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The 7th IEEE BIBE will have a special suppl. issue of BMC Genomics (Impact factor 4+, both SCI and PubMed Indexed). Each paper will have a unique PubMed/SCI ID. High-Quality poster papers can be also considered. Please contact the 7th IEEE BIBE if you are interested.

Selected full-length papers will be considered for publication in special issue of International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design IJCBDD.

NEW! All the poster information and abstracts(compressed zip file) on the conference can be downloaded here or by visiting Dr. Jonathan Jesneck's webpage at MIT.
Selected papers and posters will be invited for expansions to journal papers into the International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine(http://www.inderscience.com/ijfipm) dedicated to the 7th IEEE BIBE.

Greetings from General Chair, Dr. Jack Y. Yang

Welcome to the IEEE BIBE 2007. We encourage participants to consider submitting proposals for workshops, special interest research sessions and tutorials in order to ensure that the IEEE BIBE 2007 continuously plays the leadership role in promoting inter/multidisciplinary research and education in the fields. Please contact Professor Michelle M. Zhu (mzhu@cs.siu.edu). We hope your experience at the conference center at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts during October 14-17, 2007 would be pleasant, productive, and memorable.

IEEE BIBE Featured Plenary Keynote Lectures

Dr. A. Keith Dunker
Founder/Father of Protein Trinity and Intrinsic Disorder, Director, Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Indiana University School of Medicine, T. K. Li Distinguished Professor, Indiana University Purdue University,USA
Dr. Andy Baxevanis
Deputy Scientific Director
Director, Computational Genomics Program
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services USA
Dr. Ruzena Bajcsy
Member of the National Academy of Engineering, Member of the Institute of Medicine of National Academies, Member of National Research Council Army Research Technical Assessment Board, Member of Computer Research Association for Women, Member of the Review Board of Stanford University Computer Science,
Professor and Director of GRASP, University of California, Berkeley, USA.
     Dr. Mary Qu Yang
National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, USA
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Oak Ridge National Lab, U.S. Department of Energy, USA.
Editor-in-Chief of IJCBDD, Consulting Editor and Coordinator of Editorial Board of JCIB and IJCIBSB Editor, IJDMB, IJBRA and Journal of Supercomputing (Springer)
Editorial Advisory Board of Advances in Chemoinformatics and Computational Methods (ACCM) Book Series Co-Chair and Editor of Biocomp, ICAI, MLMTA, CSC and GEM, and Program Co-Chair of WORLDCOMP.
Dr. John Quackenbush
Professor and Co-Director of NIH funded National Center
Harvard University, USA
Oct 14 Sunday
Harvard Medical School Conference Center

Dr. Steven E. Seltzer
Philip H. Cook Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Radiology Chief,
Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA

     Dr. Laura L. Elnitski
Featured Workshop Keynote Speaker
Editorial Board of Genome Research
Head of Genomic Functional Analysis Section, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services USA.

     Dr. Xudong Huang
Director of Conjugate and Medicinal Chemistry Laboratory Harvard University Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital Functional and Molecular Imaging Center

Dr. Brian D. Athey
Director of University of Michigan Biomedical Informatics Program,
Associate Director, Center for Computational Medicine and Biology (CCMB),
Principal Investigator, NIH National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics, USA
Dr. Ferenc A. Jolesz
B. Leonard Holman Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Harvard University.
Vice Chairman for Research and Director, Division of MRI and Image Guided Therapy Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
Dr. Mark Borodovsky
Pioneer of Bioinformatics Research and Founder of Georgia Tech Bioinformatics Ph.D. Programs, Regents' Professor, Director Center for the Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics,Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. Chih-Ming Ho
Featured Workshop Keynote Lecturer
Member of United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and Academician of the Academia Sinica, Director of the Institute for Cell Mimetic Space Exploration, Director of the Center for Cell Control, Ben Rich-Lockheed Martin Chair Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Dr. Eric Jakobsson
Director of the National Center for Design of Biomimetic Nanoconductors, Professor of the Beckman Institute and National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Dr. Jun S. Liu
Director of Harvard Statistical Genomics and Computational Biology Laboratory. Professor of Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, USA. Associate Editor, Statistica Sinica
Dr. Yi Pan
Chair and Professor, Georgia State University Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications. Editor-in-Chief, Wiley Book Series on Bioinformatics, USA
Dr. Tony Xiaohua Hu
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Data Mining & Bioinformatics, IEEE CIS Granular Computing Technical Committee Chair, IEEE CS Bioinformatics & Biomedicine Steering Committee Chair, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA.
Dr. Hamid Arabnia
Professor and CS Graduate Program Director, University of Georgia, GA, USA Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer) Chair, WORLDCOMP
Dr. Linda Molnar
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, USA
Dr. Arif Ghafoor
Fellow of IEEE, Professor and Director of Distributed Multimedia Systems Laboratory Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana USA
Dr. Patrick S. P. Wang
IAPR Fellow and Co-Chief Editor, IJPRAI and MPAI Book Series, WSP Professor of Northeastern University, USA
Dr. Lawrence O. Hall
Plenary Opening Remark Speaker
President of IEEE/SMC
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Plenary Opening Remark Speaker
President of BWH and Professor of Harvard Medical School
T. K. Li Distinguished Professor A. Keith Dunker's Opening Keynote Lecture has been moved from Sunday Oct. 14th 8:10am - 9:00am to Monday Oct. 15th 9:50am - 10:40am at Harvard Medical School Conference Center Amphitheater. Lunch boxes will be delivered after T. K. Li Distinguished Professor A. Keith Dunker's Plenary Keynote Lecture on site at the Amphitheater at Harvard Medical School New Resarch Building.

