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CIBB 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Virginia Gonzalez   
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 14:46

Houston Texas (USA), July 12-14, 2012
Website: http://cibb2012.org   For information, email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The main goal of CIBB meetings is to provide a forum open to researchers from different disciplines to present and discuss problems concerning computational techniques in bioinformatics, systems biology, and medical informatics with a particular focus on Neural Networks, Machine Learning, Fuzzy Logic, and Evolutionary Computation methods.

CIBB 2012 is jointly organized by:
 *INNS International Neural Network Society SIG Bioinformatics
 *INNS International Neural Network Society SIG Biopattern
 *IEEE-CIS-BBCT Task force on Neural Networks
 *TMHRI The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
 *Weill Cornell Medical College
 *DISI Dept. Computer and Information Sciences - Univ. Genova (Italy)
 *SHRO Sbarro Health Research Organization

with the sponsorship of:



*GNCS Gruppo Nazionale Calcolo Scientifico (Italy)
 *SIREN Italian Neural Networks Society
 *RNBIO The Italian Network for Oncology Bioinformatics
 *DMI Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica - Univ. Salerno (Italy)

Technical areas addressed by CIBB 2012 include, but are not limited to:
 * Sequence analysis, promoter analysis and identification of transcription factor binding sites
 * Gene expression data analysis
 * Methods for the integration of clinical and genetic data
 * Algorithms for alternative splicing analysis
 * Methods for functional classification of genes
 * Methods for unsupervised analysis, validation and visualization of structures discovered in bio-molecular data
 * Prediction of secondary and tertiary protein structures
 * Mass spectrometry data analysis in proteomics
 * Methods for comparative genomics
 * Algorithms for molecular evolution and phylogenetic analysis
 * Mathematical modeling and simulation of biological systems
 * Heterogeneous data integration and data fusion for diagnostics
 * Biomolecular databases and data mining
 * Algorithms for pharmacogenetics
 * Biomedical text mining and imaging
 * Methods for diagnosis and prognosis
 * Software tools for bioinformatics

The scientific program will include, besides some plenary talks, contributed papers that will be presented in plenary oral or poster sessions.

Accepted papers will be published on a flash drive with a specific ISBN number for the conference proceedings. A selection of papers presented at CIBB 2012 will appear in a post-conference monograph published by an international publisher.  Moreover, we are planning to publish the best papers in an extended form in a special issue of an international scientific journal.

Leif Peterson, TMHRI, Houston, Texas, USA
Francesco Masulli, University of Genova, Genoa, Italy
Giuseppe Russo, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Biostatistics Technical Chair
Federico Ambrogi, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

Bioinformatics Technical Chair
Vassilis Plagianakos, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

International Program Committee (to be updated):
Claudia Angelini, Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo IAC-CNR, Naples Italy


Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India

Gilles Bernot, University of Nice-Sophia, Antipolis, Nice France
Chengpeng Bi, Childrens Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Kansas USA
Mario Cannataro, University of Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy
Virginio Cantoni, Universita di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Xue-Wen Chen, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
Adele Cutler, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA
Paolo Decuzzi, TMHRI, Houston, Texas, USA
Angelo Facchiano, Istituto di Scienze dell'Alimentazione - CNR, Avellino Italy
Enrico Formenti, University of Nice-Sophia, Antipolis, Nice, France
Christoph Friedrich, University of Applied Science and Arts, Dortmund, Germany
Mika Sato-Ilic, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
Paulo Lisboa, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
Elena Marchiori, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Paolo Romano, National Cancer Research Institute, Genoa, Italy
Stefano Rovetta, University of Genova, Genova, Italy
Jianhua Ruan, University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Andrey Rzhetsky, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Jennifer Smith, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, USA
Alfredo Vellido, Universidad Politecnica de Cataluna, Cataluna, Spain
Yanqing Zhang, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Steering Commitee:
Pierre Baldi, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
Elia Biganzoli, University of Milan, Italy
Alexandru Floares, Oncological Institute Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Jon Garibaldi, University of Nottingham, UK
Nikola Kasabov, Auckland University of Technology, NZ
Francesco Masulli, University of Genova, Italy and Temple University, PA, USA
Leif Peterson, TMHRI, Houston, Texas, USA
Roberto Tagliaferri, University of Salerno, Italy

Important Dates:
Tutorial and Special Session Proposals: 20 January 2012
Paper submission deadline: 15 February 2012
Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2012
Final paper due: 15 April 2012
Conference: 12-14 July 2012

Tutorial proposal:
Tutorial proposals, including title, one page long abstract, and short CV of presenters, are due by 20 January 2012. Please send proposals to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text18164 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //-->\n This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Special sessions:
Special session proposals, including the session's title and scope, short CV of sessions chairs, preliminary list of papers (titles and authors) are due by 20 January 2012. Proposals of special sessions will be evaluated as soon as they are submitted. Please send the proposals to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Paper submission:
Papers must be prepared following the guidelines illustrated on the CIBB web site and should not be longer than 10 pages. Papers should be submitted in PDF format and uploaded at the web site provided on the CIBB Paper Submission web page.