University of Patras - Computer Engineering and Informatics Department


Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Group

Past events

15.09.2011: Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics (CIAB2011)

Computational Intelligence, which is considered as a sub-branch of Artificial Intelligence,
studies, mostly nature inspired, adaptive mechanisms in order to enable or facilitate intelligent
behavior in complex and changing environments. These mechanisms include those Artificial
Intelligence paradigms that exhibit an ability to learn or adapt to new situations, to generalize,
abstract, discover and associate. Usually the following paradigms are considered as part of
Computational Intelligence: artificial neural networks, evolutionary computation, swarm
intelligence, artificial immune systems, and fuzzy systems. Individual techniques from these
Computational Intelligence paradigms, as well as hybrids of these paradigms, have been
applied successfully to solve real-world problems from the fields of applied biology,
bioinformatics and computational biology.

Aim of the Workshop

The aim of this workshop is to serve as an interdisciplinary forum for bringing together specialists
which use Computational Intelligence techniques to deal with real-world problems in theoretical
and applied biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, chemical informatics, bioengineering
and related fields. Issues related to the theory of Computational Intelligence techniques, as well
as real-life applications in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology will be addressed to this workshop.

Topics of Interest

The Workshop on "Computational Intelligence Applications in Bioinformatics" welcomes paper
submissions introducing and implementing Computational Intelligent techniques to address various
applications in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. This workshop will provide a medium for
the exchange of ideas between theoreticians and practitioners to address the important issues in
computational intelligence for modeling and prediction.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Systems Biology
  • Molecular Sequence Alignment and Analysis
  • RNA and protein folding and structure prediction
  • Protein-Protein interactions
  • Biological Networks
  • Biological Processes
  • Biological and Medical Ontologies
  • Computational Proteomics
  • In-silico Optimization of Biological Systems
  • High-Throughput Data Analysis (microarrays, mass spectrometry, EST, NGS etc.)
  • Analysis of Large Biological Data Sets
  • Medical Image Analysis and Pattern Recognition


Workshop Proceedings

The workshop proceedings were included in CD, distributed separately from the main
conference to the workshops participants and they were also included in a LNCS Springer special issues. Extended versions of selected articles were published in a special issue of the International Journal of Systems Biology and Biomedical Technologies.

Program Committee

Dr. Spiridon D. Likothanassis
Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics,
University of Patras
26500 Patras,

Dr. Efstratios F. Georgopoulos,
Associate Professor,
Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of Kalamata
Antikalamos, 24100, Kalamata, Greece

Dr. Seferina Mavroudi
Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics,
University of Patras
26500 Patras,

Dr. Grigorios Beligiannis
Department of Business Administration Of food and Agricultural Enterprises
University of Western Greece G. Seferi 2, 30100 Agrinio, Greece

Dr Adam Adamopoulos
Associate Professor,
Department of Medicine,
University of Thrace
681 00 Alexandroupoli,

Dr. Athanasios Tsakalidis
Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics,
University of Patras
26500 Patras,