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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, Nov 2-5 2014, Belfast, UK

The IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM) has established itself 
as the premier research conference in bioinformatics and biomedicine. IEEE BIBM 2014 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 their 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. We will publish the special issues publications with 
8 journals: IEEE Transactions on NanoBiosceince,  IEEE/ACM Transactions on Bioinformatics 
and Computational Biology, 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 2013 9 special issues, 
BIBM 20128 special issues, BIBM 20118 special issue,  BIBM 20107 special issues, BIBM 
20094 special issues; BIBM 20084 special issues)  

 Forum on Research, Collaboration and Funding Opportunities: international funding and 
collaboration opportunities will be focused such as Horizon 2020, USA - UK, USA - Ireland 
and UK - China (and/or other countries).

 Student Travel Award: BIBM 2014 will offer as many as possible student travel awards to student 
authors (including post-doc). We have received a NSF grant for student travel award and expect to 
offer 25-30 student travel awards.   (BIBM 201340 student travel awards, BIBM 2012 -30 student 
travel awards, BIBM 201128 student travel awards, BIBM 2010-22 student travel awards,  BIBM 
200916 student travel awards ) 

Conference Co-Chairs:
Prof. Kwang-Hyun Cho, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology,
Prof. Yadong Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China,
Dr. Huiru (Jane) Zheng, University of Ulster, UK,

Program Co-Chairs:
Dr. Daniel Berrar, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan,
Prof. Werner Dubitzky, University of Ulster, UK,
Prof. David Gibert, Brunel University, UK,
Prof. Jin-Kao Hao, University of Angers, France,

Industry Program Committee Chair
Dr. Andreas Kremer, Siemens Aktiengesellschaft Oesterreich, Austria,
Dr. Paul Wash, Nsilico, Ireland, 

BIBM Steering Committee Chair:
Prof. Xiaohua Tony Hu, Drexel University, USA,  

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 
(  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: July 24, 2014 
Notification of paper acceptance: Sept 08, 2014
Camera-ready of accepted papers: Sept 30, 2014
Conference: Nov 2-5, 2014