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[Computational-biology] Call For Papers - BICOB 2018 - Paper Deadline extended to Nov. 30, 2017 (Int'l Conf. Bioinformatics & Comp Biology)

Ding, Qin via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by DINGQ from ecu.edu)
Wed Nov 1 09:03:23 EST 2017

Due to multiple requests, the deadline for BICOB 2018 is extended to Nov. 30, 2017.
BICOB-2018 - Call for Papers
10th  International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICOB)
March 19 - 21, 2018 - Las Vegas, NV, USA

Important Dates
        Paper Submission Deadline: November 30, 2017 (extended)
        Notification of Acceptance: December 30, 2017
        Pre-registration and Camera-ready Manuscripts: January 20, 2018
        Paper submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bicob2018
        Conference website:  http://sce.uhcl.edu/bicob18/

The International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICOB) is one of the main conferences in bioinformatics and computational biology in North America. The 10th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICOB-2018) will be held between 19-21 March 2018 in Las Vegas, USA.  BICOB-2018 will provide a vibrant atmosphere and venue for bioinformatics and computational biology researchers to present and publish their research results, investigations, and studies. In recent years, most areas of bioinformatics, computational biology and medical informatics have experienced significant advances driven by computational techniques in bioinformatics. Moreover, bioinformatics and computational biology continue to be a vibrant research area with broadening applications and new emerging challenges.  BICOB-2018 seeks original and high quality contributions in the fields of bioinformatics, computational biology, systems biology, medical informatics and the related areas. The conference includes a Best Paper Award to be presented during the conference 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.

* Systems biology: Systems approaches to molecular biology, multiscale modeling, pathways, gene networks, transcriptomics - microarray data analysis, proteomics, epigenetics.

* Healthcare Informatics: healthcare data acquisition, analysis and mining. Clinical decision support systems, and healthcare information systems.

* 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, Query Languages, Interoperability, Bio-ontology and bio-data Mining.

* Genetics and population analysis: Linkage analysis, association analysis, population simulation, haplotyping, marker discovery, genotype calling.

Moreover, BICOB welcomes submissions in all areas of computing with impact on life sciences including algorithms, databases, languages, systems, and high performance computing. For example: Parallel and high-performance techniques, Computational biology on emerging architectures and hardware accelerators.

Submission Procedures:
Papers will be accepted only by electronic submission in PDF format.  A full paper, including title, author's name(s) and affiliation, mailing address, and email of the principal author, should be submitted online at the submission website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bicob2018 on or before November 30, 2017.  The submitted manuscript should closely reflect the final paper as it will appear in the Proceedings.  Maximum paper length for the proceedings is six pages, with up to two additional pages accepted with page charges (6+2).  ISCA double-column format will be used. Accepted papers will be indexed in Scopus, EI, and INSPEC, and submitted to DBLP for indexing. All BICOB-2018 Proceedings papers will be accessible and available online at www.seachDL.org<http://www.seachDL.org> and also will appear in Google scholar full text.

Journal Publication

Authors of selected high quality papers in BICOB-2018 will be invited to submit extended version of their papers for possible publication in bioinformatics journals including Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology JBCB (selected papers in previous BICOB conferences were published in JBCB).

Indexing: Accepted papers will be indexed in Scopus, EI, and INSPEC, and submitted to DBLP for indexing. All BICOB-2018 Proceedings papers will be accessible and available online at www.seachDL.org<http://www.seachDL.org> and also will appear in Google scholar full text.

For more information: please contact Program co-Chairs:

Hisham Al-Mubaid - Email: hisham from uhcl.edu<mailto:hisham from uhcl.edu>  Tel: +1-281-283-3802

Qin Ding - Email:  dingq from ecu.edu<mailto:dingq from ecu.edu>  Tel: +1-252-328-9686

Conference Chair: Oliver Eulenstein - Email: oeulenst from iastate.edu<mailto:oeulenst from iastate.edu>  Tel: +1-515-294-2407

Publicity Chair: Nurit Haspel - Email: nurit.haspel from umb.edu<mailto:nurit.haspel from umb.edu>  Tel: +1-617-287-6414

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