Call for Workshop Proposals

IEEE International Conference
on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM09)

Washington DC, USA, Nov. 1-4, 2009

The Program Committees of 2009 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (IEEE BIBM 2009) invite proposals for Workshops. The Workshops will be held within the Conference, November 1-4, 2009 at Washington DC, USA.

The workshop organizers will be responsible for advertising the workshop, forming the program committees, reviewing and selecting the papers, and guaranteeing a high quality worthy of the prestige and range of the Conference. All papers accepted for workshops will be included in the Workshop Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and will be available at the workshops.

The workshop organizers will also have the discretion of editing selected papers (after their expansion and revision) into books or special journal issues. Workshops should cover at least a single session (6 regular papers). The workshop organizers should ensure registration and presence of authors of accepted papers.

Workshop Topics

Each workshop subject will focus on new research challenges and initiatives in Bioinformatics and Biomedicine. The workshops should provide an informal and vibrant forum for researchers and industry practitioners to share their research results and practical development experiences in these two fields. Workshop topics may be narrow, e.g., data mining and machine learning algorithms for biomedical applications, natural language processing techniques for bioinformatics and biomedicine, graph techniques for biomedical networks, motif detection techniques, or wide, e.g., in-silico diagnosis and prognosis, etc. Prospective workshop organizers are encouraged to contact workshop chairs.

IEEE BIBM 09 will organize the following 7 workshops


Important Dates

  • May 20, 2009: Workshop proposal submission due
  • A proposed workshop announcement is sent by e-mail to any of the Workshop Chairs
  • June 1, 2009: Notification to workshop proposers
  • June 10, 2009: Each workshop organizer sends out Call for Workshops Papers
  • August 10, 2009: Due date for full workshop papers submission (at least two reviews for each paper)
  • September 10, 2009: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
  • September 17, 2009: Camera-ready of accepted papers
  • November 1-4, 2009: Workshops

We look forward to your supports in making 2009 BIBM workshops an exciting event.

Workshop Chairs:

Li Liao: University of Delaware, USA (
Hong Yu: University of Wisconsin, USA (
Alexander Zelikovsky: Georgia State University, USA (


    Funding Agency Roundtable
  • DOE
  • NIH
  • NSF

  • Confirmed keynote speakers:
  • Trey Ideker
  • Chris Sander
  • Owen White
  • Stephen Wong

  • Journals with BIBM special issues:
  • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (TCBB)
  • BMC Bioinformatics
  • Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIIM)
  • International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics (IJDMB)

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