5th International Workshop on Biomolecular Network Analysis (IWBNA 2012)

in conjunction with

IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2012)


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 5th International Workshop on Biomolecular Network Analysis (IWBNA) will be held in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM) at Philadelphia on October 4~7, 2012. 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 can be found at (http://wi-lab.com/cyberchair/2012/bibm12/cbc_index.html).

A full-length paper in PDF (maximum 8 pages, 2-column format) should be submitted via online workshop paper submission system at (http://wi-lab.com/cyberchair/2012/bibm12/cbc_index.html).



All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of IEEE BIBM Workshops and the IEEE digital library (IEEE Xplore).

Selected high quality papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences.


Important Dates

  • Paper submission due: July 30, 2012
  • Acceptance notification: August 20, 2012
  • Camera-ready paper due: September 4, 2012
  • Workshop date: October 4~7, 2012



Program Chairs

  • Young-Rae Cho, Baylor University, USA, young-rae_cho@baylor.edu
  • Pietro H. Guzzi, University of Catanzaro, Italy, hguzzi@unicz.it

Program Committee

  • Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, University of Oxford
  • Concetto Spampinato, University of Catania
  • Hesham Ali, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Marco Mina, University of Padova
  • Maria Persico, University of Dresden
  • Omar Odibat, Wayne State University
  • Pierangelo Veltri, University of Catanzaro
  • Pritam Chanda, Johns Hopkins University
  • Saeed Salem, North Dakota State University
  • Taehyoung Kim, Carnegie Institute - Stanford



The workshop will be held on October 4 (Thursday), 8:30am - 12:10pm.


Previous Workshops

  • 4th IWBNA in conjunction with IEEE BIBM 2011 at Atlanta
  • 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


Last Updated 8/29/2012