10th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning and Data Mining in Computational Biology

The European Conference on Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning and Data Mining in Computational Biology is a multidisciplinary conference that brings together researchers working in Bioinformatics that apply advanced techniques coming from Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning, and Data Mining to address important problems in molecular biology, proteomics, genomics and genetics. The primary focus of the conference is to present the latest advances of these approaches for Bioinformatics and to provide a forum for the discussion of new research directions.

In 2012 evobio will celebrate its 10th anniversary in the wonderful location of Màlaga, Spain. The conference will be held in conjunction with the eurogp (15th European Conference on Genetic Programming), evocop (12th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation), evomusart (1st European Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design), and evoapplications, the specialist conference on a range of evolutionary computation topics and applications.

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Areas of Interest and Contributions

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • biomarker discovery
  • cell simulation and modelling
  • ecological modelling
  • fluxomics
  • gene networks
  • high-throughput biotechnology
  • metabolomics
  • microarray analysis
  • phylogeny
  • protein interaction
  • proteomics
  • sequence analysis and alignment
  • biological networks analysis
  • systems biology

Publication Details

Each accepted paper will be presented orally or as a poster at the conference and will be printed in the proceedings published by Springer Verlag in the LNCS series.  The accepted papers of the previous editions of evobio were published in the Springer Verlag LNCS. The first 4 editions (2003–2006) were published in the LNCS  2611, 3005, 3449, 3907, together with the remaining evoWorkshops. Since 2007 evobio became a evo* conference and its proceedings were published in  Springer Verlag LNCS 4447, 4973, 5483, 6023, and 6622 respectively.

Post-conference Journal Publication

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of evobio, we especially encourage submissions applying genetic programming to problems in computational biology and new biology-inspired extensions of the genetic programming framework for a special joint session of evobio with eurogp. These papers can be submitted either to evobio or eurogp. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit expanded presentations of their work for a planned special issue of the Springer journal Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines.

The authors of papers which receive the best reviews will be nominated for the Best paper Award. Papers nominated for the best paper award will also be invited to expand their publication for post-conference publication on the BioMed Central journal BioData Mining.

Submission Details

Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. The submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. The authors of accepted papers will have to improve their paper on the basis of the reviewers’ comments and will be asked to send a camera ready version of their manuscripts. At least one author of each accepted work has to register for the conference and attend the conference and present the work.

The reviewing process will be double-blind, please omit information about the authors in the submitted paper. Submit your manuscript in Springer LNCS format.

evobio is interested in papers in three major areas:

  1. Full research articles (maximum 12 pages) describing new methodologies, approaches, and/or applications (oral or poster presentation).
  2. System Demonstrations (maximum 8 pages) outlining the nature of the system and describe why the demonstration is likely to be of interest for the conference. Demonstrations of interest include systems under development or in active use in research or practice domains. Selected demo submissions may be asked to give an oral presentation in the conference sessions.
  3. Short reports (maximum 8 pages) describing new methodologies, approaches, and/or applications (poster presentation).
  4. Abstracts (maximum 4 pages) discussing work previously published in a journal: it is therefore essential that a reference to the previous article was clearly cited in the abstract (oral or poster presentation).

submission link: http://myreview.csregistry.org/evobio12/

Important Dates

submission deadline: 7 December 2011
evo* event: 11-13 april 2012

Programme Committee

Alex Freitas, University of Kent UK
Antoine van Kampen, Universiteit van Amsterdam, NL
Jesus Aguilar-Ruiz, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain
Alison Motsinger-Reif, North Carolina State University, USA
Andreas Zell, University of Tuebingen, Germany
Wolfgang Banzhaf, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Blaz Zupan, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Brett McKinney, University of Tulsa, USA
Carlotta Orsenigo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
El-Ghazali Talbi, Universite des Sciences et Technologies de Lille Sciences, France
Elena Marchiori, Radboud University Nijmegen, NL
Erik Boczko, Vanderbilt Universit, USA
Ernesto Costa, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Federico Divina, Pablo de Olavide University Seville, Spain
Rosalba Giugno, University of Catania, Italy
Jin-Kao Hao, University of Angers, France
Jason Moore, H. Dartmouth University, USA
Jitesh Dundas, Edencore Technologies, USA
Jacek Blazewicz, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Marco Tomassini, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Mehmet Koyuturk, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Penousal Machado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Michael Lones, University of York, UK
Marc Schoenauer, INRIA, France
Andrew Martin, University College London, UK
Marylyn Richtie, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Michael Raymer, Wright State University, USA
Marc Smith, L. Vassar College, USA
Pablo Moscato, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Paolo Provero, Università di Torino, Italy
Clara Pizzuti, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Bob MacCallun, Imperial College London, UK
Raffaele Giancarlo, Università di Palermo, Italy
Raul Giraldez Rojo, Pablo de Olivade University, Spain
Sara Silva, INESC-ID Lisboa, Portugal
Stephen Turner, University of Virginia, USA
Simona Rombo, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Tom Heskes, Radboud University Nijmegen, NL
Ting Hu, Dartmouth College, USA
Ugur Sezerman, Sabanci University, Turkey
Alfonso M. Urso, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Vincent Moulton, University of East Anglia, UK
Zhongming Zhao, Vanderbilt University, USA
Zhenyu Jia, University of California Irvine, USA

Programme Chairs

Mario Giacobini
University of Torino, Italy

Leonardo Vanneschi
ISEGI, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
DISCo, Università di Milano-Bicocca, Italy

William S. BushVanderbilt
University, Nashville, USA