2nd International Workshop on Graph Theoretic Analysis of Biological Networks (IWBNA)

in conjunction with

IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2010)


Systematic study of complex interactions among molecular components is a new paradigm for identifying molecular functions or functional pathways in a global scale. In recent years, modeling and analysis of inherent, dynamic and structural behaviors of biological networks in a topological perspective have become a primary issue in bioinformatics. However, these studies have been challenging because of large scale and complex connectivity of biological networks structured by high-throughput experimental data. Typical examples include protein interaction networks, gene regulatory networks and metabolic networks. Various computational techniques, in particular, graph theoretic approaches might be applied for effective analysis of the large-scale, complex biological networks.

The 1st International Workshop on Graph Theoretic Approaches for Biological Network Analysis was held in conjunction with ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ACM-BCB) in Niagara Falls, NY on August 2010. The 2nd International Workshop on Graph Theoretic Analysis of Biological Networks will be held in conjuction with IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM) in Hong Kong on December 2010. This workshop aims to bring together researchers with expertise in bioinformatics, computational biology, systems biology and graph theory, and provide a forum to discuss state-of-the-art approaches for biological network analysis and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations.

Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

  • Biological network modeling
  • Function prediction from biological networks
  • Network motif analysis
  • Functional pathway identification
  • Protein complex or functional module detection
  • Molecular interaction prediction
  • Network dynamics and evolution analysis
  • Network data management and integration
  • Graph data mining algorithms
  • Application tools for biological network analysis


Paper Submission

Papers should be formatted to IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript Formatting Guidelines. Template files are found at (http://www.wici-lab.org/cyberchair/bibm10/scripts/ws_submit.php).

A full-length paper in PDF (6-page limit, 2-column format) should be submitted via online workshop paper submission system at (http://www.wici-lab.org/cyberchair/bibm10/scripts/ws_submit.php).


Important Dates

  • Paper submission due: October 10, 2010 October 15, 2010
  • Acceptance notification: October 25, 2010
  • Camera-ready paper due: November 7, 2010
  • Workshop date: December 18-21, 2010



Program Chairs

  • Young-Rae Cho, ┬áDepartment of Computer Science, ┬áBaylor University, USA

  • Pietro Hiram Guzzi, Department of Experimental Medicine and Clinic, Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro, Italy

Program Committee

  • Chandan Reddy, Wayne State University
  • Erich Baker, Baylor University
  • Gunnar Klau, CWI
  • Jianlin Cheng, University of Missouri
  • Jong-kwang Kim, University of Iowa
  • Michal Kolar, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic
  • Pierangelo Veltri, Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro
  • Pritam Chanda, Johns Hopkins University
  • Stijn Van Dongen, European Bioinformatics Institute



The workshop will be held on December 19 (Sunday), 4:25pm - 6:00pm. The program is here.