The paper submission deadline has passed; paper decision notification was sent on September 12, 2010. The list of accepted papers has been selected by our referees.
The sixteenth Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB), will be held January 3-7, 2011 at the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawaii. PSB will bring together top researchers from 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. PSB will provide a forum for the presentation of work in databases, algorithms, interfaces, visualization, modeling and other computational methods, as applied to biological problems, with emphasis on applications in data-rich areas of molecular biology. PSB intends to attract a balanced combination of computer scientists and biologists, presenting significant original research, demonstrating computer systems, and facilitating formal and informal discussions on topics of importance to computational biology.
To provide focus for the very broad area of biological computing, PSB is organized into a series of specific sessions. Each session will involve both formal research presentations and open discussion groups. The PSB 2011 sessions are:
Please see the PSB paper format template and instructions at http://psb.stanford.edu/psb-online/psb-submit/index.html.
The accepted file formats are: postscript (*.ps) and Adobe Acrobat (*.pdf). Attached files should be named with the last name of the first author (e.g. altman.ps or altman.pdf). Hardcopy submissions or unprocessed TEX or LATEX files or electronic submissions not submitted through the paper management system will be rejected without review.
Each paper must be accompanied by a cover letter. The cover letter should be the first page of your paper submission. The cover letter must state the following:
Submitted papers are limited to twelve (12) pages (not including the cover letter) in our publication format. Please format your paper according to instructions found at http://psb.stanford.edu/psb-online/psb-submit/. If figures can not be easily resized and placed precisely in the text, then it should be clear that with appropriate modifications, the total manuscript length would be within the page limit.
Contact Russ Altman (psb.hawaii @ gmail.com) for additional information about paper submission requirements.
Translational research aims to bridge basic life sciences and medicine by incorporating results obtained from basic science to advance clinical applications, and drive basic science based on insights gained from clinical experience. This session recognizes this challenge and focuses on computational methods that enable translational research through integration of various -omics and/or clinical datasets. The session calls for contributions describing computational models, algorithms, simulation studies, and innovative analyses of biological and/or clinical data with a substantial and innovative computational component.
The call for paper deadline has been extended to July 16 for this session only.
Contact: Gurkan Bebek
Email: gurkan at case dot edu
This session will focus on distilling current knowledge in assessing rare genetic variant functionality and their correlation with complex traits, and bring forth methodological questions in the analysis of GWAS from sequenced genome data.
The call for paper deadline has been extended to July 19 for this session only.
Contact: Francisco M. De La Vega, D.Sc.
Email: delavefm at gmail dot com
Microbes dominate life on earth, measured by biomass, habitat diversity, phylogenetic diversity, or metabolic potential. Nonetheless, microbiome studies are in their infancy. Most natural ecosystems remain uncharacterized. Many human microbiome sites are unexplored, with very few comparisons of healthy versus diseased individuals. Mechanisms for microbial adaption and ecological engineering are poorly understood. Supporting computational tools are just emerging. This session addresses these needs.
The call for paper deadline has been extended to July 18.
Contact: James Foster
Email: foster at uidaho dot edu
The purpose of this session is to focus on multi-scale techniques from molecule studies to cell or organism level. The emphasis is on: structure prediction, dynamics and sampling, mesoscale modeling, molecular assemblies, aggregation and analysis of structural interactions and structure and systems biology. This session should benefit from recent progress in multi-scale molecular modeling and bring computer science and biology communities together to enter the mesoscale era.
The call for paper deadline has been extended to July 15 for this session only.
Contact: Julie Bernauer
Email: julie.bernauer at inria.fr
This session focuses on the development of novel computational methods in all aspects of Personal Genomics including genetic and epigenetic variation discovery, genotype-phenotype associations, indexing and cataloguing both normal and disease-related variation, exome capture and resequencing, and personalized medicine. This session has a broad target audience that includes algorithm developers working on sequence analysis, genomics researchers, pharmacogeneticists, and medical geneticists. Papers presenting new methods should provide experimental or empirical evidence of the performance and practicality of the new methods.The call for paper deadline has been extended to July 18.
This PSB session was developed to have a special focus on the reverse engineering and synthesis of biomolecular systems.
This session aims to introduce novel engineering and other mathematical / computational methods within this area of focus.
The methods should be shown to have significant biological applications.
The call for paper deadline has been extended to July 18.
Contact: Gil Alterovitz
Email: psb-bnas at mit.edu