The IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (IEEE CIBCB 2017) will be organized by the University of Manchester, Manchester, UK and will be held at the INNSIDE Hotel from August 23rd to 25th, 2017.
This annual conference has become a major technical event in the field of Computational Intelligence and its application to problems in biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, chemical informatics, bioengineering and related fields. The conference provides a global forum for academic and industrial scientists from a range of fields including computer science, biology, chemistry, medicine, mathematics, statistics, and engineering, to discuss and present their latest research findings from theory to applications.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:CI in Bioinformatics
- Evolution, phylogeny, comparative genomics
- Gene expression array analysis
- Metabolic pathway analysis
- MicroRNA analysis
- Molecular sequence alignment and analysis
- Pattern recognition/data mining/optimization methods in Bioinformatics
- Visualization of large biological data sets
- Systems and synthetic biology
- Structure prediction and folding
- Modelling, simulation, and optimization of biological systems
- Biological network reconstruction/robustness/evolvability
- Medical imaging and pattern recognition
- Biomedical data modelling/data mining/model parametrization
- Parallel/high performance computing
- Big data analysis and tools for biological and medical data
- Biomarker discovery and development
- Health data acquisition/analysis/mining
- Healthcare information systems/knowledge representation/reasoning
- Personalized medicine and treatment optimization
- Biopharmaceutical manufacturing
- Closed-loop optimization methods/platforms
Submissions for oral and poster presentation are invited from researchers, practitioners and students worldwide. The conference will be in single session format with papers provided as either oral or as poster presentations. The conference format will include
- Special sessions proposals:
13 January 2017
- Tutorial proposals:
10 February 2017
- Paper submission:
31 March 2017
- Late-breaking abstract submission:
20 May 2017
- Paper acceptance notification:
2 June 2017
- Final paper submission and early
30 June 2017
Call for Papers
Papers for IEEE CIBCB 2017 should be submitted electronically through the Conference website at www.cibcb2017.org, and will be refereed by experts in the fields and ranked based on the criteria of originality, significance, quality and clarity.
Call for Special Session Proposals
The CIBCB 2017 Organizing Committee invites proposals for special sessions. The special sessions are intended to complement the regular program with new or emerging topics within a subfield. They provide an excellent opportunity to meet people with similar interests, to be exposed to cutting-edge research and to exchange ideas in an informal setting. The organizers of an accepted special session are responsible for its coordination, publicity (e.g. sending out call for papers), collecting and reviewing the papers, and maintaining a webpage providing the scope of the session.
Prospective organizers of special sessions should submit proposals indicating:
- Title of the session
- Scope of the session (max one page)
- Short biography of the session organizers
- Anticipated number of contributing papers
Inquiries regarding special session proposals should be addressed to the Special Session Chair, Joseph Alexander Brown (email@example.com).
Please send proposals via e-mail in PDF or Text format to the Special Session Chair before January 13, 2017.
Accepted Special Sessions:
|Machine Learning in Medical Diagnosis and Prognosis||Alex Shenfield, Adil Khan, and Shahin Rostami|
|Computational Intelligence for Biological Feature Induction||Daniel Ashlock, Wendy Ashlock, and Andrew McEachern|
|Multi-objective Optimization in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics||Julia Handl, Maria Fabre Garza, and Shaun Kandathil|
|Parallel and distributed high performance computing solutions for computational intelligence methods||Marco S. Nobile, Daniel Ashlock, Paolo Cazzaniga, and Daniela Besozzi|
|Digital Signal Processing for Genomic and Metagenomic Sequence Analysis||Samaneh Kouchaki, Avraam Tapinos, and David L Robertson|
Call for Tutorial Proposals
CIBCB 2017 will host tutorials covering topics within the scope of the conference that are of interest to the research community as well as practitioners. The tutorials will be part of the main conference technical program, and are free of charge to the attendees of the conference. Prospective organizers of tutorials should submit proposals indicating:
- A half-page extended abstract (in plain text) that includes: the title of the tutorial, the name and affiliation of the instructor(s), and a description of the tutorial scope and content.
- Short bio of the instructor(s) (about half page in plain text).
- A description of any interactive activity or demo planned within the tutorial presentation.
Inquiries regarding tutorial proposals should be addressed to the Tutorial Chair, Joshua Knowles (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please send proposals via e-mail in PDF or Text format to the Tutorial Chair before February 10, 2017.
|Multicriteria Decision Analysis and Optimization for Computational Chemistry and Drug Discovery||Michael Emmerich (Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands) and Iryna Yevseyeva (De Montfort University, Leicester, UK)|
|An Introduction To CRISPR For Bioinformaticists||Wendy Ashlock (Ashlock & McGuinness Consulting, Inc., Guelph, Canada)|
Call for Late-breaking Abstracts
Two-page abstracts describing late-breaking developments within the scope of the conference are solicited for presentation at the Poster Snapshot Session and the Poster Session at CIBCB 2017. Abstracts will be published on the conference website and will also be available on USB key (alongside the paper proceedings) distributed to all attendees of the conference.
Late-breaking abstracts will be briefly examined for relevance and minimum standards of acceptability, but will not be peer reviewed in detail. Authors of accepted late-breaking abstracts will individually retain copyright (and all other rights) to their late-breaking abstracts. Accepted late breaking abstracts with no author registered by the deadline will not appear on the conference website and the USB key.
Late-breaking abstracts should be of the same format as full papers (see formatting details) and submitted before the 20th of May.
Best Poster Competition
IEEE CIBCB 2017 enters all accepted posters into a Best Poster Competition. All conference attendees will have the chance to vote in the Competition on site. The best judged poster will win a prize and featured on the IEEE CIBCB 2017 website. Inquiries regarding the Competition should be addressed to the Competition Chair (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Richard AllmendingerUniversity of Manchester
Steven CornsMissouri University of Science and Technology
Finance ChairWendy Ashlock
Julia HandlUniversity of Manchester
John KeaneUniversity of Manchester
Anil WipatNewcastle University
Dan AshlockUniversity of Guelph
Sansanee AuephanwiriyakulChiang Mai University
Jennifer HallinanNewcastle University
Yaochu JinUniversity of Surrey
Sanaz MostaghimOtto von Guericke University of Magdeburg
Joshua KnowlesUniversity of Birmingham
Sheridan HoughtenBrock University
Manuel López-IbáñezUniversity of Manchester
Special Session Chair
Joseph BrownInnopolis University
Pedro MendesUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
Yu-Wang ChenUniversity of Manchester
IEEE CIBCB 2017 will take place at the hotel INNSIDE Manchester. Part of the Spanish group Melia Hotels International, this stunning new hotel opened in May 2015 and stands in the heart of the vibrant First Street development, located in the centre of Manchester. The hotel is within close proximity of Deansgate and Manchester Central and its privileged location allows easy access to Manchester’s transport links including, Deansgate and Oxford Road rail stations, and Manchester Airport. INNSIDE Manchester offers a selection of flexible spaces, all conveniently dominating the first floor, suitable for all types of corporate and social events. Each of the spaces benefits from natural daylight, complimentary Wi-Fi and built-in audio-visual equipment and they can accommodate up to 220 people.
- 1 First Street
- Manchester M15 4RP
- N +53º 28' 22.37" / W -2º 14' 47.50"