SIAM Workshop on Computational Models and Simulation for Intra-Cellular Processes, October 4-5, 2002, Hilton Garden Inn, Washington, D.C.

About the Symposium

The interaction between the mathematical and computational sciences and biology has been growing in importance in the last decade, but it is still a beginning. There is tremendous room for progress. For example, major advances are needed in mathematical and statistical methods to have significant impact on the prediction and control of spatio-temporal cellular behavior. Some specific processes that are amenable to mathematical methods are networks of molecular interactions such as gene-gene, gene-protein, and protein-protein. Applications of such interactions include discovery of functional modules in cellular systems, and rapid and precise identification of targets and design of intervention methods that influence molecular dynamics.

Symposium Themes

Following is a partial list of themes for the symposium:

Symposium Organizers

Jagdish Chandra
George Washington University

Donald Drew
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Raimond L. Winslow
Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Institute and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Invited Speakers

Boris Kholodenko
Understanding the Living Cell in the 21st Century: Mathematics at Last
Thomas Jefferson University

Bud Mishra
Cell Talk
Courant Institute, New York University, New York

Mona Singh
Computational Methods Towards Predicting Aspects of Protein Structure
Princeton University

Shankar Subramaniam
Structuring Cellular Data for Computational Modeling
University of California, San Diego

John Tyson
CyberYeast: Computational Models of Cell Cycle Regulation
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Raimond Winslow
Title Forthcoming
John Hopkins University

Invited Minisymposia

A minisymposium is a two-hour session consisting of four presentations on a well-focused topic consistent with the workshop themes.

Deadlines to Remember

Submit a Paper!
Minisymposium Proposal April 10, 2002
Minisymposium paper abstracts and
Contributed abstracts in lecture or poster format
May 2, 2002
Audiovisual Requirement deadline May, 2, 2002

IMPORTANT! Please review the AV notice found at:

How to Participate

You are invited to contribute a presentation for this conference in one of the following formats.


A minisymposium consists of four 25-minute presentations, with an additional five minutes for discussion after each presentation. Prospective minisymposium organizers are asked to submit a proposal consisting of: a title, a description (not exceeding 100 words), a list of 4 speakers (a minisymposium organizer may also be a speaker in his/her minisymposium, usually the first presenter to give an expository talk), and titles of their presentations. It is recommended that the minisymposium organizer make the first talk as tutorial as possible. Each minisymposium speaker should submit a 75-word abstract. Contributed minisymposia will be refereed by the Organizing Committee. The number of minisymposia may be limited to retain an acceptable level of parallelism in the conference session.

For further useful minisymposium organizer and participant information, please visit:

Deadline for submission of minisymposium proposals: April 10, 2002

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Contributed Presentations in Lecture or Poster Format

Contributed presentations in lecture or poster format are invited in all areas of computational models and Simulation for Intra-Cellular Processes consistent with the conference themes. A lecture format involves a 15-minute oral presentation with an additional 5 minutes for discussion. A poster format involves the use of visual aids such as 8-1/2" x 11" sheets for mounting on a 4' x 6' poster board. A poster session is two hours long. Each contributor, either for a lecture or poster format, must submit a title and a brief abstract not to exceed 75 words. Instructions for how to submit abstracts electronically are posted on this website at .

Deadline for submission of contributed abstracts and minisymposium abstracts: May 2, 2002

To submit go to:


Registration Information is available here.

General Information

Information on SIAM publications, conferences, activity groups, and programs can be accessed from SIAM's Web site at Information on SIAM membership can be accessed at

Important Reminder: The Organizers reserve the right to limit the number of presentations an individual speaker may present in contributed sessions or minisymposia.

About Washington D.C.

For more information, visit the Washington D.C. Convention & Visitors Association.

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