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The VI International Conference of the Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI) will take place at Zaragoza (Spain), in January, 22-24, 2014.

The aim of this international meeting is to bring together researchers from whatever discipline where demanding computer simulations are required as a fundamental research tool. The approach will be focused on the techniques (Monte Carlo, Molecular Dynamics, quantum chemistry, cellular automata, optimization techniques,...), while the goal is that researchers from different field may learn from each other's approach and methods. A special attention will be also given to the interplay between simulation techniques and new high-performance computing paradigms. Contributions in Disordered Systems, Molecular Biology, Molecular Dynamics, Complex Networks, Computation in Neuroscience, Big Data Analytics and Visualization, High-throughput data analysis and screening, Massive Genomic Sequencing, Complex Systems, as well as any other fields, will be welcome.

Main topics to be covered during the meeting:

Molecular Modeling  (session co-organized by the ZCAM)
* QM/MM simulations
* Molecular dynamics
* Multiscaling techniques
* Ab initio method models
Biological Systems 
* High throughput analysis
* Massive sequencing
* Transcriptome analysis
* Proteomics
* Phylogenetic analysis
Computational Physics 
* Monte Carlo simulations
* Disordered systems
* Dedicated machines
* Complex networks

To this end, the format of the Congress will include plenary sessions and short talks. Short talks will be selected among poster contributions. The official language of the conference is English. Researchers from any Institution are warmly invited to attend the meeting.

Organizing committee 

Javier Borge-Holthoefer (BIFI Institute)
Pierpaolo Bruscolini (BIFI Institute and Department of Theoretical Physics, U. Zaragoza)
Alberto Castro (ARAID Foundation, BIFI Institute)
Bruno Contreras (ARAID Foundation, Estación Experimental de Aula Dei / CSIC)
María Fillat (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, U. Zaragoza)
Sergio Perez-Gaviro (ARAID Foundation, BIFI Institute)

Contact

For any issue related to the conference, please contact the Institute secretaries:

Isabel Vidal, Beatriz Antolí


Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems
Edificio I+D
c/ Mariano Esquillor s/n 
50018 Zaragoza (Spain)
tel. +34 976762988, +34 976762989 
bifi2014 -at- bifi.es

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