[Open-bio-announce] Fwd: CMSR 14: Deadline extension + registration

Eric Talevich eric.talevich at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 06:24:41 UTC 2014


Christian from BioHaskell draws our attention to the upcoming conference
Computational Methods for Structural RNAs (CMSF'14).


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From: Christian Hoener zu Siederdissen <choener at tbi.univie.ac.at>
Date: Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 12:20 PM
Subject: [cmsr14 at easychair.org: CMSR 14: Deadline extension + registration]

**** Computational Methods for Structural RNAs - CMSR'14 ****
An official ECCB'14 workshop
September 7th, 2014, Strasbourg

Scope: Ribonucleic acids (RNAs) play key roles in various aspects of the
gene transcription and regulation processes, and are the focus of an
ever-increasing interest in all areas of molecular biology. Deciphering the
function of a non-protein coding RNA requires an intimate knowledge of its
structure, motivating the development of structure-centric analyses.
This workshop aims to gather researchers and students, developing or using
computational methods for predicting RNA structures or analyzing their
contribution to biological processes. It will provide a forum for the
dissemination of state-of-the-art methods and tools using discrete
representations of folding landscapes in the context of big data. It will
contribute to establish best-practices towards a better support for
large-scale data within structure-centric algorithms. Relevant topics
include but are not limited to:
   * RNA folding prediction: Ab initio & comparative approaches,
integrative methods incorporating probing and enzymatic data
   * RNA/RNA, RNA/Protein interactions
   * Structural clustering/indexation methods
   * Mutational analyses
   * Extended folding landscapes: Tertiary modules and non-canonical
interactions, Pseudoknots
   * RNA Kinetics
   * Structure-centric alignment and modeling
   * RNA Design
   * Algorithmic foundations: Dynamic Programming frameworks, generic
optimizations, complexity results
   * Mathematical models and tools for RNA structure analysis

Key dates:
    Paper Submission deadline: *June 8th, 2014 (11:59 UTC)* (Extended)
    Paper Acceptance Notification: June 23rd, 2014
    Final version of accepted papers: July 7th, 2014

The meeting will feature keynotes from Jan Gorodkin (University of
Copenhagen, Danemark) and Mihaela Zavolan (University of Basel,

Proceedings of the workshop will be published in a special issue of Lecture
Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI). A selection of regular papers will be
invited, but not required, to submit an edited version of the manuscript to
the Journal of Computational Biology with high priority publishing. Authors
of accepted papers (regular papers and highlights) will be given the
opportunity to present their work at the workshop.

Submission guidelines: Contributions should be uploaded on the conference
EasyChair instalment at:

We invite two types of contributions.
  * Regular papers: Full papers (12pp) describing previously unpublished
        Submissions should describe the work up to sufficient details, but
should not exceed 12 page (including references) using standard LNCS
template available at:
        The scientific content of papers will be evaluated by three
independent reviewers and judged on novelty, relevance to the field,
clarity and technical soundness.
        Papers rejected from the main ECCB conference may be resubmitted to
the satellite workshop. These re-submissions will be evaluated through
additional independent reviews. Authors must include with their submission
the reviews received at ECCB together with a response addressing the
concerns raised by the reviewers.
  * Highlights: Recently published (or in press) outstanding contributions
        Abstract of highlight papers should describe the context and
challenge of the problem and summarize the contribution of the work.
Submission should not exceed 2 pages using standard LNBI stylesheets. One
figure can be included in the abstract. The authors must include a link to
the online publication of the work and indicate the identity of the

The submission system will be open starting April 24th, 2014 and will close
on June 1st, 2014 at 11:59pm (midnight) Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Authors
will be notified of acceptance or rejection by email on or before June
23rd, 2013. We request that an author of each accepted paper provides LaTeX
files or an MS Word file in the special format for Lecture Notes in
Bioinformatics by July 7th, 2014. Additionally, an author of each accepted
paper is expected to attend the workshop and present the paper.

Steering Committee:
    Ivo Hofacker, University of Vienna, Austria
    Peter Stadler, University Leipzig, Germany
    Eric Westhof, University of Strasbourg, France

Program Committee:
    Rolf Backofen, University of Freiburg, Germany
    Sarah Burge, EMBL-EBI, United Kingdom
    Cédric Chauve, Simon Fraser University, Canada
    Alain Denise, University of Paris-Sud, France
    Christoph Flamm, University of Vienna, Austria
    Christine Gaspin, University of Toulouse, France
    Christian Hoener Zu Siederdissen, University of Vienna, Austria
    Fabrice Jossinet, University of Strasbourg, France (co-chair)
    Vincent Moulton, University of East Englia, United Kingdom
    Dmitri Pervouchine, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain
    Yann Ponty, École Polytechnique, France (co-chair)
    Jin Qin, University of Southern Denmark
    Stefan Seemann, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Jérôme Waldispühl, McGill University, Canada (co-chair)
    Sebastian Will, University of Leipzig, Germany
    Michal Ziv-Ukelson, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

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