Call for papers for a Special Issue of the Artificial Life Journal on
Systems Biologyedited by Roland Eils and Jan T. Kim
Submission deadline: 20 April 2006
We have had a prolonged power outage during the Easter break. As a result of this, and of subsequent IT problems, I cannot rule out the possibility that emails with submissions might have been lost.
Please do re-send your submission if I have not acknowledged receipt by Wednesday, 26 April. If you've had non-delivery messages or other email problems, please feel free to re-send your submission.
I apologize for any concern and inconvenience this incident may have caused you.
Jan T. Kim
Systems Biology and Artificial Life both involve computer modelling of living systems, and both aim at revealing mechanisms that underlie biological processes and phenomena. Systems Biology is typically more closely associated with analysing "postgenomic" data, coming from novel, high-throughput methods such as microarrays, mass spectroscopy etc. Artificial Life includes computational and other "artificial" models of biological systems as objects of study. Both fields share the objective to understand the fundamental mechanisms and principles underlying biological systems and phenomena. As Systems Biology and Artificial Life converge towards this common objective, they can mutually benefit from each other. Artificial Life models can be tested using biological data from high-throughput measurements, Systems Biology methods can be evaluated using Artifical Life models, and modelling approaches can be compared and finally be integrated to arrive at advanced models of biological systems.
The Special Issue on Systems Biology aims to bring the Systems Biology and the Artificial Life communities closer together in order to enable and advance such synergies. We call for contributions reporting research on topics that include, but are not limited to:
Furthermore, we also call for scientific or technical reviews on topics such as
Authors are asked to write their contributions to be accessible to readers from both Artificial Life and Systems Biology backgrounds. This is especially important for review articles.
Submissions should be prepared according to the guidelines provided by the Artificial Life Journal website