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The First International Conference on Advances in Bioinformatics and Applications


March 7-13, 2010 - Cancun, Mexico

Call for Papers

Bioinformatics deals with the system-level study of complex interactions in biosystems providing a quantitative systemic approach to understand them and appropriate tool support and concepts to model them. Understanding and modeling biosystems requires simulation of biological behaviors and functions. Bioinformatics itself constitutes a vast area of research and specialization, as many classical domains such as databases, modeling, and regular expressions are used to represent, store, retrieve and process a huge volume of knowledge.

BIOINFO 2010 event, The First International Conference on Advances in Bioinformatics, represents a forum to present, debate, and forecast challenging aspects concerning biocomputation technologies, bioinformatics mechanisms dealing with chemoinformatics, bioimaging, and neuroinformatics.

The conference is aimed at technical papers presenting research and practical results, industrial small- and large-scale systems, challenging applications, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific topics, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the topics, short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas. 

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions.


  • Bioinformatics modeling
  • Bioinformatics databases
  • Epidemic models
  • Informatics and statistics in bio-pharmaceutical research
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence in molecular design
  • Systems biology and metabolic networks
  • Medical informatics
  • Genomics informatics 
  • Biostatistics
  • Structural and functional genomics
  • Identifying molecular sequence and structure databases
  • Mechanisms for specifying molecular interactions and structure predictions
  • Formalisms for gene regulation and expression databases
  • Algorithms for gene identification and pattern discovery
  • Techniques for gene expression analysis
  • Modeling and simulation of biomarkers

Advanced biocomputation technologies

  • Stochastic modeling
  • Computational drug discovery
  • Graph theory and bioinformatics
  • Biological databases and information retrieval
  • Experimental studies and results
  • Application of computational intelligence in medicine and biological sciences (artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary computing, and simulated annealing).
  • High-performance computing as applied to natural and medical sciences
  • Hardware computing accelerators
  • Computer-based medical systems (automation in medicine, ...)
  • Other aspects and applications relating to technological advancements in medicine and biological sciences.
  • Novel applications


  • Computer-aided drug design
  • Concepts, methods, and tools for drug discovery
  • Virtual screening of chemical libraries
  • ADMET - absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and toxicity
  • QSAR - quantitative structure-activity relationships
  • Protein-ligand docking and scoring functions
  • Chemical similarity and diversity
  • Chemogenomics in drug discovery
  • QSPR - quantitative structure-property relationships
  • Theoretical models in chemical reactivity
  • Mathematical chemistry and chemical graphs
  • In silico environmental toxicology
  • Computer-assisted chemical engineering
  • Combinatorial chemistry
  • Graph theory in chemistry
  • Prediction of drug toxicity
  • Property prediction
  • Molecular mechanics and quantum chemical calculations
  • Modeling and measurements of solid-liquid and vapor-liquid equilibria
  • Blood-brain barrier penetration
  • Comparison of the similarity/diversity of chemo-data libraries
  • Chemoinformatics applications


  • Image processing in medicine and biological sciences
  • Measurements techniques
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Numerical/mathematical approaches
  • Biological data integration and visualization


  • Neurosciences
  • Neurocomputing


Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: CPS (see:
Archived: IEEE CSDL (Computer Science Digital Library) and IEEE Xplore
Submitted for indexing: Elsevier's EI Compendex Database, EI’s Engineering Information Index
Other indexes are being considered: INSPEC, DBLP, Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index

Important deadlines:

Extension till November 4 to accommodate EU Project deadlines
Submission (full paper) October 17, 2009 November 4, 2009
Notification November 26, 2009
Registration December 13, 2009
Camera ready December 18, 2009

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the Conference Publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.


Posters are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as poster.  Submissions are expected to be 6-8 slide deck. Posters will not be published in the Proceedings. One poster with all the slides together should be used for discussions. Presenters will be allocated a space where they can display the slides and discuss in an informal manner. The poster slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Work in Progress

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress.  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals:

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

For more information,

Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to


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