[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] RSS Workshop on Robotics Methods for Structural and Dynamic Modeling of Molecular Systems

Lydia Tapia tapia at cs.unm.edu
Tue Apr 8 20:39:18 PDT 2014


CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTER ABSTRACTS *Extended Dates*

RSS 2014 Workshop on Robotics Methods for Structural and
                      Dynamic Modeling of Molecular Systems
July 12, 2014
http://www.cs.unm.edu/amprg/rss14workshop/
Berkeley, California

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IMPORTANT DATES:

Paper submission deadline:     May 17, 2014  *Extended*
Notification of Acceptance:    June 9, 2014
Camera-ready Paper Submission: June 30, 2014
Workshop at RSS 2014:          July 12, 2014

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SUBMISSION:
Please submit a PDF document via EasyChair at
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rmmsw14

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ABSTRACT:
The RSS 2014 Workshop on Robotics Methods for Structural and Dynamic
Modeling of Molecular Systems aims to provide a venue for Robotics
researchers to explore the many connections between robotics and
molecular modeling.  We will focus on interdisciplinary approaches
to predict molecular structures, to simulate their motions, and to
analyze structure-dynamics-function relationships. Interaction between
the sub-communities of robotics, AI, and molecular modeling will be
promoted through the sharing views, methods, and findings.

MOTIVATION AND OBJECTIVES:
The workshop aims to spark vibrant discussion with talks from invited
speakers, presentations from authors of accepted papers, and a poster
session. We are soliciting two types of contributions:

- Papers (4-6 pages) for oral presentation
- Extended abstracts (2 pages) for interactive poster presentation

Extended versions of high-quality submissions will be considered
for inclusion in an upcoming Special Issue in Robotica.

LIST OF TOPICS (include, but not limited to):
1.  Modeling equilibrium structural states
2.  Modeling structural fluctuations and large-scale motions
3.  Predicting thermodynamics and kinetics properties
4.  Simulating protein and RNA folding
5.  Reconstructing molecular energy landscapes
6.  Modeling molecular docking and aggregation
7.  Simulating ligand diffusion
8.  Interactive haptic-based molecular simulations
9.  Computational and theoretical methods for biomolecular structure 
determination

INTENDED AUDIENCE:
The intended audience of this workshop is roboticists exploring
biological applications and biologists interested in robotics
solutions. We expect interest from both researchers in the area and
those not currently doing research in the field.

GUEST SPEAKERS:
Nancy Amato - Texas A&M University
Gregory Chirikjian - Johns Hopkins University
Lydia Kavraki - Rice University

ORGANIZERS:
Workshop Committee:

Please feel free to contact the workshop committee at rmms14\AT\cs.unm.edu

Jianlin Cheng, University of Missouri, chengji\AT\missouri.edu
Juan Cortes, LAAS-CNRS, juan.cortes\AT\laas.fr
Amarda Shehu, George Mason University, amarda\AT\gmu.edu
Lydia Tapia, University of New Mexico, tapia\AT\cs.unm.edu
Bruna Jacobson - Postdoctoral Organizer,
	         University of New Mexico, bjacobson\AT\unm.edu
Kevin Molloy - Student Organizer,
	       George Mason University,  kmolloy1\AT\masonlive.gmu.edu
Kasra Manavi - Student Organizer,
	       University of New Mexico, kazaz\AT\cs.unm.edu


--LT

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Dr. Lydia Tapia
Assistant Professor
Computer Science Department        University of New Mexico
office:  FEC 349E phone:  505-277-0858   fax:  505-277-6927
email: tapia at cs.unm.edu, url: https://www.cs.unm.edu/amprg
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