7th International Workshop on Biomolecular Network Analysis (IWBNA)

in conjunction with

IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2013)


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 7th International Workshop on Biomolecular Network Analysis (IWBNA) will be held in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM) at Shanghai, China on December, 2013. 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 Proceedings Manuscript Formatting Guidelines. Templates are available at (http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html). A full-length paper in PDF, maximum 8 pages in 2-column format, should be submitted via online BIBM paper submission system at (https://wi-lab.com/cyberchair/2013/bibm13/cbc_index.php).



All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and IEEE Digital Library (Xplore). Selected high quality papers will be invited for publication in a journal special issue or an edited book ("Systematic Analysis of Biological Networks" of the SEBI book series, http://www.worldscientific.com/series/sebi).


Important Dates

  • Paper submission due: October 8, 2013
  • Acceptance notification: November 1, 2013
  • Camera-ready paper due: November 18, 2013
  • Workshop date: December 18-21, 2013



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

  • Hesham Ali, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Pritam Chanda, Johns Hopkins University
  • Jianlin Cheng, University of Missouri
  • Hui-huang Hsu, Tamkang University
  • Jongkwang Kim, Samsung Genomic Institute
  • Taehyoung Kim, Carnegie Institute - Stanford
  • Jinyan Li, University of Technology Sydney
  • Marco Mina, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
  • Maria Persico, University of Dresden
  • Saeed Salem, North Dakota State University
  • Concetto Spampinato, University of Catania
  • Balaji Veeramani, Johns Hopkins University
  • Pierangelo Veltri, University of Catanzaro



The workshop will be held on December 18 (Wednesday), 1:30pm - 5:10pm. The program is here.


Previous Workshops

  • 6th IWBNA in conjunction with ACM BCB 2013 at Washington DC
  • 5th IWBNA in conjunction with IEEE BIBM 2012 at Philadelphia
  • 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 11/12/2013