[hpc-announce] CIBB2016 - Computational Intelligence methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

Andrea Bracciali abb at cs.stir.ac.uk
Mon Mar 14 08:47:38 CDT 2016

[Apologies for cross-postings]


CIBB 2016

13th International Meeting on Computational Intelligence methods for
Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland UK
September 1-3 2016
cibb2016 at gmail.com


The main goal of this 13th edition of the CIBB international conference is to provide a multi-disciplinary forum open to researchers interested in the application of computational intelligence, in a broad sense, to open problems in bioinformatics, biostatistics, systems and synthetic biology and medical informatics. Cutting edge methodologies capable of accelerating life science discoveries will be discussed. Following its tradition and roots, this year's meeting will bring together researchers from the international scientific community interested in advancements and future perspectives in bioinformatics and biostatistics. Also, looking at current trends and future opportunities at the edge of computer and life sciences, the application of computational intelligence to system and synthetic biology, and the consequent impact on innovative medicine will be of great for the conference. Theoretical and experimental biologists are also invited to participate in order to present novel challenges and foster multidisciplinary collaboration.

The scientific program of CIBB 2016 will include Keynote Speakers, tutorials and special sessions. Contributed papers will be presented in plenary oral sessions, special sessions, or poster sessions.

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

·      Next generation sequencing bioalgorithms

·      Multi-omics data analysis

·      High dimensional statistical analysis of omics data

·      Algorithms for alternative splicing analysis

·      Algorithms for molecular evolution and phylogenetic analysis

·      Methods for the visualization of high dimensional complex omic data

·      Software tools for bioinformatics


·      Methods for comparative genomics

·      Methods for functional classification of genes

·      Methods for unsupervised analysis, validation and visualization of structures discovered in bio-molecular data


·      Health-Informatics and Medical Informatics.

·      Methods for the integration of clinical and genetic data

·      Heterogeneous data integration and data fusion for diagnostics

·      Algorithms for pharmacogenomics

·      Biomedical text mining and imaging

·      Methods for diagnosis and prognosis within personalized medicine

·      Statistical methods for the analysis of clinical data


·      Prediction of secondary and tertiary protein structures

·      Mass spectrometry data analysis in proteomics

·      Algorithms for molecular evolution and phylogenetic analysis

·      Bio-molecular databases and data mining


·      Mathematical modeling and automated reasoning on biological and synthetic systems

·      Computational simulation of biological systems

·      Methods and advances in systems biology

·      Spatio-temporal analysis of synthetic and biological systems

·      Network systems biology

·      Models for cell populations and tissues

·      Methods for the engineering of synthetic components

·      Modelling and engineering of interacting synthetic and biological systems


·      Software tools for bioinformatics, biostatistics, systems and synthetic biology



Accepted papers will be presented at the conference (at least one author is expected to register), and will be published on proceedings for conference distribution. Extended and revised versions of the papers presented at CIBB 2016 will be invited for a post-conference monograph. This is traditionally published in the Springer series of Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI), (arrangements undergoing). Continuing the tradition of CIBB, we are planning to publish best papers in one (or more, as appropriate) special issue of an international scientific journal (such as BMC Bioinformatics, in the latest editions).


Paper Submission

Papers must be prepared following the guidelines illustrated on the CIBB web site and should be long between 4 and 6 pages.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format on the Easy Chair conference system (link available on the web site).

Tutorials and Special Sessions
CIBB 2016 will run a number of Tutorials and Special Sessions. Any topic of interest for the conference is eligible for a tutorial. Tutorials typically last from one to three hours. Special sessions focus on a specific, possibly cutting-edge, topic of interest for CIBB 2016. Special session organisers will be responsible for call dissemination, reviewing process and organizing oral presentations. Typically, a special session will have at least 4 accepted papers and may have an invited speaker (to be negotiated).
Tutorial proposals including title, one page long abstract, and short CV of presenters, are due by 15th  March 2014. Please send proposals to cibb2016 at gmail.com.

Special Session proposals including the session's title and scope, short CV of sessions chairs, preliminary list of at least 4 potential authors are due by 15th March 2014. Proposals of special sessions will be evaluated as soon as they are submitted. A special session must have at least 4 accepted papers. Please send proposals to cibb2016 at gmail.com


Important Dates 

Tutorial and Special Session proposal:	25th      March 2016

Paper submission deadline:                    15th      May 2016

Notification of acceptance:                      22nd     June 2016

Final paper due:                                      8th        July 2016

Conference:                                             1st -3rd September 2016

General Chairs
Andrea Bracciali,         University of Stirling, UK

David Gilbert,             Brunel University London, UK

Gilbert MacKenzie,    UL, ENSAI and Keele, UK


Biostatistics Technical Chair

Marco Bonetti,           Università Bocconi, Italy


Bioinformatics Technical Chair

Ivan Merelli,               ITB-CNR, Italy


Local Organizing Committee Chairs
Leslie Smith,               University of Stirling, UK

Giulio Caravagna,        Edinburgh University, UK

Publicity Chair
Francesco Masulli,      University of Genoa, Italy

Special Session and Tutorial Chair
Claudia Angelini,         IAC-CNR, Italy
Publication Chair
Riccardo Rizzo,          ICAR-CNR, Italy

Steering Commitee
Pierre Baldi,                University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
Elia Biganzoli,             University of Milan, Italy
Clelia Di Serio,            Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Italy
Alexandru Floares,      Oncological Institute Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Jon Garibaldi, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Nikola Kasabov,         Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Francesco Masulli,      University of Genova, Italy and Temple University, PA, USA
Leif Peterson,              TMHRI, Houston, Texas, USA
Roberto Tagliaferri,     University of Salerno, Italy

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