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[PVS] RECOMB-CG 6th Annual RECOMB Satellite Meeting on Comparative Genomics



Dear Colleague,

It is our pleasure to announce the Sixth Annual RECOMB Satellite Meeting on Comparative Genomics and issue this call for submissions. We are looking forward to another great meeting, this year in Paris, France. We have an exciting group of confirmed keynote speakers, and anticipate a vibrant series of "late breaking talks" selected from the paper and poster submissions. Please consider submitting your own work for papers, posters, and talks. Submission details can be found below and on the conference website: http://igm.univ-mlv.fr/RCG08

Best Regards,

 Craig Nelson & Stephane Vialette (PC Co-chairs)
 Jens Lagergren, Aoife McLysaght, & David Sankoff (Steering Committee)

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RECOMB-CG, 2008
         October 13-15, 2008
         Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
         http://igm.univ-mlv.fr/RCG08

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
         Olga Troyanskaya (Princeton University)
         Aviv Regev (Broad Institute)
         Trisha Wittkop (University of Michigan)
         Chris Ponting (University of Oxford)
         Laurent Duret (Université Claude Bernard)

KEY DATES
Paper submission deadline
         June 18, 2008
Notification of paper acceptance
         July 14, 2008
Final manuscript due
         July 24, 2008
Poster submission deadline
         September 22, 2008
Workshop
         October 13-15, 2008

CALL FOR PAPERS

Papers should be submitted via the EasyChair system. Submissions must be received in electronic form by 11:59pm (Paris local time), June 16th, 2008.

Submissions should be no longer than 12 single-spaced A4 pages with 1.25-inch margins all around, everything included (title, authors, addresses, abstract, references, figures, tables), in at least a 10-point font. An optional short appendix may contain details or additional data to be consulted at the discretion of the program committee. Note that authors of accepted papers will have to reformat them for the proceedings using the Springer LNCS style, which has even wider margins. It may save the authors' some work if this format is used from the outset. The submission must include the corresponding author's email address. Papers submitted for review should represent original, previously unpublished work. At the time the paper is submitted to the conference, and for the entire review period, the paper should not be under review by any other conference or scientific journal.

Note that accepted papers will be considered as preliminary work, and may be submitted to a journal publication after notification of acceptance.

Successful submissions will be invited for a 20-minute presentation, and the paper will be printed in the conference proceedings, which will be published by Springer in the "Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics" series. Address any questions to the program committee chairs: Craig E. Nelson (Craig.Nelson@xxxxxxxxx) Stephane Vialette (vialette@xxxxxxxxxxx)

THEME AND SCOPE

Rapid DNA sequencing technologies have fueled an explosion in genome level data. RECOMB-CG is devoted to the development and utilization of computational methods for the comparative exploration of genome structure, function, and evolution. Both theoretical and applied contributions are welcome, and papers that combine new techniques with new knowledge derived from their application are highly encouraged. Submissions should include genome wide analyses informed by comparative data. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Algorithms for comparative genomics
Genome rearrangements
Ancestral genome reconstruction
Multiple genome alignment
Genome sequence comparison
Modeling genome evolution
Identification, classification, and evolution of non-coding motifs
Comparative genomics for genome annotation
Gene and genome duplication
Evolution of gene families
Identification of highly conserved and rapidly evolving sequences
Gene tree reconciliation
Comparative genomics and epigenetics
Comparative genomics and proteomics
Comparative genomics and gene expression
Comparative genomics and adaptation


CONFERENCE CHAIRS


Craig E. Nelson (Molecular & Cell Biology - Univ. of Connecticut, USA)
Stephane Vialette (IGM - Univ. Paris-Est, France)


STEERING COMMITTEE


Jens Lagergren (Stockholm Bioinformatics Centre and CSC, KTH, Sweden)
Aoife McLysaght (University of Dublin, Ireland)
David Sankoff (University of Ottawa, Canada)


PROGRAM COMMITTEE


Lars Arvestad (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Veronique Barriel (Museum national d'histoire naturelle, France)
Anne Bergeron (Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada)
Guillaume Blin (Universite Paris-Est, France)
Guillaume Bourque (Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore)
Jeremy Buhler (Washington University in Saint Louis, USA)
Pierre Capy (Universite Paris-Sud, France)
Cedric Chauve (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Avril Coghlan (Sanger Institute, UK)
Miklos Csuros (Universite de Montreal, Canada)
Aaron Darling (University of Queensland, Australia)
Bernard Dujon (Institut Pasteur, France)
Dannie Durand (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Nadia El-Mabrouk (Universite de Montreal, Canada)
Niklas Eriksen (Goteborg University, Sweden)
Guillaume Fertin (Universite de Nantes, France)
Olivier Gascuel (Universite de Montpellier II, France)
Henri Grosjean (Universite Paris-Sud, France)
Matthew Hahn (Indiana University, USA)
Tao Jiang (University of California - Riverside, USA)
Jens Lagergren (Stockholm Bioinformatics Centre and CSC, KTH, Sweden)
Emmanuelle Lerat (Universite Claude Bernard, France)
Aoife McLysaght (University of Dublin, Ireland)
Bernard Moret (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Craig Nelson (Co-Chair, University of Connecticut, USA)
Rasmus Nielsen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Michal Ozery-Flato (University of Tel-Aviv, Israel)
Pierre Pontarotti (Universite de Provence, France)
Eduardo Rocha (Universite Paris 6 et Institut Pasteur, France)
Hugues Roest-Crollius (Ecole Normale Superieure, France)
Antonis Rokas (Vanderbilt University, USA)
Marie-France Sagot (INRIA Rhône-Alpes, France)
David Sankoff (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Cathal Seoighe (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Jens Stoye (Bielefeld University, Germany)
Chuan-Yi Tang (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
Eric Tannier (INRIA Rhône-Alpes, France)
Glenn Tesler (University of California - San Diego, USA)
Stephane Vialette (Co-Chair, Universite Paris-Est, France)
Louxin Zhang (National University of Singapore, Singapore)


LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE


Severine Berard (Univiversite de Montpellier II, France)
Guillaume Blin (Univiversite Paris-Est, France)
Maxime Crochemore (Univiversite Paris-Est, France)
Hugues Roest Crollius (Ecole Normale Superieure, France)
Guillaume Fertin (Univiversite de Nantes, France)
Eric Tannier (INRIA Rhône-Alpes, France)
Jean-Stephane Varre (INRIA Futurs - Univiversite de Lille, France)
Stephane Vialette (Universite Paris-Est, France)


REGISTRATION


Registration will be available on the conference website.


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