[hpc-announce] CIBB 2016 - Second Call for Papers

Andrea Bracciali abb at cs.stir.ac.uk
Mon May 9 11:10:27 CDT 2016

 [apologies for multiple posting]


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


In evidence (please see below and the web for details):

-       the very interesting list of INVITED SPEAKERS is growing !

-       five new SPECIAL SESSIONS are running !

-       EXTENDED DEADLINES for paper submission

Please, connect to the conference via @CIBB2016 on twitter


Keynote Speakers (to be completed)

Prof. Mark Beaumont

School of Biological Sciences, Bristol University
Evolutionary Biology

Prof. Natalio Krasnogor

School of Computing Science, Newcastle University
Computing Science and Synthetic Biology

Prof. Bud Mishra

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and NYU School of Medicine, New York University NYU,
and Mt Sinai School of Medicine
Computer Science, Cell Biology and Genetics

Dr. Guido Sanguinetti

School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
System design of stochastic models



Engineering Bio-interfaces and Rudimentary Cells as a way to develop Synthetic Biology

	Contacts: Maria Raposo, mfr at fct.unl.pt

Biocuration and integration of biomedical databases

	Contacts: Riccardo Rizzo, ricrizzo at pa.icar.cnr.it

Modelling and simulation methods for Systems Biology and Systems Medicine

	Contacts: Paolo Cazzaniga, paolo.cazzaniga at unibg.it

High-Performance Computing and Deep learning methods for Genomic Data Analysis

	Contacts: : Fabio Tordini, tordini at di.unito.it

Statistical inference in mechanistic models of biological system

	Contacts: Dirk Husmeier, Dirk.Husmeier at glasgow.ac.uk



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).

Important Dates 

Paper submission deadline:		29th      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


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