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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 06 Number 7
December 19, 2006

Editor: Rod Edwards (



Society News:

1. CAIMS 2007 – Deadlines for abstracts, registration and accommodation

2. CAIMS 2007 Election – Call for Nominations

3. CAIMS Membership renewal reminder

Other News:

4. Applied Mathematician on NSERC Council

Summer Schools:

5. Hamiltonian Dynamical Systems and Applications (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Conferences and Workshops:

* Links to the web pages for these and other conferences can be found
by clicking on “Upcoming Meetings and Workshops” at the CAIMS*SCMAI home

6.* International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications
(Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

7.* Computational and Mathematical Population Dynamics (CMPD2) (Campinas City,
Brazil) – session proposals

8.* Computational and Mathematical Population Dynamics (CMPD2) (Campinas City,
Brazil) – call for abstracts

9.* Joint EUROPT-OMS Meeting (Prague, Czech Republic)

10.* International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC 2007)
(Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)

11.* Special Track on Data Mining STDM-CBMS 2007 (Maribor, Slovenia)

12.* 1st International Conference on Bioinformatics Research and Development
(BIRD’07) (Berlin, Germany)

13.* 8th Hellenic European Research on Computer Mathematics and its
Applications Conference (HERCMA 2007) (Athens, Greece)

14.* Mathematical Methods, Models and Architectures for Computer Networks
Security (MMM-ACNS-07) (St. Petersburg, Russia)

15.* 6th International Conference on Lattice Path Combinatorics and
Applications (Johnson City, Tennessee, USA)

16.* Netherlands Bioinformatics Conference (NBIC)/International Symposium on
Networks in Bioinformatics (ISNB) (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

17.* 13th Czech-French-German Conference on Optimization (Heidelberg, Germany)

18.* International Conference in Modeling Health Advances (ICMHA 2007) (San
Francisco, California, USA)

19.* Unconventional Computation 2007 (Kingston, Ontario, Canada)

20.* Conference on Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics (Newark,
New Jersey, USA)

21.* Adaptive Dynamics Workshop (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

22.* 16th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting CNS*2007 (Toronto,
Ontario, Canada)

23.* International Conference on Reaction-Diffusion & Viscosity Solutions
(Taichung, Taiwan)

24.* International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN 2007)
(Porto, Portugal)

25. CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Information



From: “Rod Edwards” <>
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 11:56:00 -0700

CAIMS*SCMAI Annual Meeting, Banff, May 20-24, 2007

Important Deadlines:

Reduced fee for early registration: Feburary 28, 2007
Room reservation at Banff Centre: Feburary 23, 2007
Registration (with name on program): April 15, 2007
Abstracts for presentations: Feburary 28, 2007
Abstracts for posters: March 31, 2007

Go to for more information.



From: Bob Russell <>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 16:32:16 -0700 (PDT)

CAIMS*SCMAI 2007 Election – Call for Nominations

CAIMS*SCMAI will be holding an election in March 2007 for

* President-Elect

* Secretary

* Two Members at Large on the Board of Directors

All members of CAIMS*SCMAI are encouraged to suggest names of candidates for
these offices. Nominations should reach the Chair of the Nominations
Committee, Bob Russell <> by 31 December 2006.



From: “Rod Edwards” <>
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 12:01:00 -0700

If you have not yet renewed your CAIMS membership for 2007, please take a
minute to do that. You should have received an Application form for 2007 with
your Annual Newsletter, but you can also print it from the web at .

Please also make sure your department renews its institutional membership.
Remember that these come with free associated memberships for students or
post-doctoral fellows. The Institutional Application form is available at the
same web site.

Finally, remember that new faculty members qualify for a one-year free
membership in CAIMS*SCMAI. Please encourage them to take advantage of this by
printing an Individual Application form from the web site above and writing
‘New Faculty’ over the fee payment part of the form.

