0702_July--2002

CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 02 Number 4
July 6, 2002

Editor: Sue Ann Campbell (sacampbell@uwaterloo.ca)

CONTENTS

1. CAIMS*SCMAI 2002 Annual Meeting

2.* CAIMS*SCMAI 2003 Annual Meeting

3.* Update on ICIAM 2003

4. Robert Moody Receives $100K Killiam Prize

5. Matiur Rahman earns Eminent Scientist Medal

6. Xingfu Zou receives Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award

7. Fields Institute Fellows announced

8. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software

9. Postdoctoral fellow/visiting research assistant professor position
in Mathematical and Computational Modelling for Brain Biomechanics
available at Waterloo

10.* Second Virtual Conference on Genomics and Bioinformatics:
September 24-26, 2002.

11.* Modelling and Simulation for Computer-Aided Medicine and Surgery:
November 15-16, 2002, France.

12.* ICONIP'02-SEAL'02-FSK'02: November 18-22, 2002, Orchid Country
Club, Singapore.

13.* 2nd International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS'02):
December 01 - 04, 2002, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

14.* Third International Conference on Systems Biology: December 13-15,
2002, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

15.* 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Mathematics and Computers in
Biology and Chemistry: December 19-21, 2002, Peurto De La Cruz,
Canary Islands, Spain

16.* Announcement of 2003 conferences organised by Wessex Institute of
Technology (WIT), UK.

17.* 2003 Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing

18. CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information

* Links to the web pages for these and other conferences can be found
by clicking on "Related Links" at the CAIMS*SCMAI home page www.caims.ca.

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From: Sue Ann Campbell <sacampbe@duchatelet.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2002 15:22:33 -0400 (EDT)

The 2002 CAIMS*SCMAI Annual Meeting was a very successful event.

Participants enjoyed talks by the excellent plenary speakers including
Nira Dyn (Tel Aviv) speaking on "Subdivision schemes in geometric modelling",
Ann Gargett (Old Dominion University) speaking on "Vertical mixing in the
ocean: cause and effects", Jerrold Marsden (Caltech) speaking on "Variational
Integrators", Hilary Ockendon (University of Oxford) speaking on "Mathematics
in thte textile industry", and Gordon Swaters (University of Alberta) speaking
on "Dynamics of abyssal ocean currents".

There was a diverse array of specialized sessions including Computational
Finance organized by Ali Lari-Lavassani, Hamiltonian Systems organized by Larry
Bates, Environmental Mathematics organized by Paul Sullivan and Philip Chatwin,
Fluid Dynamics organized by Sam Shen and T. Bryant Moodie, Mathematical Aspects
of Graphics and Visualization organized by Len Bos, and Modelling organized by
Rex Westbrook. In addition about 15 students and postdocs participated in the
Poster Session.

Thanks go to local organizers Paul Binding and Tony Ware of the
Department Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Calgary for
a job well done.

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From: Sue Ann Campbell <sacampbe@duchatelet.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2002 15:22:33 -0400 (EDT)

First Joint Meeting of CAIMS*SCMAI and SIAM

24th Annual Meeting of CAIMS*SCMAI
2003 SIAM Annual Meeting

June 16-20, 2003
Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Quebec

Organizing Committee:

Canadian Chair:
Jacques Belair, Universite de Montreal, Canada

U.S. Chair:
Ilse Ipsen, North Carolina State University

Members:
Anne Bourlioux, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Russell Caflisch, University of California, Los Angeles
Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Cornell University
Carolyn Cho, Physiome Sciences
Martin Golubitsky, University of Houston
Norden E. Huang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
William Newman, University of California, Los Angeles
George Papanicolaou, Stanford University
Robert Russell, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Sam Shen, University of Alberta, Canada

Conference Themes:

Fluid Dynamics
Environment
Mathematical Biology
Nanosciences
Quantum Computing
Numerical Methods

Details, as they become available, will be posted on the conference web site
http://www.siam.org/meetings/an03/index.htm.

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From: Sue Ann Campbell <sacampbe@duchatelet.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2002 15:22:33 -0400 (EDT)

Update on ICIAM 2003
July 7-11, 2003, Sydney Australia

The Registration Brochure is now available electronically in PDF format
on the ICIAM web site, www.iciam.org.

There is still plenty of time to submit proposals for minisymposia. For
guidelines go to www.iciam.org and click on "Minisymposia".

