Intelligent Systems for Molec. Biol. (ISMB '99)



                          FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
                  The Seventh International Conference on
          Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB '99)
                         August 6 - August 10, 1999
                           Heidelberg, Germany
                           http://ismb99.gmd.de
    Sponsored by the International Society for Computational Biology
   ATTEND ONE OF THE PREMIER INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS IN BIOINFORMATICS
         AND ENJOY THE RARE SIGHT OF A TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
 The ISMB conference provides a general forum for disseminating the
 latest developments in bioinformatics.  ISMB is a multidisciplinary
 conference that brings together scientists from computer science,
 molecular biology, mathematics and statistics.  Its scope includes
 the development and application of advanced computational methods for
 biological problems.  Relevant computational techniques include, but
 are not limited to: machine learning, pattern recognition, knowledge
 representation, databases, combinatorics, stochastic modeling, string
 and graph algorithms, linguistic methods, robotics, constraint
 satisfaction, and parallel computation.  Biological areas of interest
 include molecular structure, genomics, molecular sequence analysis,
 evolution and phylogenetics, molecular interactions, metabolic pathways,
 regulatory networks, developmental control, and molecular biology
 generally. Emphasis is placed on the validation of methods using real
 data
 sets, on practical applications in the biological sciences, and on
 development of novel computational techniques.
 The five-day conference is going to be held in the Stadthalle Heidelberg
 in
 the center of the picturesque town of Heidelberg in Germany. Heidelberg
 is
 one of the scientific centers of Molecular Biology in Germany. In
 addition
 to its renown University and two Max-Planck Institutes, the European
 Molecular Biology Laboratory and the German National Cancer Research
 Center
 are located there as well as many pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
 The
 region receives special funding as one of three BioRegio regions in
 Germany. Heidelberg can be reached conveniently by train or shuttle from
 Frankfurt airport.
 The conference precedes a total solar eclipse which will happen just
 south
 of Heidelberg on August 11, 1999. Total solar eclipses are extremely
 rare
 astronomical events, happening only every few hundred years over a given
 point on earth. The next total solar eclipse in central Europe is going
 to
 happen in the year 2081; over North America the next total solar eclipse
 is
 in the year 2017.
 The conference will feature original, refereed papers, software
 demonstrations, posters and introductory tutorials. There will also be
 an
 exhibition of hardware and software vendors. Papers will be published by
 the AAAI in an archival proceedings and are indexed in the Medline
 database, and will be provided to participants as a bound volume at the
 conference.
 The previous ISMB meetings were:
   1993: National Library of Medicine, USA
   1994: Stanford University, USA
   1995: Cambridge University, UK
   1996: Washington University, USA
   1997: Halkidiki, Greece
   1998: Montreal, Canada
 Keynote speakers
     Manfred Eigen, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry,
                    Goettingen Germany
                    (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1967)
     Amos Bairoch, University of Geneva, Switzerland
     Richard Karp, University of Washington, Seattle WA
     Anthony Kerlavage, Celera Genomics Corporation, Rockville MD
     Eugene Koonin, NCBI, Bethesda MD
     Rob Lipschutz, Affymetrix Inc., Santa Clara CA
     Matthias Mann, Odense University, Denmark
     Michael Sternberg, ICRF, London UK
 Paper format
 Papers should be  a maximum  of 12 pages, single-spaced and set in 12
 point
 type, including title, abstract, figures, tables, and bibliography. The
 first page should give keywords, postal and electronic mailing
 addresses,
 telephone, and fax numbers. See the WWW page for other conference
 details.
 Submission information
 For physical submission, please send five copies of your paper to:
        ISMB '99
        c/o Thomas Lengauer
        GMD-SCAI
        Schloss Birlinghoven
        53754 Sankt Augustin
        Germany
 Papers can also be sent electronically (postscript format only)
 to ismb99 : at : gmd.de
                     ISMB-99 Organizing Committee
   Peer Bork           EMBL Heidelberg and MDC Berlin, Germany
   Doug Brutlag        Stanford University, USA
   Janice Glasgow      Queen's University, Canada
   Thomas Lengauer     GMD Sankt Augustin, Germany
   Hans Werner Mewes   MIPS Martinsried, Germany
   Reinhard Schneider  LION bioscience AG, Heidelberg, Germany
   Ralf Zimmer         GMD Sankt Augustin, Germany
                                Key Dates
 Meeting:
   Tutorial presentations:                               Aug  6, 1999
   Paper presentations:                                Aug 7-10, 1999
 Paper Submissions
   Papers must be received by:                           Jan 31, 1999
   Replies to authors by:                                Mar 20, 1999
   Revised papers must be received by:                   Apr  9, 1999
 Open Poster Submissions
   Abstracts must be received by:                        May 15, 1999
 Tutorial Proposals
   Short (1-para) proposals must be received by:         Jan 10, 1999
   Full (3pp) proposals must be received by:             Feb  5, 1998
   Replies to proposers by:                              Mar 26, 1998
   Draft handouts must be received by:                   Apr 25, 1998
   Final handouts must be received by:                   Jun 20, 1998
   Tutorials presented:                                  Aug  6, 1998
 ISMB-99 Contact address:  ismb99 : at : gmd.de