PACBB 2022 : 16th International Conference on Practical Applications of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
Call For Papers
The success of Bioinformatics in recent years has been prompted by research in Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine in several initiatives. These initiatives gave rise to an exponential increase in the volume and diversification of data, including nucleotide and protein sequences and annotations, high-throughput experimental data, biomedical literature, among many others.
Systems Biology is a related research area that has been replacing the reductionist view that dominated Biology research in the last decades, requiring the coordinated efforts of biological researchers with those related to data analysis, mathematical modeling, computer simulation and optimization.
The accumulation and exploitation of large-scale data bases prompts for new computational technology and for research into these issues. In this context, many widely successful computational models and tools used by biologists in these initiatives, such as clustering and classification methods for gene expression data, are based on Computer Science/ Artificial Intelligence (CS/AI) techniques. In fact, these methods have been helping in tasks related to knowledge discovery, modeling and optimization tasks, aiming at the development of computational models so that the response of biological complex systems to any perturbation can be predicted.
The 16th International Conference on Practical Applications of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics (PACBB) aims to promote the interaction among the scientific community to discuss applications of CS/AI with an interdisciplinary character, exploring the interactions between sub-areas of CS/AI, Bioinformatics, Chemoinformatics and Systems Biology.
Brand new ideas in these fields are sought, as well as substantial and relevant revisions and actualizations of previously presented work, project summaries and PhD thesis presented or not.
PACBB welcomes contributions reporting substantial, original and previously unpublished work in all areas of Bioinformatics, Chemoinformatics and Systems Biology. The papers can be presented from a formal, methodological, technical or applied point of view.
Biological areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Next generation sequencing
- Comparison and alignment methods
- Motif, gene and signal recognition
- Molecular evolution
- DNA twisting and folding
- High-throughput data analysis (transcriptomics, proteomics, etc)
- Phylogenetics and phylogenomics
- Determination or prediction of the structure of RNA and proteins
- Gene expression data analysis
- Identification of metabolic pathways
- Functional genomics
- Biomarker identification
- Molecular docking and drug design
- Computational problems in genetics such as linkage and QTL analysis, linkage disequilibrium analysis in populations, haplotype determination, SNPs
- Molecular and cellular interactions
- Emergence of properties in complex biological systems
- Visualization of biological systems and networks
- Data and software integration
- Biomedical ontologies
- In silico optimization of biological systems
- Metabolic engineering applications
- Cell simulation and modeling
- Metabolic, regulatory and signaling models/ networks: properties, dynamics, inference/ reconstruction
- Metabolomics/ metabolic fingerprints
- Health-care applications
- Bio imaging
Computacional areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining techniques
- Text Mining and Language Processing
- Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition
- Rough, Fuzzy and Hybrid Techniques
- Hidden Markov Models
- Bayesian Approaches
- Artificial Neural Networks
- Support Vector Machines
- Evolutionary Computing
- Case-Based Reasoning systems
- Non-linear dynamical analysis methods and Intelligent signal processing
- Feature selection
Hugues Bersini, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Co-Director of the IRIDIA laboratory (Belgium)
Tiziana Catarci, Computer Science and Engineering at Sapienza University of Roma (Italy)
Danny Weyns, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) / Linnaeus University (Sweden)
The Scientific Committee of the co-located conferences in collaboration with the guest editors will select the best papers from those presented in the conferences to be considered for publication in the following Special Issues:
∎ Special Issue published in the Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics (ISSN: 1613-4516, JCI (2020): 0.59 (Q3))
∎ Special Issue published in the International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence (ISSN: 1989 - 1660, JCR (2020): 3.137 (Q2))
∎ Special Issue published in the MDPI Electronics Journal (ISSN: 2079-9292, JCR (2020): 2.397 (Q3))
∎ Special Issue published in the MDPI Systems Journal (ISSN: 2079-8954, JCI (2020): 1.27 (Q1))
∎ Special Issue published in ADCAIJ (ISSN: 2255-2863, JCI (2020): 0.06 (Q4))
To be updated
MDPI Systems Best Paper Awards
MDPI Electronics Best Paper Awards
Program Committee Chairs
Mohd Saberi Mohamad - Universiti Teknologi Malysia (Malysia)
Miguel Rocha - University of Minho (Portugal)
Organizing Committee Chairs
Florentino Fernández - University of Vigo (Spain)
Ana Belén Gil-González - University of Salamanca (Spain)
Simona Cariman - Technical University of Iasi (Romania)
Gabriella Panuccio - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)
The aim of the Doctoral Consortium is to provide a frame where students can present their on going research work and meet other students and researchers, and obtain feedback on future research directions.
The Doctoral Consortium is intended for students who have a specific research proposal and some preliminary results, but who are still far from completing their dissertation.
All proposals submitted to the Doctoral Consortium will undergo a thorough reviewing process with the aim to provide detailed and constructive feedback. The accepted submissions will be presented at the Doctoral Consortium and published in the conference proceedings.
PACBB papers must be formatted according to the Springer LNNS Template, with a maximum length of 10 pages in length (6 pages in Doctoral Consortium), including figures and references.
Microsoft Word Format
Microsoft Word 2003 Format
All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) using the PACBB 2022 conference management system.
Accepted papers will be included in PACBB Proceedings. At least one of the authors will be required to register and attend the symposium to present the paper in order to include the paper in the conference proceedings.All accepted papers will be published by LNNS series of Springer Verlag.
** Indexing: The books of this series are submitted to SCOPUS, INSPEC, WTI Frankfurt eG, zbMATH, SCImago.**
Main Track - Paper submission deadline: --22nd April, 2022-- 29th April, 2022
Doctoral Consortium - Paper submission deadline: --13th May, 2022-- 20th May, 2022
Notification of acceptance: 30th May, 2022
Camera-Ready papers due: 17th June, 2022
Conference Celebration: 13th-15th July, 2022
United Arab Emirates University (United Arab Emirates)
University of Minho (Portugal)
University of Vigo (Spain)
Technical University of Iasi (Romania)
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)
University of Salamanca (Spain)
SUPPORT FROM NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS