Workshop on Computational Molecular Biology (WCMB 2009)

Challenges with Growing Biological Data

International School of Information Management (ISiM)

University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka, India

(Co-located with COMAD 2009)

December 9, 2009

Starting from developing high yield crops to expressing disease resistant genes in species require tremendous amount of data processing -- that includes gene and protein data, nucleotide sequences, and biomedical literature. These kinds of data are either local to the organization or available in the Web and are doubling every 18 months. To extract new meaning out of this data, one has to process more and more data to extract knowledge out of it. This kind of processing not only requires supercomputers but also superdatabases distributed over the Web. This has opened doors for innovation in Lifesciences, and all layers of computing -- the infrastructure, middleware, database and applications. This Workshop on Computational Molecular Biology (WCMB) will bring together researchers from various disciplines to exchange ideas to address some of these challenges and probable solutions. The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum where people from Lifesciences and Computing come together to exchange ideas and discuss different approaches and find solutions to solve the next generation data analysis problem.

Workshop Format

There will be presentation of original research work. This is based on submissions of papers addressing the use of computers, databases, and data networks in all domains of Lifesciences and Bioinformatics. There will also be few invited speakers from industry and research who will set the stage by presenting recent and future advancements in Bioinformatics and Computational Molecular Biology.

Call for Papers

We would like to invite papers which deal with Bioinformatics data sets, Computer science, and Mathematical modeling. Computation papers should contain a concise description of the biological problem being solved, and Lifesciences papers should show how computation or analysis improves the results. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Biological Data Mining
  • Knowledge Discovering techniques and Data Mining
  • High Performance Bio-computing
  • Biological Databases & Data Integration
  • Web-mining of Biological data
  • Computational Systems Biology
  • Biological Data Visualization
  • Molecular sequence analysis
  • Algorithms in Assembly of shotgun sequences
  • Application of Information Theory in Lifesciences
  • Bio Statistics and its application in biology
  • Comparison and alignment methods
  • Recognition of genes and regulatory elements
  • Proteomics, Protein structure, Computational proteomics
  • Gene networks, Computational genetics
  • Gene expression and gene regulatory networks
  • Structural and functional genomics
  • Synthetic Biological Systems
  • Combinatorial libraries, Pathways, and Networks
  • Securing life -- Eliminating toxic effects of drugs
  • Text Mining, Information Extraction, and Language Processing
  • Biomedical Intelligence and Data Warehousing
  • Biomedical Databases & Information Systems
  • Multimedia Biomedical Databases and Biomedical Knowledge Discovery
  • Genomic entropy

    Paper Submission Instructions

    Both, submissions for refereeing and final copy for the proceedings, must be laid out according to the Camera Ready Copy format described below. It is the author's responsibility to make the paper readable, relevant and interesting before submission for consideration by referees. This includes legibility of diagrams and quality of English.

    A paper cannot be longer than 7 pages.

    All submissions must be in PDF format.

    Camera Ready Copy Format

    To help you easily format your submissions, this ZIP archive provides the following files:

  • wcmb-comad09.cls -- Document class file for Latex users
  • sample.bib -- Sample bibtex file for Latex users
  • wcmbFormat.tex -- Sample Latex file
  • wcmbFormat.doc -- For Microsoft Word users
  • wcmbFormat.pdf -- Sample PDF file

    Submission

    All submissions should be emailed to Dr. Asoke K Talukder.

    Important dates

  • Last date for Paper Submission: 26 October 2009
  • Notification of Acceptance: 8 November 2009
  • Camera Ready Paper submission: 13 November 2009

    Proceedings

    The proceedings of the workshop will be published online.

    Organization

    Workshop Chairs

  • Dr. Nitaipada Bhattacharya, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India
  • Dr. Asoke K Talukder, NIT Warangal, Warangal, India

    Organizing Chairs

  • Prahalad H.A, Geschickten Solutions, Bangalore, India
  • Praveen Gupta, Premas Biotech, New Delhi, India

    Technical Committee

  • Dr. Ambuj Mahanti, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India
  • Dr. Sailaja Deshmukh, Pune University, India
  • Dr. Abhijit Mitra, IIIT, Hyderabad, India
  • Dr. Sridhar Sivasubbu, IGIB, Delhi, India
  • Dr. Indira Ghosh, School of Informatics Technology, JNU, New Delhi, India
  • Dr. Rajat Kumar De, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
  • Dr. Subhashish Mukherjee, Calcutta University, India
  • Dr. Lakshminarayan Choudur, HP Intelligent Information Management Lab, USA
  • Dr. Nuno M Garcia, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Portugal
  • Dr. Srinath Srinivasa, IIIT, Bangalore, India
  • Dr. A. S. Moghe, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, India