Call for Papers: Computational Analysis of Biological Networks in Journal Advances in Bioinformatics

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Call for Papers: Computational Analysis of Biological Networks in Journal Advances in Bioinformatics

Zhongming Zhao

    Deadline: August 1, 2009

    Computational Analysis of Biological Networks

        Call for Papers

One of the fundamental goals of bioinformatics is to understand the
biological processes that are the driving forces behind organisms'
functions. Biological networks such as metabolic, gene regulatory, and
protein interaction networks show how various biochemical entities
interact with each other to perform vital functions that they cannot
perform alone. A critical common property of biological networks is that
although the individual entities of a pathway may have specific
functions, they play additional roles in the entire network by
communicating with other entities.

This Special Issue focuses on novel computational approaches and methods
for understanding biological networks. This issue will publish original,
high-quality research articles. High-risk/high-gain ideas for
understanding biological networks are welcome. Manuscripts should
include biological impact and validation as well as technical depth. The
topics that are included (but not limited to) in this issue are:

    * Pathway reconstruction
    * Comparison and querying of biological networks
    * Annotation of functional subnetworks
    * Motif discovery in networks
    * Steady-state analysis of networks and the whole cell model
    * Analysis of network-disease family relationships

Before submission, authors should carefully read over the journal's
Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors
should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscripts through
the journal manuscript tracking system at,
according to the following timetable:

    Manuscript Due August 1, 2009
    First Round of Reviews November 1, 2009
    Publication Date February 1, 2010

        Lead Guest Editor

    * Tamer Kahveci <mailto:[hidden email]>, Computer and
      Information Sciences and Engineering Department, University of
      Florida, FL 32610, USA

        Guest Editors

    * Tolga Can <mailto:[hidden email]>, Department of Computer
      Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 06531 Ankara, Turkey
    * Limsoon Wong <mailto:[hidden email]>, School of Computing,
      National University of Singapore, Room 3-34, Building COM1, 13
      Computing Drive, Singapore, Singapore 117417
    * Zhongming Zhao <mailto:[hidden email]>, Virginia Commonwealth
      University, VA 23284, USA

Zhongming Zhao, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor of Bioinformatics
Depts. Psychiatry and Human Genetics and Center for the Study of Biological Complexity
Virginia Commonwealth University
PO Box 980126, Richmond VA 23298-0126
Phone: (804) 828-8129  Fax: (804) 828-1471

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