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


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.


  • 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


Anatole LécuyerInria Rennes/IRISA, Hybrid Research Team, France
Corina SasLancaster University, United Kingdom
Dinesh KumarRMIT University, Australia
Maximiliano RomeroUniversità Iuav di Venezia, Italy


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.


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.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book (final approval pending).
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.


Conference Date: 19 - 21 January, 2018

Paper Submission: September 5, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
October 16, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
October 30, 2017 (expired)

Paper Submission: October 9, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 7, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 20, 2017 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: August 31, 2017 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: November 13, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 27, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: December 5, 2017 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: August 31, 2017 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: November 24, 2017 (expired)

Demo Proposal: November 24, 2017 (expired)

Panel Proposal: November 24, 2017 (expired)


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e-mail: bioinformatics.secretariat@insticc.org
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Hugo GamboaLIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico - Lisbon University, Portugal
Sergi Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute - Universidade da Madeira, Portugal


Paul AndersonCollege of Charleston, United States


Mohamed Abouelhoda, Nile University, Egypt
Allen Adum, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria, Nigeria
Afiahayati Afiahayati, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Rini Akmeliawati, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University, Japan
Hesham Ali, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Jens Allmer, Wagningen University and Research, Netherlands
Nalvo Almeida, Facom-UFMS, Brazil
Rui Alves, University of Lleida, Spain
Francois Andry, Philips, France
António Anjos, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Sameer Antani, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, United States
Marco Antoniotti, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Joel Arrais, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Zafer Aydin, Abdullah Gul University, Turkey
Lucia Ballerini, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Dhundy Bastola, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Payam Behzadi, Shahr-e-Qods Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Shifra Ben-Dor, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Michael Biehl, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Ugur Bilge, Akdeniz University, Turkey
Judith Blake, Jackson Laboratory, United States
Leonardo Bocchi, Università di Firenze, Italy
Ulrich Bodenhofer, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste, Italy
Andrea Bracciali, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Conrad Burden, Australian National University, Australia
Giulio Caravagna, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Claudia Castellanos, Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Bogota, Colombia
José Cerón Carrasco, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain
Ching-Fen Chang, NYMU, Taiwan
Marcus Cheetham, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Wai-Ki Ching, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Young-Rae Cho, Baylor University, United States
Mark Clement, Brigham Young University, United States
Netta Cohen, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Federica Conte, National Research Council of Rome, Italy
Kathryn Cooper, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Antoine Danchin, Institute of Cardiometabolism and Nutrition, France
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
Maria Fantacci, University of Pisa and INFN, Italy
Fabrizio Ferre, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
António Ferreira, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Elisa Ficarra, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
Giulia Fiscon, National Research Council of Rome (CNR), Italy
Liliana Florea, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Alexandre Francisco, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Dmitrij Frishman, Technical University of Munich, Germany
André Fujita, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Max Garzon, The University of Memphis, United States
Igor Goryanin, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Pietro Guzzi, University "Magna Graecia" of Catanzaro, Italy
Christopher Hann, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Ronaldo Hashimoto, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Shan He, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Emiliano Hernandez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Song-Nian Hu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jari Hyttinen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Daniela Iacoviello, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Seiya Imoto, University of Tokyo, Japan
Sohei Ito, National Fisheries University, Japan
Jafreezal Jaafar, , Malaysia
Bo Jin, MilliporeSigma, Merck KGaA, United States
Giuseppe Jurman, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Yannis Kalaidzidis, Max Planck Institute Molecular Cell Biology and Genetic, Germany
Michael Kaufmann, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany
Natalia Khuri, Stanford University, United States
Inyoung Kim, Virginia Tech, United States
Jirí Kléma, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Republic
Malgorzata Kotulska, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
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
Pawel Mackiewicz, Faculty of Biotechnology, Wroclaw University, Poland
Paolo Magni, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
Thérèse Malliavin, CNRS/Institut Pasteur, France
Prashanti Manda, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, United States
Elena Marchiori, Radboud University, Netherlands
Andrea Marin, University of Venice, Italy
Majid Masso, George Mason University, United States
Petr Matula, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Giancarlo Mauri, Università di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Ivan Merelli, ITB CNR, Italy
Nikolaos Michailidis, Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Orazio Miglino, Università di Napoli "Federico II", Italy
Luciano Milanesi, ITB-CNR, Italy
Paolo Milazzo, Università di Pisa, Italy
Pedro Monteiro, INESC-ID / IST - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Monica Mordonini, Universita' Degli Studi Di Parma, Italy
Vincent Moulton, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Helder Nakaya, University of São Paulo, Brazil
David Naranjo-Hernández, University of Seville, Spain
Jean-Christophe Nebel, Kingston University, United Kingdom
José Oliveira, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Hakan Orer, Koc University, Turkey
Allan Orozco, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Gülay Özcengiz, METU - Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey
Giulia Paciello, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Taesung Park, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Oscar Pastor, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, 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
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
Giuseppe Profiti, University of Bologna, Italy
Maria Psiha, Ionian University, Greece
Junfeng Qu, Clayton State University, United States
Gajendra Raghava, Institute of Microbial Technology, India
Javier Reina-Tosina, University of Seville, Spain
Laura Roa, University of Seville, Spain
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
Eric Rouchka, University of Louisville, United States
Carolina Ruiz, WPI, United States
Indrajit Saha, National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training & Research, India
J. Salgado, University of Chile, Chile
Alessandro Savino, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Jaime Seguel, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, United States
Noor Setiawan, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Joao Setubal, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Christine Sinoquet, University of Nantes, France
Neil Smalheiser, University of Illinois Chicago, United States
Temple Smith, Boston University, United States
Pavel Smrz, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Gordon Smyth, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Yinglei Song, Jiansu University of Science and Technology, China
Peter Stadler, Universität Leipzig - IZBI, Germany
David Svoboda, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Peter Sykacek, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Gerhard Thallinger, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Takashi Tomita, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Alexander Tsouknidas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Gabriel Valiente, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Pierangelo Veltri, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
Juris Viksna, University of Latvia, Latvia
Arndt von Haeseler, Center of Integrative Bioinformatics Vienna, MFPL, Austria
Arndt von Haeseler, Center for integrative bioinformatics Vienna, Austria
Sebastian Will, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Yanbin Yin, Northern Illinois University, United States
Malik Yousef, Zefat Academic College, Israel
Alexander Zelikovsky, Georgia State University, United States
Erliang Zeng, University of Iowa, United States
Wen Zhang, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
Helen Zhang, University of Arizona, United States
Jingyiping Zhang, Brown University, United States
Xingming Zhao, Tongji University, China
Leming Zhou, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Zexuan Zhu, Shenzhen University, China
Jiali Zhuang, Molecular Stethoscope Inc., United States

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