CMSB: Computational Methods in Systems Biology



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Event When Where Deadline
CMSB 2017 15th Conference on Computational Methods in Systems Biology
Sep 27, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017 DARMSTADT, Germany. Apr 14, 2017 (Apr 7, 2017)
CMSB 2016 14th International Conference on Computational Methods in Systems Biology
Sep 21, 2016 - Sep 23, 2016 University of Cambridge (UK) Apr 22, 2016 (Apr 15, 2016)
CMSB 2014 12th International Conference on Computational Methods in Systems Biology
Nov 17, 2014 - Nov 10, 2014 University of Manchester Jun 1, 2014
CMSB 2013 11th Annual Conference on Computational Methods in Systems Biology
Sep 23, 2013 - Sep 25, 2013 IST Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria Apr 15, 2013 (Apr 8, 2013)
CMSB 2011 9th Int. Conference on Computational Methods in Systems Biology
Sep 21, 2011 - Sep 23, 2011 Institut Henri Poincare, Paris, France May 6, 2011 (Apr 29, 2011)
CMSB 2009 International Conference on Computational Methods in Systems Biology
Aug 31, 2009 - Sep 1, 2009 Bologna, Italy Mar 23, 2009 (Mar 16, 2009)

Present CFP : 2017

(Papers, tools, posters, tutorials, presentations)

CMSB 2017
15th International Conference on Computational Methods in Systems Biology

27th-29th September 2017 Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)


CMSB 2017 solicits original research articles, posters, tutorials, and tool
papers, on the analysis of biological systems, networks, data, and
corresponding application domains. The conference brings together computer
scientists, biologists, mathematicians, engineers, and physicists interested
in a system-level understanding of biological processes.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- formalisms for modelling biological processes
- models and their biological applications
- frameworks for model verification, validation, analysis and simulation
of biological systems
- high-performance Computational Systems Biology and parallel implementations
- model inference from experimental data
- model integration from biological databases
- multi-scale modelling and analysis methods
- methods for synthetic biology and biomolecular computing

In particular, the conference is open to theoretical works with potential
applications to modelling and systems biology, as well as applications of
existing framework to new models or that may provide new insights to existing

Contributions should be submitted to one of the following categories:
A) Regular papers
B) Tool papers
C) Posters
D) Tutorials
E) Presentation only

The proceedings of CMSB 2017 will be published as a volume in Springer's
Lecture Notes in Computer Science / Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics series

After the conference, a selection of papers will be invited to be extended an
submitted to a special issue of the journal IEEE/ACM Transactions on
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.

Invited Speakers

To be announced later.

Call for Submissions:


Regular papers should describe original work that has not been previously
published and is not under review for publication elsewhere. Papers must
be written in English and must conform the LNCS style. They have to be
submitted electronically as PDF files via EasyChair. The limit for
submissions is 15 pages excluding bibliography and well-marked appendices. Each
submission will be refereed rigorously by at least three reviewers.
The reviewers are not required to read the appendices, and thus papers must be
intelligible without them.

Important Dates
- Abstract presubmission: April 07, 2017
- Paper submission: April 14, 2017
- Paper notification: June 15, 2017
- Camera-ready: June 30, 2017

Replicability and reproducibility:
A paper may come with benchmarks, software, models, and so on.
In order to encourage the development of reproducible results, the authors of
accepted papers will be suggested to submit supplementary materials, so that
the committee can evaluate the reproducibility of their work.


Tool papers should present new tools, new tool components or novel
extensions to existing tools supporting the modelling and analysis of
biological systems. Each submission should be original and not published
previously in a tool paper form. Papers must be written in English and
must conform the LNCS style. They have to be submitted electronically as PDF
files via EasyChair. The limit for submissions is 6 pages. Appendices will
not be counted in the page limit. Papers must include information on
methods, tool availability, maturity, selected experimental results.
Authors should make their tools and benchmarks available at the time of
submission for evaluation by the committee. Each submission must be
accompanied by a supplementary PDF file illustrating the usage of the tool
(e.g. screenshots, step-by-step guide, short tutorial) and, if applicable,
how the tool demo will be conducted during the conference presentation.
Presenters of accepted tool papers will be encouraged to include a
showcase/running demo of the tool in their talk.

Important Dates
- Abstract presubmission: April 07, 2017
- Paper submission: April 14, 2017
- Paper notification: June 15, 2017
- Camera-ready: June 30, 2017


CMSB 2017 solicits original poster abstracts on the computational modeling and
analysis of biological systems, pathways, networks, data, and corresponding
application domains.

