3rd International Workshop on Biomolecular Network Analysis (IWBNA)

in conjunction with

ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedicine (BCB 2011)


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 biomolecular 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 biomolecular 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 biomolecular networks.

The 3rd International Workshop on Biomolecular Network Analysis (IWBNA) will be held in conjuction with ACM BCB conference at Chicago on August 2011. 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:

  • Biomolecular network modeling
  • Function prediction from biomolecular networks
  • Network motif analysis
  • Functional pathway identification
  • Protein complex or functional module detection
  • Molecular interaction prediction
  • Network dynamics and evolution analysis
  • Network data management
  • Querying and retrieval of interaction data
  • Graph data mining algorithms
  • Semantic web technology for interactomics
  • Parallel or grid-based approaches for interactomics
  • Integration of genomic, proteomic and interactomic data
  • Application tools for biomolecular network analysis


Paper Submission

Papers should not exceed 10 pages in ACM template on 8.5 x 11 inch paper. Papers (in PDF format) should be submitted electronically via EasyChair at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwbna11.

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library. High-quality papers will be selected for invitation to a special issue of Current Bioinformatics (SCIE indexed).


Important Dates

  • Paper submission due: April 20, 2011
  • Acceptance notification: May 1, 2011
  • Camera-ready paper due: May 10, 2011
  • Workshop date: August 1, 2011



Program Chairs

  • Young-Rae Cho,  Department of Computer Science,  Baylor 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 August 1 (Monday), 9:00am - 11:50am. The program is here.


Previous Workshops

  • 2nd IWBNA in conjuction with IEEE BIBM 2010 at Hong Kong
  • 1st IWBNA in conjuction with ACM BCB 2010 at Niagara Falls