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 18th International Conference on Practical Applications of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics (PACBB'24) 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.


Proceedings of PACBB 2023 are available:

Practical Applications of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

17th International Conference (PACBB 2023)

Editors: Miguel Rocha, Florentino Fdez-Riverola, Mohd Saberi Mohamad, Ana Belén Gil-González

More information

Proceedings of previous editions are available:

https://link.springer.com/conference/pacbb

Springer

General deadlines

  • Deadline

    15th March, 2024

  • Doctoral Consortium deadline

    22nd March, 2024

  • Notification of acceptance

    26th April, 2024

  • Camera-Ready papers

    17th May, 2024

  • Conference Celebration

    26th-28th June, 2024

Accommodation grants

BISITE Research Group (bisite.usal.es) offers 20 grants/awards to doctoral and young doctors.

Special Issues

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

Special issue in the Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics (ISSN: 1613-4516, JCR (2022): 1.9 (Q3))

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in the International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence (ISSN: 1989 - 1660, JCR (2022): 3.6 (Q3))

Special Issue on the Journal Sensors: “Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud Computing Technologies for Smart Cities and Rural Areas: Sensing and Information Management Technologies” published in MDPI Sensors Journal (ISSN: 1424-8220, JCR (2022): 3.9 (Q1))

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue “Blockchain Applications in the Metaverse for Smart Cities” published in MDPI Smart Cities Journal (ISSN: 2624-6511, JCR (2022): 6.4 (Q1))

Authors of selected papers from PAAMS and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue "Advanced Architectures for Hybrid Edge Analytics Models on Adaptive Smart Areas" published in MDPI Electronics Journal (ISSN: 2079-9292, JCR (2022): 2.9 (Q2))

Special Issue on the Journal Future Internet: “Deep Learning in Recommender Systems” published in MDPI Future Internet Journal (ISSN: 1999-5903, JCR (2022): 3.4)

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue “Security in the Internet of Things (IoT)” published in MDPI Future Internet Journal (ISSN: 1999-5903, JCR (2022): 3.4)

Authors of selected papers from PAAMS and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue “Advancements in Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Digital Twins” published in MDPI Systems Journal (ISSN: 2079-8954, JCR (2022): 1.9 (Q2))

Authors of selected papers from PACBB and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue published in ADCAIJ (ISSN: 2255-2863, JCR (2022): 1.4, JCI (2022): 0.09 (Q4)) 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'23 awards

Best paper

"A new GIMME–based heuristic for compartmentalised transcriptomics data integration" by Diego Troitiño-Jordedo, Lucas Carvalho, David Henriques, Vítor Pereira, Miguel Rocha, and Eva Balsa-Canto

Best paper application

"auto-phylo: a pipeline maker for phylogenetic studies" by Hugo López-Fenández, Miguel Pinto, Cristina P. Vieira, Pedro Duque, Miguel Reboiro-Jato, and Jorge Vieira

2023 Electronics
MDPI Best papers

"Pre-processing techniques and model aggregation for plant disease prevention" by Cédric Marco-Detchart, Jaime A. Rincon, Vicente Julian, and Carlos Carrascosa

"Cognitive reinforcement for enhanced post construction aiming fact-check spread" by Maria Araujo Barbosa, Francisco S. Marcondes, and Paulo Novais

"Dynamic parameterization of metaheuristics using a multi-agent system for the optimization of electricity market participation" by João Carvalho, Tiago Pinto, Juan M. Home-Ortiz, Brigida Teixeira, Zita Vale, and Ruben Romero

"Agrobots architecture and Agrobots-Sim simulator for dynamic agri-robot coordination" by Jorge Gutierrez-Cejudo, Marin Lujak, and Alberto Fernandez

MDPI Electronics Best Paper Awards
MDPI Systems Best Paper Awards

2023 Systems
MDPI Best papers

First Award: "Implementing a Blockchain-Powered Metadata Catalog in Data Mesh Architecture" by Anton Dolhopolov, Arnaud Castelltort, and Anne Laurent

Second Award: "Intelligent Systems in Healthcare: an Architecture proposal" by António Chaves, Larissa Montenegro, Hugo Peixoto, António Abelha, Luís Gomes, and José Machado

Third Award: "A Quantitative Methodology to Support Local Governments in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Actions" by Nikos Dimitropoulos, Elissaios Sarmas, Marcelo Lampkowski, and Vangelis Marinakis