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PSB '96

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The first Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB), will be held January 3-6, 1996 at the Ritz Carlton hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii. PSB will bring together top researchers from the North America, the Asian Pacific nations, Europe and around the world to exchange research results and address open issues in all aspects of computational biology. Replacing and extending the last three years of Biotechnology Computing Tracks at the Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences, PSB will provide a forum for the presentation of work in databases, algorithms, interfaces, visualization, modelling and other computational methods, as applied to biological problems, with emphasis on applications in data-rich areas of molecular biology.


To provide focus for the very broad area of biological computing, PSB is organized into a series of tracks, minitracks and workshops. The tracks identify the focus research topics for the meeting; minitracks are opportunities for presentation of work in emerging research areas; and workshops provide forums for discussions of significant infrastructure and other issues. In addition, PSB offers two invited keynote talks, a general paper track, poster and demonstration sessions, and plenty of opportunity for informal public discussion. Below is a brief list of session titles; a more detailed description of the sessions is available:


Full papers, abstracts and demostration proposals are welcome. The deadline for receipt of submitted papers is July 27, 1995 . Submissions should be directed to the appropriate session chair. Select the most appropriate session from the list above for information about specific submission requirements. If you wish to send a submission that does not fit in any of the specific sessions, send it to the conference cochairs for consideration under the general paper track.

Registration and Schedule

An on-line conference registration form and the conference schedule are available. General registration questions can be answered by sending email to the conference coordinator at psb@intsim.com.

Transportation and Accommodations

PSB has arranged for discounts on air travel and rental cars. Attendess should book through United Airlines using the meeting code 560YD . The discount of 5% to 10% off the best published fares is good for travel between December 27, 1995 and January 12, 1996. United flies directly to the Kailua-Kona airport on the Big Island. However, if you desire inter-island flights, we recommend trying the new discount carrier Mahalo Airlines, at (808) 833-5555.

Avis and Alamo rental car companies will offer, to the attendees of PSB-1, discounts of 10% off the applicable rental rates when reservations are made in conjunction with United Airlines air reservations. If flying other than United Airlines: Alamo (1-800-328-8018) will offer a 10% discount on retail daily and weekly rates. Please request Group I.D. number 372255 and Rate Code 9G. Hertz (1-800-654-2240) will offer weekly rates of $149.99 for a compact 2-door car and $159.99 weekly rate for a compact 4-door car. Reference meeting #21094 when making your reservation.

Conference Administration

The conference co-chairs are

Dr. Teri Klein

Computer Graphics Laboratory
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94143-0446 USA
phone: +1 (415) 476-0663
fax: +1 (415) 502-1755
email: klein@cgl.ucsf.edu


Dr. Lawrence Hunter

National Library of Medicine
Bldg. 38A, MS-54
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894 USA
phone: +1 (301) 496-9300
fax: +1 (301) 496-0673
email: hunter@nlm.nih.gov

For registration and site information, contact the PSB conference coordinator:

Sharon Surles

Interactive Simulations, Inc.
5330 Carroll Canyon Road, Suite 203
San Diego, CA 92121 USA
Phone: +1 (619) 658-9782
fax: +1 (619) 658-9463
email: psb@intsim.com

Last modified: June 19, 1995
Larry Hunter, hunter@nlm.nih.gov