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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 design and application of modelling frameworks, algorithmic concepts, computational methods, and information technologies to address challenging problems in Bioinformatics and Biomedical research.

There is a tremendous need to explore how mathematical, statistical and computational techniques can be used to better understand biological processes and systems, while developing new methodologies and tools to analyze the massive currently-available biological data. Areas of interest to this community include systems biology and biological networks (regulatory, neuronal, predator-prey, ecological ones, etc.), sequence analysis, biostatistics,  graph models, image analysis, 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
  • Immuno- and Chemo-Informatics
  • Pattern Recognition, Clustering and Classification
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Model Design and Evaluation
  • Transcriptomics
  • Next Generation Sequencing
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Sequence Analysis
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Structure Prediction
  • Databases and Data Management
  • Structural Variations
  • Image Analysis
  • Visualization
  • Formal Verification of Biological Systems
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Biostatistics and Stochastic Models
  • Pharmaceutical Applications
  • Systems Biology
  • Algorithms and Software Tools
  • Web Services in Bioinformatics
  • Computational Molecular Systems


Hossam HaickIsrael Institute of Technology, Israel
Andres Diaz LantadaUniversidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Henrique MartinsUniversidade da Beira Interior, Portugal


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 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).
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 and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 22 - 24 February, 2019

Paper Submission: October 22, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 29, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 13, 2018 (expired)

Paper Submission: November 22, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 20, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 4, 2019 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: October 17, 2018 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 29, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 10, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 18, 2019 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 17, 2018 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: January 10, 2019 (expired)

Demo Proposal: January 10, 2019 (expired)

Panel Proposal: January 10, 2019 (expired)


Address: Avenida de São Francisco Xavier Lote 7L Cave
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: bioinformatics.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.bioinformatics.biostec.org/


The conference will be held at the Vienna House Diplomat Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

The Vienna House Diplomat Prague is located in the diplomatic district, close to the historic centre. Where better to meet and enjoy the good life than where diplomacy prevails? The hotel is one of the most popular conference venues and the views over the rooftops alone make a visit worthwhile. From the wellness area the Castle seem within one's grasp.


Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico - Lisbon University, Portugal
Hugo GamboaLIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal


Elisabetta De MariaUniversité Côte d'Azur, CNRS, I3S, France


Mohamed Abouelhoda, Nile University, Egypt
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
Rui Alves, University of Lleida, Spain
Francois Andry, Philips, France
Marco Antoniotti, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Joel Arrais, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Zafer Aydin, Abdullah Gul University, Turkey
Emmanuel Barillot, Institut Curie, France
Emiliano Barreto-Hernandez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
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
Vitoantonio Bevilacqua, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Michael Biehl, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Judith Blake, Jackson Laboratory, United States
Leonardo Bocchi, Università di Firenze, Italy
Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste, Italy
José Cerón Carrasco, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain
Young-Rae Cho, Baylor University, United States
Mark Clement, Brigham Young University, United States
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
Eytan Domany, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Richard Edwards, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
George Eleftherakis, CITY College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Greece
François Fages, INRIA, France
Maria Evelina Fantacci, University of Pisa and INFN, 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 Francisco, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Bruno Gaeta, University of New South Wales, Australia
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
Volkhard Helms, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
Vasant Honavar, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Daniel Howard, Howard Science Limited, United Kingdom
Jari Hyttinen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Seiya Imoto, University of Tokyo, Japan
Sorin Istrail, Brown University, United States
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
Natalia Khuri, Stanford University, United States
Inyoung Kim, Virginia Tech, United States
Seyoung Kim, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Toralf Kirsten, University of Leipzig, Germany
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
Matej Lexa, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Pawel Mackiewicz, Faculty of Biotechnology, Wroclaw University, Poland
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
Pavel Matula, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Giancarlo Mauri, Università di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Ivan Merelli, ITB CNR, Italy
Luciano Milanesi, ITB-CNR, Italy
Paolo Milazzo, Università di Pisa, Italy
Pedro Monteiro, INESC-ID / IST - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Vincent Moulton, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Chad Myers, University of Minnesota, United States
Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, University of Kentucky, United States
Helder Nakaya, University of São Paulo, Brazil
David Naranjo-Hernández, University of Seville, Spain
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
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, Università 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
Maria Psiha, Ionian University, Greece
Junfeng Qu, Clayton State University, United States
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
Olivier Roux, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France
Claudia Rubiano Castellanos, Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Bogota, Colombia
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 Akhmad Setiawan, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
João Setubal, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Hamid Shahbazkia, University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan
Anne Siegel, CNRS, France
Christine Sinoquet, University of Nantes, France
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
Pierangelo Veltri, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
Juris Viksna, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia, Latvia
Thomas Werner, University of Michigan, Germany
Yanbin Yin, Northern Illinois University, United States
Malik Yousef, Zefat Academic College, Israel
Nazar Zaki, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Alexander Zelikovsky, Georgia State University, United States
Erliang Zeng, University of Iowa, United States
Helen Zhang, University of Arizona, United States
Wen Zhang, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
Zhongming Zhao, University of Texas, United States
Leming Zhou, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Jiali Zhuang, Molecular Stethoscope Inc., United States