Call for poster papers: Your one-page abstract of your poster paper should be sent to poster-IEEE BIBE2007[at]techie.cs.gsu.edu by September 30, 2007. It will be posted on the following conference web link for public reference:


We will set up the poster board for you to present your research work at the conference site. However, your abstract will not be included in the proceeding book. Best poster paper awards will be given to outstanding poster papers.

The IEEE BIBE has received more than 600 high quality papers. All papers received had been reviewed by at least three professors in the program committee, and accepted papers will be considered to be published in the first and second volumes of the proceeding books, which will be in hands of conference attendees. All accepted papers in Vol I, and II will be published by the indexed in EI, INSPEC, DBLP and Library of Congress, and can be further included in journal issues dedicated for IEEE BIBE such as BMC with unique PubMed ID for each paper (both SCI and PubMed/Medline indexed). The IEEE BIBE Program Committee fully decides the acceptance of papers into the special journal issues, authorized by the journals.

The IEEE 7th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering ( IEEE BIBE 2007), Co-sponsored by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE Systems, Man and Cybenetics Society, and International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine in cooperation with IEEE Computer Society,Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana; The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois; Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia; The University of Texas, Austin, Texas; The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; The Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio; The New Mexico Tech, Socorro, New Mexico; The Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois; The University of Massachusetts, Lowell - Amherst - Worcester - Dartmouth - Boston; Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard University, will be held at Harvard Medical School Conference Center, Cambridge - Boston, Massachusetts, USA, October 14-17, 2007. IEEE BIBE hosts cutting edge research Workshops that are supported National Institutes of Health - National Cancer Institute, Oak Ridge National Lab. DOE, University of Massachusetts, Georgia Institute of Technology, Indiana University - Purdue University and Southern Illinois University - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Bioinformatics and Bioengineering are complementary disciplines that hold great promise for the advancement of research and development in complex medical and biological systems, agriculture, environment, public health, drug design, and so on. Research and development in these two areas are impacting the science and technology of fields such as medicine, food production, forensics, etc. by advancing fundamental concepts in molecular biology and in medicine, by helping us understand living organisms at multiple levels, by developing innovative implants and prosthetics, by new medical image technologies, and by improving tools and techniques for the detection, prevention and treatment of diseases. The IEEE BIBE conference provides a common platform for the cross fertilization of ideas, and to help shape knowledge and scientific achievements by bridging these two very important and complementary disciplines into an interactive and attractive forum. Keeping this objective in mind, IEEE BIBE solicits original contributions in the following non exclusive lists of areas.

IEEE BIBE 2007 welcomes submissions in all areas of bioinformatics, bioengineering, computational biology, medical physics, radiation oncology, image processing, scientific computing, statistical analysis, computational intelligence, data mining and knowledge discovery. Submissions of theoretical and application papers relating to biological science, medical science, pharmaceutical science, agricultural science, human health, medical images, cancer diagnosis and therapy, proteomics, protein structure and function, sequence analysis, gene expressions and regulations, system biology, genetics and genomics are all welcomed.

  • Biomedical Informatics and Computation
    Bio-molecular and Phylogenetic Databases, Query Languages, Interoperability, Bio-Ontology and Data Mining, System Biology, Identification and Classification of Genes, Sequence Search and Alignment, Protein Structure Prediction and Molecular Simulation, Molecular Evolution and Phylogeny, Functional Genomics, Proteomics, Drug Discovery Gene Expression Analysis, Biolanguages, Bioinformatics Engineering, Data Visualization, Signaling and Computation Biomedical Data Engineering, Medical Image Processing (Segmentation, Registration, Fusion),Telemedicine, Modeling and Simulation, and Biomedical Imaging.
  • Bio-Engineering
    Biological Systems and Models, Engineering Models in Biomedicine, Image Guided Radiation Therapy, 4-D Images, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy, Dose Calculation and Optimization, Monte Carlo Simulation, Biological Modeling, New Technologies in MRI, PET, CAT, Mammography and Cancer Detection. Biomedical Sensors, Computer Assisted Intervention Systems and Robotics, Bionic Human, Cell Engineering, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Body's and Cell's Bio-signatures, Tissue Engineering, and Biomaterials.
  • IEEE BIBE'07 will host sessions focusing on Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary research in order to foster collaboration between the bioinformatics and bioengineering domains.

    All accepted papers will be published by and indexed in EI, and further considered for journal special issues dedicated to IEEE BIBE'07 such as IJBB, Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science Transactions on Computational Systems Biology and Journal of Supercompuring, InderScience's IJBRA, and IJDMB, and RIP's JCIB. In addition, World Scientific Publisher's Journal of Bioinformatics and Computation Biology (JBCB) will warmly invite extended-version submission by selected authors based on recommendation by the IEEE BIBE 07 PC chairs.

    IEEE BIBE Best Paper Awards will be conferred to the authors of (1) the best research papers (2) the best application papers and (3) the best student papers. Foundational and original results will be considered for the best research paper awards; application-oriented submissions will be considered for the best application paper awards and papers first authored by students (graduate or undergraduate full-time students) will be considered for the best student paper awards.

    IEEE BIBE 2007 will offer a limited number of travel fellowships. Those awards are based on the quality of papers only (no separate application).

    Conference Site: Harvard Medical School Conference Center
    Conference Date: October, 14th-17th, 2007

    Contact: Prof. Michelle Zhu (mzhu[at]cs.siu.edu)

    (last updated on Oct. 11th, 23:11 EST)