In the post-genome era we drown in data but starve for knowledge. Diverse high-throughput so-called omics technologies generated huge databases storing biomedical information on all kinds of biological entities (genes, proteins, RNAs, metabolites, ...). The high level of heterogeneity mounts barriers for analyzing this massive data treasure. Big data problems emerge at different levels of Integrative Bioinformatics, which aims to integrate, align, model and simulate these data to generate deep insight into complex biological systems.

This 13th Symposium on Integrative Bioinformatics will be of interest to Bioinformaticians, Computer Scientists, Systems Biologists, Synthetic Biologists and others working or interested in the developing area of integrative bioinformatics. The meeting will provide an excellent environment and a range of opportunities to present and discuss methods, theoretical approaches, and their practical applications [Conference Poster].

Publication in the Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics

Accepted papers will appear in a special issue of the Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics (JIB). JIB is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of integrative bioinformatics. JIB (ISSN 1613-4516) is indexed/tracked/covered by PubMed (since 2008), DBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Google Scholar.

Keynote Speakers

  • Jan Korbel, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Edda Klipp, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
  • Natasa Przulj, University College London, UK
  • Oliver Kohlbacher, Tübingen University, Germany
  • Jörg Ingo Baumbach, Reutlingen University, Germany
  • Richard Röttger, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

Topics of Interest

  • Big data in biomedicine
  • Biomedical data mining and machine learning
  • Computational infrastructure for biotechnology
  • Computational synthetic biology
  • Computational systems biology
  • Database integration
  • Data visualisation and visual analytics
  • Efficient data storage, comparison and citation
  • Errors and inconsistencies in biological databases
  • Genotype-phenotype linkage
  • Integrative approaches for drug design
  • Integrative data and text mining approaches
  • Integrative microarray modelling and analyses
  • Integrative modelling and simulation frameworks
  • Laboratory information management systems
  • Molecular databases and data warehouses
  • Network analysis
  • Quality and consistency of biological ontologies
  • Prediction and integration of metabolic and regulatory networks
  • Tool integration and workflow systems
  • Virtual cells

Submission dates

  March 15, 2017 -- Full paper submission for special issue and oral presentations
  March 22, 2017 -- Extended full paper submission for special issue and oral presentations
  April 15, 2017 -- Notification of acceptance
  May 1, 2017 -- Final paper submission deadline
  June 1, 2017 -- Poster abstract submission deadline
  June 22+23, 2017 -- Conference

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IB 2017 is organized by University of Southern Denmark, Denmark and IMBio, Germany

Sponsor: JIB

Sponsor: IMBio

Sponsor: University of Southern Denmark


IB 2017 local organizer (jan.baumbach

University of Southern Denmark, Denmark