• TWELFTH INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON

    COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE METHODS FOR BIOINFORMATICS AND BIOSTATISTICS

    CNR Research Area, Naples (Italy)
    10-12 September 2015

  • CIBB 2015

    CNR Research Area, Naples (Italy)
    10-12 September 2015

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    10–12September2015 Naples

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  • CIBB 2015

    CNR Research Area, Naples
    10-12 September 2015

    Scientific Program

About

CIBB 2015

- September 2015, Naples

CIBB (Computational Intelligence methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics) is a meeting with more than 10-year of history. Its main goal is to provide a forum open to researchers from different disciplines to present problems concerning computational techniques in bioinformatics, systems biology and medical informatics, to discuss cutting edge methodologies and accelerate life science discoveries.
Following this tradition and roots, this year's meeting will bring together researchers from the international scientific community interested in this field to discuss the advancements and the future perspectives in bioinformatics and biostatistics. Applied biologists are also invited to participate in order to propose novel challenges aimed to have high impact for molecular biology and translational medicine.
Location is the CNR Research Area Napoli 1, in Naples Italy. CNR Research Area Napoli 1 is the Biomedical and Biotechnological of the National Research Council in Naples.


Topics

Technical areas addressed by CIBB 2015 include, but are not limited to:

  • High dimensional statistical analysis of omic data;
  • Next generation sequencing bioinformatics;
  • Multi-omic data integration;
  • Methods for supervised and unsupervised learning;
  • Prediction of protein structures;
  • Methods for comparative genomics;
  • Algorithms for molecular evolution and phylogenetic analysis;
  • Mathematical modelling and simulation of biological systems;
  • Systems and synthetic biology;
  • Bio-molecular databases and data mining;
  • Bio-medical text mining and imaging;
  • Statistical methods for the analysis of clinical data;
  • Methods for the visualization of high dimensional complex omic data;
  • Software tools for bioinformatics.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

GENERAL CHAIRS

BIOSTATISTICS TECHNICAL CHAIR

BIOINFORMATICS TECHNICAL CHAIR

SPECIAL SESSION AND TUTORIAL CHAIRS

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE CHAIRS

  • Valerio Costa, IGB-CNR, Italy
  • Italia De Feis, IAC-CNR, Italy
  • Angelo Facchiano, ISA-CNR, Italy

PUBLICITY CHAIR

PUBLICATION CHAIR

FINANCE CHAIR

ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY

  • Patrizia Montanaro, IAC-CNR, Italy

OTHER COMMITTEES

STEERING COMMITTEE

  • Pierre Baldi, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
  • Elia Biganzoli, University of Milan, Italy
  • Clelia Di Serio, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Italy
  • Alexandru Floares, Oncological Institute Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Jon Garibaldi, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Nikola Kasabov, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Francesco Masulli, University of Genova, Italy and Temple University, PA, USA
  • Leif Peterson, TMHRI, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Roberto Tagliaferri, University of Salerno, Italy

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

  • Fentaw Abegaz, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Federico Ambrogi, University of Milano, Italy
  • Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Mario Cannataro, University "Magna Grecia" of Catanzaro, Italy
  • Hailin Chen, Qiagen, Inc., US
  • Davide Chicco, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Federica Cugnata, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Italy
  • Antonio Eleuteri, The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals, UK
  • Enrico Formenti, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France
  • Arief Gusnanto, University of Leeds, UK
  • Raffaele Giancarlo, University of Palermo, Italy
  • Javier Gonzalez, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Yin Hu, Sage Bionetworks, US
  • Pawel Labaj, BOKU Vienna, Austria
  • Paulo Lisboa, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Giosue’ Lo Bosco, University of Palermo, Italy
  • Anna Marabotti, Uviversity of Salerno, Italy
  • Giancarlo Mauri, University "Bicocca" of Milano, Italy
  • Luciano Milanesi, ITB-CNR, Italy
  • Marta Milo, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Paola Paci, IASI-CNR, Italy
  • Marianna Pensky, University of Central Florida, US
  • Davide Risso, University of California, Berkeley, US
  • Riccardo Rizzo, ICAR-CNR, Italy
  • Paolo Tieri, IAC-CNR, Italy
  • Maurizio Urso, ICAR-CNR, Palermo, Italy
  • Veronica Vinciotti, Brunel University, UK
  • Blaz Zupan, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Keynote Speakers

INVITED SPEAKERS

Submission

The scientific program will include invited and contributed papers that will be presented in plenary oral and poster sessions during CIBB2015. Contributed papers will be peer-reviewed. Invited papers and accepted papers will be published on an ISBN flash drive containing conference proceedings.
Submission implies the willingness of at least one author per paper to register and present the paper at the conference if the paper is accepted.

