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MLCSB18 2018 : International Symposium on Molecular Logic and Computational Synthetic Biology


When Dec 17, 2018 - Dec 18, 2018
Where Santiago, Chile
Abstract Registration Due Sep 29, 2018
Submission Deadline Sep 30, 2018
Notification Due Oct 25, 2018
Categories    computational biology   hybrid systems   computer science   molecular logic

Call For Papers

MLCSB2018 - International Symposium on Molecular Logic and Computational Synthetic Biology
Santiago, Chile, 17-18 December, 2018

Synthetic biology aims at the design of biological systems in a systematic way, a process whose hallmark characteristics closely resemble the composition of software: off-the-shelf parts and devices with standard connections, the usual ingredients for assembling components into increasingly complex systems. Of course, a number of key enabling technologies are specifically biological, for example, DNA sequencing and fabrication. But, on the other hand, there is also a need for new models to cope with the complex and heterogeneous nature of biological systems.

In this context, the Symposium starting point is to regard a network of interacting genes and proteins as a dynamic system evolving in time according to fundamental laws of reaction, diffusion and transport. These laws govern how a regulatory network, confronted by any set of stimuli, determines the appropriate response of a cell. The emerging behavioural patterns can be described in precise mathematical terms, combining discrete, continuous and stochastic features, and resorting both to Molecular logic, focussed on computing logical operations on molecules, a fruitful conceptual crossover between chemistry and computation with unsuspected applications, is a possible path in this research map. Actually, this Symposium emerged from a series of informal workshops on Molecular Logic which, for the last four years, have brought together researchers from The new International Symposium aims at harnessing logical and algebraic methods for modelling and verifying systems on the interaction of Nature and Computation, around two main themes:
- development of biological computation models and devices
- application of new computing paradigms to the design of biological systems.

Original submissions are required in any topic from the following, non exclusive list:

- Molecular logic
- Chemistry, biology and computation
- Quantum computing applications to biology
- Computational synthetic biology
- Control theory and/or algorithms for biological systems
- Reconfigurability and adaptation
- Probabilistic biological models
- Hybrid systems for biology

Submissions on general computational models that are applicable to a biological context, such as probabilistic, hybrid, weighted, resource-based, and time-based are also welcome.

Submission Information
Both fully mature contributions and work-in-progress submissions on the topics above are welcome. All contributions should be written in English, prepared in LaTeX, using llncs style, and submitted as PDF files following instructions available from the symposium website. A page limit of 15 pages for full papers is established.
Extended abstracts with preliminary results and work in progress (2-5 pages) are also welcomed for short presentations. They are subject to a light reviewing and will be available at the conference in an informal booklet.
All contributions must be original, unpublished and not submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Both kinds of submissions should be done via the Online Conference System (OCS) of Springer using the link

Proceedings with the full papers will be published by Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series.
A journal Special Issue, with extended and revised versions of selected papers, is currently under negotiation.

MLCSB2018 - International Symposium on Molecular Logic and Computational Synthetic Biology will take place at Edificio Aulario of Universidad Diego Portales and at Auditorio Francisco Varela, Instituto de Filosofía y Ciencias de la Complejidad Santiago, Chile.

Program Chairs
Manuel A. Martins (U. Aveiro, Portugal)
Madalena Chaves (Inria, France)

Invited Speakers
Marta Kwiatkowska (U. Oxford, U.K)
Hidde de Jong (Inria, Grenoble, France)
Alexandre Madeira (U. Minho, Portugal)

Organizing Chair
Claudio Fuentes (U. Diego Portales, Chile)
Daniel Figueiredo (U. Aveiro, Portugal)
Pablo Razeto-Barry (IFICC, Chile)
Tomás Veloz (IFICC, Chile)

Program Committee
Luís S. Barbosa (U. Minho, Portugal)
Benjamin Bedregal (UFRN, Brasil)
Mário Benevides (UFRJ, Brasil)
Marcello Bonsangue (U. Leiden, Netherlands)
Luca Cardelli (Microsoft Research, UK)
Claudine Chaouiya (U.Aix-Marseille, France)
Claudio Fuentes (U. Diego Portales, Chile)
Sicun Gao (U. California, USA)
Radu Grosu (Vienna U.T., Austria)
Hidde de Jong (Inria, Grenoble, France)
Masami Hagiya (U. Tokyo, Japan)
Monika Heiner (Brandenburg TU, Germany)
Marta Kwiatkowska (U. Oxford, U.K)
Alexandre Madeira (U. Minho, Portugal)
David Margulies (Weizmann I.S., Israel)
Carlos Martí -Vide (U. Rovira i Virgili, Spain)
Stefan Mitsch (Carnegie Mellon U., USA)
Renato Neves (U. Minho, Portugal)
Loic Pauleve (CNRS/LRI, France)
Ion Petre (Abo Akademi Turku, Finland)
Tatjana Petrov (U. Konstanz, Germany)
Éisabeth Remy (IML Luminy, France)
Eugénio Rocha (U. Aveiro, Portugal)
Regivan Santiago (UFRN, Brasil)
Marie-France Sagot (ERABLE, Inria, France)
Amilra P. de Silva (Queen's U. Belfast, UK)
Ana Sokolova (U. Salzburg, Austria)
Meng Sun (Peking University, China)
Carolyn Talcott (SRI International, USA)
Antonio Tallón (U. Seville, Spain)
P.S. Thiagarajan (Harvard University, USA)
Delfim F. M. Torres (U. Aveiro, Portugal)
Adelinde Uhrmacher (U. Rostock, Germany)
Boyan Yordanov (Microsoft Research, UK)
Paolo Zuliani (Newcastle University, UK)


Important Dates
Abstract deadline: 23 September 2018 (EXTENDED)
Full paper deadline: 25 September 2018 (EXTENDED)
Author notification: 25 October 2018
Camera ready: 30 October 2018
Conference: 17-18 December 2018

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