International Workshop on Practical Applications of Computational

3rd International Workshop on Practical Applications of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics (IWPACBB '09)
10th-12th June, 2009 - Salamanca - Spain

Call for papers

The success of bioinformatics in recent years has been prompted by research in molecular biology and molecular medicine in initiatives like the human genome project. These initiatives gave rise to an exponential increase in the volume and diversification of data, including protein and gene data, nucleotide sequences and biomedical literature.

Systems Biology is a related research area that has been replacing the reductionist view that dominated biology research in the last decades, requiring the coordinated efforts of biological researchers with those related to data analysis, mathematical modelling, computer simulation and optimization.

The accumulation and exploitation of large-scale data bases prompts for new computational technology and for research into these issues. In this context, many widely successful computational models and tools used by biologists in these initiatives, such as clustering classification, model inference, simulation and optimization are based on artificial intelligence (AI) techniques.

In fact, these methods have been helping in tasks related to knowledge discovery from biological databases, as well as in the development of computational models that allow the in silico simulation, predicting the response of biological complex systems to any perturbation.

Hence, the 3rd International Workshop on Practical Applications of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics (IWPACBB) wants to promote the interaction among the scientific community to discuss applications of AI with an interdisciplinary character, exploring the interactions between sub-areas of AI, Bioinformatics, Chemoinformatics and Systems Biology.


  • Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining techniques for the Analysis of high-throughput biological data (trancriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, fluxomics).
  • Biomedical Text Mining and Language Processing.
  • Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition.
  • Rough, Fuzzy and Hybrid Techniques.
  • Hidden Markov Models.
  • Bayesian Approaches.
  • Artificial Neural Networks.
  • Support Vector Machines.
  • Evolutionary Computing.
  • Case-Based Reasoning systems.
  • Non-linear dynamical analysis methods and Intelligent signal processing.
  • Feature selection.

A number of biological ares also, check the website of the workshop.


  • Paper submission deadline: 23rd January, 2009
  • Notification of acceptance: 27th February, 2009
  • Final version submission: 16th March, 2009
  • IWPACBB'09 celebration: 10th-12th June, 2009

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