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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.


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


Pedro Gómez VildaIndependent Researcher, Spain
Christian JuttenImages and Signal,, France
Adam KampffIndependent Researcher, Portugal
Richard ReillyTrinity College Dublin, Ireland
Vladimir DevyatkovDepartment of Information systems and telecommunications, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russian Federation
Pietro LioComputer Laboratory , University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


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 ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
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 .


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             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
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Jordi Solé-CasalsData and Signal Processing Group, University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia, Spain
Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon), Portugal
Hugo GamboaLIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal


Pedro FernandesInstituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal


Mohamed Abouelhoda, Center for Informatics Sciences, Nile University, Egypt
Tatsuya Akutsu, Bioinformatics Center, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Japan
Mar Albà, Independent Researcher, Spain
Charles Auffray, Independent Researcher, France
Rolf Backofen, Department of Computer Science,, Germany
Emiliano Barreto-Hernandez, Bioinformatics Center -Biotechnology Institute, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Tim Beissbarth, Medical Statistics, University of Göttingen, Germany
Ugur Bilge, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Akdeniz University, Turkey
Inanc Birol, Independent Researcher, Canada
Carlos Brizuela, Computer Sciences, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Chris Bystroff, Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
João Carriço, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Ferran Casals, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Kun-Mao Chao, Independent Researcher, Taiwan, Republic of China
Francis L. Chin, Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Antoine Danchin, Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, Institut Cochin INSERM U1016 - CNRS UMR8104 - Université Paris Descartes, France
Thomas Dandekar, dept. of bioinformatics, University of Würzburg, Germany
Sérgio Deusdado, Ciências Sociais e Exatas - ESA, Instituto Politecnico de Bragança, Portugal
Eytan Domany, Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Richard Edwards, Centre for Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
George Eleftherakis, Computer Science, CITY College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Greece
André Falcão, Department of Informatics, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Fabrizio Ferre, Biology Department, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
António Ferreira, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Liliana Florea, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Gianluigi Folino, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, National Research Council, Italy
Andrew French, Centre for Plant Integrative Biology, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Bruno Gaeta, University of New South Wales, Australia
Bruno Gaëta, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Max H. Garzon, Computer Science, The University of Memphis, United States
Julian Gough, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Reinhard Guthke, Systems Biology /Bioinformatics, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Hans-Kn¨oll-Institute, Germany
Joerg Hakenberg, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Medical School at Mount Sinai, United States
Hailiang Huang, Independent Researcher, United States
Bo Jin, Research Solutions SMI | Franchise LabClassics, MilliporeSigma, Merck KGaA, United States
Giuseppe Jurman, MPBA, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Inyoung Kim, Statistics, Virginia Tech, United States
Jirí Kléma, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Republic
Andrzej Kloczkowski, Pediatrics, Ohio State University, United States
Sophia Kossida, , Greece
Bohumil Kovar, Department of Image Processing, Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the ASCR, Czech Republic
Lukasz Kurgan, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada
Yinglei Lai, Department of Statistics, George Washington University, United States
Matej Lexa, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Xiaoli Li, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Michal Linial, Biological Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Pedro Lopes, DETI/IEETA, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Shuangge Ma, Yale University, United States
Xizeng Mao, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, United States
Elena Marchiori, Computer Science, Radboud University, Netherlands
Majid Masso, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, George Mason University, United States
Petr Matula, Center for Biomedical Image Analysis, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Pavel Matula, Centre For Biomedical Image Analysis, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Tommaso Mazza, Bioinformatics Unit,, Italy
Nuno Mendes, Forest Biotech Lab,, Portugal
Imtraud Meyer, Department of Computer Science and UBC Centre for High-Throughput Biology, University of British Columbia, Canada
Luciano Milanesi, Translational Bioinformatics, ITB-CNR, Italy
Catarina Moita, Independent Researcher, Portugal
Pedro T. Monteiro, INESC-ID / IST - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Shinichi Morishita, Dept. of Computational Biology, University of Tokyo, Japan
Hunter Moseley, Chemistry, University of Louisville, United States
Vincent Moulton, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Nicola Mulder, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Chad Myers, University of Minnesota, United States
Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Division of Biomedical Informatics, University of Kentucky, United States
Jean-Christophe Nebel, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Kingston University, United Kingdom
José L. Oliveira, Dept. Electrónica, Telecomunicações e Informática, University of Aveiro, DETI/IEETA, Portugal
Patricia Palagi, Proteome Informatics Group, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
Florencio Pazos, Independent Researcher, Spain
Matteo Pellegrini, Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Horacio Pérez-Sánchez, Computer Science Department, Catholic University of Murcia, Spain
Guy Perrière, Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Évolutive, Université Claude Bernard - Lyon 1, France
Francisco Pinto, Chemistry and Bioquemistry, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Jose Ramon Valverde, Independent Researcher, Spain
Miguel Rocha, Informatics, University of Minho, Portugal
Paolo Romano, Bioinformatics Lab, Biopolimers and Proteomics Service, IRCCS AOU San Martino - IST National Cancer Research Institute, Italy
Simona E. Rombo, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Juho Rousu, Information and Computer Science, Aalto University, Finland
Derek Ruths, Computer Science, McGill University, Canada
Yvan Saeys, Ghent University, Belgium
J. Cristian Salgado, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Chile, Chile
Armindo Salvador, Centre for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Mark Segal, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, United States
João C. Setubal, Departamento de Bioquímica, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Hamid R. Shahbazkia, Computer science, University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan
Christine Sinoquet, Computer Science, University of Nantes, France
Pavel Smrz, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Gordon Smyth, Bioinformatics Division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Peter F. Stadler, Computer Science - Bioinformatics, Universität Leipzig - IZBI, Germany
Yanni Sun, Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, United States
Sandor Szedmak, Institute fuer Informatik, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Li Teng, Internal Medicine, The University of Iowa, United States
Silvio E. Tosatto, Dept. of Biology, Università di Padova, Italy
Alexander Tsouknidas, Mechanical Engineering Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Massimo Vergassola, Department of Physics, University of California San Diego (UCSD), United States
Juris Viksna, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia, Latvia
Susana Vinga, CSI, IDMEC, Portugal
Gert Vriend, , Netherlands
Yufeng Wu, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut, United States
Dong Xu, University of Missouri, United States
Tangsheng Yi, University of California at San Francisco, United States
Yanbin Yin, Food Science, University of Nebraska, United States
Qingfeng Yu, , United States
Jingkai Yu, National Key Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Erliang Zeng, Division of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, College of Dentistry, University of Iowa, United States
Jie Zheng, Bioinformatics Research Centre, School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Leming Zhou, Health Information Management, University of Pittsburgh, United States