Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium

Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium (BIOT-2005)

August 15-16, 2005

Colorado Springs, Colorado

2005 Proceedings
Description BIOT-05: The Second Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium, will be held in
Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 15 and 16, 2005. The Web site is . Please click on "Symposium 2005 (BIOT-05)" on the top left menu to get to the Web site for the symposium.

The symposium's objective is to showcase research and development activities in:

* Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, and
* Biotechnology
* Impacts of Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

and to promote future interdisciplinary activity and research in these areas. Abstracts and papers are solicited in these three areas, broadly interpreted. Efforts that attempt to solve biology-based problems using computational, mathematical, engineering and other means are suitable. In addition, abstracts and papers dealing with community impacts of Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biotechnology are appropriate. Thus, abstracts and papers in areas such as technology transfer, legal, business, and social impact issues are also invited.

BIOT-05 will accept abstracts and papers for either podium presentation or poster presentation. Please look at the Web site for more details. All submissions of abstracts and papers, whether for podium or poster presentation, will be reviewed. Printed preceedings will be published containing all accepted abstracts and papers. You can see a complete copy of last year's proceedings at .

A partial list of topics for the Symposium include Analysis of complex biological systems, Artificial or synthetic biological systems, Bioenergetics, Biomedical research, Biotechnology, Cellular function, Commercial applications of biotechnology and bioinformatics, Comparative genomics, Data mining, Databases, Evolution models, Functional genomics, Genetics, Genomics, High content analysis, High performance computing, Industrial applications of biotechnolgy and bioinformatics, Legal impacts of biotechnology and bioinformatics, Mathematical and computational models of cellular systems, Mathematical models of biophysical processes, Mathematical physiology, Microarray analysis, Molecular function, Molecular sequence and structure, Neural circuits modeling, Pathways, Pattern recognition, Phylogenetics, Physiology, Population biology, Promoter analysis and discovery, Protein structure and analysis, RNAi analysis, Sequence alignments, SNPs, Social impacts of bioinformatics and biotechnology, Systems biology, Technology transfer, Theoretical and mathematical biology, Venture capital for biotechnolgy and bioinformatics industry, Visualization.

Like BIOT-04, BIOT-05 will bring together scientists, engineers and other practitioners from diverse fields. Different fields have different requirements for conference submissions.
For example, in Computer Science, it is traditional to require submission of full papers for review several months prior to a conference or symposium. In Mathematics, often even an abstract is usually not required. In Biology, usually short abstracts are required. However, most other fields simply request that an abstract or an extended abstract be submitted for review.

Since this cross-over meeting will bring together people from fields where the publishing paradigms is different, authors are encouraged to submit abstracts, or papers, as appropriate within their subfield. The Symposium proceedings will contain abstracts as well as papers. The length of your submission determines the maximum length of your publication in the proceedings; if you want a paper in the proceedings then you must submit a paper for review.

Thus, there are two possible ways to participate in BIOT-05. First, you must decide whether you want to submit

* an extended abstract for review (2 pages) , or
* a full paper for review (up to 6 pages).

An extended abstract or a paper must report significant research results, findings or advances within its own field. However, since the symposium is geared toward a diverse audience of biologists, computer scientists, chemists, engineers, technology transfer individuals, graduate students, professors, industry individuals, etc., the papers or extended abstracts must be presented in a lucid manner accessible to such individuals. Please look at the Web site for more details.


* Submission Deadline: March 14, 2005 (Two pages of Extended Abstracts or 6 pages of Full Papers). This may be extended by two or three weeks if needed.
* Acceptence Decision: April 25, 2005
* Revised Camera Ready Extended Abstracts and Full papers due after revision: June 6, 2005
* Symposium Date: August 15-16, 2005

Please contact Dr. J. Kalita at if you have any questions about BIOT-05.