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BIOINFORMATICS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of the International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of computational systems, algorithmic concepts and information technologies to address challenging problems in Biomedical research with a particular focus on the emerging problems in Bioinformatics and computational biology. There is a tremendous need to explore how mathematical, statistical and computational models can be used to better understand biological processes and systems, while developing new methodologies and tools to analysis the massive currently-available biological data. Areas of interest to this community include systems biology, sequence analysis, biostatistics, image analysis, network and graph models, scientific data management and data mining, machine learning, pattern recognition, computational evolutionary biology, computational genomics and proteomics, and related areas.

BIOINFORMATICS encourages authors to submit papers to one of the main topics indicated below, describing original work, including methods, techniques, advanced prototypes, applications, systems, tools or survey papers, reporting research results and/or indicating future directions. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference by one of the authors and published in the proceedings. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
The proceedings will be indexed by several major international indexers.
Special sessions are also welcome. Please contact the secretariat for further information on how to propose a special session.


  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Sequence Analysis
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Structure Prediction
  • Structural Variations
  • Image Analysis
  • Visualization
  • Databases and Data Management
  • Data mining and Machine Learning
  • Biostatistics and Stochastic Models
  • Pharmaceutical Applications
  • Systems Biology
  • Algorithms and Software Tools
  • Web Services in Bioinformatics
  • Computational Molecular Systems
  • Immuno- and Chemo-informatics
  • Pattern Recognition, Clustering and Classification
  • Model Design and Evaluation
  • Transcriptomics
  • Next Generation Sequencing


Bart M. ter Haar RomenyEindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands
Joyce WesterinkPhilips Research and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands
Kristina HöökRoyal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Bethany BrackenCharles River Analytics Inc., United States


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book .
A short list of papers presented at BIOINFORMATICS will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of the International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 21 - 23 February, 2017

Paper Submission: October 20, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 23, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 9, 2016 (expired)

Paper Submission: November 23, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 20, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 5, 2017 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: November 3, 2016 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 29, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 11, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 23, 2017 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: November 21, 2016 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: December 27, 2016 (expired)

Demo Proposal: December 27, 2016 (expired)

Panel Proposal: December 27, 2016 (expired)


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Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações / IST, Portugal
Hugo GamboaLIBPHYS-UNL / FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Mário VazINEGI LOME, FEUP, Portugal