Submission deadlines

* 31 August 2002
- early deadline for minisymposia proposals;

* 31 Oct 2002
- normal deadline for minisymposia proposals;
- deadline for contributed talks;
(proposals received after this date will be by poster session)

* 28 Nov 2002
- notification of acceptance of abstracts.

* 31 January 2003
- deadline for minisymposium abstract submissions;
- final deadline for abstract submissions to poster sessions.

Registration categories (Regular/Student rate)
(At time of writing, AUD 1 = CAD 0.85)

* 29 Nov 2002
deadline for Early Bird registration (AUD 583/AUD 242)

* 7 March 2003
deadline for regular registration fee (AUD 715/AUD 297)
(Beware: speakers not yet registered will have their talks rejected.)

* 20 June 2003
deadline for late registration fee (AUD 825/AUD 352)
(on-site registrations will still be accepted for all delegates.)
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From: Sam Shen <shen@ualberta.ca>
Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2002 16:53:23 -0500

Robert Moody Received $100K Killiam Prize

Ottawa, 4 April 2002 - Five prominent Canadian scholars in the fields
of law, philosophy, information technology, mathematics and genetics will be
honoured with the 2002 Killam Prizes, Canada's most distinguished annual
awards for outstanding career achievement in social sciences, humanities,
engineering, natural sciences and health sciences.
The awards to Harry W. Arthurs, Ian Hacking, Nicolas D. Georganas, Robert
V. Moody and Lap-Chee Tsui were announced today by the Canada Council for the
Arts, which administers the Killam program.

Robert Vaughan Moody - Natural Sciences

Mathematician Robert Vaughan Moody's research has been described as "a
classic example of the fruitful interplay between mathematics and physics
that has been at the heart of major scientific advances since the time of
Newton." Born in England in 1941, Dr. Moody is currently a Professor in the
Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of
Alberta in Edmonton. He has recently been appointed as the first Scientific
Director of the newly-founded Banff International Research Station for
Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS).

After spending his high school years in Ottawa, Dr. Moody completed his
B.A. at the University of Saskatchewan in 1962 and received his M.A.
(1964) and Ph.D. (1966) from the University of Toronto. His dissertation
contained the basis for what is considered one of his greatest achievements,
the Kac-Moody algebras, which he discovered independently from and
simultaneously with Russian mathematician Victor G. Kac. The Kac-Moody
algebras have given rise to numerous applications in various fields of
mathematics and mathematical physics. By the mid-1980s, the Kac-Moody
algebras and their offspring, Virasoro algebras, had emerged as the basic
mathematical structure underlying superstring theory. The Kac-Moody algebras
won him and Kac the 1994-95 Eugene Wigner Medal.

Dr. Moody took up his first academic position at the University of
Saskatchewan in 1966 and joined the Department of Mathematical and
Statistical Sciences at the University of Alberta in 1989. He has published
68 ground-breaking research papers in top international journals and has
written six books.

The Canadian Mathematical Society has twice bestowed honours on Dr. Moody.
He received the inaugural Coxeter-James Prize in 1978, given annually to
The most outstanding Canadian mathematician within 10 years of his or her
degree. In 1995, he was given the highest honour awarded by the Society,
the Jeffrey-Williams Prize, for his outstanding contribution to mathematical
research. Other awards and distinctions include the 1995 Gordin Kaplan
Award for Excellence in Research, the highest research prize awarded by the
University of Alberta; the 1966 Province of Alberta Science and Technology
Award for Outstanding Research; and the 1998 Centre de Recherches de
Mathematique/Fields Institute Prize. In 2000, he was granted the title
Docteur honoris causa at the Universite de Montreal; he is a Fellow of the
Royal Society of Canada and an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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From: "Dr. Matiur Rahman" <Matiur.Rahman@Dal.Ca>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 07:04:41 -0300

Matiur Rahman earns Eminent Scientist Medal

Canada's Dalhousie University Fluid Mechanics Professor Matiur
Rahman earned a Wessex Institute of Technology's (WIT, UK)
"EMINENT SCIENTIST" medal for his outstanding research
contributions of great integrity in Fluid Mechanics Science, and the
medal was presented at the Fourth International Conference on
Advances in Fluid Mechanics held at Ghent, Belgium on 15 May
2002. This is the First WIT medal awarded to a Canadian Scientist
and, in particular, to a Dalhousie University Professor, and the
25th since the Institute introduced this award in 1985.

