RECOMB 2001 Theme and scope
International Conference on (Research in) Computational Molecular
The RECOMB Conference series was founded in 1997 to provide a scientific forum for theoretical advances in computational biology and their applications in molecular biology and medicine.
The conference series aims at attracting research contributions in all areas of computational molecular biology. Typical, but not exclusive, the topics of interest are:
The origins of the conference came from the mathematical and computational side of the field, and there remains to be a certain focus on computational advances. However, the effective use of computational techniques to biological innovation is also an important aspect of the conference.
The conference had a growing number of attendees, topping 300 in recent years. We are preparing for up to 450 participants in 2001.
The conference program includes between 30 and 40 contributed papers, that are selected by a international program committee with around 30 experts during a rigorous review process rivaling the editorial procedure for top-rate scientific journals. In previous years papers selection has been made from up to 130 submissions from well over a dozen countries. 10-page extended abstracts of the contributed papers are collected in a volume published by ACM Press and available at the conference. Full versions of a selection of the papers are published annually in a special issue of the Journal of Computational Biology devoted to the RECOMB Conference.
A further point in the program is a lively poster session. Around 120 posters have been presented at RECOMB 2000.
One of the highlights of each RECOMB conference is a collection of nine keynotes awarded to researchers of highest international esteem who are asked to inform the community about landmark advances in computational and experimental research and inject new directions into the field of computational molecular biology. This includes the following conference events:
The Stanislaw Ulam Memorial Computational Biology Address: awarded by RECOMB to a scientist who has made major contributions in the computational aspects of the field.
In addition RECOMB features the