19th conference on
Computational Intelligence methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

September 4 - 6 in Benevento, Italy

About The Event

About

The inception of the International Conference on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (CIBB) dates back to 2004 when it was co-founded by Roberto Tagliaferri (Università di Salerno, Italy), Francesco Masulli (Università di Genova, Italy), and Antonina Starita (Università di Pisa, Italy). Originally conceived as a special session during the 14th Italian Workshop on Neural Networks (WIRN 2004) in Perugia, Italy, the conference quickly gained international recognition. For its initial four editions, CIBB operated as a special session within various international conferences hosted in Italy. In October 2008, CIBB transitioned into an independent conference, marking its autonomy with the first standalone edition held in Vietri sul Mare, Italy. Tragically, this edition occurred shortly after the passing of Antonina Starita (1939-2008), one of the conference's founders.

CIBB provides a multidisciplinary forum for researchers interested in the application of Computational Intelligence, in a broad sense, to open problems in bioinformatics, biostatistics, and medical informatics. Since its inception in 2004, the conference has produced 12 proceedings books, 4 sections of proceedings books, and 9 journal supplements, encompassing approximately 400 peer-reviewed original scientific publications (past editions). Traditionally CIBB occured almost every 2 years and CIBB 2023 in Padova marked a return to in-person gatherings following the virtual format adopted in 2021. From this year CIBB conferences will be on annual basis and CIBB 2024 will be the first of this series.

CIBB is looking for contributions on current trends and future opportunities at the interface between computer and life sciences, and applications of computational intelligence to system and synthetic biology. Theoretical and experimental biologists are also encouraged to participate and present their experience in facing novel challenges to foster multidisciplinary collaboration.

Authors are invited to submit a short paper (4-6 pages) describing their original contribution in the fields of bioinformatics, biostatistics, systems and synthetic biology, and medical informatics. All accepted contributions will be presented in plenary oral sessions or special sessions.

After the conference, the authors of all the accepted short papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their manuscripts to the conference proceedings book in Springer Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI), or to a supplement in a journal such as BMC Bioinformatics or Journal of Translational Medicine.

Where

In the S. Agostino Auditoriom of University of Sannio in the city of Benevento, Italy

When

Wednesday to Friday, September 4-6, 2024

Contact Us

Department of Science and Technology
University of Sannio
via dei Mulini, 73 - 82100, Benevento (Italy)
Phone: +39 0824 305154
Email: cibb2024@unisannio.it

*** CALL FOR PAPERS ***

Short paper submission deadline: May 15, 2024

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

CIBB is a multidisciplinary forum for researchers interested in the broad application of computational intelligence to open problems in bioinformatics, biostatistics, systems and synthetic biology, and medical informatics. The 2024 edition aims to bring together prominent researchers from the international scientific community interested in advances and future perspectives in bioinformatics, biostatistics, and medical informatics. CIBB is also looking for contributions on current trends and future opportunities at the interface between computer and life sciences, as well as applications of computational intelligence to system and synthetic biology. Theoretical and experimental biologists are encouraged to participate and present their experiences facing novel challenges to foster multidisciplinary collaboration.

WHEN AND WHERE

CIBB 2024 will be hosted by the University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy, on September 4-6 2024.

CONTACTS

For any questions, please feel free to contact cibb2024@unisannio.it

To stay up to date with CIBB 2024, please subscribe to the newsletter CIBB newsletter

PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION

Authors are invited to submit a short paper (4-6 pages) describing their original contributions in the fields of bioinformatics, biostatistics, systems and synthetic biology, and medical informatics. Submitted contributions will undergo peer review, and all accepted contributions will be orally presented in plenary and special sessions. The authors of all the accepted short papers presented at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their manuscripts to the conference proceedings book in Springer Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI) or to a supplement in a journal such as BMC Bioinformatics or Journal of Translational Medicine (details to be defined). In addition to the main track, the conference will provide a few special sessions focused on specific topics of interest for the CIBB audience. The list of special sessions will be available soon on the conference website.