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From: Jianhong Wu <wujh@mathstat.yorku.ca>
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 15:01:12 -0400

Xingfu Zou receives Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award

Xingfu Zou, an Assistant Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland,
has received the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award for his work on dynamical
systems, neural networks and mathematical biology.

The Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award is given out annually to recognize,
promote and support outstanding young faculty researchers whose academic work
is particularly innovative, enhances the learning environment in the
department in which they study, and has the potential to be significant to
society at large.

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From: Program Manager <programs@fields.utoronto.ca>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 10:27:50 -0400

FIELDS INSTITUTE FELLOWS

At its Annual General Meeting this morning, The Fields Institute announced the
names of recipients of the first Fields Institute Fellows. This is a title
which is conferred on certain individuals who have made outstanding
contributions to the Fields Institute, its programs, and to the Canadian
mathematical community. It is a lifetime appointment.

J. Arthur M. Goresky E. Muller
E. Bierstone S. Halperin P. Nicholson
D. Brillinger V. Jones J. Paldus
A. Carty R. Kane N. Pippenger
J. Chadam M. Kolster C. Riehm
S. Cook F. Lalonde T. Salisbury
D. Coxeter P. Lancaster L. Seco
G. Elliott W. Langford W. Shadwick
P. Fillmore J. Marsden M. Sigal
J. Friedlander M. Milevsky V. Snaith
A. George R. Moody J. Stewart

In future years, there will be a call for nominations to appoint a few new
Fields Institute Fellows each year at the discretion of the Board. The new
recipients of this honour will be announced at the Annual General Meeting each
year.

Kenneth R. Davidson
Director
The Fields Institute
222 College St. Toronto ON M5T 3J1
Ph: 416-348-9710
Fx: 416-348-9714
www.fields.utoronto.ca

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From: Jorge More' <more@mcs.anl.gov>
Date: Fri, 03 May 2002 16:37:08 -0500

The Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software

In honour of the outstanding contributions of James Hardy Wilkinson to the
field of numerical software, Argonne National Laboratory, the National
Physical Laboratory, and the Numerical Algorithms Group award a numerical
software prize of US $1000. The first prize was awarded to Linda Petzold for
DASSL at the International Conference in Industrial and Applied Mathematics
(ICIAM 91), the second prize was awarded to Chris Bischof and Alan Carle for
ADIFOR 2.0 at ICIAM 95, and the third prize was award to Matteo Frigo and
Steven Johnson for FFTW at ICIAM 99.

The 2003 prize will be awarded at ICIAM 2003 in Sydney, July 7-11, 2003.

Rules for Submission

Each author of an entry must be at most 40 years of age on January 1, 2003.
Each entry must contain the following:

* Software written in a widely available high-level programming language.
* A paper describing the algorithm and the software implementation. The
paper should give an analysis of the algorithm and indicate any special
programming features.
* Documentation of the software, which describes its purpose and method of
use
* Examples of use of the software, including a test program and data.
* A (two page) summary of the main features of the algorithm and software
implementation.

Submissions must be in English. Entries must be received by November 4, 2002.

Selection Criteria

The award will be mad to the entry that best addresses all phases of the
preparation of high-quality numerical software, including

* clarity of the paper and of the software implementation and documentation;
* portability, reliability, efficiency, and usability of the software
implementation;
* depth of analysis of the algorithm and th software;
* importance of application addressed by the software; and
* quality of the test software.

Submissions

Submissions should ideally be in the form of a uuencoded, gzipped or tar
archive. Submissions should include a README file describing the contents
of the archive and Makefiles for executing the test programs. Submissions
can be sent by email to wilkinson-prize@mcs.anl.gov. Contact this address
for further information.

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From: Sivabal Sivaloganathan <ssivalog@sumathi.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002

NSERC funded postdoctoral fellow/visiting research assistant professor
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(depending on research experience)

Mathematical and Computational Modelling for Brain Biomechanics.
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An individual with expertise in scientific computation and continuum/fluid
mechanics is sought. The project is concerned with the analysis and
development of mathematical/computational models of the clinical condition
known as hydrocephalus. The project involves both theoretical and
computational work although the primary focus will be on the eventual
development of a 3-D software package to aid the neurosurgeon in the
effective placement of shunts which is the treatment of choice in the
management and control of hydrocephalus. The position is for one year in
the first instance but renewable up to a maximum of three years. It will
be based in the Fluid Mechanics/Biomechanics group of the Department of
Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo and will involve significant
interaction with the Neurosurgical Unit, Hospital for Sick Children,
University of Toronto. To apply for the position or for further
information, please contact:

