9th International Workshop on Biological Network Analysis

and Integrative Graph-Based Approaches (IWBNA)

in conjunction with

IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2016)


 

Systematic study of complex biological networks is a new paradigm for characterizing molecular functions in a genome-wide scale. Modeling and analysis of the inherent, dynamic, and structural behaviors of biological 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 biological networks, structured by high-throughput experimental data. Typical examples include protein-protein interaction networks, gene regulatory networks, metabolic networks, transcription factor-binding networks, and protein phosphorylation networks. A wide-range of graph-theoretic computational techniques have been applied for effective analysis of the large-scale, complex biological networks. Moreover, integrative approaches with other genomic data would improve the accuracy of biological network analysis. These studies will have a great potential for various biomedical applications.

The 9th International Workshop on Biological Network Analysis and Integrative Graph-Based Approaches (IWBNA) will be held in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM) at Shenzhen, China, on December, 2016. 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, in particular, integrative graph-based approaches, and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations.

Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

  • Biological network modeling
  • Function prediction from biological networks
  • Signaling pathway identification
  • Protein complex or functional module detection
  • Integration of genomic, proteomic and interactomic data
  • Protein and genetic interaction prediction
  • Network motif analysis
  • Network dynamics and evolution
  • Graph data mining algorithms
  • Querying and retrieval of network data
  • Application tools for biological network analysis

 

Paper Submission

Papers should be formatted to IEEE Proceedings Manuscript Formatting Guidelines. 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/2016/bibm16/scripts/ws_submit.php) - Workshop 7.

 

Publication

All accepted papers will be published in the BIBM proceedings and IEEE Digital Library (Xplore). Selected high-quality papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics (IJDMB, SCIE indexed).

 

Important Dates

  • Paper submission due (extended): October 17, 2016 October 30, 2016
  • Acceptance notification: November 10, 2016
  • Camera-ready paper due: November 20, 2016
  • Workshop date: December 15, 2016

 

Organizers

Program Chairs

  • Mingon Kang, Kennesaw State University, mkang9@kennesaw.edu
  • Dongchul Kim, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, dongchul.kim@utrgv.edu
  • Young-Rae Cho, Baylor University, young-rae_cho@baylor.edu

Program Committee

  • Hesham Ali, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Ashis Kumer Biswas, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Donghyun (David) Kim, Kennesaw State University
  • Taehyong Kim, University of Pennsylvania
  • Xiang Lian, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Jung Hun Oh, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Juyoung Park, Hanyang University
  • Saeed Salem, North Dakota State University
  • Jian-Yu Shi, Northwestern Polytechnical University
  • Junggab Son, Kennesaw State University
  • Balaji Veeramani, Dow AgroSciences
  • Tim Wylie, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Erliang Zeng, University of South Dakota

 

Program

The workshop will be held on December 15 (Thursday), 1:30pm - 5:00pm. The program is here.

 

Previous Workshops

  • 8th IWBNA in conjunction with IEEE BIBM 2015 at Washington DC
  • 7th IWBNA in conjunction with IEEE BIBM 2013 at Shanghai
  • 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 11/28/2016