The 8th International Meeting on DNA Based Computers (DNA 8)

 

*****Deadline Extended to March 10*****

 

Hokkaido University

Sapporo Campus (Kita 8, Nishi 5, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0808, Japan)

June 10-13, 2002

DNA 8 Homepage: http://hagi.is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/dna8/

 

**CALL FOR PAPERS**

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Biomolecular computing has emerged as an interdisciplinary field that draws together chemistry, computer science, mathematics, molecular biology, and physics. Our knowledge on DNA nanotechnology and biomolecular computing increases exponentially with every passing year. The international meeting on DNA Based Computers has been a forum where scientists with different backgrounds, yet sharing a common interest in biomolecular computing meet and present their latest results. Continuing this tradition, the 8th International Meeting on DNA Based Computers will focus on the current theoretical and experimental results with the greatest impact.

 

Papers and poster presentations are sought in all areas that relate to biomolecular computing, including (but not restricted to): algorithms and applications, analysis of laboratory techniques/theoretical models, computational processes in vitro and in vivo, DNA-computing based biotechnological applications, DNA devices, error evaluation and correction, in vitro evolution, models of biomolecular computing (using DNA and/or other molecules), molecular design, nucleic acid chemistry, and simulation tools. Papers and posters with new experimental results are particularly encouraged.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

 

Authors who would like to have their work considered for either oral or poster presentation are asked to select from one of two submission gtracksh:

 

**Track A (Traditional) – Full Paper:

 

Authors who wish to submit a full paper for presentation at DNA 8 (oral or poster), and publication in the conference proceedings should follow the following guidelines:

 

1.                  Each submission should include one address and e-mail address for all correspondence related to the submission.

2.                  Each paper should contain an abstract which briefly describes the primary results and their importance.

3.                  The total length of the submitted manuscript should not exceed 10 pages (11 point type, single spaced, with 1 inch margins). Authors who are planning to submit papers of length greater than 10 pages should first consult with the program chair, at hagiya@is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp.

4.                  The submission of documents in LaTex format is encouraged. However, ps, pdf, and word files will also be accepted. As selected papers will be included in a Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes volume, for the final version of the manuscript, please follow the guidelines for the Springer-Verlag LNCS series at: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.

 

**Track B (New) – One Page Abstract:

 

For authors with late breaking results, or who either are or will be submitting their

manuscript to a scientific journal, a one page abstract, rather than a full paper, may

be submitted. Some of the oral presentations at DNA 8 will be selected from this

track, with an emphasis on those which describe new and exciting experimental

results. Authors may (optionally) include a preprint of their full paper,

for consideration ONLY by the program committee. Only the one-page abstract will

appear in the proceedings. Authors who submit under Track B should follow

the following guidelines:

 

1.                  Each submission should include one address and e-mail address for all correspondence related to the submission.

2.                  The submission of documents in LaTex format is encouraged. However, ps, pdf, and word files will also be accepted.

 

 

**New For Sapporo 2002-------------------Student Travel Prize:

 

The best 2 submitted papers on which the lead and presenting author is a student will be presented with a travel award of approximately $1000.00 (USD). Eligible papers should be noted at the time of submission. Recipients of the prize will be notified at the time of acceptance.

 

Electronic submissions for either track should be sent to: hagiya@is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp, under the header, gDNA 8 Submissionsh, no later than February 24, 2002.  Alternately, 5 copies of the manuscript can be sent by surface express mail to:

 

Masami Hagiya, DNA 8 Submissions

Department of Computer Science,

Graduate School of Information Science and Technology,

University of Tokyo,

7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, JAPAN.

 

Important Dates:

 

Submission Deadline---------------------------------March 10, 2002 (extended by two weeks)

Notification of acceptance--------------------------------April 19, 2002(shifted by two weeks)

Final version due---------------------------------------------May 12, 2002(shifted by one week)

Conference---------------------------------------------------------June 10-13, 2002(as scheduled)

 

Invited Plenary Lectures:

 

Tom Head (Binghamton University, USA)

Topic: TBA

 

Tomoji Kawai (Osaka University, Japan)

Topic: DNA Nanotechnology

 

Akira Suyama (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Topic: TBA

 

Bernard Yurke (Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, USA)

Topic: TBA

 

Additional Plenary Speakers, TBA

 

**To Be Announced**

 

Organizing Committee:

 

Azuma Ohuchi (Hokkaido University)--CHAIRMAN

Masami Hagiya (University of Tokyo)

Hidenori Kawamura (Hokkaido University)

Toshikazu Shiba (Hokkaido University)

Akira Suyama (University of Tokyo)

Masahito Yamamoto (Hokkaido University)

Masayuki Yamamura (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

 

 

Program Committee:

 

Masami Hagiya (University of Tokyo, Japan) --CHAIRMAN

Anne Condon (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Lila Kari (University of Western Ontario, Canada)

Thom LaBean (Duke University, USA)

Giancarlo Mauri (Universita degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)

John McCaskill (GMD-National Research Center for Information Technology, Germany)

Gheorghe Paun (Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy, Romania)

John Rose (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Ned Seeman (New York University, USA)

Masayuki Yamamura (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

Erik Winfree (California Institute of Technology, USA)

David Wood (University of Delaware, USA)

 

Sponsors:

 

Computing Center, Hokkaido University

ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (ACM SIGACT)

(proposal already submitted)

European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS)

 

Venue:

            http://harmony.complex.eng.hokudai.ac.jp/dna-comp/DNA8.htm

 

Travel:

http://harmony.complex.eng.hokudai.ac.jp/dna-comp/TravelInformation.htm

 

Accommodation:

            http://harmony.complex.eng.hokudai.ac.jp/dna-comp/Hotels.htm

 

Registration:

            http://harmony.complex.eng.hokudai.ac.jp/dna-comp/Registration.htm