Call for Tutorials

The tutorials with be offered on August 8, 2005 at Stanford, CA.

Abstracts for tutorials are due February 15, 2005.

Tutorial sessions are 2.5 hours either in the morning or the afternoon of August 8th. We invite submissions for tutorials relevant to bioinformatics and medical informatics. Due to the diverse backgrounds of tutorial attendees, topics spanning biomedicine, computer science and biomedical informatics are appropriate. Appropriate topics include but are not limited to:

  • Biomedical Visualization and Imaging
  • Controlled Vocabularies and Ontologies
  • Biomolecular Analysis, Structure and Function Prediction
  • Biomolecular modeling including cellular, organ/tissue simulations
  • Sequence Analysis
  • Visualization and Analysis of biological networks and pathways
  • Comparative Genomics
  • Clinical Systems for Decision Support
  • Electronic medical records
  • Microarray technologies for functional genomics
  • Topics of current biological interest including RNAi, FRET, alternative splicing, gene therapy, etc.
  • Mass spectrometry and Proteomics
  • Structural Genomics
  • Computer security for Patient Privacy

Tutorial Proposal
Proposals should contain the following information:

  • Tutorial title. Expected goals and objectives
  • Detailed outline of the presentation
  • Intended audience: indicate level with respect to biomedicine, algorithmics, statistics, programming, etc.
  • Cite relevant qualifications and teaching experience

Selection Process
All submissions will be evaluated by a committee, which will consider the following criteria in the selection process:

  • Relevance, interest, and value of the topic to attendees
  • Expertise and experience of the presenters in the proposed topic
  • Presentation quality

Tutorial Handouts
The tutors agree to provide participants with access to materials including:

  • A detailed outline of the presentation
  • Copies of the slides
  • Copies of Supplementary Information

General Information
Questions about tutorials should be addressed to the tutorial Chair, Betty Cheng at or 650-723-2380, and co-chair, Hanchuan Peng at, or 510-486-6976.