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MOL2NET 2017, International Conference on Multidisciplinary Sciences, 3rd edition

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NOTES: MOL2NET is a year-round conference series with multiple associate workshops worldwide running and open to submissions almost all the year, please read [Workshops/Sections Schedule]. We suggest you to download the [Template File] to write your communication and to read carefully the [Instructions to authors] about publication model, copyright, authors responsibilities, etc.
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Welcome from the Conference Chair

We are glad to invite all colleagues worldwide to participate on a new edition of this International Conference Series. The official title of this conference series is MOL2NET International Conference Series on Multidisciplinary Sciences. This is a scientific conference series running on a year-round conference scheme (opened for submissions and publications almost all the year) in order to fit on the same platform 3 general sections and more than 10 associate workshops worldwide (see schedule bellow).

MOL2NET (the conference running title) is the acronym of the lemma of the conference: FROM MOLECULES TO NETWORKS. This running title is inspired by the possibility of multidisciplinary collaborations in science. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, Chemistry (All areas), Mathematics (Applied), Physics (Applied), Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Biology and Life Sciences (All areas), Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Education, along with Computer Sciences, Data Analysis, Statistics, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Bioinformatics, Systems Biology, and Complex Networks Sciences. See the following note to authors on topics outside the scope of the conference and associated workshops [Note on topics].

Headquarters and Supporters

MOL2NET runs both in person (host universities of associated workshops) and online at platform SciForum maintained by the editorial MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. The Scientific Headquarters (HQs) of this conference series are in the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Biscay. However, the idea of this multidisciplinary conference emerged from the melting pot formed as the result of multiple collaborations of professors from many centers worldwide. Locally, the founders and strongest supporters of the conference are professors endowed by IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Sciences, professors from the two departments Department of Organic Chemistry I and Department of Organic Chemistry II of the University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU), and professors from the Department of Computer Sciences of the University of Coruña (UDC).

Internationally, professors from Dept of Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology (BCMP), Harvard Medical School, USA; the Center for the Study of Biological Complexity of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA; the Natural Resources Research Institute, of the University of Minnesota, USA; CNRS-Université Paris-Sud, Paris, France, Universität Rostock, Germany, and other institutions are also founders and/or supporters of this conference, please see full committees lists [Honor Committee] [Co-Chairs Committee] [Scientific Committee (Abroad)] [Scientific Committee (Local)] and [MOL2NET-IKERBASQUE Staff].

Steps for Participation

(0) Register, Sign in/Login, to Sciforum platform [Sciforum login]

(1) Submit the title and abstract, select a section or workshop (do not upload paper here) [Submit New Abstract] 

(2) Wait for Sciforum abstract acceptance email, follow the link, and/or login to upload paper, doc and pdf format 

(3) Download template doc and prepare your communication  [Template File] 

(4) Wait for paper acceptance and publication emails (follow link to proofread your paper) (Asap after upload)

(5) Communicate with chairpersons if corrections are necessary, including past editions (All the year)

(6) Log in to post comments, questions, or answers in a section or one of the workshops 

(7) Contact chairpersons if you need author (publication) or attendance (posting) certificate for conference and/or workshops (All the year)

Workshops/Sections Schedule

General Schedule: MOL2NET International Conference Series on Multidisciplinary Sciences, MDPI Sciforum, Basel, Switzerland has online sections (3) and workshops (>10) associated. The conference usually runs online at the online platform SciForum maintained by the editorial MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. However, the platform is open o a year-round basis almost all the days of the year in course, MOL2NET-03 in 2017, for practical reasons; e.g., accommodation of many workshops in different dates along the year, reception of communications, etc.

Submission and Publication of communications: As we mentioned before, despite the official dates the online sections (1-3) open at the beginning of the year in course and are open all the year for submissions of communications in order to enable the accommodation of all workshops in different dates along the year. The associated workshops open in different dates along the year (see specific workshop pages). Submission of papers to all sections/workshops is open until the last days of the year in course (2017 for present edition) or the first days of the following. The publication of communications is continuous all the year upon acceptance.

Schedule for Online participation: After publication of papers is closed we open the online platform for online participation. The authors will be able to post online comments and/or answers to comments in this workshop/section and also in the other general sections and/or >10 international workshops of the MOL2NET conference (many of them also run both online and in person). The participants are entitled to receive participation certificates for MOL2NET conference and all the workshops they participate upon request to the respective chairpersons. See committees of MOL2NET and each workshop.

