Goals and activities of the Publications Committee
Ramit Mehr, Ray Mejia and Elizabeth H. Scholl
The recently-formed SMB publications committee has made it its
goal to make as much information as possible -
from research results to meeting, job and funding source
information - easily accessible to members of the SMB and
researchers in related fields.
The SMB has both hard copy and electronic publications.
Hard copy publications include the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology,
which appears six times a year, and is edited by Lee Segel.
Jorge Velasco-Hernandez has recently agreed to serve as a book
review editor for the Bulletin, replacing Mark Kot.
In addition, SMB publishes the Mathematical Biology Newsletter which
appears three times a year. Elizabeth H. Scholl is responsible for
the production of the Newsletter.
Both the Bulletin and the Newsletter will soon be available online
as well. Additional electronic publications include the electronic
Digest, moderated by Ray Mejia, and the SMB home page, which has
recently been transferred to a site in McGill University and
will be updated and improved on a continuous basis. It can now be found
The SMB Digest is distributed using a listserver at the National Cancer
Institute's Frederick Biomedical Supercomputer Center. We thank them for
their continued support. Subscription information is available on the SMB
homepage, and submissions for the Digest should be emailed to
In addition, an ftp archive and other services are provided by SMBnet. We
solicit feedback from readers concerning what is available or might be
added or improved. The archive is accessible via the SMB homepage, at
ftp://ftp.ncifcrf.gov/smb/, and via
anonymous ftp to ftp.ncifcrf.gov.
Membership services, including access and search of the SMB Digest and SMB
member email addresses, have also been provided via a Gopher server at the
NIH. We thank the High Performance Scientific Computing Section at the
Division of Computer Research and Technology of the NIH for its support
these many years. With the growth of the World Wide Web, Gopher has
become an outdated technology. Hence, this service will soon be integrated
directly into the SMB homepage.
The following addresses have been defined at our new web domain, smb.org :
Officers are as follows:
We will do our best to bring SMB members updated information -
but we need your help. Please, submit announcements of meetings,
programs, etc as soon as the information is available. If you
have some spare time and would like to make a more significant
contribution, we need volunteers to conduct several surveys
and information searches. (Please contact me if you are willing
- President - Leon Glass:
- firstname.lastname@example.org -- (email@example.com)
- Past President - Leah Keshet
- Secretary - Charles E. Smith
- firstname.lastname@example.org -- (email@example.com)
- Treasurer - Torcom Chorbajian
- firstname.lastname@example.org -- (email@example.com)
The deadline for submissions to the spring issue of the Newsletter
is April 30th, 1998.
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