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OSB 2009


Theme and Scope

The 3rd International Symposium on Optimization and Systems Biology (OSB 2009), organized by Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai University and University of Tokyo will be held in Zhangjiajie, China from September 20 to 22, 2009. The symposium is sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

Systems Biology and Bioinformatics have become intensive research topics in the recent past decade and attracted great many leading scientists working in Biology, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science. Optimization, Statistics, and many other mathematical methods have been widely used in the field. Following the successful OSB 2007 and OSB 2008, the purposes of OSB 2009 is to extend the 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 its applications in biosciences and researches on various aspects of Systems Biology, such as integration of genome-wide microarray, proteomic, and metabolomic data, inference and comparison of biological networks, and model testing through design of experiments.

The theme of OSB 2009 is interdisciplinary by its nature and focuses on bridging opportunities between Optimization and Systems Biology studies. We are particularly interested in submissions that report on theoretical, experimental and applied research motivated by systems biology problems. Theoretical and applied papers are expected to show convincingly the usefulness and efficiency of optimization algorithms discussed in a practical setting. 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
Tatsuya Akutsu Kyoto University, Japan
Xiuli Chao North Carolina State University, USA
Luonan Chen Shanghai University, China
Kwang-Hyun Cho Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 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
Katsuhisa Horimoto National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
De-Shuang Huang Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jenn-Kang Hwang National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Do Han Kim Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Christopher Lee University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Doheon Lee Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
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
Ramakrishna Ramaswamy Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Stephen Wong The Methodist Research Insitute & Weill Medical College of Cornell University, USA
Jiarui Wu Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yu Xia Boston University, USA
Dong Xu University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
Xiang-Sun Zhang Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yaoqi Zhou Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA

Proceeding Papers and Contributing Authors

In Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Optimization and Systems Biology (OSB 2009), the papers are indexed by ISTP (Index to Scientific \& Technical Proceedings).

Fifty nine papers in this volume cover wide range of optimization and systems biology. Authors of these papers come from China mainland, United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Singapore, India, Portugal, Australia, and Poland. 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 2009 is held in Zhangjiajie, a must-see UNESCO World Heritage area known as world geological park in central-south China. We hope all the participants will enjoy very much not only the academic exchange, but also the beautiful trip of Zhangjiajie.

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