All Application forms should be sent to our treasurer, Paul Muir, at

Dept. of Mathematics and Computing Science
St. Mary’s University
Halifax, NS B3H 3C3



From: Bill Langford <>
Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2006 17:28:59 -0500

Bill Langford draws attention to the recent (Oct. 31) appointment of Dr.
Christopher Essex of the University of Western Ontario to NSERC Council.
He points out that it could be useful for CAIMS members to know there is now
an applied mathematician on the Council.



From: Chair of Math and Stats <>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 15:53:49 -0800



Universite de Montreal
June 18-29 juin 2007

Kam Theory :
Eliasson, Hakan, Universite de Paris VII, France
Yuan, Xiaoping, Fudan University, People Republic of China.
Stolovich, Laurent, Universite de Toulouse, France.
Hamiltonian PDE and small divisors :
Poeschel, Jurgen, Stuttgart, Germany.
Bourgain, Jean, Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), USA.
Hamiltonian PDE and Nekhoroshev theory :
Bambusi, Dario, Universit di Milano, Italy.
Variational methods in Hamiltonian dynamics :
Rabinowitz, Paul, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
Berti, Massimiliano, SISSA/ISAS, Italy.
Arnold diffusion :
Cheng, C.-Q., Nanjing University, People Republic of China.
De la Llave, Rafael, University of Texas Austin, USA.
Hamiltonian dynamical systems :
Treschev, Dimitry, Moscow State University, Russia.
Applications to celestial mechanics :
Chenciner, Alain, Observatoire de Paris / CNRS, France.
Applications to control theory :
Agrachev, Andrei, SISSA / ISAS, Italy.
Applications to PDE :
Wayne, C. Eugene, Boston University, USA.
Applications to averaging methods and adiabatic invariants :
Neistadt, Anatoly, Space Research Institute, Russia.

This summer school is aimed primarily at postdoctoral fellows, doctoral
students and junior faculty. Financial support available.
Application Deadline/Date limite des candidatures : February 28 fevrier 2007.



From: Yi Pan <>
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2006 17:39:17 -0500 (EST)


International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications
May 6-9, 2007, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

The International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (ISBRA)
provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and results among researchers,
developers, and practitioners working on all aspects of bioinformatics and
computational biology and their applications. ISBRA is the successor of the
International Workshop on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (IWBRA),
held on May 22-25, 2005 in Atlanta, GA and on May 28-31, 2006 in Reading, UK in
conjunction with the International Conference on Computational Science. The two
editions of IWBRA have enjoyed a great success, with special issues of Springer
LNCS Transactions on Computational Systems Biology
<> and
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
being devoted to full versions of selected papers. The proceedings of ISBRA
2007 will be published in the Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics
series, and it is anticipated that a special issue of a major bioinformatics
journal will be devoted to expanded versions of the best symposium papers.

Authors are invited to submit papers that demonstrate original unpublished
research in all areas of bioinformatics, including the development of
experimental or commercial systems. Surveys of important recent results and
directions are also welcome. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
* Biomedical image processing
* Bio-ontology and data mining
* Computational genetics
* Comparative genomics
* Databases and data integration
* Gene expression and microarrays
* Gene identification and annotation
* Immunoinformatics
* Molecular evolution and phylogeny
* Molecular modeling and simulation
* Parallel bioinformatics algorithms
* Pathways and systems biology
* Protein structure prediction
* Sequence analysis

Paper submission must be made electronically by following the instructions at Submissions must be formatted using the
Springer LNCS style and must not exceed 12 pages in length. Submission implies
the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the
paper at the symposium. The submission website is already open.

