APBC2003 Registration and Accommodation is available now.

The Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference series is an annual forum for exploring research, development and novel applications of Bioinformatics. The First Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference, The conference will be held at the "Adelaide Convention Centre" from Tuesday 4th February to Friday 7th February, 2003. APBC'03, will be held as part of the Australasian Computer Science Week. The conference week also includes:

As with previous years, registration to the Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference will enable delegates to attend sessions in any conference participating in the Australasian Computer Science Week.


Key Information

The importance of bioinformatics is growing rapidly and the volume of biological data is increasing exponentially. These data are characterized by variety and heterogeneity: they are related to different organic structures, environments, and spatial scales, and derive from multiple sources. The aim of this conference is to provide an international forum for researchers, professionals, and industrial practitioners to share their knowledge of how to surf this tidal wave of information.

Database management, artificial intelligence, data mining, and knowledge representation can provide key solutions to the challenges presented by biological data. These approaches require powerful and sophisticated computational tools to provide efficient solutions to very complex problems. Exciting opportunities are emerging for integrating molecular biology components of bioinformatics with computational, physiological, morphological, taxonomic, and ecological components. Addressing this challenge will facilitate the way life science researches access, retrieve, analyze and visualize data and relationships in a collaborative work environment.
We invite submissions that address conceptual and practical issues of bioinformatics.  

Topics of Interest
The main objective of this conference is to bring together researchers in all aspects of computer-based management of biological data.
Papers are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics:

Address for All Paper Submissions and Correspondence

Electronic submission of papers is preferred (in postscript or pdf). The web page contains all of the necessary details.

Paper based submission to:

APBC2003 Program Committee Chair
Dr. Phoebe Chen
School of Information Systems
Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Telephone: +61 738649482
Fax: +61 7 38641969
E-mail: p.chen@aut.edu.au
Web: http://www.fit.qut.edu.au/~chenp/APBC2003/