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1 SIG BIOINFORMATICS New ACM SIG Organization: Special Interest Group on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedical Informatics (SIGBioinformatics, January 2011) The scope: International community for interactions among researchers, educators and practitioners in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Biomedical Informatics.

2 Current term: Chair: Aidong Zhang Vice Chair: Tekin Ozsoyoglu Secretary - Treasurer: Armin R. Mikler Officers SIGBioinformatics' officers are the Chair, the Vice- Chair, and Secretary- Treasurer. The officers are elected for three-year terms beginning July 1 of election years. Election plan: Currently, all officers are appointed. It is our plan to run the election in 2013.

3 Current Status SIG Bioinformatics has 151 members. Two issues of Bioinformatics news letter have been published. BCB 2010 and BCB 2011 have been successfully completed We are actively recruiting new members through participation in SIG activities: Annual Conference (BCB) ACM Tech-Pack for Bioinformatics News Letter (SIGBioinformatics Record) Journal (Transactions) Conference Partnership/Sponsorship

4 Paper submissions: 200+ regular, poster, workshop papers. Registered participants: 196 / 202 Revenue: $107, / 106, NSF funding: $ / $22, Conference expenses: $68,963 / $67, (estimated) Leftover: $38,352 / $38, (estimated) Conference Success 2010 / 2011 First ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ACM-BCB 2010), Niagara Falls, New York, August 2-4, 2010 Second ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedicine (ACM-BCB 2011), Chicago, IL, August 1-3, 2011

5 SIG Member Benefits and Reach Benefits to SIG Members include: Reduced registration for SIG supported conferences BCB participation support for women and minorities. Opportunities to form of research collaborations. Dissertation, Service, and Innovation Awards. Access to SIG Newsletter, Proceedings, and member lists The Reach of SIG Bioinformatics encompasses International participation at BCB A forum for students and young researchers BCB workshops for related areas (e.g., Immune Informatics) Recruitment of researcher into the field of Bioinformatics Recognition via Best Paper, Student Paper, and Poster Awards Support for female students to attend BCB conferences

6 Other SIG Bioinformatics Activities Sponsoring conferences: CMSB'11: 9th International Conference on Computational Methods in Systems Biology, September 21-23, 2011, Paris. 1 st IEEE Symposium on Biological Data Visualization, October 23-24, 2011, Providence, RI


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