I would like to invite you to contribute/participate in an annual international
conference that takes place in Las Vegas every June.
The conference is called "Mathematics and Engineering Techniques in Medicine and
Biological Sciences" (METMBS) with its website at http://metmbs.sdsu.edu/. This
is a major gathering of various research communities (Parallel and Distributed
Processing, Artificial Neural Networks, Image Processing, Internet Computing,
etc.) with twelve conferences (http://www.ashland.edu/~iajwa/conferences/)
proceeding concurrently in the same location. Last year, the combined event
attracted nearly 2000 participants from around the world. As before, the
participants of METMBS can attend any of the seven conferences free of charge.
Furthermore, the annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (a prestigious
publication in the field of sciences), has dedicated a 500 page special issue to
papers from METMBS 2001 - a testimony to the quality of the conference. We
hope to attract invitations for Journal publications for this year's METMBS as well.
Moreover, the conference sponsors have agreed, as before, to allocate a
generous amount of funds to promote the conference and to provide high exposure
for its proceedings. Some of this money will be spent towards donating a large
number of conference proceedings to many major libraries/universities around the
country and the world. As in the previous years, I believe that this will
provide a high level of exposure to the work presented at this conference and
those who organize its technical sessions.
For your information, I have included the call for papers of this
conference. If you decide to propose a technical session, please send me a
paragraph describing the focus of the session. The focus need not be one
that fits under the categories listed bellow, however it needs to be
relevant to the overall theme of the conference. I look forward to your
reply and future collaborations.
With best regards
Department of Computer Science
San Diego State University
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 2002 International Conference on Mathematics and Engineering Techniques
in Medicine and Biological Sciences
June 24 - 27, 2002
Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Call for Papers
Recent advances in computer technology have provided the tools and the
environment to study, analyze, and better understand complex systems. This
technological development has enabled researchers to collect and analyze
massive amounts of data to a scale previously not possible. The impact of
this technology is now being felt in the medical field and in the biological
sciences. In recent years, research in interdisciplinary areas such as
Bioinformatics and computer assisted medical decision-making has
dramatically intensified. METMBS'02 aims to provide a platform for
researchers to present and discuss recent breakthroughs in this area.
The METMBS'02 Conference will be held concurrently (i.e., same location and
dates) with a number of other international conferences and workshops
(PDPTA'02, CISST'02, IC-AI'02, IC'02, CIC'02, ...).
The last concurrent meeting of this group of conferences in year 2001 had
research contributions from 52 countries (the events held in Las Vegas had
over 1400 participants from all over the world.) It is hoped that METMBS'02
will maintain its strong international flavor in this year's meeting as well
You are invited to submit a draft paper of about 5 pages and/or a proposal
to organize a technical session (see below for submission information). All
accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
THE NAMES OF TECHNICAL SESSION CHAIRS WILL APPEAR AS ASSOCIATE EDITORS ON
THE COVER OF THE CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
o Bioinformatics: This includes informatics techniques in genomics gene
sequencing, gene pattern discovery, gene pattern-function studies, and other
genomics related studies).
o Data mining in medicine and biological sciences.
o Pattern recognition in medicine and biological sciences.
o Signal processing in medicine and biological sciences (e.g. biomedical
signal processing, etc.)
o Image processing in medicine and biological sciences (e.g. biomedical
image processing, biomedical imaging, etc.)
o Medical decision-making.
o Medical Physics.
o Biomedical Engineering.
o Biomedical Electronics.
o Biosignal interpretation.
o Any application of computers in Medicine and biological sciences (protein
structure-function analysis, drug and protein design, molecular modeling and
o Application of information technology in biomedicine (e.g. medical
database management, information retrieval and use of computers in
o Application of Computational Intelligence (artificial neural networks,
fuzzy logic, and evolutionary computing) in medicine and biological sciences
o Medical and bio-computing.
o Computer-based medical systems (automation in medicine, etc.)
o Recent history (1990-2001) of Mathematics and engineering techniques in
medicine and biological sciences, and what to expect during the next decade
(2001-2010); New horizons. Review articles)
o Other aspects and applications relating to technological advancements in
medicine and biological sciences.
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Prospective authors are invited to submit three copies of their draft paper
(about 5 pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12) to F. Valafar (address
is given below) by the due date. E-mail and Fax submissions are also
acceptable. The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be
limited to 7 (IEEE style) pages. Papers must not have been previously
published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.