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: December 20, 2006
Notification of Acceptance: January 31, 2007
Final Version Submission: February 21, 2007

General Chairs:
Dan Gusfield, University of California, Davis
Yi Pan, Georgia State University

Program Chairs:
Ion Mandoiu, University of Connecticut
Alexander Zelikovsky, Georgia State University



From: “Paulo F. A. Mancera” <>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 08:02:38 -0200

Dear colleague,

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit session proposal at the II
Conference on Computational and Mathematical Population Dynamics
(CMPD2), which will be held at Campinas City, Brazil, July 16 – 20, 2007.
The topics of session proposals are for instance in ecology (including
epidemic spread), cell population dynamics (including immunology, tumor
growth) and molecular biology (including molecular evolution and
genetics, genomics). The proposal must include research area (topic),
title, brief summary and potential participants. All proposals must be
sent to , writing in the message subject SESSION
We remeber you that dadline for Session Proposals is February 28, 2007.
Additionally deadline for submission of Abstract for oral or poster
presentations is March 31, 2007. More information avaiable at
We look forward to seeing you in July, 2007 to attend to II Conference
on Computational and Mathematical Population Dynamics.

Paulo F. A. Mancera
On behalf of Organizing Committee



From: “Paulo F. A. Mancera” <>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 14:06:58 -0200

Dear colleague,

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit abstracts for oral or poster
presentation at the II Conference on Computational and Mathematical
Population Dynamics (CMPD2), which will be held at Campinas City,
Brazil, July 16 – 20, 2007.
The topics of sessions are for instance in ecology (including epidemic
spread), cell population dynamics (including immunology, tumor growth)
and molecular biology (including molecular evolution and genetics,
genomics). All proposals must be sent to , writing
in the message subject ABSTRACT SUBMISSION.
We remeber you that dadline for submission of Abstracts for oral or
poster presentation is March 31, 2007. More information avaiable at
We look forward to seeing you in July, 2007 to attend to II Conference
on Computational and Mathematical Population Dynamics.

Paulo F. A. Mancera
On behalf of Organizing Committee



From: Oleg Burdakov <>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 20:21:55 +0200 (MEST)


A Joint EUROPT-OMS Meeting, July 4-7, 2007, Prague, Czech Republic
(supported by SIAM and SIAG/OPT)

The conference aims to review and discuss recent advances and promising
research trends in continuous and discrete optimization theory, methods,
applications and software development.

* Linear and Nonlinear Optimization
* Integer and Combinatorial Optimization
* Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization
* Global Optimization
* Semi-definite Programming
* Semi-infinite Programming
* Multi-objective Optimization
* Stochastic Optimization
* Complementarity and Variational Inequality Problems
* Derivative-free Optimization
* Network Optimization
* Scheduling Problems
* Optimization in Technological, Bio- and Social Systems
* Financial Optimization
* Optimal Control
* Automatic Differentiation
* Optimization Software

This international conference is the first joint Meeting organized by the
journal Optimization Methods and Software (OMS)
and the Working Group on Continuous Optimization (EUROPT)
of the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO). It is
organized in cooperation with EURO, SIAM and SIAG/OPT. The EUROPT-OMS
Conference will be held prior to the 22nd European Conference on Operational
Research (EURO XXII) in Prague
and the 6th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM
2007) in Zurich

Frederic Bonnans (France)
Yury Evtushenko (Russia)
Komei Fukuda (Switzerland)
Luigi Grippo (Italy)
Dorit Hochbaum (USA)
Tibor Illes (Hungary)
Adrian Lewis (USA)
Michal Kocvara (Czech Republic)
Alexander Martin (Germany)
Florian Potra (USA)
Liqun Qi (China)
Philippe Toint (Belgium)
Stefan Ulbrich (Germany)
Stephen Wright (USA)
Yinyu Ye (USA)
Ya-xiang Yuan (China)

Deadline for abstract submissions: April 30, 2007.
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2007.
Deadline for early registration: May 31, 2007.

Web address:
Email address:



From: “ISSAC 2007” <>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 23:07:42 +0000 (GMT)

ISSAC 2007

Second Announcement and Call for Papers

The International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC) is
the premier annual conference to present and discuss new developments and
original research results in all areas of symbolic mathematical computation.
Planned activities include invited presentations, research papers, poster
sessions, tutorial courses, vendor exhibits and software demonstrations.

