Program & Reg Forms: 1st Int Conf on Intell Sys for Molecular Biology 
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 Program & Reg Forms: 1st Int Conf on Intell Sys for Molecular Biology

[For those attending the AAAI conf this summer, note that
this conference is immediately preceding it.]


              First International Conference on
          Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology

                       Washington, D.C.
                        July 6-9, 1993

Sponsored by:
  The National Institutes of Health,
     National Library of Medicine

  The Department of Energy,
     Office of Health and Environmental Research

  The Biomatrix Society

  The American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

Poster Session and Tutorials:  
  Bethesda Ramada Hotel

Technical Sessions:
  Lister Hill Center Auditorium, National Library of Medicine

This, the First International Conference on Intelligent Systems
for Molecular Biology, is the inaugural meeting in a series
intended to bring together scientists who are applying the
technologies of artificial intelligence, robotics, machine
learning, massively parallel computing, advanced data modelling,
and related methods to problems in molecular biology.  The scope
extends to any computational or robotic system supporting a
biological task that is cognitively challenging, involves a
synthesis of information from multiple sources at multiple levels,
or in some other way exhibits the abstraction and emergent
properties of an "intelligent system."  

The conference will be held at
   Lister Hill Center
   National Library of Medicine
   8600 Rockville Pike
   NIH, Building 38A
   Bethesda MD 20894
Seating in the conference center is strictly limited, so
registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Accomodations, as well as a reception and poster session, will be
at the
   Bethesda Ramada Hotel
   8400 Wisconsin Avenue
   Bethesda MD 20814
A special room rate has been negotiated with the hotel, of $92/day
(expires 6/21).  Attendees must make their own reservations, by
writing the hotel or calling (800)331-5252 and mentioning the
ISMB conference.  To participate in a roommate-matching service,

The two facilities are within easy walking distance, convenient to
the subway (Metro Red Line, Medical Center stop), and from there
to the Amtrak station.  Nearby airports include Dulles, National,
and Baltimore-Washington International.

Full-length papers from both talks and posters will be published in
archival proceedings.  The citation is:

  Proceedings of the First International
  Conference on Intelligent Systems for
  Molecular Biology (eds. L. Hunter,
  D. Searls, and J. Shavlik) AAAI/MIT
  Press, Menlo Park CA, 1993.  

Copies will be distributed at the conference to registered
attendees, and will be available for purchase from the publisher

Wednesday, July 7, 1993
8:00-9:00am     Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15am     Opening Remarks

9:15-10:30am    Invited Talk
 "Statistics, Protein Cores, and Predicted Structures"
 Prof. Temple Smith (Boston University)

10:30-11:00am   Break

11:00am "Constructive Induction and Protein Structure Prediction"
 T.R. Ioerger, L. Rendell, & S. Surbramaniam

11:30am "Protein Secondary-Structure Modeling with Probabilistic
 Networks"  A.L. Delcher, S. Kasif, H.R. Goldberg, & W. Hsu

12:00-1:30pm    Lunch

1:30pm  "Protein Secondary Structure using Two-Level Case-Based
 Reasoning"  B. Leng, B.G. Buchanan, & H.B. Nicholas

2:00pm  "Automatic Derivation of Substructures Yields Novel
 Structural Building Blocks in Globular Proteins"
 X. Zhang, J.S. Fetrow, W.A. Rennie, D.L. Waltz, & G. Berg

2:30pm  "Using Dirichlet Mixture Priors to Derive Hidden Markov
 Models for Protein Families" M. Brown, R. Hughey, A. Krogh,
 I.S. Mian, K. Sjolander, & D. Haussler

3:00-3:30pm     Break

3:30pm  "Protein Classification using Neural Networks"
 E.A. Ferran, B. Pflugfelder, & P. Ferrara

4:00pm  "Neural Networks for Molecular Sequence Classification"
 C. Wu, M. Berry, Y-S. Fung, & J. McLarty

4:30pm  "Computationally Efficient Cluster Representation in
 Molecular Sequence Megaclassification"  D.J. States, N. Harris,
 & L. Hunter

7:00-7:30pm     Poster Setup
7:30-10:00pm    Reception & Poster Session

Thursday, July 8, 1993
8:00-9:00am     Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:15am    Invited Talk
 "Large-Scale DNA Sequencing:  A Tale of Mice and Men"
 Prof. Leroy Hood (University of Washington)