The first page of the draft paper should include: title of the paper, name,
affiliation, postal address, E-mail address, telephone number, and Fax
number for each author. The first page should also include the name of the
author who will be presenting the paper (if accepted) and a maximum of 5
PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING TECHNICAL SESSIONS
Each technical session will have at least 6 paper presentations. The
session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their sessions;
including, soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ... The names of
session chairs will appear as Associate Editors in the conference
proceedings. After the conference, some sessions will be considered for
publication in appropriate journals as Special Issues with the session
proposer as the Guest Editor of the journal.
Proposals to organize technical sessions should include the following
information: name and address (+ E-mail) of proposer, title of session, a
100-word description of the topic of the session, and a short description on
how the session will be advertised (in most cases, session proposers solicit
papers from colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the session
proposer). Mail your proposal to F. Valafar (address is given below);
E-mail submissions are preferred.
Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and
soundness. Two researchers in the topical area will referee each paper. The
Camera-Ready papers will be reviewed by one person.
The conference proceedings will be published by CSREA Press (ISBN) in
hardcopy. The proceedings will be available at the conference. Some
accepted papers will also be considered for journal publication (soon after
the conference). (In addition to the hardcopy, it is also planned to
publish the papers on a CD.)
A number of university faculty members and their staff in cooperation with
the Monte Carlo Resort (Conference Division, Las Vegas), will be organizing
the conference. The conference will be sponsored by World Academy of
Sciences and co-sponsored by Computer Science Research, Education, &
Applications Press (CSREA: USA Federal EIN # 58-2171953) together with
research centers, international associations, international research groups,
and developers of high-performance machines and systems. The complete list
of sponsors and co-sponsors will be available at a later time. (Previous
conferences' sponsors included: CSREA, the National Supercomputing Center
for Energy and the Environment - DOE, The International Association for
Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, The International Technology
Institute (ITI), The Java High Performance Computing research group, World
Scientific and Engineering Society, Sundance Digital Signal Processing Inc.,
the Computer Vision Research and Applications Tech., ...)
LOCATION OF CONFERENCE
The conference will be held in the Monte Carlo Resort hotel Las Vegas,
Nevada, USA (with any overflows at other near-by hotels). The Monte Carlo
Resort is a mega hotel with excellent conference facilities and over 3,000
rooms. The hotel is minutes from the Las Vegas airport with 24-hour shuttle
service to and from the airport. This hotel has many vacation and
recreational attractions, including: waterfalls, casino, spa, pools & kiddie
pools, sunning decks, Easy River water ride, wave pool with cascades,
lighted tennis courts, health spa (with workout equipment, whirlpool, sauna,
>...), arcade virtual reality game rooms, nightly shows, snack bars, a number
of restaurants, shopping area, bars, ... Many of these attractions are open
24 hours a day and most are suitable for families and children. The
negotiated hotel's room rate for conference attendees is very reasonable
(79USD + tax) per night (no extra charge for double occupancy) for the
duration of the conference.
The hotel is within walking distance from most other Las Vegas attractions
(major shopping areas, recreational destinations, fine dining and night
clubs, free street shows, ...). For the benefit of our international
colleagues: the state of Nevada neighbors with the states of California,
Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona. Las Vegas is only a few driving hours
away from other major cities, including: Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix,
Grand Canyon, ...
An exhibition is planned for the duration of the conference. Interested
parties should contact F. Valafar (address is given below). All exhibitors
will be considered to be the co-sponsors of the conference.
Feb. 22, 2002 (Friday): Draft papers (about 5 pages) due
March 21, 2002 (Thursday): Notification of acceptance
April 22, 2002 (Monday): Camera-Ready papers & Prereg. due
June 24-27, 2002: METMBS'02 International Conference
Proposals to organize technical sessions should be submitted as soon as
possible. All accepted papers are expected to be presented at the
MEMBERS OF PROGRAM & ORGANIZING COMMITTEES
The Program Committee is currently being formed. Those interested in
joining the Program Committee should e-mail F. Valafar (address given below)
the following information: Name, affiliation and position, complete mailing
address, e-mail address, tel/fax numbers, a short biography together with
It is planned to add other related conferences and workshops to be held
simultaneously (same location and dates) creating an international
multiconference. Each conference will have its own proceedings and
technical/research sessions. Proposals to organize international
conferences or workshops (to be held simultaneously with 2002 events) should
be sent to Hamid R. Arabnia (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Professor Faramarz Valafar
Department of Computer Science
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7720
Tel: (619) 594-3742
Fax: (619) 594-6746
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