Important Dates

ISSAC 2007 will be held from July 29 to August 1, 2007 in Waterloo, Canada.

Deadline for submissions: January 17, 2007 (Midnight [24:00 EST])
Notification of acceptance/rejection: March 28, 2007
Camera-ready copy to the publisher: April 27, 2007

Please note that the refereeing and publication schedule does not permit any
delays in these dates.

Conference topics include, but are not limited to:

Algorithmic Mathematics
Algebraic, symbolic and symbolic-numeric algorithms. Simplification, function
manipulation, summation, integration, polynomial/differential/difference
equations, linear algebra, number theory, group and invariant theory,
geometric computing.

Computer Science
Theoretical and practical problems in symbolic computation. Systems, problem
solving environments, user interfaces, software, libraries, parallel/
distributed computing and programming languages, concrete analysis,
benchmarking, theoretical and practical complexity, automatic differentiation,
code generation, mathematical data structures and exchange protocols.

Problem treatments using algebraic, symbolic or symbolic-numeric computation
in an essential or a novel way. Engineering, economics and finance, physical
and biological sciences, computer science, logic, mathematics and education.

The ISSAC 2007 web site is



From: “Mykola Pechenizkiy” <>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 20:59:19 +0200 (EET)

Special Track on Data Mining STDM-CBMS 2007
At 20th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
CBMS 2007 ( Maribor, Slovenia, 20-22 June 2007


Data mining has become a popular and effective technology for discovering
new knowledge from large and complex data sets, and in particular, from
medical data. Advances in data mining research and practice have made it
possible to solve many important problems in medical diagnostics and
health care. As part of the symposium, the Data Mining track invites
original and high-quality submissions addressing all aspects of data
mining with application to the medical context.

The topics of special interest include, but are not restricted to:

* Machine learning tools in medical applications
* Supervised, unsupervised, and semisupervised learning
* Feature selection and feature transformation
* Data streams and longitudinal data analysis
* Mining medical data with time- and context-changing patterns and data
* Visualisation of data and data mining results
* Evaluation and interpretation of data mining results
* Knowledge-driven data mining approaches
* Cost-sensitive data mining

Also we encourage papers that describe case studies based on large medical


31 January 2007 Paper submission
15 March 2007 Acceptance notification
15 April 2007 Camera-ready paper
20-22 June 2007 Symposium


Submissions (6 pages max, IEEE 2-column format, including figures and
references) will be done electronically via the CBMS 2007 web submission
system. Each accepted paper will be published in the conference
proceedings by IEEE CS Press.
For more details please see: and


Mykola Pechenizkiy Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Seppo Puuronen University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Alexey Tsymbal Siemens Corporate Research, Germany



From: “Prof. Roland Wagner” <>
Date: Sat, 02 Dec 2006 15:03:40 +0100


1st International Conference on Bioinformatics Research and Development
Technical University of Berlin, Germany
March 12-14, 2007

Keynote Talk: Josef Penninger, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA)
“From Flies to human disease”

Scope of the conference:

The primary focus of BIRD ’07 is to provide researchers and users in the
field of bioinformatics a forum in which to interact about new research
directions, developments, and software/web services.

It encompasses the methods of solving biological, medical, or chemical
problems by computer science, machine learning, or information
processing tools.

The conceptual level of the methods range from theoretical approaches
through the design of algorithms, models, and information processing
systems through to the development of software packages and web services.

