This volume contains papers presented at the BCEC97 conference, held in Skovde, Sweden, in September 1997. The conference discussed the use of computational techniques in biology, as well as the use of biological metaphors in computing. Examples of the work presented in these papers include computer simulations of embryogenesis; algorithms for protein-folding prediction; porblem-solving using DNA computation; neural-network learning in retina implants; and optimization algorithms inspired by natural evolution.
The Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing brings together key researchers from the international biocomputing community. It is designed to be maximally responsive to the need for critical mass in subdisciplines within biocomputing. This book contains peer-reviewed articles in computational biology.