17 March 2014
PAPERS CIBB 2014 11th International Meeting on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom June 26-28 2014 =======================================================================

Scope of Cibb 2014

The main goal of CIBB meetings is to provide a forum open to researchers from different disciplines to present and discuss problems concerning computational techniques in bioinformatics, systems biology, and medical and health informatics with a particular focus on Neural Networks, Machine Learning, Fuzzy Logic, and Evolutionary Computation methods.

Technical areas addressed by CIBB 2014 include, but are not limited to:
ï Next generation sequencing algorithms
ï Network Systems Biology
ï       Multi omics data analysis
ï Methods for the integration of clinical and genetic data
ï Algorithms for alternative splicing analysis
ï Methods for functional classification of genes
ï Methods for unsupervised analysis, validation and visualization of Structures discovered in bio-molecular data
ï Prediction of secondary and tertiary protein structures
ï Mass spectrometry data analysis in proteomics
ï Methods for comparative genomics
ï Algorithms for molecular evolution and phylogenetic analysis
ï Mathematical modeling and simulation of biological systems
ï Heterogeneous data integration and data fusion for diagnostics
ï Bio-molecular databases and data mining
ï Algorithms for pharmacogenomics
ï Biomedical text mining and imaging
ï Methods for diagnosis and prognosis
ï Software tools for bioinformatics
ï Health-Informatics and Medical Informatics.

CIBB 2014 is jointly organized by:
ï INNS International Neural Network Society SIG Bioinformatics
ï INNS International Neural Network Society SIG Bio-pattern
ï IEEE-CIS-BBCT Task forces on Neural Networks and Evolutionary Computation
ï Dipartimento di Informatica @ University of Salerno, Italy

The scientific programs of CIBB 2014 will include Keynote Speakers, tutorial and special sessions sessions.

The contributed papers that will be presented in plenary oral sessions, special sessions, or poster sessions.
Accepted papers will be published on a flash drive with a specific ISBN number for the conference proceedings.

A selection of papers presented at CIBB 2014 will appear in a post-conference monograph. We are in contact with Springer to have them published in the Springer series of Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI) as usual for CIBB. Moreover, we are planning to publish the best papers in an extended form in a special issue of an international scientific journal.

Important Dates
Tutorial and Special Session Proposal: 5 - March - 2014
Paper submission deadline: April 5, 2014
Notification of acceptance: May 10, 2014 - 2014
Final paper due: 30 - May - 2014
Conference: 26-28 - June - 2014

Tutorials and Special Sessions Tutorial proposals to CIBB, including title, one page long abstract, and short CV of presenters, are due by 5 March 2014.
Please send proposals to

Special Session proposals to CIBB, including the session's title and scope, short CV of sessions chairs, preliminary list of at least 4 potential authors are due by 5 March 2014.
Proposals of special sessions will be evaluated as soon as they are submitted.

A special session must have at least 4 accepted papers.
Please send proposals to
Paper Submission Papers must be prepared following the guidelines illustrated on the CIBB web site and should be long between 4 and 6 pages. Papers should be submitted in PDF format on the Easy Chair conference system.

General Chairs
Clelia Di Serio, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Italy Pietro LiÚ, University of Cambridge, UK Sylvia Richardson, University of Cambridge, UK Roberto Tagliaferri, University of Salerno, Italy Biostatistics Technical Chair Ernst Wit, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Bioinformatics Technical Chair
Claudia Angelini, IAC-CNR, Italy Publicity Chair Francesco Masulli, University of Genova, Italy and Temple University, PA, USA

Local Organizing Committee Chairs
Mohammad Moni, University of Cambridge, UK Alessandro Nonis, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Italy

Special Session and Tutorial Chairs
Pedro Ballester, EBI, Cambridge, UK Yoli Shavit, University of Cambridge, UK

Publication Chair
Riccardo Rizzo, ICAR-CNR, Italy Finance Chair Elia Biganzoli, University of Milan, Italy

Steering Commitee
Pierre Baldi, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA Elia Biganzoli, University of Milan, Italy Alexandru Floares, Oncological Institute Cluj-Napoca, Romania Jon Garibaldi, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom Nikola Kasabov, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand Francesco Masulli, University of Genova, Italy and Temple University, PA, USA Leif Peterson, TMHRI, Houston, Texas, USA Roberto Tagliaferri, University of Salerno, Italy