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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 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

  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Sequence Analysis
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Image Analysis
  • Visualization
  • Databases and Data Management
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Biostatistics and Stochastic Models
  • Computational Molecular Systems
  • Pharmaceutical Applications
  • Systems Biology
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Simulation
  • Algorithms and Software Tools
  • Web Services in Bioinformatics
  • Immuno- and Chemo-informatics
  • Pattern Recognition, Clustering and Classification
  • Structure Prediction
  • Model Design and Evaluation
  • Transcriptomics
  • Next Generation Sequencing
  • Structural Variations

BIOSTEC Keynote Speakers

José C. Príncipe, University of Florida, U.S.A.
Richard Bayford, Middlesex University, U.K.
Jan Cabri, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway
Mamede de Carvalho, Institute of Molecular Medicine - University of Lisbon, Portugal
Franco Docchio, Università degli studi di Brescia, Italy
Miguel Castelo Branco, University of Coimbra, Portugal


All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/). SciTePress is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
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 (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).


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Program Chair

Jan Schier, Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the ASCR, Czech Republic

Program Committee

Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University, Japan
Charles Auffray, CNRS Institute of Biological Sciences, France
Rolf Backofen, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Germany
Tim Beissbarth, University of Göttingen, Germany
Inanc Birol, BC Cancer Agency, Canada
Ulisses M. Braga-Neto, Texas A&M University, United States
Rainer Breitling, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Carlos Brizuela, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Egon L. van den Broek, Human-Centered Computing Consultancy / University of Twente / Radboud UMC Nijmegen, Netherlands
Jeremy Buhler, Washington University, United States
Chris Bystroff, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
Stefan Canzar, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Netherlands
Kun-Mao Chao, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Antoine Danchin, AMAbiotics SAS, France
Thomas Dandekar, University of Würzburg, Germany
Richard Edwards, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Nadia El-Mabrouk, Université de Montréal, Canada
Elisa Ficarra, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
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
Max H. Garzon, The University of Memphis, United States
Weisen Guo, University of Tokyo, Japan
Reinhard Guthke, Hans Knoell Institute, Germany
Sion Hannuna, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Jiankui He, Stanford University, United States
Jaap Heringa, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
Liisa Holm, University of Helsinki, Finland
Yongsheng Huang, University of Michigan, United States
Stephen Jarvis, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Bo Jin, Sigma-aldrich, United States
Giuseppe Jurman, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Inyoung Kim, Virginia Tech, United States
Jirí Kléma, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Republic
Andrzej Kloczkowski, Ohio State University, United States
Ina Koch, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Andrzej Kolinski, Laboratory of Theory of Biopolymers, Faculty of Chemistry, Warsaw University, Poland
Malgorzata Kotulska, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Bohumil Kovár, Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the ASCR, Czech Republic
Lukasz Kurgan, University of Alberta, Canada
Zoe Lacroix, Arizona State University, United States
Yinglei Lai, George Washington University, United States
Matej Lexa, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Pietro Lio, Univeristy of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Nianjun Liu, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
Stefano Lonardi, University of California, United States
Shuangge Ma, Yale University, United States
Bin Ma, University of Waterloo, Canada
Veli Mäkinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Elena Marchiori, Radboud University, Netherlands
Majid Masso, George Mason University, United States
Francesco Masulli, University of Genova, Italy
Pavel Matula, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Petr Matula, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Imtraud Meyer, University of British Columbia, Canada
Satoru Miyano, University of Tokyo, Japan
Yves Moreau, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Burkhard Morgenstern, Universität Göttingen, Germany
Hunter Moseley, University of Louisville, United States
Vincent Moulton, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Sach Mukherjee, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Chad Myers, University of Minnesota, United States
Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, United States
Giri Narasimhan, Florida International University, United States
Christine Nardini, CAS-MPG PICB, China
Jean-Christophe Nebel, Kingston University, United Kingdom
José Luis Oliveira, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Matteo Pellegrini, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Michael R. Peterson, University of Hawaii at Hilo, United States
Esa Pitkänen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Xiaoning Qian, University of South Florida, United States
Jaques Reifman, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, United States
Marylyn Ritchie, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Eric Rivals, CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), France
Miguel Rocha, University of Minho, Portugal
David Rocke, University of California, Davis, United States
Simona E. Rombo, DEIS, Università della Calabria, Italy
Chiara Romualdi, Universita degli Studi di Padova, Italy
David Roos, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Juho Rousu, University of Helsinki, Finland
Derek Ruths, McGill University, Canada
Andrey Rzhetsky, University of Chicago, United States
Guido Sanguinetti, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Jan Schier, Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the ASCR, Czech Republic
Thomas Schlitt, King's College London, United Kingdom
Reinhard Schneider, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Mark Segal, University of California, San Francisco, United States
Joao C. Setubal, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Hamid Reza Shahbazkia, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
Christine Sinoquet, LINA / UMR CNRS 6241, University of Nantes, France
Pavel Smrz, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Peter F. Stadler, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Greg Stephanopoulos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Ruixiang Sun, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yanni Sun, Michigan State University, United States
David Svoboda, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Sandor Szedmak, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Tatiana Tatusova, National Institutes of Health, United States
Silvio C. E. Tosatto, Università di Padova, Italy
Jyh-Jong Tsay, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Alexander Tsouknidas, Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Massimo Vergassola, Physics of Biological Systems, Institut Pasteur, France
Bing Wu, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Yufeng Wu, University of Connecticut, United States
Dong Xu, University of Missouri, United States
Tangsheng Yi, University of California at San Francisco, United States
Yanbin Yin, University of Georgia, United States
Qingfeng Yu, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, United States
Jingkai Yu, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Filip Zelezny, Dept. of Cybernetics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Erliang Zeng, University of Notre Dame, United States
Louxin Zhang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Jie Zheng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Leming Zhou, University of Pittsburgh, United States