We especially encourage poster submission from experimental biologists!

Poster abstracts must conform the LNCS style. They have to be submitted
electronically as PDF files via EasyChair. The limit for submissions is 2 pages.

Important Dates
Poster submission: June 1, 2017
Poster notification: June 10, 2017


CMSB 2017 will host a number of tutorials. Tutorials provide intensive courses
on topics ranging from thoughts on the past, current, or future development of
computational methods in systems biology to presentations and/or demonstrations
of new tools and technologies. A slot in the tutorial track will normally be
either 1 hour or 1 hour and a half.

A short abstract (less than 2 pages) conforming the LNCS style shall be sent
directly to the PC chairs (

Important Dates
- Tutorial submission: March 01, 2017
- Tutorial notification: May 01, 2017


Not all potential speakers are interested in publications in a proceedings. CMSB
will host some oral presentations without full paper submission. We welcome
submissions of work that was already published in a journal or that is currently
under review or will soon be submitted. The submission should contain (i) a
one-page abstract (11 point type, single spaced) summarizing the primary
results and their relevance and (ii) the actual manuscript that was published or
is soon to be published. The program committee will use the manuscript only to
assess the merit for an oral presentation at CMSB. Both documents have to be
submitted as a single PDF file via EasyChair. Only the one-page abstract will
appear in the proceedings at the conference. Submissions unaccompanied by
adequate documentation will not be eligible for oral presentation.

Important dates
- Presentation submission: April 14, 2017
- Presentation notification: June 15, 2017
- Camera-ready (one-page abstract): June 30, 2017


PC co-Chairs
- Jérôme Feret (Inria & École normale supérieure, France)
- Heinz Köppl (Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany)

Tool Track Chair
- Pierre Boutillier (Harvard Medical School, USA)

Local Organisation Chair
- Heinz Köppl (Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany)

Program Committee

- John Albeck (University of California, Davis, USA)
- Ezio Bartocci (TU Wien, Austria)
- Guillaume Beslon (INSA-Lyon & Inria, France)
- Luca Bortolussi (University of Trieste, Italy)
- Jérémie Bourdon (LS2N, Nantes, France)
- Luca Cardelli (Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK)
- Vincent Danos (CNRS & École normale supérieure, France &
University of Edinburgh, UK)
- Joëlle Despeyroux (Inria Sophia Antipolis, France)
- James Faeder (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
- François Fages (Inria, France)
- Jérôme Feret (Inria & Ecole normale supérieure, France)
- Tomas Gedeon (Montana State University, USA)
- Manoj Gopalkrishnan (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India)
- Calin Guet (IST, Austria)
- Monika Heiner (Brandenburg TU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany)
- Heinz Köppl (Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany)
- Jean Krivine (IRIF, Paris Diderot Univ., France)
- Reinhard Laubenbacher (University of Connecticut Health Center &
Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, USA)
- Axel Legay (IRISA/Inria, France)
- Stefan Legewie (IMB Mainz, Germany)
- Pietro Lió (University of Cambridge, UK)
- Oded Maler (VERIMAG, CNRS and Univ. of Grenoble-Alpes, France)
- Nicola Paoletti (Stony Brook University, USA)
- Loïc Paulevé (CNRS/LRI, France)
- Tatjana Petrov, (IST, Austria)
- Ovidiu Radulescu (University of Montpellier 2, France)
- Marc Riedel (University of Minnesota, USA)
- Olivier Roux (LS2N & Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France)
- David Šafránek (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
- Guido Sanguinetti (University of Edinburgh, UK)
- Carolyn Talcott (SRI International, USA)
- Fabian J. Theis (Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany)
- Adelinde Uhrmacher (Universität Rostock, Germany)
- Verena Wolf (Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany)
- Jean Yang (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA)
- Paolo Zuliani (Newcastle University, UK)

Steering Committee
- Finn Drablos (NTNU, Norway)
- François Fages (Inria, France)
- David Harel (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
- Monika Heiner (Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany)
- Tommaso Mazza (IRCCS Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza Mendel, Italy)
- Satoru Miyano (University of Tokyo, Japan)
- Gordon Plotkin (University of Edinburgh, UK)
- Corrado Priami, (CoSBi / University of Trento, Italy)
- Carolyn Talcott, (SRI International, USA)
- Adelinde Uhrmacher, (University of Rostock, Germany)

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