10:15-10:45am   Break

10:45am "Pattern Recognition for Automated DNA Sequencing:
 I. On-Line Signal Conditioning and Feature Extraction for
 Basecalling"  J.B. Bolden III, D. Torgersen, & C. Tibbetts

11:15am "Genetic Algorithms for Sequence Assembly"
 R. Parsons, S. Forrest, & C. Burks

11:45am "A Partial Digest Approach to Restriction Site Mapping"
 S.S. Skiena & G. Sundaram

12:15-2:00pm    Lunch

2:00pm  "Integrating Order and Distance Relationships from
 Heterogeneous Maps"  M. Graves

2:30pm  "Discovering Sequence Similarity by the Algorithmic
 Significance Method"  A. Milosavljevic

3:00pm  "Identification of Human Gene Functional Regions Based on
 Oligonucleotide Composition"  V.V. Solovyev & C.B. Lawrence

3:30pm  "Knowledge Discovery in GENBANK"
 J.S. Aaronson, J. Haas, & G.C. Overton

4:00-4:30pm     Break

4:30pm  "An Expert System to Generate Machine Learning
 Experiments: Learning with DNA Crystallography Data"
 D. Cohen, C. Kulikowski, & H. Berman

5:00pm  "Detection of Correlations in tRNA Sequences with
 Structural Implications"  T.M. Klingler & D. Brutlag

5:30pm  "Probabilistic Structure Calculations: A Three-
 Dimensional tRNA Structure from Sequence Correlation Data"
 R.B. Altman

Friday, July 9, 1993
8:00-9:00am     Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:15am    Invited Talk
 "Artificial Intelligence and a Grand Unified Theory of
 Biochemistry" Prof. Harold Morowitz (George Mason University)

10:15-10:45am   Break

10:45am "Testing HIV Molecular Biology in in silico Physiologies"
 H.B. Sieburg & C. Baray

11:15am "Identification of Localized and Distributed Bottlenecks
 in Metabolic Pathways"  M.L. Mavrovouniotis

11:45am "Fine-Grain Databases for Pattern Discovery in Gene
 Regulation"  S.M. Veretnik & B.R. Schatz

12:15-2:00pm    Lunch

2:00pm  "Representation for Discovery of Protein Motifs"
 D. Conklin, S. Fortier, & J. Glasgow

2:30pm  "Finding Relevant Biomolecular Features"  
 L. Hunter & T. Klein

3:00pm  "Database Techniques for Biological Materials and
 Methods"  K. Baclawski, R. Futrelle, N. Fridman,
 & M.J. Pescitelli

3:30pm  "A Multi-Level Description Scheme of Protein
 Conformation"  K. Onizuka, K. Asai, M. Ishikawa, & S.T.C. Wong

4:00-4:30pm     Break

4:30pm  "Protein Topology Prediction through Parallel Constraint
 Logic Programming"  D.A. Clark, C.J. Rawlings, J. Shirazi,
 A. Veron, & M. Reeve

5:30pm  "A Constraint Reasoning System for Automating Sequence-
 Specific Resonance Assignments in Multidimensional Protein
 NMR Spectra"  D. Zimmerman, C. Kulikowski, & G.T. Montelione

5:30-5:45pm     Closing Remarks

                         POSTER SESSION
The following posters will be on display at the Bethesda Ramada
Hotel from 7:30-10:00pm, Wednesday, July 7.

[1] "The Induction of Rules for Predicting Chemical
 Carcinogenesis in Rodents"  D. Bahler & D. Bristol

[2] "SENEX: A CLOS/CLIM Application for Molecular Pathology"  
 S.S. Ball & V.H. Mah

[3] "FLASH: A Fast Look-Up Algorithm for String Homology"
 A. Califano & I. Rigoutsos

[4] "Toward Multi-Strategy Parallel Learning in Sequence
 Analysis"  P.K. Chan & S.J. Stolfo

[5] "Protein Structure Prediction: Selecting Salient Features
 from Large Candidate Pools"  K.J. Cherkauer & J.W. Shavlik

[6] "Comparison of Two Approaches to the Prediction of Protein
 Folding Patterns"  I. Dubchak, S.R. Holbrook, & S.-H. Kim