TOPICS

Applications of machine learning to bioinformatics or health datasets ~ Data mining methods in biomedical contexts ~ Artificial intelligence in biomedicine ~ Next-generation sequencing bioalgorithms ~ Multi-omics data analysis ~ Statistical analysis of high dimensional omics data ~ Algorithms for alternative splicing analysis ~ Methods for visualisation of high-dimensional biomedical data ~ Software tools for bioinformatics ~ Methods for comparative genomics ~ Computational tools for proteomics ~ Simulation of biological systems and clinical populations ~ Methods for the functional classification of genes ~ Algorithms for molecular evolution and phylogenetic analysis ~ Methods for unsupervised analysis, validation, and visualisation of structures discovered in bio-molecular data ~ Health informatics and medical informatics ~ Biomedical and microscopy imaging ~ Methods for the integration of clinical, genetic, or environmental data ~ Heterogeneous data integration and data fusion ~ Algorithms for pharmacogenomics ~ Biomedical text mining and natural language processing ~ Bayesian methods for medical and biological data ~ Health big data analytics ~ Data-driven approaches for patient stratification, and prognosis or onset prediction ~ Process mining in healthcare ~ Information retrieval, and temporal and spatial representation and reasoning in biomedicine ~ Simulation models, software, and tools (clinical decision support systems, patient engagement support, visual analytics, solutions for assisted living, and telemedicine) ~ Biomedical signal processing ~ Explainable AI and clinical model interpretation ~ Personalised medicine for diagnosis and prognosis ~ Statistical methods for the analysis of clinical data ~ Prediction of secondary and tertiary protein structures ~ Advanced pathway enrichment analysis methods ~ Mass spectrometry data analysis in proteomics ~ Bio-molecular databases and data mining ~ Mathematical modelling and automated reasoning on biological and synthetic systems ~ Computational simulation of biological systems ~ Methods and advances in systems biology ~ Spatio-temporal analysis of synthetic and biological systems ~ Network systems biology ~ Models for cell populations and tissues ~ Methods for the engineering of synthetic components ~ Modelling and engineering of interacting synthetic and biological systems ~ Software tools for bioinformatics, biostatistics, systems and synthetic biology ~ Computational drug discovery ~ Operational research in healthcare and bioinformatics.

*** CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION PROPOSAL ***

Submission deadline: March 10, 2024

ABOUT SPECIAL SESSIONS

CIBB has traditionally hosted a few special sessions focusing on specific topics of interest for the CIBB audience. Special session proposals are due March 10th, 2024. Special session organizers will be responsible for helping to disseminate the call, coordinating peer review, and organizing the oral presentations. Typically, a special session will have around 5 (and at least 3) accepted papers and might have an invited speaker. Invited speakers must be prominent scientists who have contributed impactful publications on CIBB-related topics.

As a reference, please consider the last edition Special Sessions:

cibb2023.dei.unipd.it/call-for-special.html

SUBMISSION FORM

Special session proposals must be sent through the following form:

forms.gle/VMJvtH4UwEYthGUB8

Event Speakers

TBD

Event Schedule

Here is our event schedule

TBD

Auditorium S. Agostino

Via De Nicastro, 13, 82100 Benevento

Augustinian convent dating back to the XIII century

The auditorium is located inside the unconsecrated church, which can host up to 300 attendees without architectural barriers. The adjacent cloister will be arranged and decorated to accommodate tables, seats, and buffets for coffee and lunch breaks.

Today it serves as the lecture hall for courses in the Department of Engineering at the University of Sannio. The residence and its ancient remains are open for all those who want to immerse themselves in an eighteenth-century atmosphere.

University of Sannio and the city of Benevento

University of Sannio is an urban university, nestled in the beautiful city of Benevento, with its campuses spread across various areas of the city.


