DISCRETE APPLIED MATHEMATICS
Announcing a Special Issue on
Computational Molecular Biology
Guest Editors: Sorin Istrail, Pavel Pevzner, Ron Shamir
Submission Deadline: May 31, 1995
Manuscripts are solicited for a special issue of
DISCRETE APPLIED MATHEMATICS on topics concerning
the development of new combinatorial and algorithmic
techniques in computational molecular biology.
With this announcement "Discrete Applied Mathematics"
starts a series of special issues devoted to
computational biology. This series will publish papers
on the mathematical and algorithmic foundations of
the inherently discrete aspects of computational biology.
The traditional partnership of mathematics and physics
has advanced and enriched both disciplines. In a similar
partnership, mathematics and algorithms are becoming
crucial tools in the rapid advancement of molecular biology.
At the same time, the computational challenges of these
biological disciplines raise exciting new problems in
discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science.
To paraphrase Stan Ulam, those challenges reflect
"not only what mathematics can do for biology but what
biology can do for mathematics."
The following is a (nonexhaustive) list of possible
topics of interest for the special issue:
- DNA mapping
- DNA sequencing
- DNA/protein sequence comparison
- molecular evolution
- RNA/protein structure
- gene/motif recognition
Seven (7) copies of complete manuscripts should be sent to
any of the Guest Editors indicated below by May 31, 1995.
We expect the Special Issue to appear in the Fall 1996.
Manuscripts must be prepared according to the normal
submission requirements of Discrete Applied Mathematics,
as described in each issue of the journal. The Guest Editors
will make every possible effort to assure the timely completion
of a thorough refereeing process.
The Guest Editors are:
Sorin Istrail
Sandia National Laboratories
Algorithms and Discrete Mathematics Department
MS 1110
Albuquerque, NM 87185-1110
scistra@cs.sandia.gov
Pavel Pevzner
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
pevzner@cse.psu.edu
Ron Shamir
Dept. of Computer Science
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 69978
ISRAEL
shamir@math.tau.ac.il