Call for Papers for a Special Issue of ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems: Synthetic Biology
Deadline: December 15, 2013
Synthetic biology is an emerging field which has the potential to improve our ability to produce drugs and biofuels, consume toxic wastes, and even provide needed therapies to treat disease. Synthetic biology builds upon experimental techniques in genetic engineering by adding new standards for genetic devices and high-level abstractions that enable the separation of the design and construction process. This development parallels the work done in the electronic design automation (EDA) community which has enabled the development of ever more complex integrated circuits each year. Therefore, researchers in EDA and related areas are participating in the development of new genetic design automation (GDA) methods and tools. The goal of this special issue is to capture a snapshot of some of the exciting working being done in this area. We are soliciting papers in all areas of synthetic biology. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Domain specific languages
Methodologies for automated model driven design
Data exchange standards
Efficient modeling and analysis methods
Automated assembly techniques
Experimental validations of genetic designs
Information about JETC, including instructions for manuscript preparation, is available at http://jetc.acm.org. Please submit your manuscript electronically at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jetc, and indicate “Special Issue on Synthetic Biology” on the cover page and in the notes section of the submission form.
Manuscripts must conform to the JETC style (double-spaced in 10-point font), and be limited to 20 pages for research papers, and 40-50 pages for tutorial and survey papers. Expanded versions of previously published conference research papers are welcome as long as they contain at least 30% new material; authors should clearly state in a footnote on the first page how the manuscript differs from the conference paper. Papers simultaneously submitted elsewhere may be returned without review. Longer papers can be considered upon request and at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.