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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 and information technologies to the field of molecular biology, including for example the use of statistics and algorithms to understanding biological processes and systems, with a focus on new developments in genome bioinformatics and computational biology. Areas of interest for this community include sequence analysis, biostatistics, image analysis, scientific data management and data mining, machine learning, pattern recognition, computational evolutionary biology, computational genomics and other related fields.

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
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Sequence Analysis
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • 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
  • Structure Prediction
  • Model Design and Evaluation
  • Transcriptomics
  • Next Generation Sequencing
  • Structural Variations

BIOSTEC KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Mário OliveiraSanta Marta Hospital, Portugal
Patrick FlandrinENS de Lyon, France
Cesare StefaniniScuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Arcadi NavarroUniversitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Boudewijn LelieveldtLeiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

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 digital 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.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.

SECRETARIAT

BIOINFORMATICS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: bioinformatics.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.bioinformatics.biostec.org/

BIOSTEC CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

Guy PlantierESEO, GSII, France
Tanja SchultzCognitive Systems Lab (CSL), University of Bremen, Germany
Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico - Lisbon University, Portugal
Hugo GamboaLIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Oscar PastorUniversidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Christine SinoquetUniversity of Nantes, France

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Mohamed Abouelhoda, Nile University, Egypt
Rini Akmeliawati, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University, Japan
Mar Albà, UPF/IMIM, Spain
Hesham Ali, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Jens Allmer, Hochschule Ruhr West, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Paul Anderson, College of Charleston, United States
Péter Antal, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Joel Arrais, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Charles Auffray, CNRS Institute of Biological Sciences, France
Rolf Backofen, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Germany
Emiliano Barreto-Hernandez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Davide Bau, Centre Nacional d'Analisi Genomica (CNAG), Spain
Tim Beissbarth, University of Göttingen, Germany
Shifra Ben-Dor, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Thomas Blicher, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Ulrich Bodenhofer, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Vincent Breton, CNRS, France
Carlos Brizuela, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Conrad Burden, Australian National University, Australia
Heorhiy Byelas, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands
Joaquín Cañizares, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Wai-Ki Ching, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Francisco Couto, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Antoine Danchin, Institut Cochin INSERM U1016 - CNRS UMR8104 - Université Paris Descartes, France
Thomas Dandekar, University of Würzburg, Germany
Sérgio Deusdado, Instituto Politecnico de Bragança, Portugal
Eytan Domany, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Guozhu Dong, Wright State University, United States
Richard Edwards, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
André Falcão, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Pedro Fernandes, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal
Fabrizio Ferre, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
António Ferreira, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Liliana Florea, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Gianluigi Folino, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, National Research Council, Italy
Andrew French, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Holger Fröhlich, University of Bonn, Germany
Max Garzon, The University of Memphis, United States
Julian Gough, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Weisen Guo, University of Tokyo, Japan
Reinhard Guthke, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Hans-Kn¨oll-Institute, Germany
Joerg Hakenberg, Medical School at Mount Sinai, United States
Yongsheng Huang, University of Michigan, United States
Hailiang Huang, Massachusetts General Hospital, United States
Daisuke Ikeda, Kyushu University, Japan
Seiya Imoto, University of Tokyo, Japan
Sohei Ito, National Fisheries University, Japan
Bo Jin, MilliporeSigma, Merck KGaA, United States
Giuseppe Jurman, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Tamer Kahveci, University of Florida, United States
Sami Khuri, San José State University, United States
Inyoung Kim, Virginia Tech, United States
Jirí Kléma, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Republic
Sophia Kossida, Academy of Athens, Greece
Malgorzata Kotulska, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Ivan Kulakovskiy, , Russian Federation
Lukasz Kurgan, University of Alberta, Canada
Yinglei Lai, George Washington University, United States
Ana Levin, GEM Biosoft, Spain
Matej Lexa, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Xiaoli Li, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Leo Liberti, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Michal Linial, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Antonios Lontos, Frederick University, Cyprus
Shuangge Ma, Yale University, United States
Ketil Malde, Institute of Marine Research, Norway
Xizeng Mao, University of Georgia, Athens, United States
Elena Marchiori, Radboud University, Netherlands
Majid Masso, George Mason University, United States
Petr Matula, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Pavel Matula, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Nuno Mendes, Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica, Portugal
Nikolaos Michailidis, Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Satoru Miyano, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Saad Mneimneh, Hunter College CUNY, United States
Pedro Monteiro, INESC-ID / IST - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Bernard Moret, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Burkhard Morgenstern, University of Göttingen, Germany
Shinichi Morishita, University of Tokyo, Japan
Vincent Moulton, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Chad Myers, University of Minnesota, United States
Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, University of Kentucky, United States
Jean-Christophe Nebel, Kingston University, United Kingdom
José Oliveira, University of Aveiro, DETI/IEETA, Portugal
Hakan Orer, Koc University, Turkey
Allan Orozco, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Gustavo Parisi, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina
Florencio Pazos, National Centre for Biotechnology, Spain
Matteo Pellegrini, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Marco Pellegrini, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Horacio Pérez-Sánchez, Catholic University of Murcia, Spain
Guy Perrière, Université Claude Bernard - Lyon 1, France
Michael Peterson, University of Hawaii at Hilo, United States
Francisco Pinto, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Olivier Poch, ICube UMR7357 CNRS-Université de Strasbourg, France
Giuseppe Profiti, University of Bologna, Italy
Marylyn Ritchie, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Miguel Rocha, University of Minho, Portugal
David Rocke, University of California, Davis, United States
Simona Rombo, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Chiara Romualdi, Universita degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Eric Rouchka, University of Louisville, United States
Claudia Rubiano Castellanos, Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Bogota, Colombia
Carolina Ruiz, WPI, United States
J. Salgado, University of Chile, Chile
Armindo Salvador, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
João Setubal, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Ugur Sezerman, Acibadem University, Turkey
Hamid Shahbazkia, University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan
Pavel Smrz, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Gordon Smyth, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Sérgio Sousa, BioSIM - Departamento de Biomedicina, Portugal
Peter Stadler, Universität Leipzig - IZBI, Germany
Yanni Sun, Michigan State University, United States
David Svoboda, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Peter Sykacek, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Sandor Szedmak, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Gerhard Thallinger, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Silvio Tosatto, Università di Padova, Italy
Jyh-Jong Tsay, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Alexander Tsouknidas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Egon L. van den Broek, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Massimo Vergassola, University of California San Diego (UCSD), United States
Allegra Via, Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Juris Viksna, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia, Latvia
Thomas Werner, University of Michigan, Germany
Yanbin Yin, University of Nebraska, United States
Jingkai Yu, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Qingfeng Yu, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, United States
Erliang Zeng, University of Iowa, United States
Leming Zhou, University of Pittsburgh, United States

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