Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing '98
The Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB '98) is an international, multidisciplinary
conference for the presentation and discussion of current research in the
theory and application of computational methods in problems of biological
significance. Papers and presentations are rigorously peer reviewed and
are published in an archival proceedings volume. PSB '98 was held January
4-9, 1998, in Hawaii, at the Ritz
Carlton Kapalua on Maui. The
the PSB '98
Electronic Proceedings and
PSB '98 Attendee List are available. In addition,
information regarding oral speaker and poster information,
and acknowledgements is also available.
PSB '98 is proud to announce that Professor
Gregory Petsko, will deliver the 1998 PSB Keynote Address, entitled
Structural Biology and Biocomputing: A Marriage Made in Heaven or in
the Other Place?.
Papers, Abstracts and Demonstrations
PSB consists of oral presentations of peer reviewed papers, open poster
and demonstration sessions, formal discussion sessions, and lots of time
for informal interactions. A complete list
of accepted full papers for PSB '98 is now available. Each of the ten
topical sessions will organize a formal disucssion; to inquire about
participating in these sessions, contact the chairs directly.
Poster presenters will be provided with an easel and a poster board at
least 32" x 40" (80x100cm). For computer demonstrations, equipment and
schedules must be planned with the PSB
Conference Coordinator. We strongly suggest that authors of
demonstrations also prepare a standard poster in case of hardware problems
and for display outside of the scheduled demonstration time.
The conference takes place during Hawaii's peak travel season. Please make
your hotel reservations
as soon as possible.
The following is a TENTATIVE schedule which may be useful as
you make your flight plans:
PSB has arranged for discounts on air travel. Attendees should book through
United Airlines at 1-800-521-4041 using the meeting code 513SI. The discount
of 5% to 10% off the best published fares is good for domestic travel only;
unfortunately, here is no international travel discount being offered by
United Airlines this year. PSB has also arranged for discounts on car rental
with Alamo. Attendees should book through Alamo at 1-800-732-3232 using
rate code GR and ID 514469.
Registration begins: Sunday, January 4, 1998 at 1:00pm.
Opening session: Sunday, January 4, at 7:00pm.
Conference ends: Friday, January 9, 1998, around noon.
We recognize that a trip to a Hawaiian resort at the holiday season
can be expensive, but there are many ways to reduce the costs of the conference.
We have prepared a guide
to PSB on the cheap which may help you trim your expenses as you plan
PSB has received grants from DoE and NSF to support travel to PSB '98,
and we are supporting the travel of many conference participants. All of
the travel money has been awared at this point. Remember to apply early
PSB gratefully acknowledges the support of its sponsors, including the
US Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, Zymogenetics,
Upjohn-Pharmacia, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Digital Equipment Corporation, and
Silicon Graphics, Inc. Other sponsorships are
If you or your organization would like to be a sponsor of PSB,
please contact Keith Dunker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PSB Organizing Committee
A. Keith Dunker, Washington State University
Lawrence Hunter, National Library of Medicine
Teri E. Klein, University
of California, San Francisco
Previous PSB Meetings
Information about previous PSB meetings, including the full electronic
proceedings, is available. See
For more information:
PSB Conference Coordinator
UCSF Computer Graphics Laboratory
513 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, California 94143-0446
fax: (415) 476-0688
tel: (415) 476-5128
January 20, 1998.