DIMACS Workshop and Working Group Meeting on Bioconsensus

October 25 - 26, 2000
DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Mel Janowitz, Rutgers University, melj@dimacs.rutgers.edu
Francois-Joseph LaPointe, University of Montreal, lapoinf@ere.umontreal.ca
Fred McMorris, Illinois Institute of Technology, mcmorris@iit.edu
Boris Mirkin, University of London, mirkin@dcs.bbk.ac.uk
Fred Roberts, Rutgers University, froberts@dimacs.rutgers.edu
Presented under the auspices of the Special Focus on Computational Molecular Biology.

Workshop Program:

Wednesday, October 25, 2000

8:00am - 8:50am Breakfast and Registration 8:50am - 9:00am Welcome and Greeting: Melvin Janowitz, DIMAC Associate Director Session Chair: Melvin Janowitz, Rutgers University 9:00am - 9:50am Francois-Joseph Lapointe, University of Montreal The Evolution of Consensus in Phylogenetics: Where Do We Go From Here? 9:50am - 10:40am Bernard Baum, Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Center Combining trees and combining data 10:40am - 11:10am Coffee Break Session Chair: Melvin Janowitz, Rutgers University 11:10am - 12:00am Casimir Kulikowski, Rutgers University Structural Domain Parsing: The Role of Consensus Reasoning 12:00 - 12:15 Discussion of Morning Talks 12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch Session Chair: Francois-Joseph Lapointe, University of Montreal 1:15pm - 2:05pm Douglas J. Cork, Illinois Institute of Technology A New Tool to Help Generate Genomic Consensus--The W-Curve 2:05pm - 2:55pm F.R. McMorris, Illinois Institute of Technology Compatibility Analysis as a Consensus Method 2:55pm - 3:25pm Coffee Break Session Chair: Boris Mirkin, Birkbeck College 3:25pm - 4:15pm Melvin F. Janowitz, Rutgers University Toward a Unified Theory of Relational Representations of Closed Set Systems and Phylogentic Trees 4:15pm - 4:45pm Discussion of Afternoon Talks

Thursday, October 26, 2000

8:00am - 8:55am Breakfast and Registration Session Chair: Melvin Janowitz, Rutgers University 8:55am - 9:40am Alan de Queiroz, University of Colorado Phylogenetic Consensus as a Vote-counting Procedure: Too Conservative and Too Simple, but Possibly Still Dispensable 9:40am - 10:25am Fred S. Roberts, Rutgers University Medians and Means as Consensus Methods for Molecular Sequences 10:25am - 10:55am Coffee Break Session Chair: F.R. McMorris, Illinois Institute of Technology 10:55am - 11:40am Boris Mirkin, Birkbeck College Combining character and distance analysis for building inter-genome trees with linear binary hierarchies 11:40am - 11:45am Closing remarks

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