MLSB/OUP Bioinformatics Call for Papers on “Computational Systems Biology”

Call for Papers: Issue on “Computational Systems Biology” in OUP Bioinformatics
in conjunction with
the Machine Learning in Systems Biology Workshop (MLSB 2012) in
Basel, Switzerland, September 8 and 9, 2012

MLSB and the Virtual Issue on “Computational Systems Biology”
MLSB12, the Sixth International Workshop on Machine Learning in Systems Biology will be held in Basel, Switzerland on September 8 and 9, 2012. The Workshop is organized as “Satellite Meeting” of the 11th European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB). The aim of this workshop is to contribute to the cross-fertilization between the research in machine learning methods and their applications to systems biology.
As a new feature of this year’s MLSB, full paper submissions to MLSB will be considered for publication in a virtual issue on “Computational Systems Biology” in a special proceedings section of OUP Bioinformatics. In parallel, we allow submissions of extended abstracts — as stated in the Call for Contributions — solely for oral/poster presentation at MLSB, without consideration for publication in the issue.

We are soliciting high-quality papers on all aspects of computational methods in systems biology. All submissions will go through rigorous peer-review. Accepted papers will be presented by the authors in an oral presentation at MLSB and published in the virtual issue on “Computational Systems Biology” in OUP Bioinformatics. Papers requiring extensive revisions will be considered separately as abstract presentations at MLSB and as regular papers for the Bioinformatics journal.

All manuscripts should be submitted via the Bioinformatics online submission system. Manuscripts must adhere to the formatting instructions for “Original papers” in Bioinformatics. During submission please specify MLSB as one of the keywords, and include a cover letter stating the manuscript should be considered for the MLSB meeting. Deadline for paper submission is May 21st.
Authors of papers that were submitted, but not selected, for the main ECCB 2012 meeting may submit an updated version of their ECCB paper with the full ECCB reviews and a clearly marked response to the reviews for MLSB consideration by June 4th. They will be notified of any decision by June 19th.

We encourage all authors to publish under the OUP open access model. Open access fees apply (details).

Key Dates
> May 21 – Paper submission deadline (23:59 in the time zone of your choice).
> June 4 – Revised ECCB manuscript submission deadline
> June 19 – Paper Acceptance Notification
> June 28 – Submission of final revisions to Bioinformatics

Issue Editors
Karsten Borgwardt, Max Planck Institutes and University of Tübingen
Gunnar Rätsch, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York