Call for Papers: protein structure prediction

Call for Papers: protein structure prediction

Postby dongqiwen on Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:53 pm

Call for Papers
Special Issue of International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics on
"Protein Structure Prediction"

Guest Editors
Prof. Shuigeng Zhou and Dr. Qiwen Dong
Shanghai Key Lab of Intelligent Information Processing, Fudan University,
Shanghai 200433, China

Protein structure prediction is an important problem in the post-genome era, which is one possible way to fill the gap between the rapid-growth sequences and the relative small number of proteins with experimentally determined structures. Despite the structural genomics initiatives and biochemical efforts, the cheapest and fastest way to obtain structural information is through prediction algorithms. Structure prediction, even in the absence of homology, is the first step of the sequence-structure-function paradigm. Great progress has been achieved in protein structure prediction during the last decades. The development of high-quality prediction methods has also been boosted by objective community-wide assessment experiments. However, the ultimate goal of protein structure prediction remains far away to reach. New algorithms, theory and advanced prediction techniques are necessary to facilitate the progress.
With this special issue of International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics, we wish to explore the state of the art in protein structure prediction, identify what progress has been made, and highlight where future effort may be most productively focused. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Protein structure analysis and prediction
* Protein contact prediction
* Intrinsic disorder protein
* Domain boundary prediction
* Protein model quality assessment
* Knowledge-based mean-force potential
* Physical-based energy
* Protein structure class prediction
* Protein domain and motif
* Protein folding theory
* Protein disorder prediction
* Comparative modeling
* Fold recognition
* Template-free prediction
* Protein local structure prediction


Submissions must be original and cannot be previously published, pending publication or under review by any other journal or conference.

Submission: Papers should be submitted electronically in postscript or pdf format to Qiwen Dong (qwdong@fudan.edu.cn) or Shuigeng Zhou (sgzhou@fudan.edu.cn) by June 30, 2009.

Important Dates
Submission of abstracts: June 15, 2009
Submission of manuscripts: June 30, 2009
Author notification: August 31, 2009
Revised versions due: September 30, 2009
Second review back to the authors: October 31, 2009
Final manuscripts: November 30, 2009
Paper publishing: 2010


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