[Comp-neuro] ICSB-2007 Call for Abstracts

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Thu May 31 16:12:35 CEST 2007

ICSB-2007 Call for Abstracts
The Eighth International Conference on Systems Biology
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California, USA
October 1-6, 2007


Tutorials: October 1, 2007
Main Sessions: October 2-4, 2007
Workshops: October 5-6, 2007

Early Submission: 27 July 2007 (Posters or Oral Presentations)
Late Submissions: 1 September 2007 (Posters Only)

Registration is now open:
Conference registration is required to submit an abstract.
Discounted Early Registration Ends: 27 August 2007
Online Registration Ends: 17 September 2007

Invitation for Abstracts:
Abstracts are invited for presentation at ICSB-2007.  Of particular
interest are abstracts that bring together experimental research with
novel systems-based approaches to understanding biology.  Topics
include, but are not limited to:

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

This year, abstract submission provides the opportunity to submit both
a short 750-character abstract and a longer 500 word, 3-page extended  
For all accepted abstracts, we will publish the 3-page extended
version online on the ICSB 2007 website, and will use the short
version in the production of a small proceedings volume to be
distributed at the conference.  The extended abstracts will also form
the basis for evaluating and selecting the top 8-9 submissions for
oral presentations at the conference.

Special Section of the journal Molecular Systems Biology
In addition, ICSB this year has a partnership with Molecular
Systems Biology (http://www.nature.com/msb).  Extended
abstracts submitted by an earlier deadline of July 27, 2007,
will be evaluated by a committee consisting of ICSB
reviewers.  Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to
submit full manuscripts for possible publication in
Molecular Systems Biology.  A special issue of Molecular
Systems Biology devoted to ICSB 2007 will be published
online in March/April 2008.  The full manuscripts will go
through the standard review procedure of the journal, but if
accepted, the publication fees (USD $3000) will be paid by
ICSB 2007.  Selections will be announced on August 17, 2007,
and authors of selected abstracts will be requested to
submit full manuscripts at http://mts-msb.nature.com in the
appropriate format (http://www.nature.com/msb/authors;
"Report" format) by October 1, 2007.  Molecular Systems
Biology will inform authors of the initial editorial
assessment on October 14th.  Review results and decisions
will be issued by Molecular Systems Biology on or before
December 1, 2007.  Revised manuscripts will be due from
authors in February 2008 and final decisions will be
communicated before March 2008.  (Authors of papers rejected
with suggestions for changes or additional experimental
results may revise and resubmit their manuscripts at a later

Please note that due to the short turn-around time for reviews, we
will not be able to make exceptions to the July 27 deadline for
consideration for publication in MSB.

All abstracts, regardless of whether submitted by July 27, will still
be considered for poster presentations at ICSB if submitted by the
late deadline of September 1, 2007.

Formatting and submission instructions are available on the web page
at http://icsb-2007.org

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