[BiO BB] 1st CFP for APBC2006, Taipei, Taiwan

Phoebe Chen phoebe.chen at deakin.edu.au
Wed May 4 00:57:07 EDT 2005

The Fourth Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference
Taipei, Taiwan 13-16 February 2006
The Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference series is an annual forum for 
exploring research, development, and applications in bioinformatics. The 
4th Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference, APBC2006, will be held in 
Taipei, Taiwan.
High-throughput sequencing and functional genomics technologies have given 
us a human genome sequence and have enabled large-scale genotyping and gene 
expression profiling of human populations. Databases containing large 
numbers of sequences, polymorphisms, and gene expression profiles of normal 
and diseased tissues in different clinical states are rapidly being 
generated for human and model organisms. Bioinformatics is thus rapidly 
growing in importance in the understanding of the interplay between genes 
and proteins, in the analysis the genetic variability of species, etc. The 
aim of this conference is to bring together researchers, professionals, and 
industrial practitioners for interaction and exchange of knowledge and 
ideas. We invite submissions that address conceptual and practical issues 
of bioinformatics.

Topics of Interest
Papers are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics:
• Novel Methods and Applications in Bioinformatics
• Data Mining & Statistical Modeling of Biological Data
• Computational Analysis of Biological Data
• Modeling and Simulation of Biological Processes
• Visualization of Biological Processes and Data
• Management, Migration, and Integration of Biological Databases
• Access, Indexing, and Search in Biological Databases
• Pathways and Systems Biology
• Structural Bioinformatics
• Statistical Genetics and Genomics
• Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Biology

Full Paper Submission Deadline Jul 15, 2005
Notification of Paper Acceptance Aug 20, 2005
Tutorial proposals Aug 25, 2005
Camera Ready Papers Due Sep 10, 2005
Author Registration Sep 10, 2005
Poster & demo proposals Sep 20 2005
Conference Feb 13 2006 ~ Feb 16 2006

Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen (Deakin University)
Wen-Hsiung Li (The University of Chicago)
Limsoon Wong (Institute for Infocomm Research)

Tao Jiang, University of California ­ Riverside
Ueng-Cheng Yang, National Yang-Ming University

Tatsuya Akutsu (Kyoto University)
Vineet Bafna (University of California ­ San Diego)
Paola Bonnizoni (Universita' degli Studi di Milano)
David Bryant (McGill University/Niversity of Auckland)
Kun-Mao Chao (National Taiwan University)
Francis Chin (Hong-Kong University)
Ross Coppel (Monash University)
Michael Cummings (University of Maryland)
Bhaskar DasGupta (University of Illinois ­ Chicago)
Nadia El-Mabrouk (University of Montreal)
Janice Glasgow (Queens University)
Sridhar Hannenhalli (University of Pennsylvania)
Wen-Lian Hsu (Academia Sinica)
Haiyan Huang (University of California ­ Berkeley)
Ming-Jing Hwang (Academia Sinica)
John Kececioglu (University of Arizona)
Chris Langmead (Carnegie Mellon University)
Sang-Yup Lee (Korea Adv. Institute of Sci. & Technology)
Jinyan Li (Institute for Infocomm Research)
Jing Li (Case Western Reserve University)
Guohui Lin (University of Alberta)
Stefano Lonardi (University of California ­ Riverside)
Horng-Shing Lu (National Chao-Tung University)
Bin Ma (University of Western Ontario)
Shinichi Morishita (University of Tokyo)
Laxmi Parida ( IBM, T.J. Watson Research Center)
Kunsoo Park (Seoul National University)
Christian Pedersen (University of Aarhus)
Alexander Schliep (Max Planck Institute for Mol. Genetics)
Shoba Ranganathan (Macquarie University)
Christian Schoenbach (RIKEN)
Larry Ruzzo (University of Washington)
Lusheng Wang (City University of Hong-Kong)
Wei Wang (University of North Carolina ­ Chapel Hill)
Eric Xing (Carnegie Mellon University)
Michael Zhang (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Yang Zhong (Fudan University)
Xianghong Zhou (University of Southern California)
Jorng-Tzong Horng (National Central University)
Cheng-Yan Kao (National Taiwan University)

APBC2006 invites high-quality original papers on any topic related to 
Bioinformatics. Papers should be no more than 10 pages in length conforming 
to the formatting instructions for the series Advances in Bioinformatics & 
Computational Biology (instructions available at the APBC2006 website). 
Each paper will be fully refereed by an international program committee. 
Papers will be judged on originality, significance, correctness, and 
clarity. Authors should submit one copy of a PDF or PS file to APBC2006 
Paper Submission Website. The full paper must be submitted by 15 July 2005. 
The proceedings will be published as a volume in the series Advances in 
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology by Imperial College Press. Expanded 
version of the best papers will be invited for publication in the Journal 
of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. To publish the paper in the 
conference, one of the authors needs to register for and present at the 
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