IEEE World Congress on
Computational Intelligence 2018
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 08-13 July 2018

Special Session on
Computational Intelligence for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Abstract & Topics:

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology deal with a wide range of problems and applications which, in recent years, have been successfully solved by means of Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques. Moreover, due to technological progress, huge amounts of data concerning biological organisms are  gathered and collected (e.g. genes transcript, protein structures and the like), thereby demanding the use of parallel and distributed computing for facing Big Datasets and/or high-throughput application requirements. Further, in such fields, data usually encodes complex information, which is natively represented by structured records, such as sequences, graphs and images, most of which lie in so-called “non-metric spaces”, i.e. input spaces for which a meaningful (dis)similarity measure might not be metric, making the problem more challenging since ad-hoc (dis)similarity measures or embedding functions need to be defined.

This Special Session aims at collecting the latest research in Computational Intelligence applications for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, with emphasis on parallel/distributed computing and non-metric spaces analysis, by means of different (or hybridization of) Computational Intelligence techniques, from evolutionary meta-heuristics to neural computation, from pattern recognition to fuzzy systems.


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

-       Protein function prediction

-       Protein folding prediction

-       Generative models for protein contact networks

-       String kernel methods for sequence classification

-       Mining metabolic pathways

-       Gene finding and prediction

-       Exact/inexact motifs and pattern matching

-       Network and Systems Biology

-       Granular computing approaches for non-metric spaces analysis

-       Large-scale data mining and pattern recognition

-       Distributed and parallel computing systems for machine learning and data mining

-       Clinical Diagnostic Systems

-       Medical image analysis

PDF version of this Call for Papers can be downloaded here.

Latest News:

  • 11/01/2018: Paper submission deadline postponed from January 15th to February 1st, 2018. Sidebar countdown updated as well.
  • 12/12/2017: Submission for this Special Session are now open. Please refer to the Paper Submission page for detailed guide.
  • 29/11/2017: Submissions are now open.