The International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (ISBRA)

12th International Symposium on Research and Applications

June 5-8, 2016, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus

The International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (ISBRA) provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and results among researchers, developers, and practitioners working on all aspects of bioinformatics and and their applications.  Submissions presenting original research are solicited in all areas of bioinformatics and , including the development of experimental or commercial systems. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

– Biomarker discovery
– Biomedical databases and data integration
– Biomedical text mining and ontologies
– Biomolecular imaging

– Computational epidemiology
– Computational proteomics
– Data mining and visualization
– Gene expression analysis
– Genome analysis
– Systems biology
– High-performance bio-computing
– Metagenomics
– Molecular evolution
– Molecular modeling and simulation
– Next-generation sequencing data analysis
– Pattern discovery and classification
– Population genetics
– Software tools and applications

Please submit extended abstracts (up to 12 pages in Springer LNCS format) via the online submission system (
Submission implies willingness of at least one author to register and present at the symposium. The authors should choose one of the following tracks:

Track 1: Publication of the extended abstract in the Springer LNBI proceedings and invitation to submit a 30-50%-extended version to ISBRA’16 special issues of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics or International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications.
Track 2: Publication of an abridged two-page abstract in the Springer LNBI proceedings and invitation to submit a full-length paper to ISBRA’16 special issues of BMC Bioinformatics or BMC .

– Submission deadline- February 15, 2016
– Notification of acceptance- March 15, 2016
– Final version due- March 31, 2016

Steering Committee
– Dan Gusfield (UC Davis)
– Ion Mandoiu (UConn)
– Yi Pan (GSU),
– Marie-France Sagot (INRIA)
– Ying Xu (UGA)
– Alex Zelikovsky (GSU)

General Chairs
– Sergei V. Ablameyko (BSU)
– Bernard Moret (EPFL)
– Alexander V. Tuzikov (UIIP)

Program Chairs
– Anu Bourgeois (GSU)
– Pavel Skums (CDC)
– Xiang Wang (HKBU)
– Alex Zelikovsky (GSU)

Finance Chairs
– Yury M. Metelsky (BSU)
– Alex Zelikovsky (GSU)

Publications Chair
– Igor E.Tom (UIIP)

Local Arrangements Chair
– Dmitry G. Medvedev (BSU)

Publicity Chairs
– Erin-Elizabeth A. Durham (GSU)

Workshops Chair
– Ion Mandoiu (UConn)

– Igor Mandric (GSU)

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