Mar 27, 2006

Cordial Invitation and Call for Papers

Workshop on
NETWORKS IN COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY

Ankara, Turkey, September 10-12, 2006
http://www.iam.metu.edu.tr/Networks_in_Computational_Biology/
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PURPOSE

“Workshop on Networks in Computational Biology 2006” aims
at giving an overview and presenting most recent and important
interdisciplinary contributions by applied mathematics to the
wealth of biological networks focusing on theory, methodology,
and applications. Based on the variety of scientific backgrounds
and experience combined for this special scientific event, the
theory of optimization, both continuous and discrete, dynamical
systems, data mining procedures, and the theory relating to
“inverse problems” will be addressed. The main challenge and
principal goal of the workshop is to contribute to the mathematical
foundations of computational biology. We expect to learn from
each other and with our students, and to get inspired to pursuing
common future research projects in this field and its applications,
thus serving our people and fostering a better and fruitful
understanding between our nations.

TOPICS
include but are not limited to:
. Modeling, Dynamics and Predicition of Gene Patterns
. Structure and Dynamics of Gene Networks
. Phylogenetic Trees and Classification
. Biomolecular Sequence Analysis
. Protein Structure Prediction
. The Role of RNA in Genome Regulation
. Modeling, Dynamics and Predicition of Metabolic Reactions
. Metabolic Networks

INVITED SPEAKERS
- Nihat Ay, Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences,
Leipzig, Germany
- Fatihcan Atay, Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics in the
Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
- Türker Biyikoglu, Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics in the
Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
- Jerry L.R. Chandler, George Mason University, Krasnow
Institute for Advanced Study, Fairfax, USA
- Jürgen Jost, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the
Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

TUTORIAL SPEAKERS
- Andreas Dress, Max-Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany, and
CAS-MPG Partner Institute on Computational Biology,
Shanghai, China
- Peter F. Stadler, Institut für Informatik and IZBI, Universitaet
Leipzig, Germany

COORGANIZING INSTITUTIONS
* Institute of Applied Mathematics, METU, Ankara, Turkey
* CAS-MPG Partner Institute on Computational Biology,
Shanghai, China

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
- Andreas Dress (Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics in the
Sciences, Leipzig, Germany, and CAS-MPG Partner Institute on
Computational Biology, Shanghai, China)
- Bülent Karasözen (Institute of Applied Mathematics, and Dept. of
Mathematics, METU, Ankara)
- Peter F. Stadler (Institut für Informatik and IZBI, Universitaet
Leipzig, Germany)
- Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber (Institute of Applied Mathematics,
METU, Ankara)

LOCATION
The conference will be held at the Institute of Applied Mathematics
(IAM), METU, Ankara.

CONTACT
- Andreas Dress: dress@mis.mpg.de, dress@cfc.nankai.edu.cn
- Bülent Karasözen: bulent@metu.edu.tr (local coorganizer)
- Peter F. Stadler: studla@izbi.uni-leipzig.de
- Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber: gweber@metu.edu.tr
(local coorganizer)

REGISTRATION
please send an e-mail with your name, title, affiliation,
address, phone number, fax number and e-mail address
to {bulent, gweber}@metu.edu.tr

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
please send an abstract of your talk in LATEX format
(1/2-1 page, including title and address) to
{bulent, gweber}@metu.edu.tr

DEADLINES
Submission of Abstracts: May 15, 2006
Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2006
Deadline for Registration: July 1, 2006
Workshop: September 10-12, 2006

PROCEEDINGS
A special issue of the journal "Discrete Applied Mathematics"
will be prepared (guest editors: the members of the organizing
committee; editor: Prof. Dr. Peter L. Hammer).

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Ankara!