Hesham AliUniversity of Nebraska at Omaha, United States


Judith A. Blake, Jackson Laboratory, United States
Mohamed Abouelhoda, Nile University, Egypt
Afiahayati Afiahayati, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Rini Akmeliawati, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University, Japan
Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Canada
Hesham Ali, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Jens Allmer, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
Rui Alves, University of Lleida, Spain
Paul Anderson, College of Charleston, United States
Marco Antoniotti, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Joel Arrais, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Rolf Backofen, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Germany
Ivet Bahar, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Lucia Ballerini, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Emiliano Barreto Hernandez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Dhundy Bastola, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Tim Beissbarth, University of Göttingen, Germany
Shifra Ben-Dor, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Vitoantonio Bevilacqua, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Michael Biehl, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Ugur Bilge, Akdeniz University, Turkey
Leonardo Bocchi, Università di Firenze, Italy
Ulrich Bodenhofer, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Erik Bongcam, SLU, Sweden
Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste, Italy
Andrea Bracciali, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Giulio Caravagna, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Alessandro Cestaro, IASMA - Instituto Agrario S. Michele all'Adige, Italy
Ching-Fen Chang, NYMU, Taiwan
Marcus Cheetham, Universität Zürich, Switzerland
Wai-Ki Ching, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Kwang-Hyun Cho, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea, Republic of
Mark Clement, Brigham Young University, United States
Netta Cohen, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Federica Conte, National Research Council of Rome, Italy
Kathryn Cooper, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Francisco Couto, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Dimitris D. Koutsouris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Antoine Danchin, Institute of Cardiometabolism and Nutrition, France
Thomas Dandekar, University of Würzburg, Germany
Sérgio Deusdado, Instituto Politecnico de Bragança, Portugal
Santa Di Cataldo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Christopher E. Hann, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Richard Edwards, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
George Eleftherakis, CITY College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Greece
Peter F. Stadler, Universität Leipzig - IZBI, Germany
Gang Fang, NYU Shanghai, China
Fabrizio Ferre, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
António Ferreira, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Elisa Ficarra, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Giulia Fiscon, National Research Council of Rome (CNR), Italy
Liliana Florea, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Alexandre P Francisco, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
André Fujita, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Ronaldo Fumio Hashimoto, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Dario Ghersi, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Enrique J. Gómez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Igor Goryanin, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Julian Gough, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Manolo Gouy, Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, France
Max H. Garzon, The University of Memphis, United States
Helen Hao Zhang, University of Arizona, United States
Shan He, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Volkhard Helms, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
Pietro Hiram Guzzi, University "Magna Graecia" of Catanzaro, Italy
Vasant Honavar, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Song-Nian Hu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jari Hyttinen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Seiya Imoto, University of Tokyo, Japan
Sohei Ito, National Fisheries University, Japan
Bo Jin, MilliporeSigma, Merck KGaA, United States
Giuseppe Jurman, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Sameer K. Antani, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, United States
Yannis Kalaidzidis, Max Planck Institute Molecular Cell Biology and Genetic, Germany
Michael Kaufmann, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany
Sami Khuri, San José State University, United States
Natalia Khuri, Stanford University, United States
Inyoung Kim, Virginia Tech, United States
Toralf Kirsten, University of Leipzig, Germany
Jirí Kléma, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Republic
Peter Kokol, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Malgorzata Kotulska, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Ivan Kulakovskiy, , Russian Federation
Yinglei Lai, George Washington University, United States
Carlile Lavor, University of Campinas, Brazil
Matej Lexa, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Guo-zheng Li, Tongji University, China
Li Liao, University of Delaware, United States
Yunlong Liu, Indiana-Purdue University at Indianapolis, United States
Antonios Lontos, Frederick University, Cyprus
Lutgarde M. C. Buydens, Radboud University, Netherlands
Shuangge Ma, Yale University, United States
Pawel Mackiewicz, Faculty of Biotechnology, Wroclaw University, Poland
Nikolaos Magklaveras, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Paolo Magni, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
Thérèse E. Malliavin, CNRS/Institut Pasteur, France
Elena Marchiori, Radboud University, Netherlands
Andrea Marin, University of Venice, Italy
Majid Masso, George Mason University, United States
Petr Matula, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Pavel Matula, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Claudine Médigue, CEA/Genomic Institute/Genoscope & CNRS UMR8030 - LABGeM, France
Ivan Merelli, ITB CNR, Italy
Nikolaos Michailidis, Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Armin Mikler, University of North Texas, United States
Luciano Milanesi, ITB-CNR, Italy
Paolo Milazzo, University of Pisa, Italy
Saad Mneimneh, Hunter College CUNY, United States
Pedro Tiago Monteiro, ?INESC-ID / IST - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Vincent Moulton, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Chad Myers, University of Minnesota, United States
Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, University of Kentucky, United States
David Naranjo-Hernández, University of Seville, Spain
Jean-Christophe Nebel, Kingston University, United Kingdom
José Luis Oliveira, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Hakan S. Orer, Koc University, Turkey
Allan Orozco, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Giulia Paciello, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Taesung Park, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Oscar Pastor, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
José Pedro Cerón Carrasco, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain
Matteo Pellegrini, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Marco Pellegrini, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Horacio Pérez-Sánchez, Catholic University of Murcia, Spain
Nadia Pisanti, Universita' di Pisa, Italy
Olivier Poch, ICube UMR7357 CNRS-Université de Strasbourg, France
Alberto Policriti, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy
Gianfranco Politano, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Giuseppe Profiti, University of Bologna, Italy
Junfeng Qu, Clayton State University, United States
Neil R. Smalheiser, University of Illinois Chicago, United States
Mark Ragan, The University of Queensland, Australia
Jagath Rajapakse, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Javier Reina-Tosina, University of Seville, Spain
Laura Roa, University of Seville, Spain
Miguel Rocha, University of Minho, Portugal
David Rocke, University of California, Davis, United States
Simona E. Rombo, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Eric Rouchka, University of Louisville, United States
Claudia Consuelo Rubiano Castellanos, Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Bogota, Colombia
Carolina Ruiz, WPI, United States
Indrajit Saha, National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training & Research, India
J. Cristian Salgado, University of Chile, Chile
Alessandro Savino, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Sophie Schbath, French National Institute for Agriculatural Research (INRA), France
Jaime Seguel, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, United States
Noor Akhmad Setiawan, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Joao C. Setubal, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Christine Sinoquet, University of Nantes, France
Temple Smith, Boston University, United States
Pavel Smrz, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Gordon Smyth, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Yinglei Song, Jiansu University of Science and Technology, China
Andrew Sung, University of Southern Mississippi, United States
David Svoboda, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Peter Sykacek, BOKU : University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
Rahman Tashakkori, Appalachian State University, United States
Gerhard Thallinger, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Jerzy Tiuryn, Warsaw University, Poland
Takashi Tomita, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Alexander Tsouknidas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Gabriel Valiente, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Kristel Van Steen, University of Liège, Belgium
Pierangelo Veltri, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
Juris Viksna, University of Latvia, Latvia
Arndt von Haeseler, Center for integrative bioinformatics Vienna, Austria
Arndt von Haeseler, Center of Integrative Bioinformatics Vienna, MFPL, Austria
Thomas Werner, University of Michigan, Germany
Jake Y. Chen, Indiana University School of Informatics, United States
Yanbin Yin, Northern Illinois University, United States
Malik Yousef, Zefat Academic College, Israel
Jingkai Yu, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Alexander Z. Zelikovsky, Georgia State University, United States
Nazar Zaki, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Erliang Zeng, University of South Dakota, United States
Bao-Hong Zhang, East Carolina University, United States
Louxin Zhang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Xingming Zhao, Tongji University, China
Zhongming Zhao, University of Texas, United States
Leming Zhou, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Zexuan Zhu, Shenzhen University, China
Jun Zou, Cardiovascular Research Institute, UCSF, United States