PSB '99

Cochairs: Janice Glasgow, Queen's University and Raymond Ng, University of British Columbia

This announcement solicits papers for a special track to be held as part of the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB-99). The track will focus on the automated process of discovery of novel and useful patterns or motifs in molecular databases. A primary objective of the session will be on the mining of sequence and structure databases in order to gain an increased understanding of the underlying relationships among sequence, structure and function.

Papers should describe the underlining computational techniques that were performed. Preference will be given to papers that apply and evaluate novel data mining techniques to real molecular databases. Of particular interest are applications in areas such as protein structure prediction and drug design. As well, papers that discuss the advantages/limitations of alternative computational methods to the mining of molecular data will be considered.


Full paper submission is required for oral presentation. Each full paper will be reviewed by at least three independent referees. Manuscripts must adhere to the guidelines set forth on the PSB web page ( Full papers must not have been previously presented or published, or currently be submitted to another conference or journal. Authors who do not wish to submit a full paper are welcome to submit an abstract as outlined on the PSB web page.

Physical submissions should be sent to:

c/o Section on Medical Informatics
Stanford University Medical School, MSOB X215
Stanford, CA 94305-5479 USA

Electronic submission of papers is welcome. Format requirements for such submissions will be available on the psb web page or from Dr. Russ Altman ( Electronic papers and abstracts should be submitted directly to Dr. Altman.


For more information contact: Janice Glasgow ( or Raymond Ng (

Janice Glasgow
Thu Apr 2 14:11:37 EST 1998

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