[7] "A Modular Learning Environment for Protein Modeling"
 J. Gracy, L. Chiche & J. Sallantin

[8] "Inference of Order in Genetic Systems"
 J.N. Guidi & T.H. Roderick

[9] "PALM - A Pattern Language for Molecular Biology"
 C. Helgesen & P.R. Sibbald

[10] "Grammatical Formalization of Metabolic Processes"  
 R. Hofestedt

[11] "Representations of Metabolic Knowledge"  
 P.D. Karp & M. Riley

[12] "Protein Sequencing Experiment Planning Using Analogy"
 B. Kettler & L. Darden

[13] "Design of an Object-Oriented Database for Reverse Genetics"  
 K.J. Kochut, J. Arnold, J.A. Miller, & W.D. Potter

[14] "A Small Automaton for Word Recognition in DNA Sequences"
 C. Lefevre & J.-E Ikeda

[15] "MultiMap:  An Expert System for Automated Genetic Linkage
 Mapping"  T.C. Matise, M. Perlin & A. Chakravarti

[16] "Constructing a Distributed Object-Oriented System with
Logical Constraints for Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting"
 T. Matsushima

[17] "Prediction of Primate Splice Junction Gene Sequences with
 a Cooperative Knowledge Acquisition System"
 E.M. Nguifo & J. Sallantin

[18] "Object-Oriented Knowledge Bases for the Analysis of
 Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Genomes"
 G. Perriere, F. Dorkeld, F. Rechenmann, & C. Gautier

[19] "Petri Net Representations in Metabolic Pathways"
 V.N. Reddy, M.L. Mavrovouniotis, & M.L. Liebman

[20] "Minimizing Complexity in Cellular Automata Models of
 Self-Replication"  J.A. Reggia, H.-H. Chou, S.L. Armentrout,
 & Y. Peng

[21] "Building Large Knowledge Bases in Molecular Biology"
 O. Schmeltzer, C. Medigue, P. Uvietta, F. Rechenmann,
 F. Dorkeld, G. Perriere, & C. Gautier

[22] "A Service-Oriented Information Sources Database for the
 Biological Sciences"  G.K. Springer & T.B. Patrick

[23] "Hidden Markov Models and Iterative Aligners: Study of their
 Equivalence and Possibilities" H. Tanaka, K. Asai, M. Ishikawa,
 & A. Konagaya

[24] "Protein Structure Prediction System Based on Artificial
 Neural Networks"  J. Vanhala & K. Kaski

[25] "Transmembrane Segment Prediction from Protein Sequence
 Data"  S.M. Weiss, D.M. Cohen & N. Indurkhya

                      TUTORIAL PROGRAM
Tutorials will be conducted at the Bethesda Ramada Hotel on
Tuesday, July 6.

12:00-2:45pm "Introduction to Molecular Biology for Computer
 Scientists"  Prof. Mick Noordewier (Rutgers University)

This overview of the essential facts of molecular biology is
intended as an introduction to the field for computer scientists
who wish to apply their tools to this rich and complex domain.  
Material covered will include structural and informational
molecules, the basic organization of the cell and of genetic
material, the "central dogma" of gene expression, and selected
other topics in the area of structure, function, and regulation as
relates to current computational approaches.  Dr. Noordewier has
appointments in both Computer Science and Biology at Rutgers, and
has extensive experience in basic biological research in addition
to his current work in computational biology.

12:00-2:45pm "Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for
 Biologists"  Dr. Richard Lathrop (MIT & Arris Corp.)

An overview of the field of artificial intelligence will be
presented, as it relates to actual and potential biological
applications.  Fundamental techniques, symbolic programming
languages, and notions of search will be discussed, as well as
selected topics in somewhat greater detail, such as knowledge
representation, inference, and machine learning.  The intended
audience includes biologists with some computational background,
but no extensive exposure to artificial intelligence.  Dr.
Lathrop, co-developer of ARIADNE and related technologies, has
worked in the area of artificial intelligence applied to
biological problems in both academia and industry.