Schedule for in person participation: Many of the workshops associated to MOL2NET are going to be held also in person (face-to-face) in different universities of USA, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Chile, etc. This in person workshops have specific schedules in parallel to their online versions. Please, go to the homepages of these workshops and/or contact their chairpersons for further details.

Notes for participants

MOL2NET conference runs both online (general sections) and/or in person (associated workshops). No physical presence is needed for online participation saving traveling costs. We accept experimental works, theoretical works, or experimental-theoretic works in the areas mentioned. Proceedings will be Published Online, Open Access, and Totally Free of Charges (no cost). For details about in person (face-to-face) participation on associated workshops contact the respective members of the local committees.

Before to submit your communication recommend to download and use the [Template File] to write your communication; we strongly recommend you to read carefully the following notes to participants about publication model, copyright, authors responsibilities, etc Firstly, be aware that the works published here belongs to two main modalities preliminary communications or comments on previous works.

Preliminary communications. These are short communications of unpublished results but they are not post-print journal papers. In this sense, committee and/or external reviewers check only scope and apparent scientific soundness. They have the same editorial process than for an online Preprint service. Therefore, all works receive doi number and are indexed in databases (GoogleScholar, Publons, etc.).The works may receive also comments from registered participants (public post-publication review). The authors are encouraged to submit their works to a peer-reviewed scientific journals of MDPI or other editorials during or after finalization of the conference, as per SciForum copyright rules.

Research Highlights. These short communications are comments on already published papers. They are short notes to comment about the more interesting points, highlights, etc. of works previously published by the authors or other groups. In this case, committee and/or external reviewers check also only scope and apparent scientific soundness. The works may receive also comments from registered participants (public post-publication review).

In any case, it is the authors responsibility, to ensure the veracity of the contents, checking similarity to other works, and carry out a proper citation of previous works. The committee is not responsible of this previous aspects in this publishing modality. In this sense, we strongly recommend the authors to use online text-similarity checking services to avoid any form of plagiarism or copyright violation. The authors may be requested to modify the communication (re-write their texts) in the case that high similarity is detected and reported to the committee. In these cases, the manuscript could be put on standby or withdrawn temporarily until the authors re-submit the proper version. The authors are also allowed to submit short reviews, comments, letters, or discussions of papers already published if they guarantee sufficient difference to previous public contents.

MDPI Journals Issues (Organized by MOL2NET Committee Members)

In parallel, the members of committees and/or authors are encouraged to edit special issues for different journals of the editorial MDPI (http://www.mdpi.com/). The special issue is now in call for papers, submissions are welcome in a posteriori, in parallel, or totally independently from the conference. Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. In order to send a proposal of associated workshop and/or special issue contact the chairperson of the conference Prof. González-Díaz H

Entropy (Call for Papers): Special issue entitled Graph and Network Entropies. Journal Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300), JCR IF = 1.821. Topics: network sciences; walk entropies; algegraic graph theory; spectral methods; matrix functions. Editor: Prof. Dr. Ernesto Estrada, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G11XQ, UK.

Nanomaterials (Call for Papers): Special issue entitled: Experimental Nanosciences, Computational Chemistry, and Data Analysis. Journal Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991), JCR IF = 3.55. Editors: Prof. Dr. González-Díaz H, UPV/EHU, Spain, Prof. Dr. B. Rasulev , NDSU, USA, Dr. Shameer Khader, Philips, Cambridge, MA, USA, Prof. Dr. H. Kušić, UZ, Croatia.

IJMS (Published): see also, as example, the previous special issue on Data Analysis in Molecular Sciences. This issue was published in 2016 on the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS), IF = 3.257. The issue included 18 papers in total (some of them from the conference).

Associated Workshops

In addition, you can participate both online or in person (face-to-face) in some of the workshops we organize in different universities worldwide (see workshops section). Publication of all communications of the workshops will be also online via the platform SciForum. We welcome proposals for organization of workshops in different universities. Please, do not hesitate to contact conference chairperson and/or scientific committee presidents. Some of the workshops open for 2017 edition are: SRI-09, STU, Miami, FL, USA (Multidisciplinary Sciences); IWMEDIC-05, UDC, Coruña, Spain (Biomedical Engineering); SIUSCI-01, SIU, Miami, FL, USA (Multidisciplinary Sciences); WMCUP-01, UP, Padova, Italy (Medicinal Chemistry); LAWSCI-01, UPV/EHU, Bilbao, Spain (Bioethics and Legal Sciences); WRSAMC-02, UFPB, Paraiba, Brazil (Medicinal Chemistry).

Past Editions

MOL2NET-01, the first edition of this conference series, was held in Dec 2015. This first conference attracted more than 100 papers and 300+ authors and/or committee members representing 30+ universities of 20+ countries. Some of the world top universities and centers represented in the lists of committee members and/or authors were: Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA; Stanford School of Medicine, USA; Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA; University of Minnesota Duluth, MN, USA; Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, CNAM París, France; University of Pennsylvania, USA; Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, USA; EMBL-EBI European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK; CAS Chinese Academy of Science, China; ZJU Zhejiang University, China.

MOL2NET-02, the 2nd edition of this conference series, was held in Dec 2016. This 2nd conference published 150 communications of 400+ authors 30+ universities of 20+ countries. Some of the world top universities and centers represented in the lists of committee members and/or authors were: Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA; Stanford School of Medicine, USA; Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA; University of Minnesota Duluth, MN, USA; Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, CNAM París, France; University of Pennsylvania, USA; Miami Dade Collegue (MDC), USA; EMBL-EBI European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK; CAS Chinese Academy of Science, China; ZJU Zhejiang University, China. 

Past Workshops

SRI-08 The 8th Annual Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium of Saint Thomas University, Miami, USA, Sept, 2016. Symposium of the Summer Research Institute (SRI), HQ Saint Thomas University (STU), Miami, FL, USA. Workshop supported by STE-TRAC Miami Dade College (MDC) grant. Topics: Multidisciplinary sciences, Applied physics, Environmental Sciences, Bio-molecular Sciences, etc. Chairpersons: Prof. David Quesada and Prof. Humberto Gonzalez-Diaz (Online Publication). (38 communications)

IWMEDIC-04, IV International Workshop on Medical Imaging, Medical Coding, and Clinical Data Analysis of University of Coruña (UDC). Was held presentially at the University Hospital Complex of A Coruña (June, 20, 2016), Hospital Médico Quirúrgico San Rafael (June, 21,2016), and Faculty of Computer Sciences, UDC (June, 20-22, 2016). Topics: Medical Imaging, Medical Informatics, Bioinformatics, etc. Chairperson: Prof. Alejandro Pazos. (30 communications)

UFIQOSYC-01‬, Workshop was held at the Department of Organic Chemistry II, University of Basque Country UPV/EHU. Topics: Organic Chemistry, Chemical Catalysis, Organic Synthesis. Chairpersons: Prof. Esther Lete, Prof. Esther Domínguez Pérez, and Prof. Jose Luis Vicario. (17 communications)

BMEICB-02 Second Bioinformatics Meeting of The School of Bioinformatics Engineering, University of Talca, Talca, Chile, (Oct, 13-14, 2016). Topics: Bioinformatics, Informatics Engineering, Medical Informatics, Chemoinformatics, etc. Chairpersons: Prof. Gabriel Nuñez and Prof. Julio Caballero. (MOL2NET Contact). (12 communications)

, Soochow University International Workshop Series on Computer Sciences. The SUIWCS-01 workshop was held in person at the  the School of Computer Science and Technology of Soochow University (SUDA), PCR, China (Nov, 2016). Topics: Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Bioinformatics, Medical Informatics, Chemoinformatics, etc. Chairpersons: Prof. Quan Liu, Assist. Prof. Xiaoke Zhou (MOL2NET Contact). (12 communications).

People, Media Channels, and Social Networks

We are uploading flyers and promotional videos (in different languages) to the MOL2NET accounts in different social networks such as: FACEBOOK group with +10000 followers; and TWITTER account @mol2net. In addition, we have uploaded topic-specific pages with lists of contacts of people related to the conference. In this page you can find people with research interests focused on one specific area such as Organic Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Materials or Nanoscience, etc. In this sense, to contact people related to all areas of Chemistry you may visit  [Section 01], but to contact people related to Organic Chemistry & Medicinal Chemistry specifically (organic synthesis, catalysis, drug discovery, etc.) you can visit also the page Organic Chemistry People, as well as [Section 08].


Sincerely yours

MOL2NET Chairman

Prof. González-Díaz H., IKERBASQUE Professor, Email: mol2net.chair@gmail.com
(1) Department of Organic Chemistry II, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU , 48940, Leioa, Biscay, Spain.
(2) IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science , 48011, Bilbao, Biscay, Spain.
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9392-2797

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