The program committee seeks contributions, which topics include, but are
not limited to:

* Algebraic Biology
* Databases & Data Integration
* Drug Design
* Ontologies & Textmining
* Evolution and Phylogenetics
* Genomics
* Gene and Splice Site Recognition
* Machine Learning and Data Analysis
* Gene Expression/Regulation & Microarrays
* MicroRNA and RNAi
* Molecular Diagnostics and Treatment Support
* Molecular Dynamics
* Pathways, Networks, Systems Biology
* Phylogenetics & Molecular Evolution
* Protein & RNA Structure and Function
* Proteomics
* Sequence Analysis & Alignment
* SNPs and Haplotyping
* Systems Biology and Modelling

General Chair: Roland Wagner, FAW, University of Linz, Austria
Program Chair: Sepp Hochreiter, University of Linz, Austria

Registration of Participation:

Early registration: before 31 January 2007

For the scientific program, registration, and Social Events please refer
to the BIRD-website <>

For further inquiries, please contact the BIRD Conference Organisation
Office ( <>)



Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2006 17:58:42 +0200



20-22 September 2007, Athens, Greece

Framework-Objectives: The 8th Hellenic European Research on Computer
Mathematics & its Applications (HERCMA) Conference will be held in the
Athens University of Economics & Business (AUEB) on September 20-22, 2007,
in Athens, Greece. This biennial Conference is following the success of the
HERMIS and HERCMA Conference series, which has been held respectively in
1992-94-96-98-2001-2003-2005 in Athens. The HERCMA 2007 Conference is
jointly organised by the Department of Informatics of AUEB and the Research
Group for Advanced Computational Mathematics & Parallel Processing. The
main theme within the Conference will be Computer Mathematics and its
Applications and special emphasis will be given to Computational
Mathematics, High Performance Computing, Operational Research and
Statistics, Mathematics in Economics and Industry.

Call for Papers: Papers on all aspects of Computer Mathematics and
Scientific Computing are solicited. Plenary lectures by distinguished
Scientists, who have played a significant role in the advancement of
Computer Mathematics and its Applications will be scheduled in the
scientific program of HERCMA 2007. Non plenary lectures will be held in
several parallel sessions, spanning a broad range of Computer Mathematics
topics. The Authors should list areas to which their papers belong. The
HERCMA 2007 Proceedings will be available in electronic form during the
Conference and will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Mini-Symposia (Session) Organisers: Persons interested in organising a
mini-symposium (technical session) in the framework of the HERCMA 2007
should submit a proposal using the suitable form (which can be found in the
HERCMA web pages). If the proposed session is accepted for presentation at
the conference, the Session Organiser will become member of the Organising
Committee, and he will be authorised to make the final selection of papers
for his session.

Conference Chairman: Professor Elias A. Lipitakis, Department of
Informatics, AUEB, Director of the Research Group for Advanced
Computational Mathematics and Parallel Processing (RG-ACMPP).

Important Dates

Deadline for the submission of the extended abstract: 20 February, 2007
Deadline for mini-symposia proposals: 20 February, 2007
Notification of acceptance: 10 April, 2007
Deadline for the submission of the complete paper: 30 May, 2007
Deadline for the early payment: 30 May, 2007

Schedule: Updated information about HERCMA 2007 may be retrieved from our web
site at

Conference Secretariat: For further information please write to:
HERCMA Secretariat
Department of Informatics
Athens University of Economics and Business
76 Patission Street,
Athens 10434,
Phone: +3 -210- 8203 187
Fax: +3- 210-8203 187 / 8226 204 / 8676 265

E-mail us to:,,,
or look at the HERCMA home page at Web:



Date: Sun, 3 Dec 2006 20:44:13 +0300

International Conference “Mathematical Methods, Models and Architectures for
Computer Networks Security” (MMM-ACNS-07)

September 16-18, 2007, St. Petersburg, Russia


1. Office of Naval Research Global, USA
2. European Office of Aerospace Research and Development USAF, USA
3. Russian Foundation for Basic Research


* St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian
Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS)
* St. Petersburg Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences
* Binghamton University (State University of New York)

Title and scope:
The First, Second and Third International Workshops (MMM-ACNS-2001,
MMM-ACNS-2003 and MMM-ACNS-2005) were very successful. These workshops
demonstrated the high interest of the international scientific community to
the theoretical aspects of the computer network and information security and
the need for conducting of such workshops as on-going series. The proposed
MMM-ACNS-2007 Conference is intended as a next step in this series and will be
focused on theoretical problems in the area under consideration. Its objectives
are to bring together leading researchers from academia and governmental
organizations as well as practitioners in the area of computer networks and
information security, facilitating personal interactions and discussions on
various aspects of information technologies in conjunction with computer
network and information security problems arising in large-scale computer
networks engaged in information storing, transmitting, and processing.

