11th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology - BICOB-2019

11th International Conference
on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICOB)
March 18 - 20, 2019
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort - Honolulu, HI, USA

                  Important Dates:

                        Paper Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018 (extended)
                        Notification of Acceptance: December 30, 2018

                        Pre-registration and Camera-ready Manuscripts: January 20, 2019
                        Paper submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bicob2019


Keynote Speaker: Tamer Kahveci, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Computer and Info. Sci. & Eng.
Director, Bioinformatics Lab
University of Florida, USA
URL: https://www.cise.ufl.edu/kahveci-tamer/


In bioinformatics, and computational biology, we have been witnessing great advances and breakthroughs in the past two decades. BICOB-2019 is continuing effort of gathering the researchers and scholars in bioinformatics and computational biology and supporting these fields. The 11th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICOB'2019) will be held March 18 - 20, 2019 in Honolulu, HI, USA. The new and emerging computational fields (e.g., data science, big data, deep learning, multicore computing) have motivated more progress in bioinformatics and enabled most areas in bioinformatics to continue to be vibrant research area with broadening applications and new emerging challenges. BICOB'2019 will provide an utmost venue for researchers and practitioners in bioinformatics to present and publish their research results and techniques. We seek original and high quality papers in the fields of bioinformatics, computational biology, systems biology, medical informatics and the related areas. The conference includes a Best Paper Award to be given during the conference banquet. BICOB'2019 also encourages work-in-progress and research results in the emerging and evolutionary computational areas. Computational methods related to, or with application in, bioinformatics is also encouraged including: computational intelligence and its application in bioinformatics, bio-data mining and text mining, evolutionary algorithms, nature-inspired computation, machine learning and bio-NLP, biomedical ontology, biomathematics, modeling and simulation, pattern recognition, data visualization, biostatistics. The topics of interest include (and are not limited to):
Genome analysis: Genome assembly, Next-Gen genomics and metagenomics, genome and chromosome annotation, gene finding, alternative splicing, EST analysis and comparative genomics.
Sequence analysis: Multiple sequence alignment, sequence search and clustering, next generation sequencing NGS, 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. Also, query languages, interoperability, bio-ontology and bio-data mining.
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, transcriptomics - microarray data analysis, proteomics, epigenomics.
Healthcare Informatics: Healthcare data acquisition, analysis and mining. Clinical decision support systems, and healthcare information systems.
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.

Journal Publication:

Authors of selected papers in BICOB-2019 will be invited to submit extended version of their papers for possible publication in the Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (JBCB).

Important Dates:

Paper Submission Deadline October 31 (extended: November 30), 2018
Notification of Acceptance December 30, 2018
Camera-Ready Manuscript January 20, 2019


Accepted papers will be indexed in Scopus, EI, and INSPEC, and submitted to DBLP for indexing. BICOB-2019 Proceedings will be published by EasyChair and all BICOB-2019 papers will be available online in EasyChair. Further, papers will be accessible online at www.searchDL.org and also will appear in Google scholar full text.

Conference Chair

Qin Ding
East Carolina University, USA
+1 (252) 328-9686

Program Co-Chair

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

Program Co-Chair

Oliver Eulenstein
Iowa State University, USA
+1 (515) 294-2407

Publicity Chair

Nurit Haspel
University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
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