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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 design and application of modelling frameworks, algorithmic concepts, computational methods, and information technologies to address challenging problems in Bioinformatics and Biomedical research.

There is a tremendous need to explore how mathematical, statistical and computational techniques can be used to better understand biological processes and systems, while developing new methodologies and tools to analyze the massive currently-available biological data. Areas of interest to this community include systems biology and biological networks (regulatory, neuronal, predator-prey, ecological ones, etc.), sequence analysis, biostatistics,  graph models, image analysis, 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
  • Immuno- and Chemo-Informatics
  • Pattern Recognition, Clustering and Classification
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Model Design and Evaluation
  • Transcriptomics
  • Next Generation Sequencing
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Sequence Analysis
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Structure Prediction
  • Databases and Data Management
  • Structural Variations
  • Image Analysis
  • Visualization
  • Formal Verification of Biological Systems
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Biostatistics and Stochastic Models
  • Pharmaceutical Applications
  • Systems Biology
  • Algorithms and Software Tools
  • Web Services in Bioinformatics
  • Computational Molecular Systems


Roy RuddleUniversity of Leeds, United Kingdom
Helena CanhãoUniversidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
Petia RadevaUniversitat de Barcelona, Spain
Silvana QuagliniUniversità degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
Andreas HolzingerMedical University Graz, Austria (Cancelled)


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 digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.


Conference Date: 24 - 26 February, 2020

Paper Submission: October 24, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 3, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 17, 2019 (expired)

Paper Submission: November 22, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 20, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 8, 2020 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: October 17, 2019 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 27, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 15, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 22, 2020 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 17, 2019 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: January 14, 2020 (expired)

Demo Proposal: January 14, 2020 (expired)

Panel Proposal: January 14, 2020 (expired)


Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: bioinformatics.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.bioinformatics.biostec.org




Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and University of Lisbon, Portugal
Hugo GamboaNew University of Lisbon, Portugal


