Call for papers

The 2020 International Conference on Intelligent Biology and Medicine (ICIBM 2020) will be held on August 9-11, 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 You are invited to submit abstracts with unpublished original work describing recent advances on all aspects of bioinformatics, Systems Biology and intelligent Computing, including but not restricted to the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:

Bioinformatics:

  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.

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.org.

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 has typically provided 20 travel awards to students/postdocs, granted through NSF.