Topics of interest:

Papers offering novel research contributions to the theoretical aspects of the
computer network and information security are solicited for submission.

Papers may present theory, technique, and applications on topics including but
not restricted to:

* Adaptive security
* Authentication, Authorization and Access Control
* Computer and network forensics
* Covert channels
* Data and application security
* Data mining, machine learning, and bio-inspired approaches for security
* Deception systems and honeypots
* Denial-of-service attacks and countermeasures
* Digital Rights Management
* eCommerce, eBusiness and eGovernment Security
* Firewall Technologies
* Formal analysis of security properties
* Information warfare
* Internet and web security
* Intrusion detection and prevention
* Language-based security
* Network survivability
* New ideas and paradigms for security
* Operating system security
* Risk analysis and risk management
* Security and Privacy in Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
* Security for Grid Computing
* Security of emerging technologies (sensor, wireless/mobile, peer-to-peer
and overlay networks)
* Security of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems
* Security modeling and simulation
* Security policies
* Security protocols
* Security verification
* Software protection
* Trust management
* Viruses, worms, and other malicious code
* Vulnerability assessment

Important dates

For submission:

Paper drafts: March 15, 2007
Acceptance/rejection notification: April 25, 2007
Camera ready papers: May 25, 2007

For registration:

Early registration deadline: August 10, 2007
On site registration: September 15-18, 2007
Hotel reservation request: August 10, 2007

All materials concerning MMM-ACNS-2007 preparation, program, and other
arrangements will be posted on a regularly updated web site

Local contact person

Irina Podnozova
Phone 7-(812)-328-44-46 Fax: +7(812)-328-06-85



From: Elizabeth <>
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 18:49:59 GMT

Dear Colleague:

This is to bring to your attention the 6th International Conference on Lattice
Path Combinatorics and Applications to be held July 1214 at East Tennessee
State University in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Please bring this to the attention of your faculty members, particularly those
in graph theory, combinatorics, algebra, statistics, and probability.

The conference website is at
Questions can be directed to Anant Godbole,


Elizabeth Harris, Conference Coordinator



From: Jaap Kaandorp <>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 19:01:56 +0100

The NBIC/ISNB 2007 is a joint event that includes:

The 2nd edition of the Netherlands Bioinformatics Conference (NBIC)
The 4th edition of the International Symposium on Networks in Bioinformatics

April 16-19, 2007
Amsterdam, De Rode Hoed

The Netherlands Bioinformatics Conference is an initiative of the Netherlands
Bioinformatics Centre (NBIC). NBIC aims to create a lively bioinformatics
community in the Netherlands through the initiation of programmes that consist
of experts from multiple research groups. For example the research programme
BioRange, in which computer scientists and biologists cooperate in projects
related to genomics themes, such as bioinformatics for micro array technology,
proteomics and metabolomics. In the first edition in 2006, the NBIC conference
focused on this research programme. In 2007 NBIC does not focus on a
specialized theme, but aims to offer an internationally appealing conference
programme for the bioinformatics community at large.

The focus of 4th International Symposium on Networks in Bioinformatics will be
on biological networks such as metabolic, signal transduction pathways and
genetic regulatory networks. Understanding of these networks is crucial for
understanding molecular and cellular processes in the organism or system under
study. This field is subject of lively research and both experimental and
computational approaches are used to elucidate the biological networks. The
bioinformatics of biological networks involves a broad range of research and
approaches. Research includes the identification of regulatory elements in
DNA, developmental biology, genome context analysis, modelling and simulation
of pathways, reconstruction of pathways from experimental data, visualization
of pathways, and the representation of pathways in database, graphs and
mark-up languages.

