The Program Committee received 27 papaers for oral presentations for GIW '99. Each paper was reviewed by the members of Program Committee. Based on the review reports and on-line discussions of Program Committee, 19 papers have been accepted for oral presentation. These 19 full papers are included in this volume. At this point of tenth anniversary of GIW, the Program Committee has begun to select an excellent paper for the Best Paper Award. This year, two papers were nominated for the Best Paper Award.
The Editors of Genome Informatics 1999 accepted 74 poster abstracts and 9 abstracts for software demonstration. These 83 abstracts are also included in this volume.
GIW '99 invited David Haussler (University of California, Santa Csuz) and Yusuke Nakamura (Director, Human Genome Center, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo) for the invited talk. The abstracts of these invited talks are also included in this volume.
The Program Committee wishes to thank all of those who submitted papers for consideration, presented posters and software demonstrations, helped with the reviewing precess. The Program Committee also wishes to thank those who supported GIW '99 and the people in Human Genome Center for their intensive work for the local arrangements and the publication.
The information about GIW '99 is available from the URL address: http://giw.ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp/giw99 and a CD-ROM of this volume is also available.
Program Committee Chair