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CALL FOR PAPERS – RECOMB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges

Dear Colleague,

It is our pleasure to announce the 5th annual RECOMB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges, one of the premier annual meetings for computational and experimental scientists in the fields of regulatory genomics and systems biology. This year the meeting has become an official conference of the International Society for Computational Biology, and will be held at the Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay November 12-15, 2012. As in the past, this year's meeting combines the following conferences:

  • 9th Annual RECOMB Satellite on Regulatory Genomics
  • 8th Annual RECOMB Satellite on Systems Biology
  • 7th Annual DREAM Reverse Engineering Challenges

We are now accepting submissions of full-length papers to be featured and published in conjunction with the conference. Authors of selected papers will be invited to present their work at the meeting. In addition, we have arranged partnerships with the journals Genome Research and the Journal of Computational Biology to publish high-quality papers. Our program committee will review all submitted papers in collaboration with the journal editors.

We invite you to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Please use the EasyChair system to submit your manuscript at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=recombsbrgdream2012. Instructions on manuscript submission, as well as information about the program committee who will review papers is also available on the conference website at http://recomb-2012.c2b2.columbia.edu.

***The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 7. ***

This conference is designed to present the latest findings about regulatory and systems genomics, foster discussion about current research directions, and establish new collaborations that will advance the development of a systems-level understanding of gene regulation. Some possible topics include:

  • Modeling and recognition of regulatory motifs and modules
  • Chromatin state establishment, maintenance, and role in development
  • Post-transcriptional regulation and small regulatory RNAs
  • Regulatory networks, metabolic networks, proteomic networks
  • Cellular signatures of biological responses and disease states
  • Phosphorylation, metabolic fluxes, systematic phenotyping
  • Mathematical modeling and simulation of biological systems
  • Methods for systematic validation of high-throughput biological predictions
  • Approaches for aggregation of results arising from different methodologies

We will also be opening conference registration and a call for abstracts very soon.

We hope that you will consider submitting a paper, and look forward to an exciting meeting in November.

Best regards,

Andrea Califano, Manolis Kellis, Sylvia Plevritis, and Gustavo Stolovitzky

Conference Chairs