Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro COPPE
Instituto Alberto Luiz Coimbra de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa de Engenharia
Instituto de Matemática
Data: Monday, February 01, 2010 At 08:00
Duração: Todo dia
OR in Bioinformatics: Call for Papers and Invited Sessions Proposals-------------------------------
ALIO-INFORMS 2010 Joint International Meeting
Buenos Aires June 6-9, 2010
Six years ago we were celebrating the 50th anniversary of discovering the double helical structure of the DNA, and the completion of the Human Genome Project. Both events brought a revolution in the understanding of many important biological processes at the molecular level and opened new challenges and avenues for a new kind of research. In this context we have to face the challenge of utilizing the huge amount of genome, proteome and reactome data to develop new methods and tools that can help us manage, analyze and understand the relevant information that is hidden within them. Many of the emerging these BIOINFORMATICS challenges can be modeled as problems in graphs, linear and nonlinear programs, stochastic processes, combinatorics, simulation, network optimization, among others.
For these problems the operations research community has accumulated a huge number of methods and techniques that can be applied to deal with them. These procedures include, among many others, exact and approximation algorithms along with heuristics and meta-heuristics.
We are witnessing a paradigm shift in BIOINFORMATICS from a multidisciplinary to a transdisciplinary research, which gives to the OR methods a new perspective of relevance. The aim of this meeting is two fold. First, to present the latest advances of OR algorithms for Bioinformatics and to provide a forum for the discussion of new models for biological problems that may find their solution in operation research based methods. Second, to present to the BIOINFORMATCIS community recent OR developments that can be exploited to solve well known and new bioinformatics problems.
We are inviting researchers to chair especial sessions dealing with the application of OR methods or techniques or with the modeling of biological problems in the following fields:
Molecular dynamics and simulation;
Molecular sequence classification, alignment and assembly;
Gene pattern discovery and identification;
Gene expression analysis;
Genetic network modeling and inference;
RNA and DNA structure and sequencing;
Biological data mining and knowledge discovery;
Biological databases and information retrieval;
Sequence analysis and alignment;
Protein folding and fold recognition;
Metabolic modeling and pathways;
Macromolecular structure prediction;
Structural and functional genomics;
Amino acid sequencing;
The sessions will consist of three to four papers, an abstract of no more than 500 characters is required.
If you would like to propose a session or to participate with a paper,please let us know your intention assoon as possible. Please note that the final deadline for implementing the required procedure is the first of February 2010.
Carlos Brizuela (firstname.lastname@example.org)