IEEE CIBCB 2019 - Call for Papers
IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology has become a major technical event in the field of Computational Intelligence and its application to problems in biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, chemical informatics, bioengineering and related fields. It provides a global forum for academic and industrial scientists to discuss and present their latest research findings from theory to applications.
CIBCB 2019 ( will be held in Certosa di Pontignano (Siena), Tuscany (Italy) in July 9th-11th.
Keynote speakers:
Pierre Baldi University of California, Irvine, USA (TBC)
Riccardo Bellazzi University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Thomas Keane EMBL-EBI, Cambridge, UK

Submission Guidelines
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers of 2 to 4 pages (short papers) or of 5 to 8 pages (complete papers) including results, figures and references, or poster abstracts. At maximum, two additional pages are permitted with over-length page charge of US$100/page, to be paid during author registration. Papers must be in PDF and written in English. Detailed instructions and templates for preparing your manuscript can be found here:
The deadline for paper submission is by February 15, 2019. Each paper will be peer-reviewed. All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and will be indexed in IEEE Xplore®. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register ( and present the paper at the conference. All papers should be submitted via the EasyChair online submission system. IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference, including IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, if the paper is not presented by the author at the conference.

Special Issues
After the conference, prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts to a Special Issue in "Deep Learning for Genomics/Bioinformatics" to be published in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. The Special Issue is open to anyone, i.e. having an accepted paper at CIBCB 2019 is not a requirement. Papers accepted at CIBCB 2019 need to be extended significantly before being submitted to the Special Issue.
All works presented at the event and related to other topics will be invited to submit for a Special Issue on an International peer-review journal with IF (to be announced).

Important Dates
Paper submission deadline: February 15, 2019
Final (revised) paper submission deadline: May 31, 2019
Abstract submission deadline: May 31, 2019

We particularly encourage submissions in emerging topics of high importance for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

CI in Bioinformatics
Single cell and bulk transcriptomics
Machine learning and artificial intelligence in bioinformatics
Regulatory networks reconstruction/robustness/evolvability
MicroRNA analysis
Molecular sequence alignment and analysis
Pattern recognition/data mining/optimization methods in Bioinformatics
Visualization of large biological data sets
CI in Computational Biology
Metabolic pathway analysis
Modelling, simulation, and optimization of biological systems
Biological network
Structure prediction and folding
CI in Biomedical Engineering, Bioprocessing and Healthcare Informatics
Biomedical data modelling/data mining/model parametrization
Biomarker discovery and development
Personalized medicine and treatment optimization
Big data analysis and tools for biological and medical data
Health data acquisition/analysis/mining
Healthcare information systems/knowledge representation/reasoning
Parallel/high performance computing
Medical imaging and pattern recognition
Biopharmaceutical manufacturing
Closed-loop optimization methods/platforms

Additional information
Participants will be accommodated in the Certosa di Pontignano, which is also the venue of the Conference, where rooms and apartments are available. Rooms will be assigned as availability permits: the most charming rooms tend to be booked fast and it is recommended that prospective participants enroll early to help ensure the best accommodation (

Any questions regarding the submission process can be sent to conference organizers: