4th International Workshop on Biomolecular Network Analysis (IWBNA)

in conjunction with

IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2011)


Systematic study of complex interactions between molecular components is a new paradigm for characterizing molecular functions and functional pathways in a genome-wide scale. Modeling and analysis of the inherent, dynamic, and structural behaviors of biomolecular networks from a topological perspective is a primary issue in current bioinformatics research. However, these tasks have been challenging because of the large scale and complex connectivity of the biomolecular networks, structured by high-throughput experimental data. Typical examples include protein interaction networks, gene regulatory networks, and metabolic networks. A wide-range of computational techniques, in particular, graph-theoretic approaches, might be applied for effective analysis of the large-scale, complex biomolecular networks. These studies will have a great potential for various biomedical applications.

The 4th International Workshop on Biomolecular Network Analysis (IWBNA) will be held in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM) in Atlanta on November 12~15, 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
  • Signaling pathway identification
  • Protein complex or functional module detection
  • Protein and genetic interaction prediction
  • Network motif analysis
  • Network dynamics and evolution
  • Graph data mining algorithms
  • Querying and retrieval of interaction data
  • Integration of genome, proteome and interactome data
  • Semantic analysis of interactome data
  • Application tools for biomolecular network analysis


Paper Submission

Papers should be formatted to IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript Formatting Guidelines. Template files are found at (http://wi-lab.com/cyberchair/2011/bibm11/cbc_index.html).

A full-length paper in PDF (8-page limit, 2-column format) should be submitted via online workshop paper submission system at (http://wi-lab.com/cyberchair/2011/bibm11/cbc_index.html).

Selected papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of the journal, Current Bioinformatics (SCIE indexed).


Important Dates

  • Paper submission due: September 20, 2011
  • Acceptance notification: October 5, 2011
  • Camera-ready paper due: October 15, 2011
  • Workshop date: November 11-15, 2011



Program Chairs

  • Young-Rae Cho, Baylor University, USA, young-rae_cho@baylor.edu
  • Pietro H. Guzzi, University of Catanzaro, Italy, hguzzi@unicz.it
  • Jinyan Li, University of Technology Sydney, Australia, jinyan.li@uts.edu.au

Program Committee

  • Alejandra G Beltran, University College London
  • Haiquan Li, University of Chicago
  • Jong-kwang Kim, University of Iowa
  • Marco Mina, University of Padova
  • Omar Odibat, Wayne State University
  • Maria Persico, University of Dresden
  • Pierangelo Veltri, University of Catanzaro
  • Pritam Chanda, Johns Hopkins University
  • Taehyoung Kim, Carnegie Institute - Stanford
  • Willy Hugo, National University of Singapore



The workshop will be held on November 12 (Saturday), 8:30am - 12:10pm. The program is here.


Previous Workshops

  • 3rd IWBNA in conjunction with ACM BCB 2011 at Chicago
  • 2nd IWBNA in conjunction with IEEE BIBM 2010 at Hong Kong
  • 1st IWBNA in conjunction with ACM BCB 2010 at Niagara Falls