13th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology-BICOB-2021

BICOB-2021
13th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICOB)
March 22 - 24, 2021
Online (virtual conference)

                  Important Dates:

                        Paper Submission Deadline: October 30, 2020
                        Notification of Acceptance: December 30, 2020

                        Paper submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bicob2021
                        Conference Proceedings: accepted papers will be published in EasyChair: EasyChair (EPiC Series)



The 13th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, BICOB-2021, seeks original contributions in the fields of bioinformatics, computational biology, systems biology, medical informatics and the related areas. BICOB-2021 will be held online (virtually, due to the coronavirus pandemic) between 22 - 24 March 2021 . The BICOB conference started in 2009 and established itself as one of the important conferences in the field. It offers one of the front platforms for disseminating latest research results and techniques in bioinformatics, computational biology, genomics, and medical informatics. BICOB-2021 also will provide a vibrant atmosphere and venue for bioinformatics and computational biology scientists to present and publish their research results, investigations, and studies. The conference includes a Best Paper Award to be presented during the conference virtual banquet. We also encourage work in progress and research results in the emerging and evolutionary computational areas. Work in the 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.
All areas of computational and data-driven techniques with impact on life sciences are welcome including big data, high-performance computing, GWAS, multi-omics studies; and emerging topics like Covid-19, Sars-Cov-2, and the related topics.

Publication and Indexing:

Accepted papers in BICOB-2021 will be published (full text online) in EasyChair (EPiC series) and will be indexed in Scopus, Google Scholar, EI, and INSPEC, and submitted to DBLP for indexing. Papers will be also be online at www.searchDL.org

Journal Publication:

Authors of selected papers in BICOB-2021 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 30, 2020
Notification of Acceptance December 30, 2020
Registration due: January 15, 2021
Camera-Ready Final Manuscript January 31, 2021
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Conference Chair

Oliver Eulenstein
Iowa State University, USA
+1 (515) 294-2407
oeulenst@iastate.edu

Program Chair

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

Program Chair

Qin Ding
East Carolina University, USA
+1 (252) 328-9686
dingq@ecu.edu

Publicity Chair

Nurit Haspel
University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
+1 (617) 287-6414
nurit.haspel@umb.edu


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