A selection of papers presented at CIBB 2015 will be published in a post conference volume printed by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI) series.
Moreover, we are planning to publish the best papers in extended form in a special issue of an international scientific journal.


  • IMPORTANT DEADLINES

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    • April 3, 2015 Extended date: April 10, 2015: Tutorial and Special Session proposal Expired

    • April 10, 2015 Extended date: May 10, 2015: Paper submission deadline Expired

    • June 12, 2015 Postponed June 22, 2015: Notification of acceptance

    • July 10, 2015 Postponed July 17, 2015: Final paper due
    • September 10-12, 2015: Conference


  • Submit a paper using easyChair

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    Papers should be submitted in PDF format on the Easy Chair conference system.
    Papers length should be at least 4 pages and should not exceed 6 pages; they must have five sections:

    1. Scientific background
    2. Material and methods
    3. Results
    4. Conclusion
    5. References (no more than 10)

    Please refer to the latex template for more accurate instructions.
    Download here the template for submission.
    Please note that only PDF versions of papers can be accepted, as the proceedings of CIBB will be produced starting from them.
    Submission implies the willingness of at least one author per paper to register and present the paper at the conference.
    Each paper will be peer-reviewed and the resulting scores used to determine invitations for oral or poster presentations.

    Following the conference, an extended version of the presented contributions (12 page format) will be considered for pubblication in the Springer's Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI) series. Moreover, a selection of the best papers will be considered for pubblication in a special issue of BMC Bioinformatics dedicated to CIBB2015.


  • Proposing a Special Session

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    Special sessions supplement to the regular program for CIBB 2015. Each special session should highlight important research directions in a well focused field of special interest to CIBB participants. Special Session Requirements Each special session should comprise of 4-6 papers. The following information should be included in the proposal:

    1. Title of the proposed special session.
    2. Names/affiliation of the organizers (including brief bio and contact info).
    3. Session abstract (state significance of the topic and the rationale for the proposed session).
    4. List of invited papers including a tentative title, author list and a 300-words abstract for each paper). 1-2 invited paper are sufficient.
    5. Deadlines for submitting contributed papers

    The conference will allow any other people, who are not on the invited list, to submit papers to the special session. All papers in the proposed session will be reviewed through the same review process as the regular papers of the conference to ensure that the contributions are of high scientific quality.
    Subsession proposal have to be sent to Email: cibb2015 - at - gmail.com
    Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic and relevance to CIBB, as well as the qualifications of the organizers and quality of papers in the proposed session. Once the proposal has been approved, the organizer(s) as well as the special session co-chairs will arrange the review process.

Countdown to the conference opening.
Keep visiting us registration procedures will be available from end of May 2015 until the end of August 2015.

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Final Schedule

First Day

Scientific Program

Registration

Conference Opening

Keynote Talks

Title: Computational Challenges in Systems Nanotoxicology Speaker: Dario Greco

Regular Contributed Talks

Coffee Break

Short Contributed Talks

2015 IBP Special Lecture introduction

Ada Yonath

(Nobel Laureate in Chemistry)

Lunch (Buffet)

Keynote Talks

Title: Bayesian FDR controlling test procedures. Speaker: Daniel Yekutieli

Regular Contributed Talks

Short Contributed Talks

Coffee Break

Special Session The EDGE, enhanced definition of genomic entities for systems biomedicine in oncology

Session Organizers: Elia Biganzoli and Clelia Di Serio

Discussion and Closing day

Second Day

Scientific Program

Registration

Keynote Talks

Title: Ridge estimation of multiple Gaussian graphical models: individually, simultaneously, and integratively. Speaker: Wessel van Wieringen

Regular Contributed Talks

Coffee Break

Special Session New knowledge from old data: power of data analysis and integration methods

Session Organizers: Anagha Joshi and Tom Michoel

Lunch (Buffet)

Keynote Talks

Title: Modeling overdispersion heterogeneity in differential expression analysis using mixtures. Speaker: Cinzia Viroli

Special Session Regularization methods for genomic data analysis

Session Organizers: Franck Picard and Vivian Viallon

Guest short talk from Exiqon

Asli Ismihan Ozen

Coffee Break

Special Session Large-Scale and HPC data analysis in bioinformatics: intelligent methods for computational, systems and synthetic biology.

