Home      Log In      Contacts      FAQs      INSTICC Portal

Call for Papers

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 JuttenFrance
Adam KampffPortugal
Richard ReillyTrinity College Dublin, Ireland
Vladimir DevyatkovBauman Moscow State Technical University, Russian Federation
Pietro LioUniversity 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 .


Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 5436


Jordi Solé-CasalsUniversity of Vic - Central University of Catalonia, Spain
Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and University of Lisbon, Portugal
Hugo GamboaLIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal


Pedro FernandesInstituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal


Mohamed Abouelhoda, Nile University, Egypt
Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University, Japan
Mar Albà, , Spain
Charles Auffray, , France
Rolf Backofen, , Germany
Emiliano Barreto-Hernandez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Tim Beissbarth, University of Göttingen, Germany
Ugur Bilge, Akdeniz University, Turkey
Inanc Birol, , Canada
Carlos Brizuela, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Chris Bystroff, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
João Carriço, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Ferran Casals, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Kun-Mao Chao, , Taiwan, Republic of China
Francis L. Chin, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Antoine Danchin, Institut Cochin INSERM U1016 - CNRS UMR8104 - Université Paris Descartes, France
Thomas Dandekar, University of Würzburg, Germany
Sérgio Deusdado, Instituto Politecnico de Bragança, Portugal
Eytan Domany, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Richard Edwards, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
George Eleftherakis, CITY College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Greece
André Falcão, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Fabrizio Ferre, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
António Ferreira, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
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
Bruno Gaeta, University of New South Wales, Australia
Bruno Gaëta, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Max H. Garzon, The University of Memphis, United States
Julian Gough, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Reinhard Guthke, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Hans-Kn¨oll-Institute, Germany
Joerg Hakenberg, Medical School at Mount Sinai, United States
Hailiang Huang, , United States
Bo Jin, MilliporeSigma, Merck KGaA, 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
Sophia Kossida, , Greece
Bohumil Kovar, Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the ASCR, Czech Republic
Lukasz Kurgan, University of Alberta, Canada
Yinglei Lai, George Washington University, United States
Matej Lexa, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Xiaoli Li, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Michal Linial, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Pedro Lopes, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Shuangge Ma, Yale University, United States
Xizeng Mao, University of Georgia, Athens, United States
Elena Marchiori, Radboud University, Netherlands
Majid Masso, George Mason University, United States
Petr Matula, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Pavel Matula, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Tommaso Mazza, , Italy
Nuno Mendes, , Portugal
Imtraud Meyer, University of British Columbia, Canada
Luciano Milanesi, ITB-CNR, Italy
Catarina Moita, , Portugal
Pedro T. Monteiro, INESC-ID / IST - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Shinichi Morishita, University of Tokyo, Japan
Hunter Moseley, University of Louisville, United States
Vincent Moulton, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Nicola Mulder, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Chad Myers, University of Minnesota, United States
Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, University of Kentucky, United States
Jean-Christophe Nebel, Kingston University, United Kingdom
José L. Oliveira, University of Aveiro, DETI/IEETA, Portugal
Patricia Palagi, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
Florencio Pazos, , Spain
Matteo Pellegrini, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Horacio Pérez-Sánchez, Catholic University of Murcia, Spain
Guy Perrière, Université Claude Bernard - Lyon 1, France
Francisco Pinto, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Jose Ramon Valverde, , Spain
Miguel Rocha, University of Minho, Portugal
Paolo Romano, 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, Aalto University, Finland
Derek Ruths, McGill University, Canada
Yvan Saeys, Ghent University, Belgium
J. Cristian Salgado, University of Chile, Chile
Armindo Salvador, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Mark Segal, University of California, San Francisco, United States
João C. Setubal, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Hamid R. Shahbazkia, University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan
Christine Sinoquet, University of Nantes, France
Pavel Smrz, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Gordon Smyth, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Peter F. Stadler, Universität Leipzig - IZBI, Germany
Yanni Sun, Michigan State University, United States
Sandor Szedmak, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Li Teng, The University of Iowa, United States
Silvio E. Tosatto, Università di Padova, Italy
Alexander Tsouknidas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Massimo Vergassola, University of California San Diego (UCSD), United States
Juris Viksna, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia, Latvia
Susana Vinga, IDMEC, Portugal
Gert Vriend, , Netherlands
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 Nebraska, United States
Qingfeng Yu, , United States
Jingkai Yu, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Erliang Zeng, University of Iowa, United States
Jie Zheng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Leming Zhou, University of Pittsburgh, United States