Call for Papers: Pattern Recognition in Bioinformatics *EXTENDED DEADLINE*

*Please note that the paper submission deadline has been extended to April 14th.*


4th IAPR International Conference in

Pattern Recognition for Bioinformatics (PRIB 2009)

City Hall, Sheffield, United Kingdom

7 – 9 September 2009

The International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR) sponsored conference aims to bring together top researchers, practitioners and students from around the world to discuss the applications of pattern recognition methods in the field of bioinformatics to solve problems in the life sciences. Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in the research areas of interest to the workshop. These include:

Bio-sequence analysis
Gene and protein expression analysis
Protein structure and interaction prediction Motifs and signal detection
Metabolic modelling and analysis
Systems and synthetic biology
Pathway and network analysis
Immuno- and chemo-informatics
Evolution and phylogeny
Biological databases, integration and visualisation

Pattern recognition techniques of interest include, but not limited to:
Static, syntactic and structural pattern recognition Data mining, Data based modelling Neural networks, Fuzzy systems Evolutionary computation and swarm intelligence Hidden Markov models, Graphical models

Pierre Baldi (University of California, Irvine)
Alvis Brazma (European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge)
Gunnar Raetsch (Max Planck Institute, Germany)

Paper Submission 14 April 2009
Special Sessions Proposal 1 April 2009
Author Notification 15 May 2009
Camera Ready Papers 1 July 2009
Early Bird Registration 15 July 2009

Accepted papers will be published in the Springer series of Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI). Enhanced versions of selected special papers will be included in a special issue in the International Journal of Systems Science.

Awards will be presented to Best Student Paper and the Best Conference Paper. A limited number of travel awards are available to non-EU students.

General Chairs: Visakan Kadirkamanathan (UK), Guido Sanguinetti (UK)
General Co-Chairs: Raj Acharya (USA), Madhu Chetty (Australia)
Programme Chairs: Mahesan Niranjan (UK), Mark Girolami (UK), Jagath
Rajapakse (Singapore) Special Sessions Chair: Cesare Furlanello (Italy)
Tutorials Chair: Florence d’Alche-buc (France) Publicity Chair: Elena
Marchiori (Netherlands) Publications Chair: Josselin Noirel (UK) Local
Organisation Chair: Daniel Coca (UK)
Webmaster: Maurizio Fillipone (UK)

For additional information, contact:
PRIB 2009 Secretariat,
Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 3JD, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 114 2225618
Fax: +44 114 2225661
prib2009 (at)