Bioinformatics Group 2nd CFP: CIBB 2009 Print
Written by Virginia Gonzalez   
Wednesday, 18 March 2009 12:58
                       CIBB 2009
              Genova (Italy) 15-17 October, 2009
     Conference Website:

The main goal of the 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 2009 is jointly organized by:
 *INNS International Neural Network Society SIG Bioinformatics
 *GNCS Gruppo Nazionale Calcolo Scientifico
 *HHF  Human Health Foundation Onlus
 *SIREN  Italian Neural Networks Society
 *RNBIO The Italian Network for Oncology Bioinformatics
 *DISI Dept. Computer and Information Sciences - Univ. Genova (Italy)
 *DMI Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica - Univ. Salerno (Italy)

Technical areas addressed by CIBB 2009 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 the functional classification of genes
  * Methods for the 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 modelling and simulation of biological systems
  * Heterogeneous data integration and data fusion for diagnostics
  * Bio-molecular databases and data mining
  * Algorithms for pharmacogenetics
  * Bio-medical text mining and imaging
  * Methods for diagnosis and prognosis
  * Software tools for bioinformatics

Key-note lecturers:
Taishin Nomura, Osaka University, Japan
L. Gwenn Volkert, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA
Gilles Bernot, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis,France
Leif E. Peterson, Methodist Hospital Research Institute Houston, TX, USA

The scientific program will include, besides the key-note lectures, some tutorials (included in the registration fee) and contributed papers that will be presented in  oral or poster sessions.

The following Special Sessions will be included in the program:

Combining Bayesian and Machine Learning Approaches in Bioinformatics:
State of Art and Future Perspectives, organized by Claudia Angelini,
Pietro Lio', Luciano Milanesi .

ISMDS - Intelligent Systems for Medical Decisions Support, organized by Alexandru Floaresand Florin Manolache .

Using game-theoretical tools in Bioinformatics, organized by  Fioravante Patrone .

Data Clustering and Bioinformatics, organized by Vassilis P. Plagianakos Dimitris K. Tasoulis  .

Accepted papers will be published in the compact disk of conference proceedings.

A selection of papers presented at CIBB 2009 will be published in revised extended form as a post conference volume of Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics LNBI/LNCS series of Springer Verlag.

We are also planning to edit a special issue of an international journal containing contributions of the authors of the best papers presented to CIBB 2009.

Francesco Masulli, University of Genova, Italy and Temple University, PA, USA
Leif E. Peterson, Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, TX, USA
Roberto Tagliaferri,  University of Salerno, Italy

Scientific Program Committee:
Klaus-Peter Adlassnig, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Gilles Bernot, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Domenico Bordo, National Cancer Research Institute, Genova, Italy
Giovanni Cuda, University of Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy
Joaquin Dopazo, Centro de Investigacion Principe Felipe, Valencia, Spain
Enrico Formenti, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Antonio Giordano, University of  Siena, Italy & Temple Univ, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Emmanuel Ifeachor, University of Plymouth, UK
Nicolas Le Novere, Wellcome-Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK
Pietro Lio', University of Cambridge, UK
Giancarlo Mauri, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Giulio Pavesi, University of Milan, Italy
David Alejandro Pelta, University of Granada, Spain
Jagath Rajapakse, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Volker Roth, University of Basel, Switzerland
Giuseppe Russo, Temple Univ, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Anna Tramontano, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
Giorgio Valentini, University of Milan, Italy
Gennady M. Verkhivker, University of Kansas, KS & UC San Diego, CA, USA
L. Gwenn Volkert, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA

Steering Commitee:
Pierre Baldi, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
Alexandru Floares, Oncological Institute Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Jon Garibaldi, University of Nottingham, UK
Francesco Masulli, University of Genova, Italy and Temple University, PA, USA
Roberto Tagliaferri,  University of Salerno, Italy

Important Dates:
Paper submission deadline: 15 April 2009
Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2009
Final paper due: 15 July  2009
Conference: 15-17 October 2009

Paper submission:
Papers must be prepared following the guidelines illustrated on the CIBB web site and should be not longer than 10 pages. The submission of papers  will be done by uploading their PDF version on the CIBB web site.