Benevento, the capital of the homonymous province, is located in the Apennine hinterland of Campania, in the southern part of Sannio. The city, situated in a valley, is crossed by the rivers Calore and Sabato; from it, you can see, to the west, the peaks of the Taburno-Camposauro massif, the Dormiente del Sannio; to the east, the slopes of the Dauni mountains; to the northwest, Mount Mutria and Matese, and to the south, Partenio. The city was first called Maleventum, then Beneventum, and finally Benevento. Benevento was initially a Samnite city, then Roman, later Lombard, and finally papal, boasting a significant historical-artistic heritage and a remarkable archaeological heritage. According to legend, the city was founded by the Greek hero Diomedes after the destruction and burning of Troy. In reality, the foundation seems to have been carried out by the Oscans, and the city later passed to the Samnites. Ceramics and bronzes from the 8th and 7th centuries BC are evidence of the city's pre-Roman period. After a long resistance, the Samnites finally surrendered to the Romans in 268 BC, who renamed it Beneventum. Some important Roman monuments, such as the Arch of Trajan and the Leproso Bridge, still enrich and beautify the city today.


During the Middle Ages, Benevento was first conquered by the Goths, then by the Byzantines, and in 571, by the Lombards, whose rule lasted until 1077 when the city came under papal dominion. During the 18th century, it was first owned by Ferdinand IV of Bourbon and later became part of the Parthenopean Republic. In 1806, it was under the rule of Napoleon, and in 1860, it was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy.


University of Sannio Social links:

Hotels

How to reach Benevento

The best way to reach Benevento is by train (www.trenitalia.it or Italo) from Rome or Bari and then from their respective airports. From the airport of Napoli, although it could take less time, it may be more arduous because of the bad internal connection between Naples and Benevento.
Conference places can be easily reached by walking from all suggested accommodations which are sparse in the historical center of Benevento.
Do not hesitate to contact us if assistance is needed for travel and accomodation.
Travel time (best choice among options in a daytime) from the three of the most close airports:

Sponsors

In the years CIBB conferences were attended from people mainly coming from Italy and Europe, including professors, researchers, young graduates, PhD students, early-career researchers, and technicians in academic medical centres and research institutes. The main purpose is to meet people with multidisciplinary interests in computation, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, biostatistics, systems and synthetic biology, medical informatics, and their applications in accademy and industry.

Want to be a CIBB 2024 Sponsor?

As a sponsor you could have the opportunity to:
  • INCREASE YOUR VISIBILITY to an international scientific and academic audience.
  • SHOWCASE YOUR PRODUCTS to a wide range of professionals (methodologists, experimenters, field researchers).
  • MEET THE FUTURE of biostatistics, bioinformatics, and medical informatics by getting in touch with brilliant national and international students.
  • CREATE NEW OPPORTUNITIES for partnerships with academia, startups, and entrepreneurs.

We have sponsorship Silver (500 Euro) and Gold (1500 Euro) sponsorship opportunities. Please contact us for further details

Current Sponsors

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Organization

General Chairs

Francesco Napolitano
Assistant Professor, University of Sannio, Italy

Luigi Cerulo
Associate Professor, University of Sannio, Italy

Special Sessions Chair

Stefano Maria Pagnotta
Associate Professor, University of Sannio, Italy

Track Chairs

Bioinformatics

Annalisa Occhipinti
Associate Professor, Teesside University, UK

Biostatistics

Cheng Lu
Academy Research Fellow, Aalto University, Finland
Research Director, University of Eastern Finland

Medical Informatics

Francesco Bardozzo
Assistant Professor, University of Salerno, Italy

Steering committee

  • Roberto Tagliaferri, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Davide Chicco, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Francesco Masulli, University of Genova, Italy
  • Elia Biganzoli, University Statale di Milano, Italy
  • Clelia Di Serio, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Italy
  • Pierre Baldi, University of California Irvine, USA
  • Alexandru Floares, Solutions of Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute, Romania
  • Jon Garibaldi, University of Nottingham, England
  • Nikola Kasabov, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Leif Peterson, Rice University, USA

Program committe

  • TBD

Local Organizing committee

  • Tiziana Zotti, University of Sannio, Italy
  • Romania Stilo, University of Sannio, Italy
  • Maria Chiara Di Meo, University of Sannio, Italy