For more program, registration details and previous editions of NBIC / ISNB



From: Sebastian Sager <>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 15:42:24 +0100 (CET)


Heidelberg, Germany, September 17-21, 2007


The conference is the 13th of the series of French-German meetings which
started in Oberwolfach in 1980. This time, it is organized jointly with
Czech optimizers, and takes place in the historical center of Germany’s
oldest university town, Heidelberg. The conference will consist of invited
plenary, invited minisymposium and regular talks on all aspects of

– continuous optimization (smooth and nonsmooth)
– numerical methods for mathematical programming
– optimal control and calculus of variations
– robust optimization
– mixed integer optimization
– optimization with PDE
– differential inclusions and set-valued analysis
– stochastic optimization
– multicriteria optimization
– optimization techniques for industrial applications

Heidelberg is an ancient university town in the south west of Germany,
located just where the quiet Neckar river flows out of the mountains into
the broad and warm valley of the Rhine. Among its attractions is a castle
that inspired romanticists since over two centuries. The conference will
take place in the traditional university buildings right in the middle of
the old town, and September is an attractive month for visiting

– talk abstract submission: march 31st, 2007
– early registration fee: may 25th, 2007
– poster submission: june 1st, 2007



From: “B. D. Aggarwala” <>
Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 12:56:07 -0700

International Conference in Modeling Health Advances (ICMHA’07)
San Francisco, USA, 24-26 October, 2007

Parent Event: The World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science (WCECS’07)

Organizer: Prof. B.D. Aggarwala, University of Calgary, Canada

Important Dates:

Last date of submission of manuscripts: 6 July, 2007
Last date for sumbission of final camera-ready paper: 30 July, 2007
Pre-registration due: 30 July, 2007

A host of new diseases, like HIV/AIDS, BSE, Avian Flu, West Nile Virus and
others have appeared on the scene during the last twenty five years and
undoubtedly, more will come in the coming years. To tackle these illnesses,
the cooperation of modelers, mathematicians, statisticians, computer
scientists, and others, and of researchers from the medical community is
absolutely essential. Modeling is important because it gives important insight
into the method of treatment. In the case of HIV/AIDS, for example,
mathematical modeling indicated that a combination of both protease inhibitors
and reverse transcriptase inhibitors would be far more effective than any one
of these two drugs.

For more information, see:



From: Kai Salomaa <>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 22:54:24 -0500 (EST)


School of Computing, Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

August 13-17, 2007

– Call for Papers

Original papers are solicited in all areas of unconventional computation.
Papers dealing with theory as well as with experiments and applications are
welcome. Typical, but not exclusive, topics are: natural computing including
quantum, cellular, molecular, neural and evolutionary computing; chaos and
dynamical systems based computing; and various proposals for computations
that go beyond the Turing model.

For submission details, see:

– Workshops
Language Theory in Biocomputing
Unconventional Computational Problems

For submission details, see:

– Tutorials
Quantum Information Processing
Sensor Networks

– Conference History
UC’07 is the 6th Conference in the Series Unconventional Computation.

The first venue of the International Conference on Unconventional Computation
(formerly called Unconventional Models of Computation) was Auckland, New
Zealand in 1998; subsequent sites of the conference were Brussels, Belgium in
2000, Kobe, Japan in 2002, Sevilla, Spain in 2005, and York, U.K. in 2006.

By coming to Kingston in 2007, the International Conference on Unconventional
Computation makes its debut in the Americas.



From: Robert M Miura <>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 11:53:18 -0400 (EDT)

Conference on Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics
(Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Fluid Dynamics, Electromagnetics/Waves,
and Acoustics)
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA
May 15-16, 2007

This conference is the fourth in a series of annual conferences that have
been organized by the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for
Applied Mathematics and Statistics at NJIT and supported by a University
Strategic Initiative. Our first two conferences were major applied and
computational mathematics conferences and were held in May 2004 and May 2005.
Our third conference in May 2006 was focused on Mathematical Fluid Dynamics
(see for the 2004 program, for the 2005 program, for the 2006 program).

