at: www.pixagogo.com/1676934789

An important mission of WORLDCOMP is "Providing a unique platform for
a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers,
developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted
effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities
(such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government agencies,
and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The congress also
attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching as
their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions that
have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system to
achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives."

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated
research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated
research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model
facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of
computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The
Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary
research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for
cross-fertilization across sub-disciplines.


MEASURABLE SCIENTIFIC IMPACT OF WORLDCOMP:

As of November 23, 2011, papers published in WORLDCOMP set of proceedings
have received 15,860 citations. In recent months (March to November 2011),
there had been 1,475 citations to WORLDCOMP papers (about 164 citations per
month). The above record is significant (thanks to the authors). As the
result of high impact (based on citations) of WORLDCOMP papers, "Microsoft
Academic Search" has listed each individual track of the congress among its
compiled list of "Top Conferences". The citation record of WORLDCOMP set of
proceedings is in fact higher than the citation data of many reputable
journals in computer science and computer engineering. (The above citation
data does not include citations to WORLDCOMP papers published in 2011; thus,
it is highly probable that the actual number of citations is higher;
citation data was obtained from http://academic.research.microsoft.com/ )


USEFUL WEB LINKS:
To see the DBLP entries for BIOCOMP, go to:
http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/biocomp/
The main web site of BIOCOMP'12 is currently under construction, it will
soon appear at: http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/
The Table of Contents of last offering of BIOCOMP (2011) appears at:
http://world-comp.org/proc2011/bicomp/contents1.pdf

CONTACT:
Inquiries should be sent to: [log in to unmask] 

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