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Call for Papers

The call for papers is now CLOSED

Objectives and Workshop Format

The GCCB workshop will bring together computational biologists, bioinformaticians and life scientists who have researched and applied distributed, high-performance and grid computing technologies in the context of computational biology and bioinformatics. The workshop will discuss innovative work in progress and important new directions. By sharing the insights, discussing ongoing work and the results that have been achieved, we hope the workshop participants will glean a comprehensive view of the state of the art in this area and identify emerging and future research issues. The goal of the GCCB workshop is to make a valuable contribution in encouraging and shaping future work in this field.

The workshop is structured into a one-day session consisting of invited speeches from industry and academia, and presentations of the papers selected for the workshop. Please monitor the workshop Web site ( for details on invited speakers, the workshop program, and other aspects. The workshop proceedings are published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics series.

Topics of Interest

Contributions of interest will address topics related to the development, deployment, application and evaluation of distributed, high-performance and grid computing technologies in the context of the following computational biology and bioinformatics areas:

-  Analysis, modeling and simulation of processes like pathways, biological networks, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, protein-protein interaction, transcription initiation, and whole systems;
-  Computational approaches to biological entities and processes, e.g. to functional genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, epidemiology, epigenetics, biodiversity, ecosystems, neuroscience;
-  Linkage and sequence analysis;
-  Molecule design;
-  Prediction of protein-, DNA-, and RNA-structure, toxicity, AMDE (absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion), etc.;
-  Protein folding and unfolding;
-  Information retrieval and knowledge discovery including data and text mining;
-  Management and integration of biological data and information;
-  Distributed ontologies and semantic Web/grid approaches; -Visualization and image management and processing of biological data;
-  Grid tools for computational biology and bioinformatics;
-  Distributed systems and databases;
-  Development of diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic (drugs) technologies;
-  Large-scale (storage, computation, components/systems) studies in computational biology and bioinformatics.

Please note that contributions to the workshop will only be considered IF they (a) contain a considerable element of distributed, high-performance or grid computing, AND (b) address a problem in computational biology and bioinformatics. Contributions falling outside of this scope are not relevant to the workshop.

Paper Submission Details

Manuscripts (in English up to 6 000 words) should be submitted electronically (submission details will soon be available on the workshop Web site). Submission file formats are PDF and Microsoft Word/LaTeX. Accepted GCCB’06 papers will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI) series. Required LNCS Microsoft Word/LaTeX templates can be found on the workshop Web site. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. To be included in the workshop proceedings, at least one of the authors must confirm his/her attendance to the workshop and present the paper. A CD containing the workshop papers and slide presentations will be prepared and be made available at the workshop.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline21 September 2006 (extended)
Notification of acceptance19 October 2006