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Call For Papers

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Functional-structural plant models combine one or more elements of plant function with spatially-explicit models of plant architecture. Applications include fundamental plant biology, and decision support systems for agriculture, horticulture, and forestry. The workshop FSPM07, the fifth in the series, will be held in Napier, New Zealand, November 4-9, 2007. Paper submissions are invited in all aspects of functional-structural plant modeling, including, but not limited to:

  • Functional-structural models of plants and plant communities:
    • regulation of plant development and structure;
    • resource acquisition, transport, allocation, and use;
    • plant biomechanics;
    • hormonal control and signaling;
    • plant interaction with the environment;
  • Models of plant environments
    • e.g. light, water, temperature, insects, pathogens;
  • Molecular-level computational biology of plants
    • e.g. models of auxin transport, molecular genetics of plant development, models of plant tissues;
  • Biological concepts underpinning FSPM
    • e.g. autonomy and competition between plant modules;
  • Mathematics and algorithms for FSPM
    • e.g. L-systems, Markov chains, Petri nets, multiresolution modeling;
  • Modeling software
  • Applications of FSPM to horticulture, agriculture, and forestry;
  • Applications of FSPM to fundamental biology;
  • Experimental methods for FSPM
    • e.g. measurements of plant architecture, microscopic imagery;
  • Validation and verification of FSPM;
  • Visualization of FSPM.

Paper submission

Extended abstracts of oral presentations (3 pages) and abstracts of posters (1 page) are solicited. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee, following the same submission and notification deadlines. All accepted abstracts will be included in the workshop proceedings.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically to the abstract submission website as PDF or Microsoft Word documents. A formatting example for an oral presentation abstract can be downloaded here; poster abstracts should follow the same format, but are restricted to a single page. Please note that the conference proceedings will be printed in black and white.

  • Abstract submissions due: March 19, 2007 Submission date extended to March 26, 2007
  • Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2007
  • Camera ready abstracts due: June 29, 2007

Special issue of Functional Plant Biology

Authors of accepted abstracts are invited to submit a full paper to the special FSPM 07 issue of Functional Plant Biology (Volume 35, Issue 5, 2008). All topics included in the conference program are eligible. The full papers will be reviewed by at least two reviewers, according to the normal standards of Functional Plant Biology. Members of the FSPM Program Committee will participate in the organization of the reviewing process. The journal anticipates publication of up to 24 full FSPM papers according to the following schedule:

The issue number of FPB devoted to FSPM07 has been changed. For current deadlines and other important dates, see the Important Dates page.

  • Full paper submission deadline: December 10, 2007
  • Manuscripts with reviews returned to the authors for revision: January 26, 2008
  • Revised manuscripts due: February 22, 2008
  • Acceptance decisions made: March 8, 2008
  • Proofs sent to authors: March 29, 2008
  • Revised proofs due: April 13, 2008
  • Publication date (web version posted): May 3, 2008
  • Print version available: May 17, 2008