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IWBNA 2012 : 5th International Workshop on Biomolecular Network Analysis


When Oct 4, 2012 - Oct 7, 2012
Where Philadelphia, USA
Submission Deadline Jul 30, 2012
Categories    bioinformatics   biomedicine

Call For Papers

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 are found at (
A full-length paper in PDF (8-page limit, 2-column format) should be submitted via online workshop paper submission system at (

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,
• Pietro H. Guzzi, University of Catanzaro, Italy,
Program Committee
• Alejandra G Beltran, University College London
• Concetto Spampinato, University of Catania
• Haiquan Li, University of Chicago
• 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
• Taehyoung Kim, Carnegie Institute - Stanford
• Willy Hugo, National University of Singapore

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

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