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The First International Conference on Computational and Systems Biology and Microbiology


March 7-13, 2010 - Cancun, Mexico

Call for Papers

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.

BIOSYSCOM 2010, The First International Conference on Computational and Systems Biology and Microbiology, 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 overcame for large-scale bio-subsystems, special genomics cases, bio-nanotechnologies, drugs, or microbial propagation and immunity.

The conference deals with 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 Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.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.

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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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