[Synthetic Biology] CFP: IWBDA 2020: Abstracts & Workshops: Deadline March 13

Aaron ADLER aaron.adler at raytheon.com
Wed Feb 12 08:45:41 PST 2020

Call for Papers - 12th International Workshop on Bio-Design Automation (IWBDA) [Deadline: March 13th, 2020]

*** NEW FOR 2020 ***
Call for Workshops  [Deadline: March 13th, 2020]

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12th International Workshop on Bio-Design Automation
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts
June 8-10, 2020

Key Dates
* Abstract submission deadline: March 13, 2020
* Workshops: June 8, 2020
* IWBDA: June 9-10, 2020

Abstract submission
Abstracts for oral and poster presentations should be two pages long, following the format described here: http://www.iwbdaconf.org/2020/#cfp

**NEW for 2020** Workshop proposals
Applicants may propose to conduct either half day (8am-12pm, 1pm-5pm) or full day workshops of interest to the IWBDA community. More instructions here: http://www.iwbdaconf.org/2020/#cfw

The Twelfth International Workshop on Bio-Design Automation (IWBDA) will bring together researchers from the synthetic biology, systems biology, and design automation communities to discuss concepts, methodologies and software tools for the computational analysis and synthesis of biological systems.

The field of synthetic biology, still in its early stages, has largely been driven by experimental expertise, and much of its success can be attributed to the skill of the researchers in specific domains of biology. There has been a concerted effort to assemble repositories of standardized components; however, creating and integrating synthetic components remains an ad hoc process. Inspired by these challenges, the field has seen a proliferation of efforts to create computer-aided design tools addressing synthetic biology's specific design needs, many drawing on prior expertise from the electronic design automation (EDA) community.

The IWBDA offers a forum for cross-disciplinary discussion, with the aim of seeding and fostering collaboration between the biological and the design automation research communities.

IWBDA is organized by the non-profit Bio-Design Automation Consortium (BDAC). BDAC is an officially recognized 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

Topics of interest include:
* Design methodologies for synthetic biology.
* Standardization of biological components.
* Automated assembly techniques.
* Computer-aided modeling and abstraction techniques.
* Engineering methods inspired by biology.
* Domain specific languages for synthetic biology.
* Data exchange standards and models for synthetic biology.

IWBDA Scholarships are available for students, postdocs, and young researchers. This year IWBDA will also be soliciting applications for the 6th annual Allan Kuchinsky International Workshop on Bio-Design Automation Scholarship, which will provide support for one recipient to attend IWBDA (registration, airfare, hotel, and small travel stipend) along with a recognized poster presentation slot.

Organizing Committee
Please feel free to contact the organizers with questions at: iwbda-exec at lists.bio-design-automation.org 

* General Chair - Eric Young, Worcester Polytechnic Institue
* Local Chair - Natalie Farny, Worcester Polytechnic Institue
* Program Committee Chair - Bryan Bartley, BBN Technologies
* Co-Web Chair - Aaron Adler, BBN Technologies
* Co-Web Chair - Prashant Vaidyanathan, Microsoft Research
* Finance Chair - Traci Haddock-Angelli, iGEM Foundation

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