Call For Papers:
Research Paper Track on Bioinformatics

16th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC2001)
Las Vegas
March 11-14, 2001

A special feature of this track will be a series of associated events at SAC2001 sponsored by ACM SIGBIO (Special Interest Group on Biomedical Computing) that are designed to help computer scientists initiate research collaborations in bioinformatics.


The explosion of data generated by recent developments in molecular biology and genomics has produced computational challenges which represent collaborative research opportunities for computer scientists. The primary aim of this track is to attract papers that address these challenges relative to a variety of problems and techniques. Research topics of interest include the whole of bioinformatics and computational biology, and may be broadly characterized into three areas: The intent of this track is to showcase the spectrum of current computational application within biology; as such, it is crucial that the papers in this track place the described work in context with other techniques that have been applied to the problems addressed as well as work on related problems. Since students frequently play a key role in establishing collaborative connections between computer scientists and the bioinformatics research community, papers authored or co-authored by students are of particular interest.


Authors are requested to submit an electronic version (in PostScript or PDF form) or five hard copies (arriving) by September 1, 2000. As the refereeing process is blind, each paper must start with a cover page giving the paper title, each author's name, affiliation, surface address, and e-mail address, and a one-paragraph abstract. This will be followed by the paper proper, whose first page will start with the paper title and the one-paragraph abstract. Papers can be sent to:


SAC2001: Bioinformatics Track
c/o Dr. Warren T. Jones
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
USA 35294-1170

The paper should provide sufficient detail to allow the referees to evaluate its validity, quality, and relevance to the conference. The paper should be at most ten (10) pages long using 11-point font with ample margins. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by October 13, 2000. Camera-ready final copies of accepted papers must be submitted by November 1, 2000. The proceedings will be published by ACM Press.


As this is the first SAC research paper track on bioinformatics, there will be several special associated events: Details to be announced.



          September 1, 2000      Submission deadline
          October 13, 2000       Author notification
          November 1, 2000       Camera-ready copy due

Created: May 17, 2000
Last Modified: October 13, 2000