Conference on Genome Informatics is the longest-running international
bioinformatics conference. It was first held (as Genome Informatics
Workshop, hence the acronym GIW) at Kikai Shinko Kaikan (Tokyo)
on 3-4 December 1990, just before the start of the Japanese
human genome project. This annual conference has grown to bridge
theory and experiment, academia and industry, East and West.
In recognition of its size and international nature, beginning
with GIW 2001 the conference took on the name “International
Conference on Genome Informatics” while retaining its
established acronym GIW.
was held annually in Japan (Tokyo, later Yokohama) up until and
including 2006, at which time its organisation was transferred
to the new Association of Asian Societies of Bioinformatics (AASBi).
GIW2007 was held in Singapore, and in future the location of GIW
will move among AASBi countries.
Australia, representing the bioinformatics community in Australia,
is honoured to host GIW2008. Bioinformatics Australia is organised
within AusBiotech, the national peak body in biotechnology.
speakers have accepted an invitation to give a keynote address:
the transcriptome in toto"
Dr Sean Grimmond, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The
University of Queensland
and computational biology of gene regulation in bacteria"
Julio Collado-Vides, UNAM Universidad Nacional Autonóma
Ming Li, Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics, Professor
of Computer Science, University of Waterloo.
human genome-wide combinatorial regulatory networks initiated
by transcription factors and microRNAs using forward and reverse
Yi-xue Li, Shanghai Center for Bioinformation Technology,
Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy
of Sciences, Shanghai Jiaotong University
new understanding of the human genome"
John Mattick, ARC Federation Fellow, Institute for Molecular
Bioscience, The University of Queensland
the circuits of disease: from molecular states to physiological
Cliona Molony, Head of Statistical Genetics, Rosetta Inpharmatics/Merck
scope of GIW2008 includes all work that addresses the computational
understanding of biological systems at the molecular level. Papers
at GIW2008 will present recent results of theoretical and practical
research at genomic and other “omic” scale, particularly
with a systems biology orientation. Six internationally renowned
researchers will present keynotes.
submission deadline: Monday 19 May 2008
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Paper decisions: Monday 7 July 2008
Camera-ready due: Sunday 3 August 2008
Poster submission deadline: Friday 10 October 2008
Poster decisions: Monday 20 October 2008
GIW-2008 conference: Monday-Wednesday 1-3 December 2008