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    The 2008 International Conference on Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (BIOCOMP'08) is held simultaneously (ie, same location and dates: July 14-17, 2008, Las Vegas, USA) with a number of other joint conferences as part of WORLDCOMP'08 (The 2008 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing). WORLDCOMP'08 is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer engineering and applied computing. Many of the joint conferences in WORLDCOMP are the premier conferences for presentation of advances in their respective fields (for the complete list of joint conferences Click Here).

    The motivation is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated research conferences into a coordinated research meeting held in a common place at a common time. The main goal is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas in a number of research areas that interact. The model used to form these annual conferences facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of computer science, computer engineering and applied computing. Both inward research (core areas of computer science and engineering) and outward research (multi-disciplinary, Inter-disciplinary, and applications) will be covered during the conferences.

    The last set of conferences had research contributions from 82 countries and had attracted over 1,850 participants. It is anticipated to have over 2,500 participants for the 2008 event.

    The event will be composed of research presentations, keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and poster presentations.

    You are invited to submit a draft paper of about 5-7 pages and/or a proposal to organize a Technical Session/workshop (see the Submission information). All accepted papers will be published in the respective conference proceedings. The names of technical session/workshop organizers/chairs will appear on the cover of the proceedings/books as Associate Editors.

    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

      • RNA and DNA structure and sequencing
      • Gene regulation
      • Gene expression databases
      • Gene pattern discovery
      • Gene identification
      • Genetic network modeling and inference
      • Gene expression analysis
      • Biomedical engineering
      • Microarrays
      • Molecular dynamics and simulation
      • Molecular sequence classification, alignment and assembly
      • Molecular sequence databases
      • Molecular structure databases
      • Image processing in medicine and biological sciences
      • Sequence analysis and alignment
      • Cheminformatics
      • Informatics and Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research
      • Software tools for computational biology and bioinformatics
      • Comparative genomics
      • Protein modeling
      • Molecular interactions
      • Metabolic modeling and pathways
      • Evolution and phylogenetics
      • Macromolecular structure prediction
      • Proteomics
      • Protein folding and fold recognition
      • Medical informatics
      • Epidemic models
      • Biological data mining and knowledge discovery
      • Pattern classification and recognition
      • Structural and functional genomics
      • Amino acid sequencing
      • Stochastic modeling
      • Bio-ontologies
      • Computational drug discovery
      • Graph theory and bioinformatics
      • Biological databases and information retrieval
      • Biological data visualization
      • Biological data integration
      • Evolution of regulatory genomic sequences
      • Experimental studies and results
      • Application of computational intelligence in medicine and biological sciences (artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, and evolutionary computing).
      • High-performance computing as applied to natural and medical sciences
      • Computer-based medical systems (automation in medicine, ...)
      • Other aspects and applications relating to technological advancements in medicine and biological sciences.
      • Applications
BIOCOMP'08 Keynote

Prof. Brian D. Athey
The University of Michigan Medical School, USA


Prof. Vladimir N. Uversky
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA


Important Date
July 14-17, 2008
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San Diego, California, USA
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