11th International Conference on Practical Applications of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

Polytechnic of Porto - Porto (Portugal) | 21st-23rd June, 2017 | 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 10th 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.

Special Issues

  • Interdisciplinary Sciences-Computational Life Sciences
    Special issue in the Interdisciplinary Sciences-Computational Life Sciences
  • Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics
    Special issue in the Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics (SCImago: Q2) - Indexed by PubMed and DBLP Computer Science Bibliography
  • Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
    Fast track for extended contributions in Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine (IF: 1.862) - Elsevier
  • Neurocomputing
    Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2017 and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Section published in Neurocomputing (JCR Impact Factor: 2.392).
  • Knowledge and Information Systems
    Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2017 and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue published in the International Journal of Knowledge and Information Systems -KAIS- (JCR Impact Factor: 1.702).

Accommodation grants

PAAMS 2017 in collaboration with the GECAD (gecad.isep.ipp.pt) offers 40 grants/awards to doctoral and young doctors both to the event itself (including Workshops and Special Sessions) and to the parallel Co-located events.

More information: http://www.paams.net/open-calls/call-for-grants-awards