Siv Sivaloganathan
Dept. of Applied Mathematics,
University of Waterloo,
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1
Canada

Tel: (519) 885 1211 x3248

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Second Virtual Conference on Genomics and Bioinformatics
Sharing Knowledge with the World (No registration fees)

September 24-26, 2002
http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/virtual-genomics/upcom2.htm

Speakers List
http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/virtual-genomics/program.htm

Review Committee List
http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/virtual-genomics/reviewpanel.htm

Deadline: June 30, 2002 for abstracts

Deadline: August 15, 2002 for complete documents

The "Virtual Conference on Genomics and Bioinformatics" is an advanced
environment for the exchange and discussion of information related to
innovations of the post-genomic era. Since genomic research has led to an
explosive rate of data accumulation and to a shift in the way biological
research is conducted, the conference features high profile researchers and
educators working actively in the development of new applications in the
areas of genomics and bioinformatics. While genomic technologies offer an
enormous scientific potential to understand genome functions, structure and
interaction, the increasing amount of data generated present new challenges
for biologists, sociologists, mathematicians, computer scientists and
biological modelers. Therefore the main goals of the Virtual Conference in
Genomics and Bioinformatics are:

1) Transcend geographical and economical barriers to the exchange of ideas
that facilitates the interaction and collaboration among scientists and
educators around the world.

2) Address the benefits and limitations of the newest developments in
post-genomic technologies.

3) Explore the social and ethical implications of genomic and bioinformatic
research

4) Establish new ways to introduce high school community about today's
multidisciplinary science.

Topics of the Virtual Conference includes but not limited to:

- Structural and Functional Genomics

- Post-Genomic Data Standardization, Management, and Integration

- Statistical and Computational Approaches for Gene Expression Analysis

- Sequence Annotation

- Metabolic Profiling and Simulation of Cellular Processes

- Social and Ethical Implications of Genomic Research

- High Throughput Computing and Distributed Memory Infrastructures

Willy Valdivia Granda
Plant Stress Genomics and Bioinformatics Group
North Dakota State University
PO BOX 5130
Fargo, USA
701 231-8440 (Lab)
701 231 8255 (Fax)
www.ndsu.edu/virtual-genomics

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MS4CMS'02

Modelisation & Simulation pour la Medecine et la Chirurgie
Assistee par Ordinateur
Modelling & Simulation for Computer-aided Medicine and Surgery

INRIA Rocquencourt
12 - 15 Novembre 2002
November 12 - 15th, 2002
http://conference.inria.fr/MS4CMS/

Themes / Topics

Les themes des sessions de communications seront :
The topics for sessions of communication will be:

* J1 Mardi 12/11 : Techniques d'imageries me'dicales et de ve'locime'tries
in vivo non-invasives
D1 Tuesday 12/11: medical image acquisition and in vivo non invasive
velocimetry

* J2 Mercredi 13/11 (matin) : traitement des images me'dicales -
reconstruction 3D
D2 Wednesday 13/11 (morning): medical image processing and geometrical
modelling

* J3 Jeudi 14/11 (matin) : re'alite' virtuelle en me'decine et en chirurgie
D3 Thursday 14/11 (morning): medical applications of computer graphics and
virtual reality

* J4 Vendredi 15/11 (matin) : automatique et robotique me'dicale et
chirugicale
D4 Friday 15/11 (morning): medical and surgical robotics and system
control

* J2, 3, 4 (apre`s-midi) :
Simulations nume'riques base'es sur les images me'dicales
D2, 3, 4 (afternoon):
medical image - based numerical simulations and topics related to
numerical biomechanics

* J4 (apre`s-midi) et J5 Samedi 16/11 : Journe'es Canada-France
D4 (afternoon) and D5 Saturday 16/11: Canada-France days

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9th International Conference on Neural Information Processing
(ICONIP'02)
4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning
(SEAL'02)
International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery
(FSKD'02)

November 18 - 22, 2002, Orchid Country Club, Singapore

Home Page: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/nef
Mirror Page: http://www.cic.unb.br/~weigang/nef

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2nd International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS'02)

December 01 - 04, 2002
Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
http://his02.hybridsystem.com

HIS'02 is technically co-sponsored by:
- IEEE Region 9
- The World Federation on Soft Computing
- European Neural Network Society
- European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology
- European Network of Excellence in Evolutionary Computing
- IOS Press.

