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OSB 2007


Theme and Scope

The First International Symposium on Optimization and Systems Biology (OSB 2007), organized by Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science within Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai University and The University of Tokyo is held in Beijing, China from August 8 to 10, 2007. The symposium is sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

Systems Biology has become intensive research topics in the recent past decade and attracted much attention of scientists in various areas, such Biology, Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science. Instead of analyzing individual components or aspects of the organism, systems biology is to study an organism, viewed as a dynamical and interacting network of genes, proteins and biochemical reactions which give rise to life. Many mathematical methods have been adopted in the field. In particular, optimization and statistics play a key role in analyzing and understanding biological mechanisms from system-wide viewpoints. The purpose of OSB 2007 is to provide an international forum for scientists, researchers, educators, and practitioners to exchange ideas and approaches, to present research findings and state-of-the-art solutions in this interdisciplinary field, including optimization methods and their applications on various aspects of Systems Biology.

Theme of the OSB 2007 is interdisciplinary and focuses on computational aspect of Optimization and Computational Systems Biology. We are particularly interested in submissions for the research works motivated by biological problems. Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest are:

  • Optimization Theory & Applications
  • Approximation Algorithms
  • Combinatorics
  • Neural Networks
  • Data Mining
  • Machine Learning
  • High Performance Computing
  • Information Theory and Statistical Analysis
  • Gene Regulatory Network
  • Protein Interaction Network
  • Protein Structures and Functions
  • Comparative Genomics
  • Microbial Community Analysis
  • Quantitative Models of Cellular & Multi-Cellular Systems
  • Designing and Modeling Synthetic Biological Systems
  • Nonlinear Dynamics and Analysis of Biological Systems

Program Committee

Kazuyuki Aihara University of Tokyo and ERATO, JST, Japan (Co-Chairs)
Luonan Chen Shanghai University, China (Co-Chairs)
Xiang-Sun Zhang Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (Co-Chairs)
Tatsuya Akutsu Kyoto University, Japan
William R. Atchley North Carolina State University, USA
Xiuli Chao North Carolina State University, USA
Runsheng Chen Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Kwang-Hyun Cho Seoul National University, Korea
Ali Cinar Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Naiyang Deng China Agricultural University, China
Andreas Dress CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology, China
Ding-Zhu Du University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Shu-Cherng Fang North Carolina State University, USA
Susumu Goto Kyoto University, Japan
De-Shuang Huang Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jenn-Kang Hwang National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Christopher Lee University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Doheon Lee Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Guojun Li Shandong University, China
Jie Liang University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Haiyan Liu University of Science and Technology of China, China
Jun Liu Harvard University, USA
Zengrong Liu Shanghai University, China
Hiroshi Mamitsuka Kyoto University, Japan
Iven Mareels University of Melbourne, Australia
Kenji Mizuguchi National Institute of Biomedical Innovation, Japan
Haruki Nakamura Osaka University, Japan
Yi Pan Georgia State University, USA
Yonghong Peng University of Bradford, UK
Stephen Wong Harvard Medical School, USA
Jiarui Wu Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yu Xia Boston University, USA
Dong Xu University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
Yaoqi Zhou Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA

Proceeding Papers and Contributing Authors

In Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Optimization and Systems Biology (OSB 2007), the papers are indexed by ISTP (Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings).

Fifty three full papers in this volume cover wide range of optimization and systems biology. Authors of these papers come from Australia, China mainland, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Thailand, UK, and the United States. Many active researchers in various areas contributed their overview and introduction in their fields besides specific deep research achievements. During the symposium, focusing sessions are organized such as in optimization, systems biology, bioinformatics, feature selection and extraction, networks in cellular systems, dynamic of molecular networks, support vector machine, computational models and algorithms.

OSB 2007 is held in Beijing, the capital of China, a metropolis mingled with tradition and modernity. We hope all the participants will enjoy very much not only the academic exchange, but also the rich cultural heritage of Beijing.

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