[TYPES/announce] CS2Bio'12 Final Call for Papers & Extended Deadline

Paola Giannini giannini at di.unipmn.it
Sat Mar 31 11:55:48 EDT 2012


         Final Call for papers & Etended Deadline (April 12)

                  3rd International Workshop on Interactions
                      between Computer Science and Biology

                        Affiliated to DisCoTec'12

                           16th of June 2012
                           Stockholm, Sweden




- Submission deadline (EXTENDED) : April 12, 2012
- Notification to authors: May 16, 2012
- Workshop: June 16, 2012


The aim of this workshop is to gather researchers in formal methods
that are interested in the convergence of Computer Science, Biology
and life sciences. In particular, we solicit contribution of original
results that address both theoretical aspects of modeling and applied
work on the comprehension of biological behavior. We encourage
presentations of interdisciplinary work conducted by teams composed of
both life and computer scientists.

Papers selected for presentation at CS2Bio should either present the
modeling a specific biological phenomenon using formal techniques, or
a modeling, simulation, testing or verification approach in computer
science that leads to a novel and promising application to a range of
biological or medical systems. In the latter case, some emphasis on
the scope and scalability of the approach will be required. The
workshop intends to attract researchers interested in models,
verification, tools, and programming primitives concerning the complex
interactions encountered.

*** SCOPE ***

In general, topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Formal Biological Modeling:
-- Formal methods for the representation of biological systems and
    their dynamics (rewrite systems, process calculi, graph grammars,
    hybrid systems, etc.);
-- Theoretical links and comparison between different formal
    models for the modeling of biological processes;
-- Quantitative (probabilistic, timed, stochastic, etc.) languages
    and calculi.
-- Spatial (geometrical, topological) languages and calculi.

Formal Testing and Validation of Biological Properties:
-- Prediction of biological behavior from incomplete information;
-- Model checking, abstract interpretation, type systems, etc.

Tools and Simulation
-- Modeling, analysis and simulation tools for systems biology;
-- Emergence of properties in complex biological and medical systems;
-- Tools for parallel, distributed, and multi-resolution simulation
-- Detailed biological case-studies.


Proceedings of the workshop will be published in ENTCS. Quality
permitting, a special issue of a Computer Science journal is planned.


Papers must report previously unpublished work and not be submitted
concurrently to another conference with refereed proceedings.
Authors should submit their papers via EasyChair
(http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cs2bio12). Papers
should take the form of a pdf file in ENTCS style and should not
exceed 12 pages. If necessary, detailed proofs or other additional
material can be added in an appendix (referees might review it at
their discretion). We also encourage the submission of short papers,
limited to 7 pages, presenting new tools or platforms for the
modelling of biological systems.



- Jane Hillston (Lab for Foundation of Computer Science -
     Edinburgh, UK)
- Gianluigi Zavattaro (Department of Computer Science -
     University of Bologna, IT)

- Luca Cardelli
- Gabriel Ciobanu
- Francesca Cordero
- Erik de Vink (Co-chair)
- Francois Fages
- Jerome Feret
- Jasmin Fisher
- Paola Giannini (Co-chair)
- Jane Hillston
- Jean Krivine
- Giancarlo Mauri
- Emanuela Merelli
- Paolo Milazzo
- Gethin Norman
- Ion Petre
- David Safranek
- Angelo Troina
- Adelinde Uhrmacher
- Verena Wolf


- Erik de Vink
- Paola Giannini
- Jean Krivine
- Angelo Troina


  Paola Giannini
  Dipartimento di Informatica
  Universita' del Piemonte Orientale
  via Teresa Michel, 11
  15100 Alessandria, Italy
  phone: (+39) 0131 360171
  fax  : (+39) 0131 360390
  email: giannini at di.unipmn.it

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