Life Sciences 2001,  September 24-26, 2001, Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA

CONFERENCE RESCHEDULED!!!

First SIAM Conference on Imaging Science

New Meetings Dates: March 4-6, 2002

First SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences

New Meetings Dates: March 6-8, 2002


The tragic events of the past week have made it necessary to postpone the SIAM Imaging Science and Life Sciences Conferences.

SIAM's leadership has reluctantly made the decision to POSTPONE the first SIAM Conference on Imaging Science and the first SIAM Conference on Life Sciences, scheduled for September 22 -24 and September 24 -26 respectively in Boston.

After much thought and deliberation, we have come to the realization that the severity of the situation and the uncertainties of travel prevent us from providing a high quality conference. We believe that it is in the best interests of our members and our conference participants to postpone both conferences until a future date.

We need your help in getting out the word to everyone who intended to come to this meeting.

We have made every effort to contact organizers, speakers, and participants. However, in some cases, co-authors of papers to be presented at the conferences that intended to register on-site may not have been contacted. Therefore we request that minisymposium organizers inform the speakers in their sessions and the presenters of papers inform their co-authors of this decision. Speakers, please acknowledge receipt of this message to meetingcancel@siam.org.

TO ALL PARTICIPANTS AND ATTENDEES

Remember to contact the hotel 1-800-225-2008 to cancel your hotel reservations. Be sure to get a confirmation number. Also, be sure to cancel all travel arrangements.

Full registration refunds will be issued to everyone who registered for these conferences. Refunds will be issued in the method in which they were paid. Please be patient. SIAM will issue these refunds as quickly as possible.

The Conference Department is working with the Organizers and the hotel to reschedule these conferences in 2002. Please check the websites http://www.siam.org/meetings/is01/ or http://www.siam.org/meetings/ls01/ for additional updates.

The November SIAM Conference on Geometric Design in Sacramento will be held as scheduled.

Sincerely,
James M. Crowley
SIAM, Executive Director

Sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on the Life Sciences

Held jointly for the first time with the
First SIAM Conference on Imaging Science
September 22-24, 2001

About the Conference

The life sciences have become increasingly quantitative as new technologies facilitate collection and analysis of vast amounts of data ranging from complete genomic sequences of organisms to satellite imagery of forest landscapes on continental scales. As a consequence, mathematics and computational science have become crucial technologies for the study of complex models of biological processes.

The new SIAM Activity Group on the Life Sciences brings together researchers who seek to develop and apply mathematical and computational methods in all areas of the life sciences. This inaugural conference of the activity group will provide a cross-disciplinary forum for catalyzing mathematical research relevant to the life sciences. It will facilitate rapid diffusion of new mathematical and computational methods in the life sciences, and may stimulate more researchers to work in these important areas. Mathematicians, life scientists, computational biologists, bioengineers and others interested in mathematical and computational analysis of biological systems are encouraged to attend.

This conference represents the first official function organized by this new SIAG. SIAG/LS and the newly formed SIAG on Imaging Science (SIAG/IS) were both created in recognition of the fact that the mathematics community should participate more directly in these non-traditional areas. Since these two activity groups have such a strong overlap in the area of biomedical imaging, this conference has been scheduled to overlap with the Conference on Imaging Science, chaired by David C. Wilson, set for September 22-24, 2001.

Organizing Committee

James Collins (Chair), Boston University, USA
Carson Chow, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Bijoy Ghosh, Washington University, USA
Kevin Hall, Entelos, Inc., USA
Wing Hung Wong, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Clem Karl, Boston University, USA
Denise Kirschner, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Mark Lewis, University of Utah, USA
Martin Nowak, Institute for Advanced Study, USA
Sharon Nunes, IBM Computational Biology Center, USA
Tamar Schlick, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, USA
Rai Winslow, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Funding

SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and the Department of Energy for their support of this conference.

Conference Themes

The themes of the 2001 conference will include, but are not limited to:

Invited Plenary Speakers

SIAM and the conference Organizing Committee are proud to announce that the following mathematicians and scientists have accepted their invitations to speak at the conference. These invited speakers and their presentations will play an important role in increasing interaction among mathematicians, engineers, physicists, and researchers and scientists in academia, industry, and government who attend the meeting.

Monday, September 24

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
IP1 Functional Imaging in Space and Time
Bruce R. Rosen, Harvard Medical School

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
IP2 A New Dimension to DNA Sequence Analysis
Wilma K. Olson, Rutgers University


4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
IP3 Bringing the Genome to Life
Mark Boguski, Rosetta Inpharmatics, Inc.

Tuesday, September 25

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
IP4 Spatio-Temporal Pattern Formation in Neuronal Networks
G Bard Ermentrout, University of Pittsburgh

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
IP5 Mathematical Models of Progression and Therapy of the HIV Infected Immune System
Glenn Webb, Vanderbilt University

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
IP6 Stochastic Processing by Low Affinity Receptors Gives Reliable, Safe and Effective T Cell Repertoires
David Rand, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Wednesday, September 26

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
IP7 The Mechanism and Dynamics of Defibrillation
James P. Keener, University of Utah

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
IP8 Transformation of the Life Sciences Through Deep Computing
William Pulleyblank, IBM T.J. Wats
on Research Center, USA

SIAG on Life Sciences Mission Statement

The purpose of the SIAG/Life Sciences is to foster

The life sciences have become quantitative as new technologies facilitate collection and analysis of vast amounts of data ranging from complete genomic sequences of organisms to satellite imagery of forest landscapes on continental scales. Computers enable the study of complex models of biological processes. The SIAG brings together researchers who seek to develop and apply mathematical and computational methods in all areas of the life sciences. It provides a forum that cuts across disciplines to catalyze mathematical research relevant to the life sciences and rapid diffusion of advances in mathematical and computational methods.


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