Advances in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology: Third Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics, BSB 2008, Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 28-30, 2008, Proceedings

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Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 12, 2008 - Computers - 181 pages
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The Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics (BSB) 2008 was held at Santo Andr´e(Sao ˜ Paulo), Brazil, August 28–30,2008. BSB 2008 was the third sym- sium in the BSB series, although BSB was preceded by the Brazilian Workshop on Bioinformatics(WOB). This previous event had three consecutiveeditions in 2002 (Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul), 2003 (Maca´ e, Rio de Janeiro), and 2004 (Bras´ ?lia, Distrito Federal). The change from workshop to symposium re?ects the increasing quality and interest behind this meeting. For BSB 2008, we had 41 submissions: 32 full papers and 9 extended - stracts, submitted to two tracks: the main track on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, and the track Applications of Agent Technologies and Mult- gent Systems to Computational Biology.The currentproceedings contain 14 full papers and5 extended abstractsthat wereaccepted. Thesepapers andabstracts were carefully refereed and selected by an international Program Committee of 35 members, with the help of 13 additional reviewers. We believe that this v- ume represents a ?ne contribution to current research in computational biology and bioinformatics, as well as in molecular biology.

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Multilabel Hierarchical Classification of Protein Functions with Artificial Immune Systems
Operon Prediction in Bacterial Genomes
An Evaluation of the Impact of Side Chain Positioning on the Accuracy of Discrete Models of Protein Structures
TopDown Hierarchical Ensembles of Classifiers for Predicting GProteinCoupledReceptor Functions
A Hybrid Method for the Protein Structure Prediction Problem
Detecting Statistical Covariations of Sequence Physicochemical Properties
Molecular Models to Emulate Confinement Effects on the Internal Dynamics of Organophosphorous Hydrolase
On the Toric Graph as a Tool to Handle the Problem of Sorting by Transpositions
Using itBioAgents for Supporting ManualAnnotation on Genome Sequencing Projects
Application of Genetic Algorithms to the Genetic Regulation Problem
Tests for Gene Clusters Satisfying the Generalized Adjacency Criterion
Identity Transposon Networks in itD melanogaster
A Combination of Classifiers Approach
AGN Simulation and Validation Model
A Practical Evaluation of BioProvider Extended Abstract
Evaluation of Models for the Recognition of Hadwritten Digits in Medical Forms

A Customized Class of Functions for Modeling and Clustering Gene Expression Profiles in Embryonic Stem Cells
Extracting Information from Flexible ReceptorFlexible Ligand Docking Experiments
Transposition Distance Based on the Algebraic Formalism

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Mark Craven is Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics and in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin.

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