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Friday, May 2, 2014

CFP for Computational Structural Bioinformatics (CSBW 2014)

This year, the Computational Structural Bioinformatics Workshop will be held in conjunction with ACM-BCB 2014. 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 15-20 minutes to provide an oral summary of their work, with time for questions. Please refer to the website below for details on 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 2014.

Workshop webpage: http://www.cs.odu.edu/~lchen/CSBW.htm
ACM-BCB webpage: http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/ACM-BCB2014/

Important dates:
July 17, 2014: Paper submission deadline
July 31, 2014: Notification of paper acceptance
August 7, 2013: Camera-ready paper submission deadline
September 20-23, 2014: workshop/ACM-BCB conference

Submitted manuscripts should not exceed 10 pages in ACM template on 8.5 x 11 inch paper (see ACM template). All the manuscripts should be submitted at:  https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=csbw2014

All accepted papers will appear in proceedings published by ACM  digital libraries. Selected papers may be offered to submit an extended version to a special journal issue, subject to final  agreement currently explored with the Amino Acids journal (IF 3.914). 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

Steering Committee:
Roland L. Dunbrack, Jr., Fox Chase Cancer Center, Institute for Cancer
Vasant Honavar, Dept. of Computer Science, Iowa State University
Robert Jernigan, Iowa State University
Lydia Kavraki, Dept. of Computer Science, Rice University
Anna Panchenko (NIH/NLM/NCBI)
Desh Ranjan, Dept. of Computer Science, Old Dominion University
Zhijun Wu, Iowa State University
Yaoqi Zhou, School of Informatics, Indiana University -- Purdue
University Indianapolis
Ruth Nussinov, Computational Structural Biology Group, National Cancer Institute, Frederick MD.

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

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

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

Contact Person: Amarda Shehu  (amarda@gmu.edu)