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[PVS] [ACM-BCB 2012] ACM-BCB 2012 Last Call for Workshops(Deadline: March 1, 2012)



ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedicine 2012:
Call for Workshop Proposals

Deadline: March 1, 2012

Conference Dates: October 7-10  2012
Conference Venue: Embassy Suites, Downtown Orlando, FL

Conference Website: http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/ACM-BCB2012/

ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedicine (ACM BCB) is the main flagship conference of the ACM SIG Bioinformatics. ACM BCB 2012 is in its third year, building upon the success of ACM BCB 2010 in Niagara Falls and ACM BCB 2011 in Chicago. Each of the conference had about 200 attendees. ACM BCB 2012 will be held in Orlando from October 7-10, 2012.

The ACM-BCB-2012 organizing committee invites proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference. The purpose of a workshop is to provide participants with the opportunity to present and discuss novel research ideas on active and emerging topics in bioinformatics and computational biology. A workshop should also support the interaction and feedback among topic specialists from academia, industry and government.

Workshops that focus on a challenge problem, e.g., flexible docking, computational drug design, or emerging topics e.g., computational immunology and vaccinology, analysis of protein-RNA interactions, multi-scale modeling, are especially welcome.  Please note that the conference does not have funding for invitation of workshop speakers. All workshop attendees are expected to register for the conference. Student participants in the workshops can apply for a limited number of student travel fellowships from the conference on a competitive basis.

The workshops organizers must be prepared to create a workshop web page to be linked to the main conference web page, announce the workshop and call for papers, gather submissions, conduct the review process and decide the final workshop program. They must also prepare an informal workshop proceedings to be distributed with the registration materials at the conference or published on the web. They may choose to form organizing or program committees for assistance in these tasks. The logistics of the workshops will be coordinated with help from the ACM BCB-2012 organizers.

Workshop Proposals should be no more than 3 pages in length and must include the following:
      Description of the workshop abstract, objectives, goals, relevance, and expected outcome
      Description of workshop topic and the associated research issues
      Description of the target audience
      Past workshops and other related recent workshops
      Preferred duration of the workshop (full day or half day)
      Contact information (address, email, and phone) for all organizers
      A designated contact person

The organizers may include 2 additional pages to provide the following additional information:
      One or more potential invited speakers
      A list of potential authors
      A list of potential attendees
Proposals should be submitted by February March 1, 2012 by email (with subject “ACM-BCB Workshop Proposal” to Vasant Honavar (honavar@cs.iastate.edu), Proposers will be notified by March 15, 2012.

Organizing Committee:

General Chair
Sanjay Ranka, University of Florida

Program Co-chairs
Tamer Kahveci, University of Florida
Mona Singh, Princeton University

Workshop Chair
Vasant Honavar, Iowa State University

Publicity Chair
Mehmet Koyuturk, Case Western Reserve University

Steering Committee
Aidong Zhang, State University of New York at Buffalo, Chair

Registration Chair
Preetam Ghosh, VCU

Proceedings Chair
Jing Gao, SUNY Buffalo