IPCAT 2015, San Diego, USA, 14th-16th September 2015
- Camera Ready
- Registration and hotel
- IPCAT Series
- Invited Talks
Examples of topics addressed at previous IPCAT conferences include:
History of the IPCAT series
The IPCAT series of conferences began in 1995 as a venue to bring together a group of multidisciplinary scientists interested in modelling the processes that take place within biological cells and tissues. Over the years, the conference has been organised by biologists, mathematicians, computer scientists and electronic engineers, but has always aimed to attract a diverse and multidisciplinary group of delegates. As noted by Ray Paton and Mike Holcombe in the forward to the first IPCAT workshop, "one of the key motivations underlying the first IPCAT Workshop was to attempt to provide a common ground for dialogue and reporting research without emphasising one particular research constituency or way of modelling or singular issue in this area."
The topics addressed at IPCAT significantly overlap with the remit of the long-running journal BioSystems, and since 1999 selected papers have been published as a special issue. Starting with IPCAT 2012, and reflecting the increasing overlap between biology and computer science, submissions to IPCAT have also been published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
Previous events in the IPCAT series were:
- IPCAT 2012, April 2012, Trinity College, Cambridge, UK, LNCS 7223, BioSystems 112(2)
- IPCAT 2009, April 2009, Centro Stefano Franscini, Switzerland, BioSystems 102(1)
- IPCAT 2007, August 2007, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK, BioSystems 94(1-2)
- IPCAT 2005, August 2005, St. William's College, York, UK, BioSystems 87(2-3)
- IPCAT 2003, September 2003, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, BioSystems 76(1-3)
- IPCAT 2001, April 2001, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, BioSystems 68(2-3)
- IPCAT 1999, August 1999, Indianapolis, USA, BioSystems 55(1-3)
- IPCAT 1997, September 1997, University of Sheffield, UK, Proceedings
- IPCAT 1995, September 1995, Moat House Hotel, Liverpool, UK Proceedings
Note these are not the instructions for the camera ready version. Please click on the "Camera Ready" tab for this.All submissions should be in PDF format using the IPCAT 2015 EasyChair submission system. If you do not already have an EasyChair account, please register. No email submissions will be accepted.
Recognising the different publishing expectations of different communities, we accept sumission of both full papers and extended abstracts. Submissions should describe recent research that has not been published elsewhere.
Full papers should adhere to the LNCS format, and may be up to 12 pages in length including all figures, tables and references. See the Springer LNCS Author Guidelines for formatting instructions. All accepted full papers will be published in the LNCS proceedings.
Extended abstracts may be up to 3 A4 pages in length (minimum 10pt text) and may include figures and tables as appropriate. Accepted abstracts will be distributed to conference delegates and be made available via the conference website. Authors will also have the opportunity to submit a short paper for publication in the LNCS proceedings.
Late breaking papers
If you would like to present at the late breaking papers session, please email a one page abstract to the programme chair, Michael Lones, at M.Lones@hw.ac.uk by August 21st. Title your email "IPCAT late breaking paper session".
BioSystems Special Issue
All submissions will be considered for extended versions in the special issue of BioSystems. Decisions will be made after the conference has taken place.
All submissions will undergo peer review. By submitting, at least one of the authors agrees to register for and participate in IPCAT 2015 if the submission is accepted.
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Final copy deadline:
1st June 2015 12th June 2015
The camera-ready version of your paper is due by 12th June 2015. Please take into account the reviewers' comments when preparing the final version of your submission and remember that there is a page limit of 20 single-side pages for full papers and 10 single-side pages for short papers, both formatted according to Springer's LNCS formatting instructions. Both LaTeX and MS Word templates are available from Springer.
Camera ready submissions should be emailed to the programme chair, Michael Lones, at M.Lones@hw.ac.uk. Title your email "IPCAT camera ready". Please send a single compressed archive (either zip or gzip) containing a single directory. The archive should be called 'NameID.zip' (or .tgz) where 'Name' is the surname of the first author, and 'ID' is the Paper ID allocated to your submission by EasyChair. The directory, titled 'NameID' should contain the following files:
- The final PDF version of your submission, called 'NameID.pdf'.
- All source files for your submission:
- For submissions prepared in LaTeX2e, this should include all .tex files, all image files (.ps, .eps, .pdf, .jpg), and bibliography files (.bib, .bbl).
- For submissions prepared in MS Word or similar, this should include a .doc file (with figures) and also separate files for each image (.ps, .eps, .pdf, .jpg).
- An ASCII text file called 'authors.txt' containing the names and email addresses of the corresponding authors (one author per line, in the format: 'first name' 'last name' 'email address'). Please mark the corresponding author with an asterisk ('*') at the end of the line.
- An ASCII text file called 'abstract.txt' containing the title and abstract of your submission.
- A signed and scanned PDF of the Springer LNCS Copyright Form, named 'NameIDcr.pdf'. This should be signed by at least one of the authors and contain the following information in the first two fields:
- The 'Title of the Book or Conference Name' field should contain '10th International Conference on Information Processing in Cells and Tissues'
- The 'Volume Editor(s)' field should contain 'G. Fogel, M. A. Lones, S.L. Smith and A.M. Tyrrell'
Also remember that at least one author for each submission must register for the conference no later than 30th June 2015. Registration instructions will appear soon.
