Call For Papers:
Research Paper Track on Bioinformatics
16th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC2001)
March 11-14, 2001
A special feature of this track will be a series of
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.
- Storage, e.g., creation and maintenance of DNA
sequence / protein structure / metabolic activity databases,
automated annotation of database entries, integration of / access
to information stored in groups of databases.
- Analysis, e.g., prediction of gene position /
composition from raw sequence, prediction of 3-D structures from
coding sequences, derivation of common patterns from groups of
sequences / structures, inference of evolutionary trees, inference
of metabolic / regulatory networks from experimental data and
subsequent analysis of the behavior of these networks.
- Visualization, e.g., software tools for visualizing
and manipulating representations of genome-associated structures
(sequences / metabolic networks / evolutionary trees) that are
stored in a single database or reconstructed from the information
in a group of databases.
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
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
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.
- A keynote lecture by
(Vice President of Informatics Research,
- A half-day tutorial on bioinformatics by
(McGill Centre for Bioinformatics, School of Computer Science,
- A panel discussion on developing post-secondary
| Warren T. Jones
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| Department of Computer and Information Sciences
||Department of Computer Science
| University of Alabama at Birmingham
|| Memorial University of Newfoundland
| Birmingham, AL
|| St. John's, NF
| USA 35294-1170
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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