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CIBB 2015
12th International Meeting on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

CNR Research Area “Napoli 1”, Naples, Italy
September 10-12, 2015


Scope of CIBB 2015

CIBB (Computational Intelligence methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics) is a meeting with more than 10-year history. Its main goal is to provide a forum open to researchers from different disciplines to present problems concerning computational techniques in bioinformatics, systems biology and medical informatics, to discuss cutting edge methodologies and accelerate life science discoveries.
Following this tradition and roots, this year's meeting will bring together researchers from the international scientific community interested in this field to discuss the advancements and the future perspectives in bioinformatics and biostatistics. Applied biologists are also invited to participate in order to propose novel challenges aimed to have high impact for molecular biology and translational medicine.

Technical areas addressed by CIBB 2015 include, but are not limited to:

            High dimensional statistical analysis of omic data;
            Next generation sequencing bioinformatics;
            Multi-omic data integration;
            Methods for supervised and unsupervised learning;
            Prediction of protein structures;
            Methods for comparative genomics;
            Algorithms for molecular evolution and phylogenetic analysis;
            Mathematical modelling and simulation of biological systems;
            Systems and synthetic biology;
            Bio-molecular databases and data mining;
            Bio-medical text mining and imaging;
            Statistical methods for the analysis of clinical data;
            Methods for the visualization of high dimensional complex omic data;
            Software tools for bioinformatics.

CIBB 2015 is jointly organized by:

•    INNS International Neural Network Society SIG Bioinformatics
•    INNS International Neural Network Society SIG Bio-pattern
•    IEEE-CIS-BBCT Task forces on Neural Networks and Evolutionary Computation
•    Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo, “M. Picone”, CNR Napoli

The scientific programs of CIBB 2015 will include Keynote Speakers, contributed papers, tutorial and special sessions. The contributed papers will be presented in plenary oral sessions, special sessions, or poster sessions.


Accepted papers will be published on a flash drive with a specific ISBN number for the conference proceedings. A selection of papers presented at CIBB 2015 will appear in a post-conference monograph. We are in contact with Springer to have them published in the Springer series of Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI) as usual for CIBB. Moreover, we are planning to publish the best papers in an extended form in a special issue of an international scientific journal.

Important Dates

Tutorial and Special Session Proposal:      April 3, 2015
Paper submission deadline:                       April 10, 2015
Notification of acceptance:                        June 12, 2015
Final paper due:                                      July 10, 2015
Conference:                                            September 10-12, 2015

Tutorials and Special Sessions

Tutorial proposals to CIBB, including title, one page long abstract, and short CV of presenters, are due by April 3, 2015. Please send proposals to

Special Session proposals to CIBB, including the session's title and scope, short CV of sessions chairs, preliminary list of at least 4 potential authors are due by April 3, 2015. Proposals of special sessions will be evaluated as soon as they are submitted. A special session must have at least 4 accepted papers. Please send proposals to

Paper Submission

Papers must be prepared following the guidelines illustrated on the CIBB web site and should be long between 4 and 6 pages. Papers should be submitted in PDF format on the Easy Chair conference system.

Organizing Committee

General Chairs
- Claudia Angelini, Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo, Italy
- Adriano Decarli, University of Milan, Italy
- Erik Bongcam-Rudloff, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden.

Biostatistics Technical Chair
- Paola MV Rancoita, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Italy

Bioinformatics Technical Chair
- Stefano Rovetta, University of Genova, Italy

Special Session and Tutorial Chairs
To be communicated

Local Organizing Committee
Valerio Costa, Institute of Genetics and Biophysics, Italy
Italia De Feis, Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo, Italy
Angelo Facchiano, Istituto di Scienze dell'Alimentazione, Italy

Publicity Chair
Francesco Masulli, University of Genova, Italy & Temple University, USA

Publication Chair
Riccardo Rizzo, Istituto di Calcolo e Reti ad Alte Prestazioni, Italy

Steering Committee
Pierre Baldi, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
Elia Biganzoli, University of Milan, Italy
Alexandru Floares, Oncological Institute Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Jon Garibaldi, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Nikola Kasabov, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Francesco Masulli, University of Genova, Italy & Temple University, USA
Leif Peterson, TMHRI, Houston, Texas, USA
Roberto Tagliaferri, University of Salerno, Italy

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