5th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology - BICoB2013

BICoB2013 - Call for Papers
5th International Conference
on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICoB)
March 4-6, 2013
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Following multiple requests we decided to extend the deadline!!!

Important Dates:

Paper Submission Deadline: November 27, 2012, October 28, 2012
Notification of Acceptance: December 29, 2012, December 15, 2012
Pre-registration and Camera-ready Manuscripts: January 20, 2013

The 5th international conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICoB) provides an excellent venue for researchers and practitioners in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to present and publish their research results and techniques. The BICoB conference seeks original and high quality papers in the fields of bioinformatics, computational biology, systems biology, medical informatics and the related disciplines. The conference also includes a Best Paper Award given during the conference banquet. We also encourage work in progress and research results in the emerging and evolutionary computational areas. Computational techniques have already enabled unprecedented advances in modern biology and medicine. This continues to be a vibrant research area with broadening of computational techniques and new emerging challenges. Work in the computational methods related to, or with application in, bioinformatics is also encouraged including: data mining, text mining, machine learning, modeling and simulation, pattern recognition, data visualization, biostatistics, .etc. The topics of interest include (and are not limited to):
Genome analysis: Genome assembly, genome and chromosome annotation, gene finding, alternative splicing, EST analysis, comparative genomics and metagenomics.
Sequence analysis: Multiple sequence alignment, sequence search and clustering, function prediction, motif discovery, functional site recognition in protein, RNA and DNA sequences.
Phylogenetics: Phylogeny estimation, models of evolution, comparative biological methods, population genetics.
Structural Bioinformatics: Structure matching, prediction, analysis and comparison, methods and tools for docking, protein design.
Analysis of high-throughput biological data: Microarrays (nucleic acid, protein, array CGH, genome tiling, and other arrays), EST, SAGE, MPSS, proteomics, mass spectrometry.
Genetics and population analysis: Linkage analysis, association analysis, population simulation, haplotyping, marker discovery, genotype calling.
Systems biology: Systems approaches to molecular biology, multiscale modeling, pathways, gene networks.
Computational Proteomics: Filtering and indexing sequence databases, Peptide quantification and identification, Genome annotations via mass spectrometry, Identification of post-translational modifications, Structural genomics via mass spectrometry, Protein-protein interactions, Computational approaches to analysis of large scale Mass spectrometry data, Exploration and visualization of proteomic data, Data models and integration for proteomics and genomics, Querying and retrieval of proteomics and genomics data etc.

Submission Procedures

Papers will be accepted only by electronic submission (PDF only). A full paper, including title, author's name(s) and affiliation, mailing address, telephone, fax and email of the principal author, should be submitted by November 27, 2012 at the following web site: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/BICOB2013/. The submitted manuscript should closely reflect the final paper as it will appear in the Proceedings which will be a maximum of 6 pages (+2 pages with additional page charge). A double-column format will be used; see template:http://www.isca-hq.org/sample-isca-manuscript-format.pdf. If you encounter any difficulties during submission or if you require further information, please contact: isca@ipass.net.

Journal Publication:

Authors of selected high quality papers in BICoB-2013 will be invited to submit extended version of their papers for possible publication in bioinformatics journals (e.g., JBCB, IJCA, etc.)

Important Dates:

Paper Submission Deadline Nov. 27, 2012
Notification of Acceptance Dec. 29, 2012
Camera-Ready Manuscript Jan. 20, 2013


BICoB is indexed in: DBLP, CSB (The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies), INSPEC, and Odysci. Also, BICoB program and list of papers will be available online in the conference website (see BICoB-2012 website)

BiCoB 2013 Call for Workshop Proposals:

The BICoB 2013 Committee invites proposals for workshops to be held on March 4-6, 2013 in conjunction with the main BICoB 2013 conference. Submissions may be made by e-mail in PDF format with "BICOB2013 Workshop Proposal" in the subject header. Proposals should include following information: The name of the workshop. A statement of goals for the workshop. The names and addresses of the organizers. The names of potential participants, such as program committee members. A description of the plans for call for participation (e.g., call for papers, venues through which the call will be distributed). The expected number of attendees and the planned length of the workshop. A description of past versions of the workshop, including dates, organizers, submission and acceptance counts, attendance, sites, registration fees and summary budget information. The URL of the workshop web site. A list of potential sponsors, together with letters of support from any sponsors who have already agreed to support the workshop. Workshop budget. Please submit your workshop proposals by e-mail to the BICoB 2013 Workshop Chair Dr. Mehmet Tan (mtan AT etu DOT edu DOT tr). Submission deadline: December 15, 2012.

Conference Co-Chair

Hisham Al-Mubaid
University of Houston - Clear Lake, Houston, USA
+1 (281) 283-3802

Conference Co-Chair

Reda Alhajj
University of Calgary, Canada

Program Co-Chair

Fahad Saeed
NHLBI, National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA
+1 (301) 402-4720

Program Co-Chair

Bhaskar DasGupta
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Publicity Co-Chair

Ümit V. Çatalyürek
Ohio State University, USA

Publicity Co-Chair

Jaroslaw Zola
Rutgers University, USA