[BiO BB] Call for Papers CMSB06

Fri Feb 17 04:22:14 EST 2006

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18 and 19 October 2006

The Microsoft Research - University of Trento

Centre for Computational and Systems Biology




The CMSB (Computational Methods in Systems Biology) conference series was
established in 2003 to help catalyze the convergence of modellers,
physicists, mathematicians, and theoretical computer scientists from fields
such as language design, concurrency theory, program verification, and
molecular biologists, physicians, neuroscientists interested in a
systems-level understanding of cellular physiology and pathology.


CMSB'06 solicits original research articles (including significant
works-in-progress), surveys of current research and posters. These may cover
theoretical or applied contributions that are motivated by a biological
question and can demonstrate either actual or potential usefulness towards
answering that question. They may also cover models of computation inspired
by biological processes; the motivation may be as much computational as
biological. Particularly relevant case studies and open issues from the
biological side that demands modeling of systems are of interest as well.
The introduction of formal models should be supported by theoretical
arguments about the model and/or on the analyses that they enable, by
comparisons with other network models, and/or by examples of representation
and analysis of a biological system.


Topics of interest include:

1.  Biological systems and networks: inference, properties, modeling,
dynamics, simulation and reverse engineering

2.  Formal methods for drug discovery and design

3.  Methods to predict biological network behavior from incomplete

4.  Models including symbolic evolution and learning

5.  Models of Self-assembly

6.  Detailed case-studies on how a biological question was successfully
addressed using formal models

7.  Emergence of properties in complex biological systems

8.  Theoretical comparisons between different formal models of cellular

9.  Differential, discrete and/or stochastic modeling-language frameworks

10. Quantitative formal languages

11. Biologically-inspired extensions to concurrency theory, constraint
programming, logical methods or language equivalences

12. Computer models in nano-sciences applied to biological domains

13. Definition and study of theoretical properties of biologically-inspired
formal languages

14. Biological data bases and exchange formats for biological data and



2003 held in Trento, chaired by Corrado Priami

2004 held in Paris, co-chaired by Vincent Danos and Vincent Schachter

2005 held in Edinburgh, chaired by Gordon Plotkin.


Paper and poster submission guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original research papers or survey papers of
no more than 15 pages in .pdf format using the LNCS templates, available at
the url below


We also accept poster proposals in the form of a text-only abstract
describing the poster contents.

Papers and posters descriptions should be sent by e-mail to 

cmsb06 at msr-unitn.unitn.it.

The subject line should be CMSB Paper: (Title of Paper).

The body of the e-mail should contain the title, authors and affiliations,
an abstract, and the themes to which the paper/poster refers according to
the topics of interest list. If no theme is listed, please insert some

All submissions will be reviewed by the program committee. Accepted papers
will be included in the proceedings available at the conference. Publication
as an LNBI volume by Springer is under negotiation.


Important Dates (deadlines are strict):

Submission of papers:                    May, 10

Notification of paper acceptance: June, 10

Revised version of papers due:     June, 30

Submission of posters:                   July, 10

Notification of poster acceptance: July, 30



The conference will be held in Trento (Italy) at the premises of the newly
established Microsoft Research - University of Trento Centre for
Computational and Systems Biology. The dates are 18 - 19 October 2006.


Steering Committee

Finn Drablos, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (NO)

Monika Heiner, TU Cottbus (D)

Patrick Lincoln, Stanford Research International (US)

Satoru Miyano, University of Tokyo (JP)

Corrado Priami, University of Trento (IT)

Magali Roux-Rouquié, CNRS-UPMC (FR)

Vincent Schachter, Genoscope, Evry (FR)

Adelinde Uhrmacher, University of Rostock (D)


Program Committee

Program Committee Chair

Corrado Priami - The Microsoft Research - University of Trento Centre for

                         Computational and Systems Biology - (I)


Charles Auffray, CNRS (F)

Muffy Calder, University of Glasgow (UK)

Luca Cardelli, Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK)

Diego Di Bernardo, Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (IT)

David Harel, Weizmann Institute (Israel)

Monika Heiner, University of Cottbus (D)

Ela Hunt, University of Zürich (CH)

François Kepes, CNRS / Epigenomics Program, Evry (F)

Marta Kwiatkowska, University of Birmingham (UK)

Cosimo Laneve, University of Bologna (IT)

Eduardo Mendoza, LMU (D) and University of the Philippines-Diliman (PH)

Bud Mishra, New York University (US)

Satoru Miyano, University of Tokyo (JP)

Christos Ouzounis, European Bioinformatics Institute (UK)

Gordon Plotkin, University of Edinburgh (UK)

Alessandro Quattrone, University of Florence (IT)

Magali Roux-Rouquié, CNRS-UPMC (F)

David Searls, Senior Vice-President, Worldwide Bioinformatics -
GlaxoSmithKline (US)

Adelinde Uhrmacher, University of Rostock (D)

Alfonso Valencia, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia-CSIC (ES)


Organizing Committee

Matteo Cavaliere and Elisabetta Nones - The Microsoft Research - University
of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology (IT)

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