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The Eighth International Conference on
Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB 2000)

August 19 - August 23, 2000 - San Diego, California USA
The ISMB conference provides a general forum for disseminating the latest developments in bioinformatics. ISMB is a multidisciplinary conference that brings together scientists from computer science, molecular biology, mathematics and statistics. Its scope includes the development and application of advanced computational methods for biological problems. Relevant computational techniques include, but are not limited to: machine learning, pattern recognition, knowledge representation, databases, combinatorics, stochastic modeling, string and graph algorithms, linguistic methods, robotics, constraint satisfaction, and parallel computation. Biological areas of interest include molecular structure, genomics, molecular sequence analysis, evolution and phylogenetics, molecular interactions, metabolic pathways, regulatory networks, developmental control, and molecular biology generally. Emphasis is placed on the validation of methods using real data sets, on practical applications in the biological sciences, and on development of novel computational techniques. Over 800 attendees are expected.

Special Emphasis
ISMB 2000 will place special emphasis on knowledge discovery from the modeling and simulation of complex biological systems. This includes, but is not limited to: interpretation of large-scale gene expression data, whole genome comparative analysis, mathematical modeling of biochemical pathways, and interpretation of large macromolecular assembles using data at different resolutions.

Key Dates
Tutorial presentations: Aug 19, 2000
Paper presentations: Aug 20-23, 2000

Paper Submissions:
Papers must be received by: Feb 14, 2000
Replies to authors by: Mar 20, 2000
Revised papers must be received by: Apr 10, 2000

Open Poster Submissions:
Abstracts must be received by: May 31, 2000

Tutorial Proposals:
Short (1-paragraph) proposals must be received by: Jan 15, 2000
Full (3 page) proposals must be received by: Feb 15, 2000
Replies to proposers by: Apr. 1, 2000
Draft handouts must be received by: May 1, 2000
Final handouts must be received by: July 01, 2000
Tutorials presented: Aug 19, 2000

Begins: Apr. 15, 2000
Ends: June 15, 2000