About the Conference

This annual conference has become a major technical event in the field of Computational Intelligence and its application to problems in biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, chemical informatics, bioengineering and related fields. The conference provides a global forum for academic and industrial scientists from a range of fields including computer science, biology, chemistry, medicine, mathematics, statistics, and engineering, to discuss and present their latest research findings from theory to applications.

This conference will bring together top researchers, practitioners, and students from around the world to discuss the latest advances in the field of computational intelligence and its application to real world problems in biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, systems biology, synthetic biology, biomedicine, chemical informatics, bioengineering and related fields.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

CI in Bioinformatics

  • Evolution, phylogeny, comparative genomics
  • Gene expression array analysis
  • Metabolic pathway analysis
  • MicroRNA analysis
  • Molecular sequence alignment and analysis
  • Pattern recognition/data mining/optimization methods in Bioinformatics
  • Visualization of large biological data sets

CI in Computational Biology

  • Systems and synthetic biology
  • Structure prediction and folding
  • Modelling, simulation, and optimization of biological systems
  • Biological network reconstruction/robustness/evolvability
  • Epigenomics

CI in Biomedical Engineering, Bioprocessing and Healthcare Informatics

  • Medical imaging and pattern recognition
  • Biomedical data modelling/data mining/model parametrization
  • Parallel/high performance computing
  • Big data analysis and tools for biological and medical data
  • Biomarker discovery and development
  • Health data acquisition/analysis/mining
  • Healthcare information systems/knowledge representation/reasoning
  • Personalized medicine and treatment optimization
  • Biopharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Closed-loop optimization methods/platforms

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  • Early Registration as Presenting Author: until May 31, 2019
  • Early Registration: until May 31, 2019
  • Late Registration: June 1 – July 11, 2019
  • On-Site Registration: July 9 – 11, 2019


  • Special Session Proposals: November 10, 2018 
  • Tutorial Proposals: November 20, 2018 
  • Paper Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019 
  • Paper Acceptance: April 15, 2019
  • Final Paper Submission: May 31, 2019

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General Chair

Giuseppe Nicosia

Program Chair

Barbara Di Camillo
University of Padova, Italy

Finance Chair

Renato Umeton
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Harvard Medical School, USA

Technical Co-Chairs

Richard Allmendinger
The University of Manchester, UK
Simone Furini
University of Siena, Italy
Emanuele Domenico Giordano
University of Bologna, Italy

Local Chair

Gabriele Cevenini
University of Siena, Italy

Tutorial Chair

Special Session Chair

Proceedings/Publicity Chairs

Giacomo Baruzzo
Alessandro Zandonà

Keynote Speakers

Pierre Baldi
School of Information & Computer Sciences, Institute for Genomics & Bioinformatics, University of California, Irvine, USA
Riccardo Bellazzi
University of Pavia, Italy
Thomas Keane
EMBL-EBI, Cambridge, UK

Other Speakers: TBA


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