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Monday, May 20, 2013

CFP: 2013 Computational Structural Bioinformatics Workshop (CSBW)

The 2013 Computational Structural Bioinformatics Workshop will be held in conjunction with ACM-BCB. The rapid accumulation of macromolecular structures presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities in the analysis, comparison, modeling, and prediction of macromolecular structures and interactions. This workshop aims to bring together researchers with expertise in bioinformatics, computational biology, structural biology, data mining, optimization and high performance computing to discuss new results, techniques, and research problems in computational structural bioinformatics.

CSBW invites high quality original papers and posters on developments in computational problems relating to molecular structure. Authors of accepted papers will be provided approximately 20 minutes to provide an oral summary of their work, with time for questions. Please refer to website above for details about format and submission. At least one author of an accepted paper is required to register for the workshop to present the paper. Registration to CSBW is complementary with registration to ACM-BCB 2013.

Important dates:
June 28, 2013: Paper submission deadline
July 24, 2013: Notification of paper acceptance
August 1, 2013: Camera-ready paper submission deadline
September 5, 2013: Poster abstract submission deadline
September 22-25, 2013: workshop/ACM-BCB conference

The CSBW Co-Chairs are also very pleased to announce that Lenore Cowen, of the Department of Computer Science at Tufts University, will present the Keynote Lecture at our workshop.

Submitted manuscripts should not exceed 10 pages in ACM template on 8.5 x 11 inch paper (see ACM templates). All the manuscripts should be submitted at http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/ACM-BCB2013/submission.html. All accepted papers will be published in proceedings published by ACM digital libraries. Journals used in previous years included the International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics (2007), BMC Structural Biology (2009, 2012) and the Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (2011).

CSBW also seeks poster abstracts on developments or significant works in progress towards computational problems relating to molecular structure. Posters sessions will expand scientific dialogue at the workshop and train students in scientific communication. Authors of accepted posters will have unhurried opportunities to communicate their results in poster sessions taking place during the day.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- Structure representations
- Structure prediction and refinement
- Structure comparison and alignment
- Molecular interaction, docking, and simulation
- Coarse-grained modeling
- Mining structural data
- Structural genomics
- Applications of high performance computing to structural problems
- Applications of graph theory and optimization to structural problems
- Structure-based drug design
- Biomolecular graphics

Workshop Chairs:
Jing He, Department of Computer Science, Old Dominion University
Amarda Shehu, Department of Computer Science, George Mason University
Nurit Haspel, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Brian Chen, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Lehigh University

Contact: For questions regarding the workshop, please email jhe@cs.odu.edu

URL: http://www.cs.odu.edu/~lchen/CSBW.htm

Contact Person: Brian Chen (chen[removethis]@lehigh.edu)