The Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference series is an annual forum for exploring research, development and novel applications of Bioinformatics. The Second Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference, APBC2004, 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 Bioinformatics.
Papers are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics:


APBC2004 invites high-quality original papers on any topic related to Bioinformatics. Papers should be no more than 10 pages in length conforming to the formatting instructions for the series Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology (instructions available at the APBC2004 website). Each paper will be fully refereed by an international program committee. Papers will be judged on originality, significance, correctness and clarity.  Authors should submit one copy of a PDF or MS Word file to APBC2004 Paper Submission Website. The title and abstract should be submitted before 29 Aug 2003, and the full paper must be submitted by 5 Sep 2003. The proceedings of the conference will be published through the Australian Computer Society as the Second Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference 2004 - Australian Computer Science Communications. The best papers are being offered the opportunity to revise and resubmit their paper for publication in the Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology. To publish the paper in the conference, one of the authors needs to register for and present at the conference.



A/Prof. Phoebe Chen

Program Chair of APBC2004

School of Information Technology

Deakin University, Melbourne Campus, Australia