12th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology-BICOB-2020

12th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICOB)
March 23 - 25, 2020
San Francisco, CA, USA

                  New: BICOB 2020 conference is Virtual (Online only) due to coronavirus concern.
                            We apologize for any inconvenience.
                            Please see the memo for more details. BICOB-2020 memo

                  Important Dates:

                        Paper Submission Deadline: November 30, 2019 {extended}
                        Notification of Acceptance: December 30, 2019

                        Registration Materials due: January 20, 2020
                        Paper submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bicob2020
Conference Proceedings:accepted papers will be published in EasyChair: EasyChair (EPiC Series)


Keynote Speaker: Ron Dror, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Computer Science
Stanford University, California, USA
URL: http://drorlab.stanford.edu/contact.html

The 12th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology BICOB-2020 will be held March 23 - 25, 2020 in San Francisco, CA, USA. BICOB'2020 will provide an ideal venue for bioinformatics and computational biology researchers to present, discuss and publish their research work, results and outcomes. We seek original contributions in the fields of bioinformatics, computational biology, systems biology, medical informatics and the related areas, in the form of scientific papers for presentation in the conference and publication in the conference proceedings. The conference includes a Best Paper Award to be given during the conference banquet. BICOB'2020 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, biomedical ontologies, 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.

Publication and Indexing:

Accepted papers in BICOB-2020 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-2020 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 November 30, 2019 {extended}
Notification of Acceptance December 30, 2019
Registration due: January 15, 2020
Camera-Ready Final Manuscript January 31, 2020

Conference Chair

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

Program Chair

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

Program Chair

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

Publicity Chair

Nurit Haspel
University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
+1 (617) 287-6414

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