DNA23: Call for papers – deadline on April 1, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

DNA23 – 23rd International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
  • September 24-28, 2017

WEBSITE: dna23ut.org

THE MEETING

Research in DNA computing and molecular programming draws together mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, biology, and nanotechnology to address the analysis, design, and synthesis of information-based molecular systems. This annual meeting is the premier forum where scientists with diverse backgrounds come together with the common purpose of applying principles and tools of computer science, physics, chemistry and mathematics to advance molecular-scale engineering and biology. The 23rd International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming (DNA23), organized under the auspices of the International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering (ISNSCE), will focus on the most important recent experimental and theoretical results.

SOLICITATION FOR PAPERS

Papers and presentations are sought in all areas that relate to biomolecular computing, including, but not restricted to: algorithms and models for computation on biomolecular systems; computational processes in vitro and in vivo; molecular switches, gates, devices, and circuits; molecular folding and self-assembly of nanostructures; analysis and theoretical models of laboratory techniques; molecular motors and molecular robotics; studies of fault-tolerance and error correction; software tools for analysis, simulation, and design; synthetic biology and in vitro evolution; applications in engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Full paper (track A) and extended abstract (track B) submission: April 01, 2017
  • Notification of paper acceptance: May 15, 2017
  • Poster (track C) submission: June 15, 2017
  • Revised manuscripts due: June 26, 2017
  • Notification of poster acceptance: July 01, 2017
  • Early bird registration deadline: May 31, 2017
  • Conference: September 24-28, 2017
  • NOTE: All deadlines are firm, there will be no extensions!

INVITED SPEAKERS

  • David Doty Computer Science, University of California, Davis, USA
  • Eric Klavins Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, USA
  • Christopher Moore Santa Fe Institute, USA
  • Vincent Noireaux Physics, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Yannick Rondelez CNRS/ESPCI Paris, France
  • Karin Strauss Microsoft Research & Computer Science, Univ of Washington, USA

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

Electronic Submissions: All papers and abstracts should be submitted electronically following the instructions and link at the conference web page. Papers must be submitted in PDF format. The use of LaTeX is strongly encouraged for Track A submissions, as it will be required for the revised manuscript included in the LNCS proceedings of accepted papers.

TRACKS

I. Submissions to be considered for oral presentations

Authors submitting a paper and/or proposal for a presentation may choose between two submission tracks. Submissions for oral presentations can be submitted to one of the two tracks (A) or (B).

Track A – Full Paper: For authors who want their full papers to be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) conference proceedings. Submissions (a single .pdf file) should conform to the following guidelines:

  • The main contents of the paper should appear in the first 12 pages of the pdf. An optional technical appendix is permitted if the authors deem it necessary to back up the claims made in the first 12 pages.
  • However, at the program committee’s discretion, this appendix may or may not be read as part of the reviewing process.
  • The paper is formatted in LaTeX using the LNCS style. Please follow the formatting instructions at: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.
  • Each paper contains an abstract which briefly describes the primary results and their importance.
  • Selected papers will be published in the proceedings, available at the conference and as part of the
  • LNCS series. Submissions to Track A may not be previously published or simultaneously submitted to another conference or journal for publication.

Track B – One page abstract with accompanied material: Primarily for authors submitting experimental results who plan to submit to a journal rather than publish in the conference proceedings. (Abstracts for work recently submitted to or published in a journal will also be considered.) To be considered for oral presentation submissions should conform to the following guidelines: A single .pdf file containing

  • A one-page abstract: The total length of the abstract should not exceed 1 page (11 point type, single spaced, 1 inch margins). The one-page abstract must describe the primary results and their importance.
  • Accompanied documentation: Authors must attach to the abstract a preliminary manuscript, a thesis chapter or some other form of supporting documentation that can be used by the program committee to evaluate the merit of the work for oral presentation. Only the one-page abstract will appear in the supplementary proceedings at the conference. Track B papers unaccompanied by adequate documentation will not be eligible for oral presentation.

II. Poster submissions (Track C) For authors interested in presenting their work only in the poster session, the abstract submission will be through the conference website. All poster submissions should conform to the following guidelines:

  • The total length of the abstract should not exceed 1 page (11 point type, single spaced, 1 inch margins).
  • The one-page abstract should describe the primary results and their importance.

STUDENT PRIZES

The conference and the ISNSCE society will award two prizes: “DNA23 Best Student Paper Award” and “ISNSCE Best Student Presentation Award”. See the conference website for information regarding eligibility. Recipients of the prize will be notified at the time of the conference banquet.

STEERING COMMITTEE

  • Anne Condon (co-chair) Computer Science, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Natasha Jonoska (co-chair) Mathematics, University of South Florida, USA
  • Luca Cardelli Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK
  • Masami Hagiya Computer Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Lila Kari Computer Science, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Satoshi Kobayashi University of Electro-Communication, Chofu, Japan
  • Chengde Mao Chemistry, Purdue University, USA
  • Satoshi Murata Bioengineering & Robotics, Tohoku University, Japan
  • John Reif Computer Science, Duke University, USA
  • Grzegorz Rozenberg Computer Science, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Nadrian Seeman Chemistry, New York University, USA
  • Friedrich Simmel Physics, Technical University Munich, Germany
  • Andrew Turberfield Physics, Oxford University, UK
  • Hao Yan Chemistry and biochemistry, Arizona State, USA
  • Erik Winfree Computer Science, Bioengineering, Computation & Neural Systems,
  • California Institute of Technology, USA

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

  • Robert Brijder (co-chair) Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Lulu Qian (co-chair) California Institute of Technology, USA
  • Ebbe Andersen Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Luca Cardelli Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK
  • Anne Condon University of British Columbia, Canada
  • David Doty University of California Davis, USA
  • Andrew Ellington University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Andre Estevez-Torres Universite Pierre et Marie Curie Paris, France
  • Elisa Franco University of California at Riverside, USA
  • Cody Geary California Institute of Technology, USA
  • Kurt Gothelf Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Hongzhou Gu Yale University, USA
  • Natasha Jonoska University of South Florida, USA
  • Ming-Yang Cao Northwestern University, USA
  • Lila Kari University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Ibuki Kawamata Tohoku University, Japan
  • Yonggang Ke Georgia Tech, USA
  • Chenxiang Lin Yale University, USA
  • Yan Liu Arizona State University, USA
  • Jan Manuch University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Chengde Mao Purdue University, USA
  • Pekka Orponen Aalto University, Finland
  • Andrew Phillips Microsoft Research, UK
  • John Reif Duke University, USA
  • Yannick Rondelez CNRS, France
  • Shinnosuke Seki University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan
  • Rebecca Schulman Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Robert Schweller University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA
  • David Soloveichik University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Darko Stefanovic University of New Mexico, USA
  • Chris Thachuk California Institute of Technology, USA
  • Andrew Turberfield University of Oxford, UK
  • Damien Woods Inria, France
  • Bernard Yurke Boise State University, USA

If you have any questions about this call for papers, please feel free to contact the PC chair at dna23@easychair.org.

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