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Call for Papers

BIOINFORMATICS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

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The purpose of the International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of computational systems, algorithmic concepts and information technologies to address challenging problems in Biomedical research with a particular focus on the emerging problems in Bioinformatics and computational biology. There is a tremendous need to explore how mathematical, statistical and computational models can be used to better understand biological processes and systems, while developing new methodologies and tools to analysis the massive currently-available biological data. Areas of interest to this community include systems biology, sequence analysis, biostatistics, image analysis, network and graph models, scientific data management and data mining, machine learning, pattern recognition, computational evolutionary biology, computational genomics and proteomics, and related areas.

BIOINFORMATICS encourages authors to submit papers to one of the main topics indicated below, describing original work, including methods, techniques, advanced prototypes, applications, systems, tools or survey papers, reporting research results and/or indicating future directions. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference by one of the authors and published in the proceedings. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
The proceedings will be indexed by several major international indexers.
Special sessions are also welcome. Please contact the secretariat for further information on how to propose a special session.

CONFERENCE TOPICS


  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Sequence Analysis
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Structure Prediction
  • Structural Variations
  • Image Analysis
  • Visualization
  • Databases and Data Management
  • Data mining and Machine Learning
  • Biostatistics and Stochastic Models
  • Pharmaceutical Applications
  • Systems Biology
  • Algorithms and Software Tools
  • Web Services in Bioinformatics
  • Computational Molecular Systems
  • Immuno- and Chemo-informatics
  • Pattern Recognition, Clustering and Classification
  • Model Design and Evaluation
  • Transcriptomics
  • Next Generation Sequencing

BIOSTEC KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

BIOSTEC 2018 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.

PUBLICATIONS

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 19 - 21 January, 2018

Paper Submission: July 31, 2017
Authors Notification:
October 16, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
October 30, 2017

Paper Submission: September 29, 2017
Authors Notification:
November 7, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 20, 2017

Workshops
Workshop Proposal: August 31, 2017

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: August 31, 2017

Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: November 24, 2017

Demos
Demo Proposal: November 24, 2017

Panels
Panel Proposal: November 24, 2017

SECRETARIAT

BIOINFORMATICS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: bioinformatics.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.bioinformatics.biostec.org/

VENUE

Available soon.

BIOSTEC CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

Hugo GamboaLIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações / IST, Portugal

PROGRAM CHAIR

Available soon.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University, Japan
Hesham Ali, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Jens Allmer, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
Joel Arrais, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Dhundy Bastola, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Michael Biehl, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Ugur Bilge, Akdeniz University, Turkey
Ulrich Bodenhofer, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Giulio Caravagna, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Marcus Cheetham, Universität Zürich, Switzerland
Young-Rae Cho, Baylor University, United States
Mark Clement, Brigham Young University, United States
Federica Conte, National Research Council of Rome, Italy
Thomas Dandekar, University of Würzburg, Germany
Sérgio Deusdado, Instituto Politecnico de Bragança, Portugal
Santa Di Cataldo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Richard Edwards, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Fabrizio Ferre, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
António Ferreira, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Giulia Fiscon, National Research Council of Rome (CNR), Italy
Liliana Florea, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Alexandre P Francisco, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
André Fujita, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Igor Goryanin, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Shan He, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Seiya Imoto, University of Tokyo, Japan
Sorin Istrail, Brown University, United States
Sohei Ito, National Fisheries University, Japan
Jaafar Jafreezal, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Bo Jin, MilliporeSigma, Merck KGaA, United States
Giuseppe Jurman, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Michael Kaufmann, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany
Inyoung Kim, Virginia Tech, United States
Jirí Kléma, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Republic
Ivan Kulakovskiy, , Russian Federation
Yinglei Lai, George Washington University, United States
Carlile Lavor, University of Campinas, Brazil
Guo-zheng Li, Tongji University, China
Li Liao, University of Delaware, United States
Antonios Lontos, Frederick University, Cyprus
Andrea Marin, University of Venice, Italy
Majid Masso, George Mason University, United States
Nikolaos Michailidis, Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Paolo Milazzo, University of Pisa, Italy
Pedro Tiago Monteiro, ?INESC-ID / IST - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Helder Nakaya, University of São Paulo, Brazil
David Naranjo-Hernández, University of Seville, Spain
Jean-Christophe Nebel, Kingston University, United Kingdom
José Luis Oliveira, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Giulia Paciello, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Taesung Park, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
José Pedro Cerón Carrasco, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain
Marco Pellegrini, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Matteo Pellegrini, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Horacio Pérez-Sánchez, Catholic University of Murcia, Spain
Nadia Pisanti, Universita' di Pisa, Italy
Olivier Poch, ICube UMR7357 CNRS-Université de Strasbourg, France
Alberto Policriti, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy
Gianfranco Politano, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Junfeng Qu, Clayton State University, United States
Gajendra Raghava, Institute of Microbial Technology, India
Javier Reina-Tosina, University of Seville, Spain
Miguel Rocha, University of Minho, Portugal
David Rocke, University of California, Davis, United States
Simona E. Rombo, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Claudia Consuelo Rubiano Castellanos, Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Bogota, Colombia
Carolina Ruiz, WPI, United States
Indrajit Saha, National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training & Research, India
J. Cristian Salgado, University of Chile, Chile
Alessandro Savino, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Noor Akhmad Setiawan, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Joao C. Setubal, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Christine Sinoquet, University of Nantes, France
Temple Smith, Boston University, United States
Gordon Smyth, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Yinglei Song, Jiansu University of Science and Technology, China
David Svoboda, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Peter Sykacek, BOKU : University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
Gerhard Thallinger, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Alexander Tsouknidas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Pierangelo Veltri, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
Juris Viksna, University of Latvia, Latvia
Arndt von Haeseler, Center of Integrative Bioinformatics Vienna, MFPL, Austria
Yanbin Yin, Northern Illinois University, United States
Malik Yousef, Zefat Academic College, Israel
Alexander Z. Zelikovsky, Georgia State University, United States
Erliang Zeng, University of South Dakota, United States
Xingming Zhao, Tongji University, China
Zexuan Zhu, Shenzhen University, China

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