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Jung-chi Liao
07-06-2007, 02:38 AM
RE: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB)
Call for Papers and Abstracts for the Multiscale Modeling and
Simulation Session: from Molecules to Cells to Organisms

Paper submissions due on July 16, 2007


Dear Colleague,

This is a reminder for a special session on Multiscale Modeling and
Simulation of the thirteenth Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB),
to be held January 4-8, 2008, on the Big Island of Hawaii. This
special session is being co-organized by members of the NIH funded
National Biomedical Computing Resource (NBCR) and an NIH National
Center for Biomedical Computing (Simbios). PSB brings together top
researchers from North America, the Asian Pacific nations, Europe and
around the world to exchange research results and address open issues
in all aspects of computational biology.

We are cordially inviting submissions of papers or abstracts that
will address modeling activities focused on a particular system level
(such as proteins, cells, tissues, organs, up to organisms) or
encompassing multiple levels (across the length scale from nanometers
for molecules to meters for human bodies, as well as across time
scale from nano-seconds for molecular interactions to minutes, hours
and years for human life). In order to better understand human
physiology and to allow for predictive capabilities of disease
prevention and treatment it is crucial to develop simulation systems
that can operate at these scales.

Developing tools, techniques, algorithms, and mathematical theory to
integrate modeling and simulation from the micro to the macro-scale
is important in biocomputing. This session aims to foster the
interactive environment for researchers working on different scales
of biological problems, so that more collaborations and activities to
bridge multi-scales will be initiated. Specifically, two aspects are
emphasized in this session: physics-based modeling and simulation at
individual different scales, as well as modeling and simulation for
problems across scales. The topics will cover scales of molecules,
cells, tissues, organs, up to organisms.

More on the session topics and submissions can be found at
http://psb.stanford.edu/cfp-multiscale.html.
Please note that paper submissions are due on July 16, 2007.

We hope that you or members of your team will submit a paper. Should
you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any of the
co-chairs of the meeting.

With best wishes!

Cochairs: Jung-Chi Liao, Peter Arzberger, Roy Kerckhoffs, Anushka
Michailova and Jeff Reinbolt