Call for papers

The Call for Papers is now closed

CMSB 2012 solicits original research articles on the analysis of biological systems, networks, data, and corresponding application domains. The conference brings together computer scientists, biologists, mathematicians, engineers, and physicists interested in a system-level understanding of biological processes.  It covers both academic research as well as industrial applications.

 Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • original paradigms for modelling biological processes,
  • original models together with their application domains,
  • frameworks and techniques for verifying, validating, analyzing, and simulating biological systems,
  • high-performance computational systems biology and parallel implementations,
  • inference from high-throughput experimental data,
  • model integration from biological databases,
  • multi-scale modelling and analysis methods,
  • synthetic biology (this is a new topic for CMSB).

Case studies in systems and synthetic biology are especially encouraged.

Papers should be submitted to one of the following categories:

  • Theory
  • Case studies
  • Tools
  • High performance methods.

Submitted papers should describe original work that has not been previously published and is not under review for publication elsewhere. 

There will be an award for Best Paper and a cash prize of $500 USD for the Best Student Paper. The criteria for a Student paper are that the leading (corresponding) author should be registered for a Masters or PhD, and the contributions and percentages of effort by all authors should be clearly stated in an additional section, outside the 20pp limit, which clearly indicates that the submission is in this category.  The cash prize is donated by TCSIM - the IEEE Technical Committee on Simulation.

Proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS/LNBI.

Proceedings books will be available at the conference.

After the conference, a selection of papers will be invited to be extended and submitted to a special issue of Theoretical Computer Science.