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ICSB 2007 Welcome to the Eighth International Conference on Systems Biology
Long Beach, California October 1-6, 2007
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Proposal Submission for Tutorials

Proposal for Submission Closed
Thank you for your submissions.

Deadline for Proposals for Tutorials: Closed 30 April
Notification of Acceptance: 15 May

Conference Theme: "Sea Changes in Biology"

Since 2000 the annual International Conferences on Systems Biology (ICSB) have ushered in a new era in biology, marked by a focus on understanding the complexity of life through the study of systems and networks, and powered by approaches drawn from engineering, computer science, mathematics, and physics. A phenomenal amount of progress has been made using these new interdisciplinary approaches, affecting all areas of biology.

Session topics this year will include the following focus areas:

  • Morphogenesis
  • Regulatory Systems
  • Multiscale Networks
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Mathematical Frontiers
  • Technological Frontiers
  • Systems Bioinformatics
  • Systems Biomedicine

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Tutorial proposals are invited with emphasis on tutorials that provide delegates with a greater depth of understanding into a particular area of systems biology, providing hands-on experience where appropriate. The proposal shall include the purpose and background of the subject area, name of organizer and speakers, expected numbers of participants, etc. If tutorial material already exists even in draft stage, if would be helpful for the committee to make a more informed decision. Tutorials can be up to 3 hrs in length.

Examples of Tutorials Given at Prior Meetings

  • Analysis of Sequence and Expression Data
  • Analyzing Biochemical Systems using the E-Cell System
  • Applications of Experimental Design and Model Selection to Signal Transduction Pathway Modeling
  • CellDesigner
  • Computational Cell Biology with the Virtual Cell
  • DNA Microarrays, DNA Structure, and Gene Expression
  • Engineering Design Principles for Biologists
  • Genetic Network Analysis
  • Graphical Probabilistic Models in Systems Biology
  • Introduction to CellML
  • JACOBIAN Software for model building, validation and deployment in systems biology
  • Modeling, Simulating and Analyzing Biochemical Systems with Copasi; Advanced Model Analysis with Copasi
  • New mathematical methods for systems biology
  • Practical Strategies for Motif Discovery
  • Stochastic Gene Expression: From Theoretical Models to Experiments
  • Structural and functional analysis of signaling networks
  • The Systems Biology Markup Language
  • The Systems Biology Workbench
  • Systems Biology Toolbox for MATLAB
  • The Virtual Cell Software Environment

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Meeting rooms will be provided on a space-available basis in the convention center. Space for up to nine tutorials to be held simultaneously is available, with capacities of 63 to 96 people (classroom-style seating) or 140-210 people (theatre-style seating). Each tutorial room will be supplied with one digital projector and internet access will be available. A single morning and afternoon coffee-break will be provided by ICSB. Lunches will not be provided; however, there are ample venues within walking distance of the convention center for lunch.

Registration and Fees
There is no charge to present a tutorial (academic/non-profit only). However, all presenters at accepted tutorials are expected to register for ICSB.

Commercial tutorials may be presented at a cost of $1000 (per half-day tutorial). Commercial tutorials are tutorials that primarily focus on using specific commercial products or systems, or at which commercial products are advertised, promoted, or sold, or which are primarily taught by the distributors or producers of those products. The program committee will make the final determination of whether or not a tutorial is commercial.

Organizers of accepted tutorials will receive an honorarium of $250 (total per half-day tutorial) to help defray the costs of preparation for the tutorial.

All tutorial attendees are expected to attend ICSB. There will be a modest charge, in addition to ICSB registration, to attend a tutorial ($30 advance/$40 pre-registration/$50 on-site as space permits). Registration for tutorials will be handled by ICSB.

Other Requirements
All presentation materials should be made available to students no later than the date of the tutorial, in either electronic or hard-copy format. The organizers are responsible for all duplication fees and arrangements.

The Long Beach Convention Center requires the use of specific contractors for certain services, including catering, audio-visual, telecom and internet services. Alternative catering/coffee-service is not permitted.

Attendance at a tutorial will require registration at ICSB and attendees may be asked to show their identification. Appropriate badging for all tutorial attendees will be provided by ICSB.

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