Call for Papers

Molecules to Maps:
Tools for Visualization and Interaction

Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
Sheraton Orchid Mauna Lani, Big Island, Hawaii
January 4-9, 1999

Session Co-chairs:

Data continues to flood in from the large-scale sequencing projects as well as from such methods as X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, electron microscopy and scanning probe microscopy. The vast volume of sequence, structural, and functional data, the wide variety of analyses and annotations to be performed, and the variety of organisms and projects represented in this deluge of information combine to present the bioinformatics community with unprecedented challenges.

This session deals with one particular challenge of enormous importance to the molecular biology and structural biology communities: tools and techniques to assist scientists in evaluating, absorbing, navigating, and correlating this sea of information, through visualization and user interaction. We are seeking novel contributions from groups working in a wide range of computational biology and bioinformatics areas, including:

During the conference, we expect both low- and high-end workstations will be available for live demonstrations in front of the audience. In addition, the demo room will be equipped with systems to load software for interactive discussion during the poster sessions and open free time.

The ultimate goal of this session is to provide a forum for presentation of recent results and discussion among tool developers, researchers, and practitioners in visualization, user interaction, computational biology, and bioinformatics.


PSB-99 will publish peer-reviewed full papers in an archival proceedings that will be indexed by Medline and Indicus Medicus. Each accepted paper will be allocated 12 single-spaced pages in the proceedings volume. Manuscripts adhering to the guidelines set forth on the the PSB web pages will be accepted. To be eligible for review and publication in the PSB Proceedings, each full paper must be accompanied by a cover letter stating that the manuscript contains original unpublished results not currently under consideration elsewhere and that all co-authors concur with its content. Once accepted to the conference, a paper may be submitted for journal publication. Each manuscript will be refereed by at least three reviewers.
Due dates Requirements
July 13, 1998 Five copies of manuscript due (see address below)
August 22, 1998 Notification of accepted papers
September 22, 1998 Accepted camera ready manuscripts due

Five copies of all full papers must be submitted to:

c/o Russ B. Altman
Section on Medical Informatics
Stanford University Medical School, MSOB X-215
Stanford, CA 94305-5479

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