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


Mário OliveiraIndependent Researcher, Portugal
Patrick FlandrinFrance
Cesare StefaniniScuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Arcadi NavarroUniversitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Boudewijn LelieveldtLeiden University Medical Center, Netherlands


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).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
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 .


Conference Date: 3 - 6 March, 2014

Paper Submission: October 2, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 11, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 23, 2013 (expired)

Paper Submission: November 14, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 11, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 23, 2013 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 10, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 10, 2014 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 31, 2014 (expired)


Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8813


The conference will be held in Angers, France, on the new campus of ESEO, a graduate school of engineering in IT, electronics, networks and telecommunications.
Angers, the main city of the department of Maine et Loire in the Pays de la Loire region is the capital of the historic province of Anjou and is considered one of the most beautiful cities in France with its old streets, museums, gardens, gastronomic restaurants and art festivals.


Guy PlantierIndependent Researcher, France
Tanja SchultzCognitive Systems Lab (CSL), Cognitive Systems Lab (CSL), University of Bremen, Germany
Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon), Portugal
Hugo GamboaLIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal


Oscar PastorDepartamento de Sistemas Informáticos Y Computación, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Christine SinoquetComputer Science, University of Nantes, France


Mohamed Abouelhoda, Center for Informatics Sciences, Nile University, Egypt
Rini Akmeliawati, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Tatsuya Akutsu, Bioinformatics Center, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Japan
Mar Albà, Independent Researcher, Spain
Hesham Ali, College of Information Science and Technology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Jens Allmer, Medical Informatics and Bioinformatics, Hochschule Ruhr West, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Paul Anderson, Computer Science, College of Charleston, United States
Péter Antal, Measurement and Information Systems, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Joel Arrais, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Charles Auffray, Independent Researcher, France
Rolf Backofen, Department of Computer Science,, Germany
Emiliano Barreto-Hernandez, Bioinformatics Center -Biotechnology Institute, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Davide Bau, , Spain
Tim Beissbarth, Medical Statistics, University of Göttingen, Germany
Shifra Ben-Dor, Department of Life Sciences Core Facilities, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Thomas H. Blicher, NNF Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Ulrich Bodenhofer, Institute of Bioinformatics, School of Informatics, Communications and Media, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg, Austria
Vincent Breton, IN2P3,, France
Carlos Brizuela, Computer Sciences, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Conrad Burden, Mathematical Sciences Institute, Australian National University, Australia
Heorhiy Byelas, Independent Researcher, Netherlands
Joaquín Cañizares, Independent Researcher, Spain
Wai-Ki Ching, Mathematics, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Francisco Couto, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
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
Guozhu Dong, Department of Computer Science, Wright State University, United States
Richard Edwards, Centre for Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
André Falcão, Department of Informatics, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Pedro Fernandes, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, 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
Holger Fröhlich, University of Bonn, Germany
Max H. Garzon, Computer Science, The University of Memphis, United States
Julian Gough, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Weisen Guo, Science Integration Program (Human), Department of Frontier Sciences and Science Integration, Division of Project Coordination, University of Tokyo, Japan
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
Yongsheng Huang, University of Michigan, United States
Daisuke Ikeda, Department of Informatics, Kyushu University, Japan
Seiya Imoto, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
Sohei Ito, School of Information and Data Sciences, Nagasaki University, Japan
Bo Jin, Research Solutions SMI | Franchise LabClassics, MilliporeSigma, Merck KGaA, United States
Giuseppe Jurman, MPBA, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Tamer Kahveci, University of Florida, United States
Sami Khuri, Computer Science, San José State University, United States
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
Sophia Kossida, , Greece
Malgorzata Kotulska, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Fundamental Problems of Technology, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Ivan V. Kulakovskiy, IPR RAS, Russian Federation
Lukasz Kurgan, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada
Yinglei Lai, Department of Statistics, George Washington University, United States
Ana Levin, Management,, Spain
Matej Lexa, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Xiaoli Li, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Leo Liberti, Independent Researcher, France
Michal Linial, Biological Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Antonios Lontos, Mechanical Engineering, Frederick University, Cyprus
Shuangge Ma, Yale University, United States
Ketil Malde, Institute of Marine Research, Norway
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
Nuno Mendes, Forest Biotech Lab,, Portugal
Nikolaos Michailidis, Mechanical Engineering, Physical Metallurgy Laboratory, Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Satoru Miyano, Human Genome Center, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Saad Mneimneh, Computer Science, Hunter College CUNY, United States
Pedro T. Monteiro, INESC-ID / IST - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Bernard Moret, School of Computer and Communication Sciences, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Burkhard Morgenstern, Bioinformatics, Inst. Microbiology and Genetics. , University of Göttingen, Germany
Shinichi Morishita, Dept. of Computational Biology, University of Tokyo, Japan
Vincent Moulton, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
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
Hakan S. Orer, Pharmacology, Koc University, Turkey
Allan Orozco, School of Medicine, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Gustavo Parisi, Ciencia y Tecnologia, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina
Florencio Pazos, Independent Researcher, Spain
Matteo Pellegrini, Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Marco Pellegrini, Istituto di Informatica e Telematica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
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
Michael R. Peterson, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Hawaii at Hilo, United States
Francisco Pinto, Chemistry and Bioquemistry, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Olivier Poch, ICube UMR7357 CNRS-Université de Strasbourg, France
Giuseppe Profiti, Biocomputing group, University of Bologna, Italy
Marylyn Ritchie, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Miguel Rocha, Informatics, University of Minho, Portugal
David Rocke, Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis, United States
Simona E. Rombo, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Chiara Romualdi, Biology, Universita degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Eric Rouchka, Computer Engineering and Computer Science, University of Louisville, United States
Claudia C. Rubiano Castellanos, Chemistry, Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Bogota, Colombia
Carolina Ruiz, Computer Science, WPI, United States
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
João C. Setubal, Departamento de Bioquímica, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Ugur Sezerman, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Acibadem University, Turkey
Hamid R. Shahbazkia, Computer science, University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan
Pavel Smrz, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Gordon Smyth, Bioinformatics Division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Sérgio Sousa, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, BioSIM - Departamento de Biomedicina, Portugal
Peter F. Stadler, Computer Science - Bioinformatics, Universität Leipzig - IZBI, Germany
Yanni Sun, Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, United States
David Svoboda, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Peter Sykacek, Biotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Sandor Szedmak, Institute fuer Informatik, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Gerhard Thallinger, Institute of Computational Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Silvio E. Tosatto, Dept. of Biology, Università di Padova, Italy
Jyh-Jong Tsay, Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Alexander Tsouknidas, Mechanical Engineering Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Egon L. van den Broek, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Massimo Vergassola, Department of Physics, University of California San Diego (UCSD), United States
Allegra Via, Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Juris Viksna, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia, Latvia
Thomas Werner, Internal Medicine Nephrology, University of Michigan, Germany
Yanbin Yin, Food Science, University of Nebraska, United States
Jingkai Yu, National Key Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Qingfeng Yu, , United States
Erliang Zeng, Division of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, College of Dentistry, University of Iowa, United States
Leming Zhou, Health Information Management, University of Pittsburgh, United States