Call for Papers, Tutorials and Special Sessions
CIBB2018 15th International Conference on Computational Intelligence
methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

Caprica, Portugal, 6-8 September 2018

The main goal of this 15th edition of the CIBB international
conference is to provide a multi-disciplinary forum open to
researchers interested in the application of computational
intelligence, in a broad sense, to open problems in bioinformatics,
biostatistics, systems and synthetic biology and medical informatics.
Cutting edge methodologies capable of accelerating life science
discoveries will be discussed.

Following its tradition and roots, this year's meeting will bring
together researchers from the international scientific community
interested in advancements and future perspectives in bioinformatics
and biostatistics. Also, looking at current trends and future
opportunities at the edge of computer and life sciences, the
application of computational intelligence to system and synthetic
biology, and the consequent impact on innovative medicine will be of
great interest for the conference. Theoretical and experimental
biologists are also invited to participate in order to present novel
challenges and foster multidisciplinary collaboration.

The scientific program of CIBB 2018 will include Keynote Speakers,
tutorials and special sessions. Contributed papers will be presented
in plenary oral sessions, special sessions, or poster sessions.

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:
   # Next generation sequencing bioalgorithms
   # Multi-omics data analysis
   # High dimensional statistical analysis of omics data
   # Algorithms for alternative splicing analysis
   # Algorithms for molecular evolution and phylogenetic analysis
   # Methods for the visualization of high dimensional complex omic data
   # Software tools for bioinformatics 
   # Methods for comparative genomics
   # Methods for functional classification of genes
   # Methods for unsupervised analysis, validation and visualization of
structures discovered in bio-molecular data 
   # Health-Informatics and Medical Informatics
   # Methods for the integration of clinical and genetic data
   # Heterogeneous data integration and data fusion for diagnostics
   # Algorithms for pharmacogenomics
   # Biomedical text mining and imaging
   # Methods for diagnosis and prognosis within personalized medicine
   # Statistical methods for the analysis of clinical data 
   # Prediction of secondary and tertiary protein structures
   # Mass spectrometry data analysis in proteomics
   # Algorithms for molecular evolution and phylogenetic analysis
   # Bio-molecular databases and data mining 
   # Mathematical modeling and automated reasoning on biological
and synthetic systems
   # Computational simulation of biological systems
   # Methods and advances in systems biology
   # Spatio-temporal analysis of synthetic and biological systems
   # Network systems biology
   # Models for cell populations and tissues
   # Methods for the engineering of synthetic components
   # Modelling and engineering of interacting synthetic and
biological systems 
   # Software tools for bioinformatics, biostatistics, systems and
synthetic biology

Maria Raposo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Paulo Lisboa, Liverpool John Moores University, U.K.
Giorgio Valentini, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy 

Chiara Brombin, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Italy

Angelo Ciaramella, Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope", Italy

Andrea Bracciali, University of Stirling, UK
Antonino Staiano, Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope", Italy

Tutorials and Special Session proposals: 25 March 2018
Paper submission deadline: 10 June 2018  
Acceptance notification: 9 July 2018  
Author registration due: 20 July 2018  
Camera ready due: 29 July 2018
Conference: 6-8 September 2018

The submission website is

Pdf versions of accepted papers will be distributed at the conference.
At least one author of an accepted paper is required to register and
present their paper at the conference.  Authors of accepted papers
will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to a
post-conference monograph. We plan to invite all papers for a volume
in the Springer series of Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI).
Continuing the tradition of CIBB, we are also planning to invite the
best papers, as an
alternative to the publication on LNBI, to a special issue of an
international scientific journal (such as BMC Bioinformatics, as in
the latest editions).

CIBB 2018 will run a number of Tutorials and Special Sessions. Any
topic of interest for the conference is eligible for a tutorial.
Tutorials typically last from one to three hours. Special sessions
focus on a specific, possibly cutting-edge, topic of interest for CIBB
2018. Special session organisers will be responsible for call
dissemination, the reviewing process and organizing oral
presentations. Typically, a special session will have at least 4
accepted papers and may have an invited speaker (to be negotiated).

Tutorial proposals
   # including title, a one page long abstract, and short CV of presenters
   # due by 25th March 2018
   # send proposals to 

Special Session proposals
   # including the session’s title and scope, short CV of sessions chairs,
     preliminary list of at least 4, possibly more, potential authors
   # due by 25th March 2018
   # a special session is expected to have at least 4 accepted papers
   # send proposals to