International Conference on Intelligent

Biology and Medicine (ICIBM 2012)

April 22-24, 2012, Nashville, TN, USA

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Location/Hotel Information

ICIBM 2012 will take place at   located in the campus of Vanderbilt University. The Holiday Inn hotel at Vanderbilt University is Central to Nashville, Tennessee. Reserve your room by April 9, 2012 (extended from April 2, 2012) to ensure you will receive the conference room block rate. Please click here for further details.


Bioinformatics, Systems Biology and Intelligent Computing are synergistic disciplines that hold great promise for the advancement of biomedical research and development through the design of intelligent systems to solve engineering practical problems as well as translational science problems. Research and development in these areas impact science and technology, and synergies among these disciplines provide enormous potential. The International Conference on Intelligent Biology and Medicine (ICIBM) aims to provide a forum for the cross-fertilization of ideas and promotion of interdisciplinary collaborations. Keeping these objectives in mind, ICIBM solicits original contributions in the following non-exclusive lists of areas.



Functional genomics, personalized medicine, genetics and genomics, multi-dimensional data integration, next generation sequencing analysis (including algorithms, tools and data analysis), microarray based data analysis, biomedical data analysis, bio-molecular and phylogenetic databases, bio-languages, interoperability in bio-databases, bio-ontology and data mining, identification and classification of genes, sequence search and alignment, protein structure prediction and molecular simulation, molecular evolution and phylogeny, proteomics, drug discovery, drug design, bioinformatics engineering, bio-data visualization, algorithms, modeling and simulation of bio-datasets, biomarker discovery, bio-imaging, signaling and computation.


Systems Biology

Modeling and simulation of biological processes, pathways, networks, regulatory networks, pipelines, mathematical and quantitative models of cellular and multi-cellular systems, emergence of properties in complex biological systems, methods to predict biological network behavior from incomplete information, statistical modeling of biological data, prediction and validation, synthetic biological systems, high performance bio-computing, self-organization in living systems (cells, organisms, swarms, ecosystems, etc.), platforms for computational modeling of living systems (parallel, distributed, and multi-resolution simulation methods), differential, discrete and/or stochastic modeling-language frameworks, applications of systems biology towards understanding disease mechanisms, pharmaceutical drug discovery and drug target validation.


Intelligent Computing

Machine learning, data mining, knowledge discovery, pattern recognition, natural langue processing, literature mining, semantic and ontology driven biological data analysis, neural computing, kernel methods, evolutionary computing, swarm intelligence and optimization, feature selection/extraction, ensemble methods, manifold learning theory, artificial life and artificial immune systems, technology to develop artificial components, systematization methodology for intelligent systems, and scientific principles related to artificial life.  


Papers and Awards

Accepted papers will be published in

  • BMC Systems Biology (IF 3.57)
  • BMC Genomics (IF 4.21)
  • Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology (IF 1.23)
  • International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design (IJCBDD)
  • International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalized Medicine (IJFIPM)

  • Students are strongly encouraged to apply for the travel award (supported by a NSF grant).  

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    General Chairs

    Zhongming Zhao, PhD

    Chief Bioinformatics Officer, Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University

    Yu Shyr, PhD

    Ingram Professor and Director, Center for Quantitative Sciences, Vanderbilt University

    Keynote Speakers

    Brian D. Athey, PhD

    Collegiate Professor and Chair, Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan

    Wen-Hsiung Li, PhD

    James Watson Chaired Professor, University of Chicago; Member, National Academy of Sciences

    Randolph A Miller, MD

    Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Biomedical Informatics and University Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Medicine, and Nursing

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Yixue Li, PhD

    Professor and Director, Key Laboratory of Systems Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences