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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 analyze, predict, and finally understand biological processes and systems. In the face of the massive amount of currently-available biological data, novel methodologies and tools are required. 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, structural bioinformatics and structure prediction, computational genomics, transcriptomics 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.

CONFERENCE TOPICS


  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Immuno- and Chemo-Informatics
  • Pattern Recognition, Clustering and Classification
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Model Design and Evaluation
  • Transcriptomics
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Sequence Analysis
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Databases and Data Management
  • 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
  • Structural Bioinformatics and Structure Prediction

BIOSTEC KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Federico CabitzaUniversità degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Christoph HölscherETH Zurich, Switzerland
Katja BühlerVRVis, Austria
Claudia PagliariUniversity of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as 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.

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.

When submitting a complete paper please note that 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.

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.

PUBLICATIONS

All accepted complete 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 SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 9 - 11 February, 2022

Paper Submission:
Authors Notification:
November 15, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 29, 2021

Paper Submission:
Authors Notification:
December 7, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 21, 2021

SECRETARIAT

BIOINFORMATICS Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: bioinformatics.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: https://bioinformatics.scitevents.org

BIOSTEC CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and University of Lisbon, Portugal
Hugo GamboaLIBPhys, Physics Department, Nova School of Science and Technology, Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal

PROGRAM CHAIR

Ronny LorenzUniversity of Vienna, Austria

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Mohamed Abouelhoda, Nile University, Egypt
Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University, Japan
Payam Behzadi, Shahr-e-Qods Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Shifra Ben-Dor, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Gilles Bernot, Université Côte d'Azur, France
Rita Casadio, University of Bologna, Italy
Jean-Paul Comet, Univesité Côte d'Azur, France
Keith Crandall, George Washington University, United States
Thomas Dandekar, University of Würzburg, Germany
Maria Evelina Fantacci, University of Pisa and INFN, Italy
Alexandru Floares, SAIA, Romania
Liliana Florea, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Dmitrij Frishman, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Giuseppe Jurman, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Jirí Kléma, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Republic
Ivan Kulakovskiy, IPR RAS, Russian Federation
Yinglei Lai, George Washington University, United States
Man-Kee Lam, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Carlile Lavor, University of Campinas, Brazil
Pawel Mackiewicz, Faculty of Biotechnology, Wroclaw University, Poland
Giancarlo Mauri, Università di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Paolo Milazzo, Università di Pisa, Italy
Jason Miller, Shepherd University, United States
Chilukuri Mohan, Syracuse University, United States
José Molina, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Jean-Christophe Nebel, Kingston University, United Kingdom
Matteo Pellegrini, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Graziano Pesole, University of Bari, Italy
Juergen Pilz, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Jagath Rajapakse, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Javier Reina-Tosina, University of Seville, Spain
Laura Roa, University of Seville, Spain
David Rocke, University of California, Davis, United States
Vincent Rodin, UBO, LabSTICC/CNRS, France
Ulrich Rückert, CITEC, Bielefeld University, Germany
J. Cristian Salgado, University of Chile, Chile
Andrew Schumann, University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, Poland
João Setubal, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Sylvain Soliman, Inria Saclay, France
Sérgio Sousa, BioSIM - Departamento de Biomedicina, Portugal
Peter F. Stadler, University Of Leipzig, Germany
Wing-kin Sung, National University Of Singapore, Singapore
Peter Sykacek, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Piotr Szczepaniak, Institute of Information Technology, Lodz University of Technology, Poland
Y-h. Taguchi, Chuo University, Japan
Kai Wang, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, United States

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