About ICCBBI 2011:
In spite of fast growing burgeoning research activity on computational biosciences and bioinformatics, the basic problems in the field still remain unsolved. For example, it is largely unknown how naturally evolved proteins fold their 3-D structure with such functions involving protein-ligand interfaces, molecular signaling, binding efficiencies or protein - DNA interactions. The limitations of theoretical biology are real and serious but we can examine or interrogate gene function and protein structure in relation to the environment and available data, thus we can infer the interactive context, structural and functional information as a true collective personalized biomedicine that acts synergistically with all information that are centered on a particular type of disease on an individual human or patient. The impact of having the human sequence and personalized digital images in hand has created tremendous demands of developing powerful supercomputing, statistical learning and artificial intelligence approaches to handle the massive bioinformatics and personalized healthcare data which will obviously have a profound effect on how biomedical research will be conducted toward the improvement of human health and prolonging human life in the future.
In the fields of computational biosciences, bioinformatics, and bioengineering, scientists regularly approach important biological and medical problems by using a common set of intelligent methods, such as computational data mining, evolutionary computation, pattern recognition, knowledge representation, databases, combinatorics, stochastic modeling, linguistic methods, robotics, string and graph algorithms, constraint satisfaction, and parallel computation. With such a plethora of intelligent methods, it is essential to provide a platform to bring these scientists together to discuss scientific issues in this fast growing field.
ICCBBI aims to fill this need. The mission of ICCBBI is to facilitate the multidisciplinary development of intelligent methods and to empower creative scientists in these fields to solve biological and medical problems. The objectives of ICCBBI are to develop, promote and coordinate the development and practice of bioinformatics and computational biology. ICCBBI aims to help professionals working in the field, academic educators and policy-makers to contribute, to disseminate knowledge, and to learn from each other's work. The international dimension is emphasised in order to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet the needs of accelerating technological change and changes in the global economy. ICCBBI is an outstanding outlet that can shape a significant body of research in the field of computational biosciences and bioinformatics and in which results can be shared across researchers.
Although the possible set of paper topics is large and we encourage submission on any area within the scope of computational biosciences and bioinformatics, the following areas are particularly suitable (but not exhaustive):