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The Sixth International Conference on Bioinformatics, Biocomputational Systems and Biotechnologies


April 20 - 24, 2014 - Chamonix, France

Call for Papers

The initially separated events under the BIOTECHNO, BIOINFO, and BIOSYSCOM conferences are now grouped in a consolidated event covering the three mentioned areas (bioinformatics, biocomputational systems and biotechnologies).

Area A: Bioinformatics, chemoinformatics, neuroinformatics and applications

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. There are challenging aspects concerning biocomputation technologies, bioinformatics mechanisms dealing with chemoinformatics, bioimaging, and neuroinformatics.

Area B: Computational systems (genetics, biology, and microbiology)

Brain-computing, biocomputing, and computation biology and microbiology represent advanced methodologies and mechanisms in approaching and understanding the challenging behavior of life mechanisms. Using bio-ontologies, biosemantics and special processing concepts, progress was achieved in dealing with genomics, biopharmaceutical and molecular intelligence, in the biology and microbiology domains. The area brings a rich spectrum of informatics paradigms, such as epidemic models, pattern classification, graph theory, or stochastic models, to support special biocomputing applications in biomedical, genetics, molecular and cellular biology and microbiology. While progress is achieved with a high speed, challenges must be overcome for large-scale bio-subsystems, special genomics cases, bio-nanotechnologies, drugs, or microbial propagation and immunity.

Area C: Biotechnologies and biomanufacturing

Biotechnology is defined as the industrial use of living organisms or biological techniques developed through basic research. Bio-oriented technologies became very popular in various research topics and industrial market segments. Current human mechanisms seem to offer significant ways for improving theories, algorithms, technologies, products and systems. The focus is driven by fundamentals in approaching and applying biotechnologies in terms of engineering methods, special electronics, and special materials and systems. Borrowing simplicity and performance from the real life, biodevices cover a large spectrum of areas, from sensors, chips, and biometry to computing. One of the chief domains is represented by the biomedical biotechnologies, from instrumentation to monitoring, from simple sensors to integrated systems, including image processing and visualization systems. As the state-of-the-art in all the domains enumerated in the conference topics evolve with high velocity, new biotechnologes and biosystems become available. Their rapid integration in the real life becomes a challenge.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, 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 above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

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 topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

A. Bioinformatics, chemoinformatics, neuroinformatics and applications

  • Bioinformatics (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, etc.); Other aspects and applications relating to technological advancements in medicine and biological sciences; Novel applications)
  • Chemoinformatics (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)
  • Bioimaging ( Image processing in medicine and biological sciences; Measurements techniques; Mass spectrometry; Numerical(mathematical approaches; Biological data integration and visualization)
  • Neuroinformatics (Neurosciences; Neurocomputing)

B. Computational systems (genetics, biology, and microbiology)

  • Bio-ontologies and semantics (Software environments for bio-computation, bio-informatics, and biomedical applications; Medical informatics; Epidemic models; Biological data mining; Biomedical knowledge discovery; Pattern classification and recognition; Mathematical biology; Graph theory and bio-informatics; Stochastic modeling; Biological databases and information retrieval; Processing mutation information; Archiving of mutation specific information)
  • Biocomputing (Computational biology; Bioengineering; Biomedical image computing and informatics; Biomedical automation and control; Image-based diagnosis and therapy; Modeling and simulation of systems biology; Applications of large-scale bio-systems)
  • Genetics (Gene regulation; Gene expression databases; Gene pattern discovery and identification; Genetic network modeling and inference; Gene expression analysis; RNA and DNA structure and sequencing; Evolution of regulatory genomic sequences; Biological data mining and knowledge discovery; Bio-pattern classification and recognition; Bio-sequence analysis and alignment; Comparative genomics; Structural and functional genomics; Amino acid sequencing)
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology (Protein modeling; Molecular interactions; Metabolic modeling and pathways; Evolution and phylogenetics; Macromolecular structure prediction; Proteomics; Protein folding and fold recognition; Molecular sequence and structure databases; Molecular dynamics and simulation; Molecular sequence classification, alignment and assembly)
  • Microbiology (Bio-nanotechnologies; Self-assembly and self-replication; Global regulatory networks and mechanisms; Microbial propagation and immunity; Microbial therapies; Microbial life under extreme energy limitation; Cellular microbiology and contact systems; Phylogenetics; Genome dynamics; Transmission dynamics and evolution of emerging diseases; Metagenomics and drug resistance; Microbes and alternative energies)

C. Biotechnologies and biomanufacturing

  • Fundamentals in biotechnologies (Bioengineering; Bioelectronics; Biomaterials; Bio-films in ecology and medicine; Biometric screening techniques; Biorobotics)
  • Biodevices (Biosensors; Biomechanical devices; Biochips; Biocomputing; Biometrics devices; Specialized biodevices; Nanotechnology for biosystems)
  • Biomedical technologies (Biomedical engineering; Biomedical instrumentation; Biomedical metrology and certification; Biomedical sensors; Biomedical monitoring devices; Biomedical devices with embedded computers; Biomedical integrated systems)
  • Biological technologies (Biological data integration; Image processing in medicine and biological sciences; Biological data visualization; Synthetic biological systems)
  • Biomanufacturing (Manufacturing platforms; Biopharmaceutical industry; Generic biopharmaceuticals; Bioprocess management; Clinical trials; Disposables and product changeover; Upstream and downstream bioprocessing; Technology benchmarks; International regulations)



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

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) November 28, 2013 December 30, 2013
Notification January 29, 2014
Registration February 17, 2014
Camera ready March 12, 2014

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

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article)

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. Latex templates are also available.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the 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.

We would recommend that you not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 papers per event are recommended, as each paper must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings.

Work in Progress (short paper up to 4 pages long)

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

Posters (poster or collection of 6 to 8 slides)

Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. Acceptance will be decided based on a 1-2 page abstract and/or 6-8 .pdf slide deck submitted through the conference submission website. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. One big Poster and/or the associated slides should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Ideas (2 page proposal of novel idea)

This category is dedicated to new ideas in their early stage. Contributions might refer to PhD dissertation, testing new approaches, provocative and innovative ideas, out-of-the-box, and out-of-the-book thinking, etc. Acceptance will be decided based on a maximum 2 page submission through the conference submission website. The contributions for Ideas will be presented in special sessions, where more debate is intended. The Idea contribution must be comprehensive, focused, very well supported (details might miss, obviously). A 6-8 slide deck should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Ideas explanation page.

Technical marketing/industrial/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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