[ecoop-info] IEEE WCCI2016 Special Session on HPC for Computational Intelligence Methods applied to Computational Biology

Paolo Cazzaniga paolo.cazzaniga at unibg.it
Mon Nov 30 12:21:55 CET 2015

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Special Session on Computational Intelligence Methods Accelerated on
Parallel and Distributed Architectures

for Applications in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Systems
Biology <http://dinamico2.unibg.it/cazzaniga/CDCI-17.html>

hosted by IEEE WCCI 2016 <http://www.wcci2016.org/>

25-29 July 2016, Vancouver, Canada


Call For Papers

Research problems in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Systems
Biology deal with systems at different scales of complexity and granularity
(from the inference of single molecular structure to the emergent behavior
of genome-wide networks), each one requiring completely different
computational methods. Computational intelligence is frequently exploited
to devise efficient heuristics solving problems in these disciplines;
however, these approaches can be computationally challenging, limiting
their applicability to real-world problems. The scope of this special
session is to bring together researchers involved in the development of
computational intelligence methods applied to Bioinformatics, Computational
Biology and Systems Biology, specifically accelerated either by means of
conventional architectures (e.g., computer clusters, GRID computing) or by
unconventional technologies (e.g., Graphics Processing Units, Many
Integrated Core coprocessors, biomimetic devices).

The scope of this session includes accelerated Computational Intelligence
methods applied to the fields of Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and
Systems Biology. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


   analysis and visualization of large datasets

   analysis and visualization of genome-wide models

   biomedical model parameterization

   development of synthetic biological devices

   drug design

   emergent properties in complex biological systems

   flux balance analysis

   gene expression array analysis

   high-throughput data analysis

   medical image analysis

   medical imaging and pattern recognition

   metabolic pathway analysis

   mining of biomedical data

   modelling, simulation and optimization of biological systems

   molecular dynamics and molecular docking

   molecular evolution and phylogenetics

   molecular sequence alignment and analysis

   optimization of biological systems

   prediction and searching of molecular structure and folding

   spectral analysis


Important dates

Paper submission: January 15, 2016
Camera ready due: April 15, 2016
Conference: 25-29 July 2016



Paolo Cazzaniga - University of Bergamo, Italy

Daniel Ashlock - University of Guelph, Canada

Marco S. Nobile - University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Daniela Besozzi - University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy


Submission guidelines


   All papers must be submitted through the IEEE WCCI 2016 online
   submission system.

   For papers submitted to the workshops or cross-disciplinary and CI
   applications special sessions track, please click on the IEEE CEC 2016
   paper submission link, and in the "Main Research Topic", select the
   respective workshop or special session title under "Section 8. Workshops or
   Cross-Disciplinary and CI Applications".

   Any paper submitted to the workshops or cross-disciplinary and CI
   applications special sessions track (if accepted and presented)
will be published
   in one of the three conference proceedings (IJCNN, Fuzzy-IEEE or IEEE
   CEC) that is most appropriate to the paper. Such decision will be made by
   the Workshop or  Special Session Organizers in consultation with the
   Workshop or Special Session Chair and one of the three Conference Chairs.


   Only papers prepared in PDF format will be accepted.

   Paper Length: Up to 8 pages, including figures, tables and references.
   At maximum, two additional pages are  permitted with over-length page
   charge of US$100/page, to be paid during author registration.

   Paper Formatting: double column, single spaced, #10 point Times Roman

   Margins: Left, Right, and Bottom: 0.75" (19mm). The top margin must be
   0.75" (19 mm), except for the title page where it must be 1" (25 mm).

   No page numbers please. We will insert the page numbers for you.

   Latex and Word templates are available here



Paolo Cazzaniga, PhD

University of Bergamo

email: paolo.cazzaniga at unibg.it

tel: +390352052933


* Paolo Cazzaniga, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Human and Social

* University of Bergamo*
*Piazzale S. Agostino 2 - 24129 Bergamo (BG) - Italy *

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