Elisabetta De MariaUniversité Côte d'Azur, CNRS, I3S, France


Antonino Abbruzzo, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Mohamed Abouelhoda, Nile University, Egypt
Carlos Abreu, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Afiahayati Afiahayati, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Rini Akmeliawati, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Tatsuya Akutsu, Kyoto University, Japan
Hesham Ali, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Jens Allmer, Hochschule Ruhr West, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Rui Alves, University of Lleida, Spain
Emna Amdouni, University of Lyon 2, France
Francois Andry, Philips, France
António Anjos, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom
Joel Arrais, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Joel Arrais, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Zafer Aydin, Abdullah Gul University, Turkey
Emiliano Barreto-Hernandez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Payam Behzadi, Shahr-e-Qods Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Shifra Ben-Dor, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Gilles Bernot, Université Côte d'Azur, France
Ugur Bilge, Akdeniz University, Turkey
Pawel Blazej, Faculty of Biotechnology, Wroclaw University, Poland
Razvan Bocu, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
Lutgarde Buydens, Radboud University, Netherlands
Rita Casadio, University of Bologna, Italy
José Cerón Carrasco, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain
Matthias Chung, Virginia Tech, United States
Amanda Clare, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom
Mark Clement, Brigham Young University, United States
Jean-Paul Comet, Univesité Côte d'Azur, France
Federica Conte, National Research Council of Rome, Italy
Kathryn Cooper, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Antoine Danchin, Institut Cochin INSERM U1016 - CNRS UMR8104 - Université Paris Descartes, France
Thomas Dandekar, University of Würzburg, Germany
Sérgio Deusdado, Instituto Politecnico de Bragança, Portugal
Santa Di Cataldo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Richard Edwards, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
François Fages, INRIA, France
Maria Evelina Fantacci, University of Pisa and INFN, Italy
António Ferreira, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
João Ferreira, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Giulia Fiscon, National Research Council of Rome (CNR), Italy
Alexandru Floares, SAIA, Romania
Liliana Florea, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Dmitrij Frishman, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Max Garzon, The University of Memphis, United States
Pietro Guzzi, University "Magna Graecia" of Catanzaro, Italy
Christopher Hann, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Ronaldo Hashimoto, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Shan He, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Steffen Heber, North Carolina State University, United States
Volkhard Helms, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
Alexander Hoffmann, UCLA, United States
Vasant Honavar, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Song-Nian Hu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Asier Ibeas, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Sohei Ito, National Fisheries University, Japan
Bo Jin, MilliporeSigma, Merck KGaA, United States
Giuseppe Jurman, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Natalia Khuri, Wake Forest University, United States
Inyoung Kim, Virginia Tech, United States
Jirí Kléma, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Republic
Eugene Korotkov, Centre of Bioengineering Russain Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
Yinglei Lai, George Washington University, United States
Man-Kee Lam, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Antonio LaTorre, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Carlile Lavor, University of Campinas, Brazil
Matej Lexa, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Cedric Lhoussaine, lab CRIStAL | University Lille, France
Chen Li, Monash University - Melbourne, Australia
Yiheng Liang, Bridgewater State University, United States
Li Liao, University of Delaware, United States
Michal Linial, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Pawel Mackiewicz, Faculty of Biotechnology, Wroclaw University, Poland
Morgan Magnin, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France
Thérèse Malliavin, CNRS/Institut Pasteur, France
Elena Marchiori, Radboud University, Netherlands
Andrea Marin, University of Venice, Italy
Johnny Marques, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, Brazil
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
Giancarlo Mauri, Università di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Ivan Merelli, ITB CNR, Italy
Nikolaos Michailidis, Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Paolo Milazzo, Università di Pisa, Italy
Chilukuri Mohan, Syracuse University, United States
José Molina, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Vincent Moulton, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Helder Nakaya, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Jean-Christophe Nebel, Kingston University, United Kingdom
Binh Nguyen, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
José Oliveira, University of Aveiro, DETI/IEETA, Portugal
Hakan Orer, Koc University School of Medicine, Turkey
Allan Orozco, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Oscar Pastor, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Marco Pellegrini, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Matteo Pellegrini, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Carla Piazza, University of Udine, Italy
Juergen Pilz, AAU Klagenfurt, Austria
Nadia Pisanti, Università di Pisa, Italy
Alberto Policriti, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy
Gianfranco Politano, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Junfeng Qu, Clayton State University, United States
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
Vincent Rodin, UBO, LabSTICC/CNRS ,CS 93837,29238 Brest Cedex3, France
Simona Rombo, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Eric Rouchka, University of Louisville, United States
Olivier Roux, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France
Claudia Rubiano Castellanos, Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Bogota, Colombia
Ulrich Rückert, CITEC, Bielefeld University, Germany
Jakob Ruess, Inria Paris, France
Carolina Ruiz, WPI, United States
Indrajit Saha, National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training & Research, India
J. Salgado, University of Chile, Chile
Alessandro Savino, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Thomas Schmid, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Andrew Schumann, University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, Poland
Noor Akhmad Setiawan, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
João Setubal, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Anne Siegel, CNRS, France
Christine Sinoquet, University of Nantes, France
Pavel Smrz, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Gordon Smyth, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Sylvain Soliman, Inria Saclay, France
Yinglei Song, Jiansu University of Science and Technology, China
Sérgio Sousa, BioSIM - Departamento de Biomedicina, Portugal
David Svoboda, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Peter Sykacek, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Piotr Szczepaniak, Institute of Information Technology, Lodz University of Technology, Poland
Y-h. Taguchi, Chuo University, Japan
Arkadiusz Tomczyk, Institute of Information Technology, Lodz University of Technology, Poland
Takashi Tomita, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Aydin Tozeren, Drexel University, United States
Sophia Tsoka, King's College London, United Kingdom
Juris Viksna, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia, Latvia
Haim Wolfson, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Yanbin Yin, University of Nebraska, United States
Malik Yousef, Zefat Academic College, Israel
Alexander Zelikovsky, Georgia State University, United States
Wen Zhang, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
Leming Zhou, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Qiang Zhu, The University of Michigan, Dearborn, United States
Jiali Zhuang, Molecular Stethoscope Inc., United States

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