3:00-5:45pm "Neural Networks, Statistics, and Information Theory
 in Biological Sequence Analysis" Dr. Alan Lapedes (Los Alamos
 National Laboratory)

This tutorial will cover the most rapidly-expanding facet of
intelligent systems for molecular biology, that of machine
learning techniques applied to sequence analysis.  Closely
interrelated topics to be addressed include the use of artifical
neural networks to elicit both specific signals and general
characteristics of sequences, and the relationship of such
approaches to statistical techniques and information-theoretic
views of sequence data.  Dr. Lapedes, of the Theoretical
Division at Los Alamos, has long been a leader in the use of such
techniques in this domain.

3:00-5:45pm "Genetic Algorithms and Genetic Programming"
 Prof. John Koza (Stanford University)

The genetic algorithm, an increasingly popular approach to highly
non-linear multi-dimensional optimization problems, was originally
inspired by a biological metaphor.  This tutorial will cover both
the biological motivations, and the actual implementation and
characteristics of the algorithm.  Genetic Programming, an
extension well-suited to problems where the discovery of the size
and shape of the solution is a major part of the problem, will
also be addressed.  Particular attention will be paid to
biological applications, and to identifying resources and software
that will permit attendees to begin using the methods.  Dr. Koza,
a Consulting Professor of Computer Science at Stanford, has taught
this subject since 1988 and is the author of a standard text in
the field.

3:00-5:45pm "Linguistic Methods in Sequence Analysis"
 Prof. David Searls (University of Pennsylvania)
 & Shmuel Pietrokovski (Weizmann Institute)

Approaches to sequence analysis based on linguistic methodologies
are increasingly in evidence.  These involve the adaptation of
tools and techniques from computational linguistics for syntactic
pattern recognition and gene prediction, the classification of
genetic structures and phenomena using formal language theory, the
identification of significant vocabularies and overlapping codes
in sequence data, and sequence comparison reflecting taxonomic and
functional relatedness.  Dr. Searls, who holds research faculty
appointments in both Genetics and Computer Science at Penn,
represents the branch of this field that considers higher-order
syntactic approaches to sequence data, while Shmuel Pietrokovski
has studied and published with Prof. Edward Trifinov in the area
of word-based analyses.

                      REGISTRATION FORM
Mail, with check made out to "ISMB-93", to:

               ISMB Conference, c/o J. Shavlik
               Computer Sciences Department
               University of Wisconsin
               1210 West Dayton Street
               Madison, WI 53706  USA










        Electronic Mail_________________________________

        Registration Status: ____ Regular   ____ Student

        Presenting?          ____ Talk      ____  Poster

        ____"Molecular Biology for Computer Scientists"
        ____"Artificial Intelligence for Biologists"
         -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
        ____"Neural Networks, Statistics, and
         or     Information Theory in Sequence Analysis"
        ____"Genetic Algorithms and Genetic Programming"
        ____"Linguistic Methods in Sequence Analysis"
        PAYMENT       (Early Registration Before June 1)

        Registration:  Early   Late         $___________
              Regular  $100    $125    
              Student  $75     $100    
        Tutorials:     One      Two         $___________
              Regular  $50      $65    
              Student  $25      $35    
        Total:                              $___________
        Registration fees include conference proceedings,
        refreshments, and general program expenses.

                      ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
        Lawrence Hunter                              NLM
        David Searls                  U. of Pennsylvania
        Jude Shavlik                     U. of Wisconsin

                        PROGRAM COMMITTEE
        Douglas Brutlag                      Stanford U.
        Bruce Buchanan                  U. of Pittsburgh
        Christian Burks          Los Alamos National Lab
        Fred Cohen                    U.C.-San Francisco
        Chris Fields           Inst. for Genome Research
        Michael Gribskov                  U.C.-San Diego
        Peter Karp                     SRI International
        Toni Kazic                         Washington U.
        Alan Lapedes             Los Alamos National Lab
        Richard Lathrop                MIT & Arris Corp.
        Charles Lawrence                          Baylor
        Michael Mavrovouniotis            U. of Maryland
        George Michaels                              NIH
        Harold Morowitz                  George Mason U.
        Katsumi Nitta                               ICOT
        Mick Noordewier                       Rutgers U.
        Ross Overbeek               Argonne National Lab
        Chris Rawlings                              ICRF
        Derek Sleeman                     U. of Aberdeen
        David States                       Washington U.
        Gary Stormo                       U. of Colorado
        Ed Uberbacher             Oak Ridge National Lab
        David Waltz              Thinking Machines Corp.

Tue, 10 Oct 1995 01:08:54 GMT
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