Session Organizers: Ivan Merelli, Mario Rosario Guarracino, Andrea Bracciali

Round Table

Discussion and Closing day

Social Dinner

Third Day

Scientific Program

Registration

Keynote Talks

Title: Bayesian inference of antigenic sites in viral evolution. Speaker: Dirk Husmeier

Regular Contributed Talks

Coffee Break

Keynote Talks

Title: Integrative Molecular Analysis Across Adult Glioma: Novel Relationships Between Histological Subtypes and Molecular Signatures. Speaker: Michele Ceccarelli

General Chair Talks

Title: Challenges in the annotation of NGS data. Speaker: Erik Bongcam-Rudloff

Lunch (Buffet)

Short Contributed Talks

Special Session Multi Omic metabolic models and statistical Bioinformatics of adaptations and biological associations

Session Organizers: Claudio Angione, Pietro Lio, Sandra Pucciarelli and Barbara Simionati

Coffee Break

Special Session Multi Omic metabolic models and statistical Bioinformatics of adaptations and biological associations

Session Organizers: Claudio Angione, Pietro Lio, Sandra Pucciarelli and Barbara Simionati

Closing remarks

Scientific and Social Events


  • 2015 IBP Special Lectures


    Nobel Laureate in Chemistry


    Prof. Ada Yonath

    Department of Structural Biology, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

    Species-specific antibiotics and the microbiome.

    Education Seminar

    CNR Conference Hall

    This special event is organized by the Institute of Protein Biochemistry (IBP) and extraordinary held within the CIBB2015 Meeting. It is open to the whole scientific community (Meeting registration is not required).

    This event has been cancelled.


    • Social Dinner


      Renzo e Lucia Restaurant


      Location: Via Tito Angelini, 31/33, 80121 Napoli

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      Social Dinner

      Download the restaurant brochure: Page 1 and Page 2

      Registration is included in Regular and Academic CIBB Three-day fees. Registration is required for all other fees.

Venue

Conference Will Be Held At

CNR Conference Hall

CNR Research Area is located in Naples, via Pietro Castellino 111, near the Metro Station Linea 1 "Montedonzelli".


Getting Here

Air Travel

From the Airport it is more convenient to take a taxi to get to Via Pietro Castellino. As an alternative, you can also take the "Alibus" to Stazione Centrale from where you can take the metro to get to the CNR Research Area (see instructions by Train).

By Car

From the highway A1: follow indications "Tangenziale". Get out to Zona Ospedaliera and follow directions to Ospedale Cardarelli; after the hospital go all the way to the traffic lights. Turn left to Via Pietro Castellino and proceed for 800 mt. The Institute is on your right. A large parking area (about three euro per day) is available at the Metro Montedonzelli Station (via Dell'Erba) few meters after the entrance of the CNR on the left.

By train

From Stazione Centrale (Piazza Garibaldi) take the Metro Linea 1 , direction Piscinola, and get off at Montedonzelli Station. Turn left on Via Pietro Castellino and 100 meters down the street, on your right, you will find the CNR Research Area.


Hotels Nearby

Naples is the third largest city in Italy. There are usually plenty of different type of accommodation at different type of prices, from luxury hotel, to Bed and Breakfast and Hostels. You can find accommodations and many useful informations at City of Naples Tourism and at the Tourist Board. We have made special arrangements with some hotels/B&B/hostels for preferred rates – we suggest you to contact the hotels and check on internet as other offers are available. Please, consider that beginning of september is still high season in Italy. We suggest to reserve your accommodation ASAP directly with the hotels. For general inquiries, questions about the registration, submissions, venue, etc, please contact: cibb2015@gmail.com

Hotel San Francesco al Monte

Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 328.
80135 Naples - Italy
Phone: +39 081 4239111

Hotel Cimarosa

Via Cimarosa, 29.
80127 Napoli, Italia
Phone: +39 081 5567044

B&B Week-end a Napoli

via Enrico Alvino, 157.
80129 Naples
Phone: +39 081 5781010

B&B La Bella Via

via Orazio Fragnito, 84.
80131 Naples
Phone: +39 342 1095180

News

  • August 30

    Post-Proceedings LNBI volume: Revised selected papers have been published as a post-proceedings volume by Springer in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 9874, 2016.

