International Conference on Intelligent Biology and Medicine (ICIBM 2020)
August 9-10, 2020, Virtual

Keynote Speakers (All keynotes are rescheduled to ICIBM 2021)


---Update Aug. 7, 2020---
The ICIBM 2021 will be held on August 8-10, 2021. Please visit here for more information, including Call for Papers.

---Update Aug. 7, 2020---
The complete ICIBM program is now available here.

---Update Aug. 4, 2020---
ICIBM agenda is now available here. Each talk is 15 minutes, including 12 minutes for the presentation and 3 minutes of Q/A. Please keep the time in mind and make sure you are punctual. Zoom links to attend the meetings will be shared with you shortly in a separate email.

---Update July 25, 2020---
Registration for ICIBM2020 already started. While access to the meeting is free to everyone, attendees are required to complete registration before the registration deadline to obtain approval. The deadline for the registration is August 5th, 2020, 12 am US central time.

Registration link:

---Update June 25, 2020---
The portal for manuscript re-submission have been set up. To ensure timely publication, the submission deadline is July 16, 2020. Please note that unlike previous ICIBM conferences, we will use publisher's own editorial manager website to collect revised manuscript for review and approval of publication.
The contact information for special issue editors are: BMC Bioinformatics (Yan Guo,, BMC Genomics (Wei Zhang,, BMC Medical Genomics (Xinghua Mindy Shi,, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making (Li Shen,, Genes (Yan Guo,, QB (Kai Wang,

  1. For submission of revised manuscript to special issue of BMC Genomics, BMC Bioinformatics, BMC Medical Genomics, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, use this link. In the top left corner, authors will see text that says ‘Submit a manuscript,’ which will then take you through the steps to submission. Please select “BMC Supplements Reviewed” (Article Type Selection) and then choose the Submission Flag Name “ICIBM 2020”. Upload both the paper and the response letter as "manuscript" type.
  2. For submission of revised manuscript to special issue of Genes, use this link. Click on the “Submit to Special Issue” on the left to submit.
  3. For submission of revised manuscript to Quantitative Biology, use this link but add a statement ""this manuscript is submitted via ICIBM 2020" in a cover letter.

---Update May 27, 2020---
We have been closely monitoring and assessing the COVID-19 pandemic situation. After very careful evaluation and discussions, the conference organizers decided to have the ICIBM 2020 as a virtual conference. All the registration will be free. We plan to select a list of accepted papers to present via online format. Specific details including the registration will be posted online soon.
In addition, we plan to have ICIBM 2021 to be the same place and almost the same dates: August 8-10, 2021 at Philadelphia, USA. Thank you for your support and understanding!

In light of broad research interest in fighting COVID-19, we have created a special workshop or session on “Intelligent Medicine for COVID-19 (IM-COVID-19)”. We are now soliciting papers in this topic, including original manuscripts, preprints, or published work (The authors need to specify in submission).

We extended the submission deadline by two weeks – the extended submission deadline is April 15.

Call for papers

The 2020 International Conference on Intelligent Biology and Medicine (ICIBM 2020) will be held during August 9-10, 2020, Virtual. You are invited to submit abstracts with unpublished original work describing recent advances on all aspects of bioinformatics, Systems Biology and intelligent Computing, including but not restricted to the following topics:


  1. Genomics and genetics, including integrative & functional genomics, genome evolution.
  2. Next generation sequencing data analysis, applications, and software and tools.
  3. Big data science including storage, analysis, modeling, visualization, and cloud.
  4. Precision medicine, translational bioinformatics and medical informatics.
  5. Drug discovery, design, and re-purposing.
  6. Proteomics, and protein structure prediction, molecular simulation and evolution.
  7. Single cell sequencing data analysis.
  8. Microbiome and Metagenomics.

Intelligent Computing:

  1. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, data mining, knowledge discovery.
  2. Natural language processing, literature mining, semantic ontology, and health informatics.
  3. Neural computing, kernel methods, feature selection/extraction.
  4. Evolutionary computing, swarm intelligence / optimization, ensemble methods.
  5. Manifold learning theory, artificial life and artificial immune.
  6. Image analysis and processing.

Systems Biology:

  1. Modeling and simulation of biological processes, pathways, and networks.
  2. Mathematical and quantitative models of cellular and multi-cellular systems.
  3. Multi-dimensional omics data integration.
  4. Synthetic biological systems.
  5. Metabolomics, microbiome, and lipidomics.
  6. Self-organization in living systems (cells, organisms, swarms, ecosystems, etc.).
  7. Applications of systems biology approaches to biomedical studies.

Medical Informatics:

  1. Cohort discovery, EHR-based phenotyping, Predictive Modeling.
  2. Data quality assessment or validation.
  3. Decision support solutions.
  4. Interoperability (e.g., ontology, terminology, and others).
  5. Machine learning for clinical applications.
  6. Mobile health and wearable devices.

Intelligent Medicine for COVID-19 (IM-COVID-19):

  1. Topics can be broad such as computational modeling, machine learning, epidemiology, data mining and analysis, drug discovery, molecular evolution, comparative genomics, biological and chemical engineering, diagnosis kit development, biomedical informatics, etc.

Important Dates

Please refer to the Important Dates tab for updated information.

Deadline for original paper submission March 18, 2020 April 15, 2020
Notification to authors of papers May 18, 2020 May 27, 2020
Deadline for IM-COVID-19 (new and published work) May 30, 2020
Notification to authors of IM-COVID-19 June 6, 2020
Conference early registration opens June 1, 2020
Conference early registration deadline June 30, 2020
Deadline for travel award application July 1, 2020
Conference regular registration July 1 - August 5, 2020
ICIBM 2020 conference August 9-10, 2020

Paper Submission and Publication

Prospective authors are invited to submit unpublished work to ICIBM 2020. All papers and abstracts will be submitted through EasyChair Conference System. Detailed information is available through EasyChair Conference System.

All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. Pending agreement with the publishers, selected papers of the registered authors will be published in special issues of several journals, including BMC Genomics, BMC Bioinformatics, BMC Medical Genomics, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design (IJCBDD), Quantitative Biology (QB) and Genes. Authors need to prepare manuscripts in the format of the corresponding journal that they prefer.

Travel Awards

The conference will provide 20 travel awards to students/postdocs via a NSF grant, if successfully funded. All awardees were notified by email.