[EMBOSS] CfP: Immunoinformatics and Computational Immunology Workshop (ICIW 2010)

Yasser El-Manzalawy yasser at iastate.edu
Fri Feb 12 15:56:07 UTC 2010

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announcement could be shared with individuals whose research interests include 
Immunoinformatics and Computational Immunology.

Call for Papers

Immunoinformatics and Computational Immunology Workshop (ICIW 2010)

To be held in conjunction with the ACM International Conference on 
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ACM-BCB) 
(http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/ACM-BCB2010/), Niagara Falls, NY, U.S.A. August 2-4, 
Naturally emerging or reemerging diseases pose some of the most serious threats 
to human health. Computational methods are urgently needed for developing new 
vaccines, therapies, and models to improve our understanding of the immune 
system, and reliable tools for focusing experimental investigations.

The workshop aims to bring together researchers in computer scientists, 
computational biologists, structural biologists, virologists, bacteriologists, 
immunologists, vaccinologists, and systems biologists to share research 
challenges, research results, methods, and advances in immunoinformatics and 
computational immunology. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  - Structural Immunoinformatics
  - Epitope analysis and prediction
  - MHC-peptide binding site analysis and prediction
  - Immunoinformatics Databases, Knowledge Bases, Ontologies
  - Computational modeling of immune system
  - Analysis and prediction of minor histocompatibility antigens
  - Predictive models for organ transplantation
  - Immunogenomics
  - Vaccine design
  - Artificial immune systems and other biologically-inspired paradigms
  - Multi-agent based modeling of immune response
  - Allergenicity prediction
  - Gene expression changes in adaptive immune response
  - Comparative approaches to immunology

Important Dates:

Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2010
Notification of acceptance:  April 20, 2010
Camera-ready of accepted papers: May 5, 2010 
Workshop date: August 2, 2010

Author Instructions:

Authors should prepare a Portable Document Format (PDF) version of their full 
paper. Regular papers must be no longer than 10 pages, papers on evolving 
research and work in progress should be no longer than 5 pages, following the 
ACM two-column format for conference proceedings 
(http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates) All accepted papers 
will be included in a Workshop Proceedings to be published on line and included 
with the conference proceedings on the CD. Authors of selected papers will have 
an opportunity to extend their workshop papers for publication (subject to peer 
review) in Journal of Immunological Methods and Immunome Research Journal. 
Papers should be submitted electronically (in PDF form) through “EasyChair” at:  
Organizing committee:
Vasant Honavar (Iowa State University, USA))
Morten Nielsen (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark) 
Yasser EL-Manzalawy (Iowa State University, USA) 
Program Committee (Tentative):
Katherine Buckley (University of Toronto, Canada) 
Anne De Groot (URI Institute for Immunology and Informatics, USA)
Uri Hershberg (Yale University, USA)
Can Kesmir (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
Steven Kleinstein (Yale University, USA)
Andrzej Kloczkowski (Iowa State University, USA)
German Nudelman (Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA)
Bjoern Peters (La Jolla institute of allergy and immunology, USA)
Nikolai Petrovsky (Flinders University, Australia)
Natasa Przulj (University of California Irvine, USA)
Julia Ponomarenko (University of California, San Diego, USA)
Johannes Sollner (Emergentec biodevelopment GmbH, Austria)
Changhui Yan (North Dakota State University, USA)
Guanglan Zhang (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA)

Yasser EL-Manzalawy
Artificial Intelligence Research Laboratory
Center for Computational Intelligence, Learning, & Discovery
Department of Computer Science
215 Atanasoff Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011-1040

voice: (515) 294-7331
fax: (515) 294-0258
email: yasser at cs.iastate.edu
Web: www.cs.iastate.edu/~yasser

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