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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, Dec 18-21 2013, Shanghai, CHINA- EXTENDED DEADLINE


Due to many requests, the IEEE BIBM 2013 Organization Team has decided to extend the paper 
submission deadline to Aug 19, 2013. This is a firm deadline. If you intend to submit a paper, 
pleae make sure you don;t miss the deadline.

The IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM) has established 
itself as the premier research conference in bioinformatics and biomedicine. IEEE BIBM 2012 
provides a leading forum for disseminating the latest research in bioinformatics and health 
informatics. It brings together academic and industrial scientists from computer science, 
biology, chemistry, medicine, mathematics and statistics. 

We solicit high-quality original research papers (including significant work-in-progress) 
in any aspect of bioinformatics and biomedicine. New computational techniques and methods 
in machine learning; data mining; text analysis; pattern recognition; knowledge representation; 
databases; data modeling; combinatorics; stochastic modeling; string and graph algorithms; 
linguistic methods; robotics; constraint satisfaction; data visualization; parallel computation; 
data integration; modeling and simulation and heir application in life science domain are 
especially encouraged Relevant topics include but are not limited to:

1.    Genomics and Molecular Structure, Function and Evolution 
a.    Next-Gen Sequencing and Metagenomics
b.    Evolution, Phylogeny, Comparative  Genomics 
c.    SNPs and haplotype analysis, GWAS
d.    Protein/RNA Structure, Function and Interactions

2.    Computational Systems Biology
a.    Transcriptomics - Microarray Data Analysis 
b.    Gene Regulation, Alternative Splicing, Network/Pathway Analysis 
c.    Proteomics, PTMs, Metabolomics
d.    Epigenomics, non-coding RNA analysis, DNA methylation analysis

3.    Medical Informatics and Translational Bioinformatics 
a.    Biomedical Intelligence, Clinical Data Analysis, and Electronic Health Record
b.    Biomedical Signal/Image Analysis 
c.    Genome-Phenome Analysis 
d.    Biomarker Discovery 

4.    Cross-Cutting Computational Methods and Bioinformatics Infrastructure 
a.    Biomedical Text Mining and Ontologies 
b.    Biological Data Mining and Visualization 
c.    Computational Modeling and Data Integration 
d.    High Performance Computing    

5.    Healthcare Informatics
a.    Healthcare knowledge representation & reasoning
b.    Health data acquisition, analysis and mining
c.    Healthcare information systems
d.    Clinical Decision Support and Informatics

The Industrial Track solicits papers describing implementations of Bioinformatics and Biomedicine 
solutions relevant to industrial settings. The focus of industry track is on papers that address 
the practical, applied, or pragmatic or new research challenge issues related to the use of 
bioinformatics and biomedicine technologies in industry. We accept full papers (up to 8 pages), 
extended abstracts (2-4 pages), as well as short abstracts (1 page, 500 words). 

    Journal special issues: IEEE BIBM has a tradition to publish selected papers as special 
issues in highly respected journals. So far we have confirmed the special issues publications 
with 10 journals: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology,  IEEE 
Transactions on  System, Men and Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on NanoBiosceince, International 
Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics, ,  Proteomics, BMC Genomics, BMC Bioinformatics, BMC 
Complementary and Alternative Medicine,  Journal of Network Modeling and Analysis in Health 
Informatics and Bioinformatics, Methods (In the past BIBM conference, the number of special 
issues is: BIBM 20118 special issue,  BIBM 20107 special issues, BIBM 20094 special issue; 
BIBM 20084 special issues)  

    Student Travel Award: BIBM 2013 will offer as many as possible student travel awards to 
student authors (including post-doc)  (BIBM 2012  30 student travel award, BIBM 201128 
student travel award, BIBM 2010--22 student travel awards,  BIBM 200916 student travel awards ) 

Conference Co-Chairs:
Prof. Michael Hughes, Univ. of Surrey, UK, m.hughes@surrey.ac.uk
Dr. Baoyan Liu, China Academy of Chinese Medical Science,  cectcm@gmail.com
Prof. Geoff McLachlan, Univ. of Queensland, Australia,g.mclachlan@uq.edu.au

Program Co-Chairs:
Prof. Sunghoon Kim, Seoul Natl. Univ. Korea, sungkim@snu.ac.kr
Prof. Guo-Zheng Li, Tongji Univ. China, drgzli@gmail.com
Prof. Habtom Ressom, Georgetown Univ., USA , hwr@georgetown.edu

Industry Program Committee Chair
Dr. Michael Liebman, Strategic Medicine Inc., USA, m.liebman@strategicmedicine.com
Dr.  Hongye Sun,WuXi AppTec, China

BIBM Steering Committee Chair:
Prof. Xiaohua Tony Hu, Drexel University, USA, thu@cis.drexel.edu  

Paper Submission:
Please submit a full-length paper (upto 8 page IEEE 2-column format) through the online submission 
system (you can download the format instruction here 
(https://wi-lab.com/cyberchair/2013/bibm13/cbc_index.php  for Latex or word). Electronic 
submissions (in PDF or Postscript format) are required. Selected participants will be 
asked to submit their revised papers in a format to be specified at the time of acceptance. 

Online Submission:
Important Dates:

Electronic submission of full papers: Aug 19, 2013 
Notification of paper acceptance: Oct 6, 2013
Camera-ready of accepted papers: Oct 30, 2013
Conference: Dec 18-21, 2013