Deadline for Paper Submission: July 31, 2002

HIS'02 is the second International conference that brings together
researchers, developers, practitioners, and users of soft computing,
computational intelligence, agents, logic programming, and several other
intelligent computing techniques. The aim of HIS'02 is to serve as a forum to
present current and future work as well as to exchange research ideas in this
field.

HIS'02 invites authors to submit their original and unpublished work that
demonstrate current research using soft computing/computational intelligence
and other intelligent computing techniques and their applications in science,
technology, business and commercial. Please submit a full paper of 8 to 10
pages (Letter or A4 paper) for oral presentation. The proceedings of the
Conference will be published by IOS Press, Netherlands. A selected number of
papers will also be considered for a special issue of the Elsevier Science
Journal "Applied Soft Computing" and for a special issue of the IOS Press
Journal- Intelligent Data Analysis. Please follow the author's guidelines
given by IOS Press for more information on submission. Author's guidelines

HIS02 Important Dates

Deadline for Events Proposals June 30, 2002
Deadline for Paper Submission (full paper) July 31, 2002
Notification of Acceptance August 30, 2002
Deadline for Camera Ready Papers September 10, 2002
HIS'02 Conference in Chile December 01-04, 2002

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CALL FOR PAPERS - ICSB 2002
THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEMS BIOLOGY
"THE LOGIC OF LIFE"

Dec 13-15, 2002
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Home page: http://www.ki.se/icsb2002

This is an invitation to attend the conference and to contribute a paper
(4-12 pages), extended abstracts (2 pages) or a poster abstract (1/2 page)
for review and assessment. Apart from the speakers already identified,
another eight speakers will be selected for presentations in the main
conference programme based on extended abstracts and papers submitted before
August 1. Accepted full length papers will be published in a special issue of
Genome Research (http://www.genome.org/ ). The deadline for submission of
papers is November 1. Further instructions for submission can be found on:
http://www.ki.se/icsb2002/call.htm

Practical information about registration is now also available.

ICSB 2002 will feature experimental, computational and theoretical advances
in the rapidly advancing fields of gene expression acquisition technologies,
gene expression data analysis, functional analysis of biological control
systems, proteomics, modelling and analysis of kinetic networks,
metabolomics, signal transduction, morphogenesis, and much more...

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15.* 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Mathematics and Computers in
Biology and Chemistry: December 19-21, 2002, Peurto De La Cruz,
Canary Islands, Spain

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From: "WIT Marketing" <marketing@wessex.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 10:47:17 +0100

Conference Announcements - CALL FOR PAPERS

CMEM 2003
Eleventh International Conference on Computational Methods and Experimental
Measurements
12 - 14 May 2003, Halkidiki, Greece
http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2003/cmem03/
Paper Deadline: 11 November 2002
Contact: Conference Secretariat , CMEM03,
Wessex Institute of Technology, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst
Southampton, SO40 7AA, UK.
Telephone: 44 (0) 238 029 3223 Fax: 44 (0) 238 029 2853
Email: gcossutta@wessex.ac.uk

BETECH 2003
15th International Conference on Boundary Element Technology
19 - 21 May 2003, Detroit, USA
http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2003/betech03/
Paper Deadline: 19 November 2002
Contact: Conference Secretariat , Betech03,
Wessex Institute of Technology, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst
Southampton, SO40 7AA, UK.
Telephone: 44 (0) 238 029 3223 Fax: 44 (0) 238 029 2853
Email: rgreen@wessex.ac.uk

OPTI 2003
Eighth International Conference on Computer Aided Optimum Design of Structures
19 - 21 May 2003, Detroit, USA
http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2003/opti03/
Paper Deadline: 25 November 2002
Contact: Conference Secretariat , OPTI03,
Wessex Institute of Technology, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst
Southampton, SO40 7AA, UK.
Telephone: 44 (0) 238 029 3223 Fax: 44 (0) 238 029 2853
Email: rgreen@wessex.ac.uk

BEM 25
25th World Conference on Boundary Element Methods
Incorporating Electromagnetic Effects on Human
Beings and Equipment Seminar
8 - 10 September 2003, Split, Croatia
http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2003/bem25/index.html
Paper Deadline: 7 March 2003
Contact: Conference Secretariat , BEM 25,
Wessex Institute of Technology, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst
Southampton, SO40 7AA, UK.
Telephone: 44 (0) 238 029 3223 Fax: 44 (0) 238 029 2853
Email: gcossutta@wessex.ac.uk

ELECTROCOMP 2003
Sixth International Conference on Computational Methods for the Solution of
Electrical and Electromagnetic Engineering Problems
Incorporating Electromagnetic Effects on Human
Beings and Equipment Seminar
10 - 12 September 2003, Split, Croatia
http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2003/electrocomp03/index.html
Paper Deadline: 12 March 2003
Contact: Conference Secretariat , ELECTROCOMP 03,
Wessex Institute of Technology, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst
Southampton, SO40 7AA, UK.
Telephone: 44 (0) 238 029 3223 Fax: 44 (0) 238 029 2853
Email: gcossutta@wessex.ac.uk

Short Course:
EXPOSURE OF HUMANS TO ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION
20 - 21 June 2002
Sintra, Portugal
http://www.wessex.ac.uk/programmes/expofhumanstoelectrorad.html
Presented by Professor Dragan Poljak, University of Split
Contact: Jane Chantler
Course Secretariat, Wessex Institute of Technology
Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton, SO40 7AA, UK
Tel: 44 (0) 23 80 293223 Fax: 44 (0) 23 80 292853
E-Mail: jchantler@wessex.ac.uk

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Call For Papers, Abstracts and Demonstrations

Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing

Kauai, Hawaii - January 3-7, 2003

The seventh Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB), will be held
January 3-7, 2003 in Lihue, Kauai, 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 2003 sessions are:

* Informatics Approaches In Structural Genomics <cfp.html#STRUCTURE>
* Genome-wide Analysis and Comparative Genomics <cfp.html#GENOME>
* Linking Biological Language, Information and Knowledge
<cfp.html#LANGUAGE>
* Biomedical Ontologies <cfp.html#ONTOLOGIES>
* Human Genomic Variation: Haplotypes, Linkage Disequilibrium and
Populations <cfp.html#VARIATION>
* Genome, Pathway and Interaction Bioinformatics <cfp.html#PATHWAY>
* Gene Regulation <cfp.html#REGULATION>

In addition, PSB 2003 will offer two panel discussions:

* Genetic Diversity and DNA-based Identification
* Graduate and Undergraduate Bioinformatics Education

Papers and Posters

The core of the conference consists of rigorously peer-reviewed
full-length papers reporting on original work. Accepted papers will be
published in a hard-bound archival proceedings, and the best of these
will be presented orally to the entire conference. Researchers wishing
to present their research without official publication are encouraged to
submit a one page abstract by November 1, 2002, and present their work
in the poster sessions.

Important dates

Paper submissions due: *July 15, 2002 *
Notification of paper acceptance: * August 19, 2002 *
Final paper deadline: * September 23, 2002 *
Abstract deadline: * November 1, 2002 *
Meeting: * January 3-7, 2003 *

Paper format

All papers must be submitted to russ.altman@stanford.edu
<mailto:russ.altman@stanford.edu> in electronic format. The file formats
we accept are: Adobe Acrobat (*.pdf) and Microsoft Word documents
(*.doc). Attached files should be named with the last name of the first
author (e.g. altman.pdf or altman.doc). Hardcopy submissions or
unprocessed TEX or LATEX files will be rejected without review.

Each paper must be accompanied by a cover letter. The cover letter must
state the following:

* The email address of the corresponding author
* The specific PSB session that should review the paper or abstract
* The submitted paper contains original, unpublished results, and
is not currently under consideration elsewhere.
* All co-authors concur with the contents of the paper.

Submitted papers are limited to twelve (12) pages in our publication
format. Please format your paper according to instructions found at
http://www.smi.stanford.edu/projects/helix/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.

Color pictures can be printed at the expense of the authors. The fee is
$500 per page of color pictures, payable at the time of camera ready
submission.

Contact Russ Altman (russ.altman@stanford.edu
<mailto:russ.altman@stanford.edu>) for additional information about
paper submission requirements.

Travel support

We have been able to offer partial travel support to many PSB attendees
in the past. /However, no one is guaranteed travel support./ Travel
support applications will be available on the Web site after July 1, 2002.

PSB 2003 Sessions

Each session has a chair who is responsible for organizing submissions.
Please contact the specific session chair relevant to your interests for
further information. Contact information and detailed calls for participation
for each session can be found at the conference website
http://psb.stanford.edu

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