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Thursday, February 9, 2012

[BIBM 2012] Call for Workshop Proposals

The Program Committees of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (IEEE BIBM 2012) invite proposals for Workshops. Workshops selected will hold a central position within the larger Conference, which will bring together top academic and industrial researchers from all over the world to exchange cutting edge research ideas in bioinformatics and biomedicine. Within these fields, workshops at BIBM form crucial focal points for emerging communities and forums for the examination of new results.

In addition to bringing people together, papers submitted to BIBM 2012 workshops, and selected by workshop program committees, will be included in the Workshop Proceedings. This mechanism enables research communities to publish their new findings in a focused context and to jointly publicize their results to the wider community.

Workshop organizers will be responsible for advertising the workshop, forming program committees, reviewing and selecting workshop papers, and guaranteeing a high quality worthy of the prestige and breadth of the Conference. Other workshop activities can include poster sessions and inviting keynote speakers. Papers accepted for the Workshop Proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and made available at the Conference.

The workshop organizers will also have the discretion of editing selected papers (after their expansion and revision) into books or special journal issues. Workshops should cover at least a single session (6 regular papers). The workshop organizers should ensure registration and presence of authors of accepted papers.

Workshop Topics:

Each workshop subject will focus on new research challenges and initiatives in Bioinformatics and Biomedicine. The workshops should provide an informal and vibrant forum for researchers and industry practitioners to share their research results and practical development experiences in these two fields. Workshop topics may be narrow, e.g., "reverse-engineering" of gene regulatory networks from experimental data, computational approaches to drug discovery, mathematical modeling of signaling pathways, analysis of the next-generation sequencing data, oscillations and synchronization of biological rhythms; or broad, e.g., computational proteomics, in-silico diagnosis and prognosis, data mining and machine learning algorithms for biomedical applications, application of network research to biology etc. Prospective workshop organizers are encouraged to contact workshop chairs for feedback.

Important Dates

April 20, 2012: Workshop proposal submission due: A workshop proposal is sent by e-mail to any of the Workshop Chairs

April 31, 2012: Notification to workshop proposers

May 30, 2012: Each workshop organizer sends out Call for Workshops Papers

For further information on preparing and submitting a workshop proposal, please visit the following website or contact the Workshop Chairs.


Workshop Chairs:

Prof. Brian Y. Chen
Lehigh University
chen (at) lehigh.edu

Prof. Kun Huang
The Ohio State University Medical Center
kun.huang (at) osumc.edu

Prof. Bernard Offmann,
Université de La Réunion France,
bernard.offmann (at) univ-reunion.fr
URL: http://www.ischool.drexel.edu/ieeebibm/bibm12

Contact Person: Brian Y. Chen (____see_email_in_workshop_information_above_____@a.com)