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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


Erik MeijeringErasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands
Lionel PazartTech4Health/ F-CRIN, Inserm, CHU Besançon, France
David RoseUnited States


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.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book.
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of the Journal Systems Biomedicine.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


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Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and University of Lisbon, Portugal
Hugo GamboaLIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Dirk EliasUniversity of Porto / Fraunhofer, Portugal


Oscar PastorUniversidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Christine SinoquetUniversity of Nantes, France


Mohamed Abouelhoda, Nile University, Egypt
R. Acharya, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University, Japan
Hesham H. Ali, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Jens Allmer, Hochschule Ruhr West, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Rui Alves, University of Lleida, Spain
Paul Anderson, College of Charleston, United States
Joel Arrais, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Kiyoshi Asai, University of Tokyo, Japan
Rolf Backofen, , Germany
Tim Beissbarth, University of Göttingen, Germany
Shifra Ben-Dor, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Ulrich Bodenhofer, School of Informatics, Communications and Media, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg, Austria
Carlos Brizuela, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Conrad Burden, Australian National University, Australia
Heorhiy Byelas, , Netherlands
João Carriço, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Ching-Fen Chang, NYMU, Taiwan, Republic of China
Wai-Ki Ching, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Mark Clement, Brigham Young University, United States
Ana Conesa, , Spain
Francisco Couto, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
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
Julie Dickerson, Iowa State University, United States
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
Gianluigi Folino, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, National Research Council, Italy
Bruno Gaeta, University of New South Wales, Australia
Max H. Garzon, The University of Memphis, United States
Igor Goryanin, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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
Christopher E. Hann, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Ronaldo F. Hashimoto, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Artemis Hatzigeorgiou, University of Thessaly, Greece
Shan He, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Volkhard Helms, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
Hailiang Huang, , United States
Yongsheng Huang, University of Michigan, United States
Daisuke Ikeda, Kyushu University, Japan
Costas S. Iliopoulos, King's College London, United Kingdom
Seiya Imoto, University of Tokyo, Japan
Sohei Ito, Nagasaki University, Japan
Bo Jin, MilliporeSigma, Merck KGaA, United States
Giuseppe Jurman, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Ed Keedwell, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Sami Khuri, San José State University, United States
Inyoung Kim, Virginia Tech, United States
Toralf Kirsten, University of Leipzig, Germany
Jirí Kléma, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Republic
Sophia Kossida, , Greece
Malgorzata Kotulska, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Ivan V. Kulakovskiy, IPR RAS, Russian Federation
Yinglei Lai, George Washington University, United States
Matej Lexa, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Leo Liberti, , France
Antonios Lontos, Frederick University, Cyprus
Shuangge Ma, Yale University, United States
Paolo Magni, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
Elena Marchiori, Radboud University, Netherlands
Majid Masso, George Mason University, United States
Petr Matula, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Ivan Merelli, ITB CNR, Italy
Luciano Milanesi, ITB-CNR, Italy
Saad Mneimneh, Hunter College CUNY, United States
Pedro T. Monteiro, INESC-ID / IST - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Shinichi Morishita, University of Tokyo, Japan
Vincent Moulton, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
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
Hakan S. Orer, Koc University, Turkey
Gülay Özcengiz, METU - Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey
Patricia Palagi, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
Gustavo Parisi, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina
Florencio Pazos, , Spain
Matteo Pellegrini, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Marco Pellegrini, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Horacio Pérez-Sánchez, Catholic University of Murcia, Spain
Guy Perrière, Université Claude Bernard - Lyon 1, France
Francisco Pinto, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Olivier Poch, ICube UMR7357 CNRS-Université de Strasbourg, France
Alberto Policriti, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy
Giuseppe Profiti, University of Bologna, Italy
Junfeng Qu, Clayton State University, United States
Mark Ragan, The University of Queensland, Australia
Laura Roa, University of Seville, Spain
Miguel Rocha, University of Minho, Portugal
David Rocke, University of California, Davis, United States
Simona E. Rombo, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Eric Rouchka, University of Louisville, United States
Claudia C. Rubiano Castellanos, Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Bogota, Colombia
Carolina Ruiz, WPI, United States
J. Cristian Salgado, University of Chile, Chile
Armindo Salvador, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Alessandro Savino, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Jaime Seguel, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, United States
João C. Setubal, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Ugur Sezerman, Acibadem University, Turkey
Neil R. Smalheiser, University of Illinois Chicago, United States
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
David Svoboda, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Peter Sykacek, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Silvio E. Tosatto, Università di Padova, Italy
Jyh-Jong Tsay, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Egon L. van den Broek, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Kristel Van Steen, University of Liège, Belgium
Allegra Via, Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Juris Viksna, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia, Latvia
Arndt von Haeseler, Center for integrative bioinformatics Vienna, Austria
Thomas Werner, University of Michigan, Germany
Yanbin Yin, University of Nebraska, United States
Jingkai Yu, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Nazar Zaki, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Alexander Z. Zelikovsky, Georgia State University, United States
Erliang Zeng, University of Iowa, United States
Louxin Zhang, , Singapore
Bao-Hong Zhang, East Carolina University, United States
Leming Zhou, University of Pittsburgh, United States