15th International Conference on Practical Applications of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

Salamanca (Spain) | 6th-8th October, 2021 | www.pacbb.net

The success of Bioinformatics in recent years has been prompted by research in Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine in several initiatives. These initiatives gave rise to an exponential increase in the volume and diversification of data, including nucleotide and protein sequences and annotations, high-throughput experimental data, biomedical literature, among many others.

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 modeling, 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 and classification methods for gene expression data, are based on Computer Science/ Artificial Intelligence (CS/AI) techniques. In fact, these methods have been helping in tasks related to knowledge discovery, modeling and optimization tasks, aiming at the development of computational models so that the response of biological complex systems to any perturbation can be predicted.

The 15th International Conference on Practical Applications of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics (PACBB) aims to promote the interaction among the scientific community to discuss applications of CS/AI with an interdisciplinary character, exploring the interactions between sub-areas of CS/AI, Bioinformatics, Chemoinformatics and Systems Biology.

Brand new ideas in these fields are sought, as well as substantial and relevant revisions and actualizations of previously presented work, project summaries and PhD thesis presented or not.

The proceedings of the previous edition are available:



Special Issues

Authors of selected papers from PACBB 2021 will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to special issue in different journals.

Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2021 and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue published in ADCAIJ (ISSN: 2255-2863, indexed in DOAJ, ProQuest, Scholar, WorldCat, Dialnet, Sherpa ROMEO, Dulcinea, UlrichWeb, Emerging Sources Citation Index of Thomson Reuters, BASE y Academic Journals Database)

To Be Updated

PACBB'20 awards


“The activity of Bioinformatics developers and users in Stack Overflow” by Roi Pérez-López, Guillermo Blanco, Florentino Fdez-Riverola and Analia Lourenço


“ProPythia: a python automated platform for the classification of proteins using machine learning” by Ana Marta Sequeira, Diana Lousa and Rocha Miguel

2020 Electronics MDPI Best papers

MDPI Electronics

HRS-EDU: Architecture to control social robots in education.
John Paez, Enrique Gonzalez and Maria Impedovo

Identification of Antimicrobial Peptides from Macroalgae with Machine Learning.
Michela Caprani, Orla Slattery, Joan Joan O'Keeffe and John Healy

Trust Model for a Multi-Agent based simulation of Local Energy Markets.
Rui Andrade, Tiago Pinto and Isabel Praça

SMARTSEC4COP: Smart Cyber-Grooming Detection Using Natural Language Processing and Convolutional Neural Networks.
Gustavo Isaza, Fabian Muñoz and Luis Castillo