The main purpose of the International Conference BelBI 2016 is to illuminate different aspects of bioinformation systems, from theoretical approaches to modeling different phenomena in life sciences, to information technologies necessary for analysis and understanding huge amount of data generated, to application of computer
science and informatics in the domain of precision medicine, finding new remedies against debilitating diseases (like cancer and neurodegeneration) and drug development.

The conference is planned to focus on three main research fields including (but not limited to) the following topics:

Theoretical Approaches to BioInformation Systems:

  • Structure and function of DNA, RNA and proteins
  • Gene expression and the genetic code
  • Neurons and cognition
  • Biological networks

Bioinformatics and Data Mining for OMICs Data:

  • Data mining methods, algorithms, and applications in life sciences and precision medicine
  • Big data and data science
  • Data analytics, pattern recognition and machine learning in data analysis
  • Software and tools in genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, etc.
  • Sequence analysis
  • Predictive Models for OMICs data
  • Bioinformatics databases and algorithms

Biomedical Informatics will focus on information applied to or studied in the context of biomedicine:

  • Translational Bioinformatics
  • Disease Models & Epidemiology
  • Predictive Modeling and Analytics in Healthcare
  • Biomedical Imaging and Data Visualization
  • Biomedical/Health database integration and management
  • Biomedical data/text mining

This is the first BelBI conference, intended to be biannual. It grew out of the communities of previous conferences, Data Mining in Bioinformatics (DMBI) held in 2012, and the Theoretical Approaches to Bioinformation Systems (TABIS) conference, held in 2013 in Belgrade, and is organized by the Bioinformatics group from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mathematics, in cooperation with several other institutions from Belgrade (Faculty of Biology, Faculty of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Institute for General and Physical Chemistry, Institute for Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Institute for Nuclear Sciences Vinca, Institute for Medical Research, Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković” and Mathematical Institute of Serbian Academy of Science and Arts) and COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology.

Selected papers will be published in extenso in indexed journals in the  appropriate fields.