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BIBM 2012

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) on any aspect of bioinformatics, biomedicine and healthcare informatics. 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 , Biomedicine and healthcare informatics 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.

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 7 journals: IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, IEEE Transactions on  System, Men and Cybernetics, International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics, BMC Bioinformatics, BMC Genomics, BMC Proteome Science,  Proteomics, Journal of Network Modeling and Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics (In the past BIBM conference, the number of special issues is: BIBM 2011—8 special issue,  BIBM 2010—7 special issues, BIBM 2009—4 special issue; BIBM 2008—4 special issues)  

Student Travel Award: Thanks to the NSF travel grant award, the BIBM 2012 will offer 25-30 Student Travel Awards. If you would like to apply, please email the following information to the Travel Award Chair Prof. Li Sheng at lsheng@math.drexel.edu . The application deadline is September 7, 2012.

Panel on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine Research Challenges and Opportunities led by top researchers and program managers from NSF and NIH.

Conference Co-Chairs:

Prof. Lyle Ungar, University of Pennsylvania, USA, ungar@cis.upenn.edu
Prof. Cathy Wu, University of Delaware, USA, wuc@dbi.udel.edu

Program Co-Chairs:

Prof. Reda Alhaij, University of Calgary, Canada, rsalhajj@gmail.com
Prof. Jean Gao, University of Texas at Arlington, USA, gao@uta.edu
Prof. Werner Dubitzky, University of Ulster, UK, w.dubitzky@ulster.ac.uk

Industry Program Committee Co-Chairs

Dr. Anastasia Christianson, AstraZeneca, USA, anastasia.christianson@astrazeneca.com
Dr. Michael Liebman, Strategic Medicine Inc., USA, m.liebman@strategicmedicine.com

BIBM Steering Committee Chair:

Prof. Xiaohua Tony Hu, Drexel University, USA, thu@cis.drexel.edu 

Paper Submission:

Please submit a full-length paper (up to 8 page IEEE 2-column format) via the online submission system (you can download the format instructions and LaTeX and Word templates here).  Please submit your final manuscripts electronically either in PDF or PostScript format. Formatting instructions for accepted manuscripts will be provided with the acceptance notifications.

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Important Dates:

Electronic submission of full papers: May 31, 2012 

Notification of paper acceptance: July 20, 2012

Camera-ready of accepted papers: August 15, 2012

Conference: October 4-7, 2012




Last update: 21 Dec 2011