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    • Editors: Claudia Angelini, Paola MV Rancoita, Stefano Rovetta

  • April 30

    Special Session: The EDGE, enhanced definition of genomic entities for systems biomedicine in oncology

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    Download Call for papers.

  • April 13

    Special Session: Multi Omic metabolic models and statistical Bioinformatics of adaptations and biological associations

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    Download Call for papers.

  • April 8

    Special Session: Large-Scale and HPC data analysis in bioinformatics: intelligent methods for computational, systems and synthetic biology

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    Download Call for papers.

  • April 8

    Special Session: New knowledge from old data: power of data analysis and integration methods

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    Download Call for papers.

  • April 8

    Special Session: Regularization methods for genomic data analysis

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    Download Call for papers.

  • April 7

    IMPORTANT (extended) DEADLINES

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    • April 3, 2015 Extended date: April 10, 2015: Tutorial and Special Session proposal Expired

    • April 10, 2015 Extended date: May 10, 2015: Paper submission deadline Expired

    • June 12, 2015 Postponed June 22, 2015: Notification of acceptance

    • July 10, 2015 Postponed July 17, 2015: Final paper due
    • September 10-12, 2015: Conference

  • January 26

    Things You Can See While You Are Here

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    Naples is the third largest city in Italy and one of its oldest, most artistic and most characteristic. It was founded between the 7th and 6th centuries BC by the Greeks and was named Neapolis, which means new city. Its centro storico (historic centre) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its museums, palaces and churches are among the most rich and beautiful in Italy. Naples is also a good location for visiting Pompei, Herculanum, Capri, Ischia, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. For mor information about touristic attractions in Naples see, the guide Naples, city of thousand faces and the Campania Arte Card.
    Then there's the food: Naples is one of Italy's culinary heavyweights, serving up the country's best pizza, pasta, mozzarella and coffee, and many of its most-delicious seafood dishes, street snacks and sweet treats.
    More information about thins to see during the visits of Naples wil be provided soon

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  • January 26

    CALL FOR PAPERS

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    Call for papers is now open. It is possible to submit a contributed paper using Easychair system. Download CIBB2015 flyer

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Naples offers four royal palaces, seven castles, more then ten archaeological sites, hundreds of museums. Naples' historic city centre is the largest in Europe, covering 1,700 hectares (4,200 acres) and enclosing 29 centuries of history. It is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Around Naples there are numerous culturally and historically significant sites, including the Palace of Caserta and the Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Sponsors

Sponsorship plays a major role in the success of our event.

We believe that CIBB2015 will be a great opportunity for your company or organization to advertise your activities, products and services.
If you are interest in sponsorship the event, please contact us at Email: cibb2015 - at - gmail.com.
There are different type of sponsorship initiatives such as participants bags, insertion of technical card/scientific material in the participant’s bag, advertisement in the Abstract Book, in the poster area and reception desk. It is also possible to sponsorship coffee breaks, lunch buffets, or social dinner. All sponsors will be acknowledged with their logo on the CIB2015 web-page as well as on the program brochure.

Main Sponsors

Other Sponsors

CIBB2015 is jointly organized by:

INNS International Neural Network Society SIG Bioinformatics
INNS International Neural Network Society SIG Bio-pattern
IEEE-CIS-BBCT Task forces on Neural Networks and Evolutionary Computation

Patronages

Other Partner Organizations

Contact

Get in touch

For general inquiries, questions about the registration, submissions, on site housing, etc, please contact: cibb2015 -at- gmail.com

Contact info

CIBB 2015 organization
Via Pietro Castellino 111, 80131, Napoli

Phone: +39 081 6132 393

Fax:+39 081 6132 597