Registration and Hotel Reservations
Registration for whole conference: $585
Single day registration (conference dinner not included): $165
Extra conference dinner ticket: $120
Registration fee includes admission to all keynote talks and technical sessions. Price also includes morning and afternoon tea/coffee breaks (including hot and cold drinks, and a selection of muffins, fruit and cakes), lunch each day (3-course meal), one ticket for the conference banquet (3-course meal including wine and soft drinks),and receptions (drinks and nibbles) on Sunday and Monday nights. Registration also covers one copy of the proceedings and one accepted paper (all papers require one registration to be included in the proceedings and to be considered for the Special Issue of the BioSystems journal).
We have obtained an excellent rate for rooms at the conference hotel (Embassy Suites San Diego Bay – Downtown) of $159 per night (this covers 13th-17th September, but book early and this rate could well extend to further dates).
Booking rooms is simple and requires no up-front payments, simply go to the IPCAT hotel web page.
The Group name for our event is: "Information Processing in Cells and Tissues" and the Group Code is "PCT".
As well as being the conference hotel, the location and rooms are excellent and we encourage you to book early as rooms at this special rate are limited and the offer only lasts until 15th August, so book now!
Speakers will be added as details become available.
Genome-wide sequencing of exons from protein coding and non-coding genes in 295 patients with primary open angle glaucoma revealed over 50 associated SNP sites within over 30 genes. Of these, two-thirds were located in introns or untranslated regions (UTR). To rank and prioritize genes and generate hypotheses about molecular mechanisms disrupted by associated variant sites, mRNA and small RNA (microRNA) were sequenced from ocular tissues relevant to the disease. Intronic SNPs were assessed for impact on alternative splice isoforms, and UTR SNPs were assessed for impact on microRNA binding. An additional cohort of associated SNPs appear between genes and in follow-up analysis may implicate enhancers or promoters in disease processes.
Analysis protocols and techniques for integrated data interpretation to construct putative regulatory networks underlying disease will be discussed. The approach revealed two strong candidate models explaining neurodegeneration in POAG. The data collection and analysis methods are generally applicable beyond glaucoma to other chronic, progressive diseases associated with aging.
Results: After attending this free 1 hour workshop, one in the Elsevier Publishing Connect Workshop series, participants will have a clear idea of the steps needed to be taken before starting to write a paper. They will also be able to plan writing manuscripts using the logical step sequence – not the sequence in which the paper will be read. Authors are also made aware of what aspects of their papers Editors and Publishers look at critically, and to ensure that in taking care of these areas, their papers are much more likely to be accepted. Dealing with referees’ comments and the art of polite rebuttal are also described such that these can be used to improve the submitted paper suitably. Sensitive areas such as publishing ethics, plagiarism, duplicate publishing, etc are also clearly explained such that participants have a clear understanding of what their responsibilities are, what is allowed, and what is not permitted.
For senior researchers this is an opportunity to learn a structured approach to scientific authorship, which you can pass on to your students and junior faculty.
Conclusions: These insights into the publishing process will enable the participants to be more confident as an author in the world of science publishing, and so should help them get their papers published more easily.
Embassy Suites, San Diego Bay, Downtown
The conference will be held in the Embassy Suites, located beside the beautiful San Diego Bay, and near to the city's historic centre.
San Diego, the historic birthplace of California, is nowadays known for its colonial era architecture, its pleasant year round climate, and as a hub for the healthcare and biotechnology industries. Many attractions can be found within walking distance of the Embassy Suites, including:
Aircraft Carrier USS Midway. Commissioned a week after the end of World War II, the Midway was the largest ship in the world until 1955, seeing action in the Vietnam War and in 1991's Operation Desert Storm.
Maritime Museum of San Diego, whose collection includes the world's oldest sailing ship, HMS Surprise from the film "Master and Commander", and a B-39 soviet-era Russian attack submarine.
The Museum of Contemporary Art which showcases an internationally recognised collection of contemporary art in a historic setting.
The Headquarters speciality shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, including the award-winning Seasons 52 grill and wine bar and Puesto, known for its refined Mexican street food.
Travelling by Air
San Diego International Airport is less than 10 minutes from downtown San Diego. Direct international connections are available to London, Tokyo, Mexico and Canada. Other international destinations are served via changes at Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Travelling by Rail
Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner route provides connections to Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. The station is within walking distance of downtown hotels and situated near San Diego Bay.
Dr. Gary Fogel, Natural Selection Inc., USA
Dr. Michael Lones, Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Alexander Bockmayr, Mathematics, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
Rachel Cavill, Toxicogenomics, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Jerry Chandler, Krasnow Institute, George Mason University, USA
Ron Cottam, Electronics and Informatics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Peter Erdi, Complex Systems Studies, Kalamazoo College, USA
Luis Fuente, Computing and Communication Technologies, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Jean-Louis Giavitto, Music and Acoustics, IRCAM, France
David Halliday, Electronics, University of York, UK
Pauline Haddow, Computer and Information Science, NTNU, Norway
Okamoto Hiroshi, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
Arun Holden, Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds, UK
Sam Marguerat, Clinical Sciences MRC, UK
Maizura Mokhtar, Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK
J. Manuel Moreno, Electronic Engineering, Technical University of Catalunya, Spain
Chrystopher Nehaniv, Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Simon O'Keefe, Computer Science, University of York, UK
Cristina Costa Santini, Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark
Tjeerd Olde Scheper, Computing and Communication Technologies, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Leslie Smith, Computing Science and Mathematics, University of Stirling, UK
Christof Teuscher, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Portland State University, USA
Alexander Turner, Electronics, University of York, UK
Jim Torresen, Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway
Juanma Vaquerizas, Max Plank Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Munster, Germany
Senior Publisher, Elsevier
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Call for Papers: