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

This conference is organized by Prof. Humbert González-Díaz. Sciforum is not responsible for the content posted on this website.

NOTES: Before to submit your communication we strongly recommend you to read carefully the notes to participants at the end of the welcome message and/or the notes in the following page [Notes to authors] about publication model, copyright, authors responsibilities, etc.

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Welcome Message

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. 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 between experimental and theoretical scientists at all levels of knowledge.

In fact, this is an International Conference Series to Foster Interdisciplinary Collaborations in Sciences with emphasis on Experimental Chemistry (all branches), Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Life Sciences, Medicine, and Healthcare, along with Data Analysis, Computer Sciences, Bioinformatics, Systems Biology, and Complex Networks Sciences.

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).

In addition, professors / researchers from the Center for the Study of Biological Complexity of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA, the Natural Resources Research Institute, the University of Minnesota, USA, the North Dakota State University (NDSU), USA, and many other institutions are also founders and/or active supporters of this conference, please see full committees lists.

MOL2NET 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; University of Pennsylvania, USA; Miami Dade Collegue (MDC), USA; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA, or Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), París, France.

MDPI JCR Journals Special Issues

The members of the committees and/or authors are encouraged to edit special issues for different journals of the editorial MDPI (http://www.mdpi.com/). The authors of communications published in MOL2NET are encouraged also to submit full paper versions to these special issues. Please, be aware that MOL2NET conference communications are published on free-of-charge modality but charges may be levied to authors of papers published in MDPI open-access journals. See special issues opened until now: MOL2NET JCR Special Issues. In order to send a proposal of associated workshop and/or special issue contact the chairperson of the conference Prof. H. González-Díaz .

See also the first special issue opened this year, entitled: Experimental Nanosciences, Computational Chemistry, and Data Analysis.  This special issue have been opened on the journal Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991), JCR IF = 2.609. 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.

Guest-editors: Prof. Dr. Humberto González-Díaz, Website1 | Website2 | E-Mail, (1) Department of Organic Chemistry II, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, 48940, Bizkaia, Leioa, Sarriena w/n, Spain and (2) IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, 48011, Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain. Prof. Dr. Bakhtiyor Rasulev, Website | E-Mail, North Dakota State University, Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials, Fargo, USA. Dr. Shameer Khader, Website | E-Mail,Director of Bioinformatics, Data Science and Precision Medicine, Healthcare Integration Services, Philips, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Participation Modalities (Online and In person)

The conference has two main participation modalities. The fisrt is the online participation by submission and publication of your written communication, slide presentation, and/or video conference totally online, and free of charge (see the 3 general sections).

The second modality is the online and/or in person (face-to-face) participation in some of the workshops we organize in different universities worldwide (see workshops section)

Publication of all communications will be online via the platform SciForum of the Editorial Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI), with HQ in Basel, Switzerland, and Beijing -Wuhan, China.

This year the second edition of MOL2NET is planed to be held from 2017-Feb-15 to 2017-Nov-30 (including interactive discussions, posts, comments, questions, and answers about papers in the online platform Sciforum). However, the online submission platform is open and the publication of communications will be asap upon acceptance, all the year. For more details, see Schedule & Program page and to submit a communication use the Submission link. Remember, these are the dates for the online conference and not for the face-to-face workshops associated to the conference.

Associated Workshops (In person and Online Participation)

MOL2NET International Conferences Series on Multidisciplinary Sciences is a scientific conference that runs totally online at the SciForum platform promoted by the editorial of the Molecular Diversity Preservation Institute (MDPI), Basel, Switzerland. http://sciforum.net/conference/mol2net-02. Consequently, no physical presence is needed saving traveling costs.

However multiple workshops associated to the conference run in person (face-to-face) at their organizing universities. This year our conference is planing to host some of these workshops. The participants in these workshops will be allowed also to participate and comment online in our platform including cross-section comments.

We welcome proposals for organization of workshops in the different universities. Please, do not hesitate to contact conference chairperson and/or scientific committee presidents. Some of the workshops organized last year were:

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)

MOL2NET 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].

Notes to Participants

The MOL2NET conference is Totally Online; no physical presence is needed 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). Please, see the following instructions: (1) Read call for papers [Link], (2) Read [Instructions to Authors] and download template .doc file MOL2NET 2017 Microsoft Word template file, (3) Submit short communications (2-3 pages), reviews, papers, or videos: [Link]. For details about in person (face-to-face) participation on associated workshops contact the respective members of the local committees.

Before to submit your work be aware that the editorial process is the same than for an online Preprint service. Therefore, all works receive doi number and are indexed in databases (GoogleScholar, Publons, etc.). However, the works published here are preliminary communications and not post-print journal papers. In this sense, committee and/or external reviewers check only scope and apparent scientific soundness. 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.

In any case, it is the duty and responsibility of the authors solely, 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.


Prof. H. González-Díaz, IKERBASQUE Professor, (1) Department of Organic Chemistry II, University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Campus Bizkaia, Basque Country, Spain. (2) IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, Bilbao, Bizkaia, Basque Country, Spain. Email: humberto.gonzalezdiaz@ehu.eus

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