At this conference, one major area of focus will be Mathematical Biology,
including Mathematical Neuroscience, Developmental Biology, Ecology, and
Biostatistics. Other areas of focus will be Mathematical Fluid Dynamics,
Electromagnetics/Waves, and Acoustics. As further details become available,
they will be posted on the conference website:

There will be parallel invited minisymposia and poster sessions. People
interested in presenting a poster or participating in the conference can
e-mail Susan Sutton at



From: Frithjof Lutscher <>
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 16:10:26 -0500

Adaptive Dynamics Workshop, May 7-9, University of Ottawa

This is the first announcement of a 3-day Fields Institute workshop on
Adaptive Dynamics, held at the University of Ottawa, May 7-9, 2007.
Confirmed invited speakers are

Martin Ackermann (ETH Zurich)
Troy Day (Queens University)
Michael Doebeli (UBC Vancouver)
Richard Law (York, UK)

Details can be found online at



Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 10:32:09 -0700


SUBMISSION OPEN: January 15, 2007

Sixteenth Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting CNS*2007
July 8 – July 12, 2007
Toronto, Canada

CNS*2007 will be held in Toronto, Canada from Sunday, July 8 to Thursday,
July 12, 2007. The main meeting will be July 8-10 followed by two days of
workshops on July 11 and 12. The main meeting will take place in downtown
Toronto at 89 Chestnut, a University of Toronto conference facility
( close to lots of shopping, dining, theatre and
entertainment. The workshops will take place on the University of Toronto
downtown campus (, which is walking distance from 89
Chestnut. A harbor cruise and dinner is planned for July 10.

Submissions can include experimental, model-based, as well as more abstract
theoretical approaches to understanding neurobiological computation. We
especially encourage research that mixes experimental and theoretical
studies. We also accept papers that describe new technical approaches to
theoretical and experimental issues in computational neuroscience or relevant
software packages.


Larry Abbott ( Columbia University)
Karen Davis (Toronto Western Research Institute)
Andre Longtin ( University of Ottawa)


We are accepting proposals for workshops (Half-day to two days in length). If
you want to propose a workshop please contact the workshop coordinator at


Parallel Simulations with NEURON (separate materials fee) (Hines, Carnevale,

This one day course focuses on the use of NEURON in a parallel simulation
environment. We will review key concepts of distributed computing as they
relate to computational modeling in neuroscience, describe their
implementation in NEURON, and present strategies for implementing, debugging,
and productive use of distributed models of networks and cells. This course
will run in parallel with the Workshops.



From: <>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 18:12:36 +0800 (CST)

International Conference on Reaction-Diffusion Systems & Viscosity Solutions
3 – 6 January 2007
Dep. of Applied Math., Providence University, Taiwan



From: aao <>
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 15:05:39 -0000

International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks; ICANN 2007

9-13 September 2007, Ipanema Park Hotel, Porto, Portugal

Web page:

1st Call for Papers
The 17th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, ICANN 2007,
will be held from September 9 through September 13 at the Ipanema Park Hotel,
Porto, Portugal. ICANN is an annual conference organized by the European
Neural Network Society in co-operation with the International Neural Network
Society, and is a premier event in all topics related to neural networks.

16 Feb End of submission of special session and workshop proposals.
23 Mar End of submission of full papers.

Conference Proceedings
Published by Springer-Verlag (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

Neural Networks Special Issue
An extended version of selected ICANN 2007 papers will be published in a
Special Issue of Elsevier’s journal Neural Networks.

Student support available (please see web page)

ICANN 2007 Secretariat
Gabriela Afonso, INEB, Campus FEUP, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, Porto, Portugal



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