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PACBB 2023 : 17th International Conference on Practical Applications of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

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Link: https://www.pacbb.net/
 
When Jul 12, 2023 - Jul 14, 2023
Where Guimarães, Portugal
Submission Deadline Mar 24, 2023
Notification Due May 3, 2023
Final Version Due May 19, 2023
 

Call For Papers

SCOPE
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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 17th 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.


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TOPICS
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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 ar 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




INVITED SPEAKERS
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Julien Bourgeois, University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, FEMTO-ST Institute, CNRS (France)

Tuomo Kujala, University of Jyväskylä (Finland)

Ana Paiva, University of Lisbon (Portugal)





SPECIAL ISSUES
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Authors of selected papers from PAAMS will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to special issue in different journals.


∎ Special issue in the Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics (ISSN: 1613-4516, JCI (2022): 0,73 (Q2))
∎ Special issue "Frontiers of Agents and Multiagent Systems"MDPI SensorsJCR (2021): 3.847 (Q2)
∎ Special issue "Edge Computing in IoT Networks Based on Artificial Intelligence"MDPI SensorsJCR (2021): 3.847 (Q2)
∎ Special issue "Advanced Architectures for Hybrid Edge Analytics Models on Adaptive Smart Areas" MDPI Electronics JCR (2021): 2.690 (Q3)
∎ Special issue "Trends in Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Simulating Cognitive Mimetics" MDPI Systems JCR (2021): 2.895 (Q2)
∎ Special issue ADCAIJJCI (2021): 0,05 (Q4)


To Be Updated





COMMITTEE
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Program Committee


Mohd Saberi Mohamad - Universiti Teknologi Malysia (Malysia)
Miguel Rocha - University of Minho (Portugal)


Organizing Committee


Florentino Fernández - University of Vigo (Spain)
Ana Belén Gil-González - University of Salamanca (Spain)
Simona Cariman - Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iași (Romania)


Advisory Committee


Gabriella Panuccio - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)






DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM
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The aim of the Doctoral Consortium is to provide a framework as part of which students can present their ongoing research work and meet other students and researchers and obtain feedback on lines of research for the future.

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 of providing detailed and constructive feedback. The accepted submissions will be presented at the Doctoral Consortium and published in the conference proceedings.






PUBLICATION
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Accepted papers will be included in PACBB Proceedings, published by Springer.

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 Springer Verlag.


** Indexing: The books of this series are submitted to DBLP, INSPEC, Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series, SCImago, SCOPUS, WTI Frankfurt eG, zbMATH, Google Scholar, Springerlink. **




IMPORTANT DATES
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General deadline: 2̶4̶t̶h̶ ̶M̶a̶r̶c̶h̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶3̶ ̶1̶4̶t̶h̶ ̶A̶p̶r̶i̶l̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶3̶ 24th April, 2023 (last extension)
Doctoral Consortium Deadline: 1̶4̶t̶h̶ ̶A̶p̶r̶i̶l̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶3̶ ̶2̶1̶s̶t̶ ̶A̶p̶r̶i̶l̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶3̶ 28th April, 2023 (last extension)
Notification of acceptance: 3̶r̶d̶ ̶M̶a̶y̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶3̶ 11th May, 2023
Camera-Ready papers due: 19th May, 2023
Conference Celebration: 12th-14th July, 2023




ORGANIZERS
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University of Minho (Portugal)

LASI - Intelligent Systems Associate Laboratory (Portugal)

United Arab Emirates University (United Arab Emirates)

University of Vigo (Spain)

University of Salamanca (Spain)

Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iași (Romania)

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)





SPONSORS
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AIR INSTITUTE
INDRA



SUPPORT FROM NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
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AEPIA
APPIA

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