20th IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

29-31 August, 2023 – Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Important dates

Tutorial proposals

February 10, 2023


January 13, 2023

Paper submission

March 31, 2023

Short paper submission

July 2, 2023

Paper acceptance

June 2, 2023

Final submission

June 30, 2023

Keynote speakers

Regina BarzilayDepartment of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Short Bio:
Regina Barzilay is a School of Engineering Distinguished Professor for AI and Health in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is an AI faculty lead for Jameel Clinic, an MIT center for Machine Learning in Health. Her research interests are in applications of deep learning to chemistry and oncology. She is a recipient of various awards including the NSF Career Award, the MIT Technology Review TR-35 Award, Microsoft Faculty Fellowship and several Best Paper Awards at NAACL and ACL. In 2017, she received a MacArthur fellowship, an ACL fellowship and an AAAI fellowship. In 2021, she was awarded the AAAI Squirrel AI Award for Artificial Intelligence for the Benefit of Humanity, the AACC Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship Award, and the UNESCO/Netexplo Award. In 2022, Regina was elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She received her PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University, and spent a year as a postdoc at Cornell University. Prof. Barzilay received her undergraduate degree from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

Pietro Liò – Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge

Short Bio:
Pietro Liò is a Full Professor of Computational Biology in the Artificial Intelligence Division of the Department of Computer Science and Technology at the University of Cambridge; Member of the Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine; Member of the European Lab for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS); Member of Academia Europaea; he is. also Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligent Association. He has a Doctorate in NonLinear dynamics and complex systems and a Doctorate in genomic sciences.

Yoeri Van de Burgt – Eindhoven University of Technology

Short Bio:
Yoeri van de Burgt obtained his PhD degree at Eindhoven University of Technology in 2014. He then worked at a high-tech startup in Switzerland, after which he obtained a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. At the end of 2016, van de Burgt returned to Eindhoven as a tenure track assistant professor where he currently leads the Neuromorphic Engineering group as associate professor. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Cambridge in 2017 and was awarded an ERC Starting Grant in 2018 to work on brain-inspired organic materials for smart biosensors and devices. He is one of the MIT Technology Review innovators under 35 Europe 2019 and selected as Talented Engineer by Dutch magazine De Ingenieur in 2020. He is also a member of the scientific advisory board of the Centre for Cognitive Systems and Materials (Cognigron) at the University of Groningen. Yoeri is an associate editor for Frontiers in Neuroscience: Neuromorphic Engineering and he serves on the editorial board of IOP’s Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering.

Organizing committee

General chair

Marco S. Nobile (Ca’ Foscari University, Italy; Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Technical chairs

Daniela Besozzi (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
Paolo Cazzaniga (University of Bergamo, Italy)
Gonzalo Ruz (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile)

Program chair

Richard Allmendinger (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)

Finance chair

Steve Corns (Missouri University Columbia, USA)

Proceedings chair

Sheridan Houghten (Brock University St. Catharines, Canada)

Publicity chairs

Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul (Chiang Mai University, Thailand)
Chiara Gallese (LIUC – University of Castellanza, Italy)
Mohsen Abbaspour (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
James Hughes (Saint Francis Xavier University, Canada)
Renan C. Moioli (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil)

Tutorial chair

Poster chair

Special session chair

Simone Spolaor (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Daniele Papetti (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)

Joseph Brown (Innopolis University, Russia)

Web chair

Virtual chair

Local arrangements chair

Andrea Tangherloni (University of Bergamo, Italy)

Andrea Tangherloni (University of Bergamo, Italy)

Francesca Grisoni (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Caro Fuchs (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Topics of interest

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Computational Intelligence in Computational Biology

  • Computational epidemiology
  • Surrogate modeling and representation
  • Systems and Synthetic Biology
  • Structure prediction and protein folding
  • Modelling, simulation, and optimization of biological systems
  • Epigenomics

Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics

  • scRNAseq analysis
  • Evolution, phylogeny
  • Comparative genomics
  • Gene expression array analysis
  • Metabolic pathway analysis
  • Sequence alignment

Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering, Bioprocessing, and Healthcare Informatics

  • Drug discovery
  • Legal aspects of CI in medicine
  • Ethics, fairness, biases
  • Explainability/Interpretability/Understandability
  • Sustainability
  • Personalized medicine
  • Medical imaging and pattern recognition
  • Biomedical data modelling/data mining/model parametrization
  • Parallel/high performance computing
  • Biomarker discovery and development
  • Health data acquisition/analysis/mining
  • Healthcare information systems/knowledge representation/reasoning

Instructions for authors

Regular papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers of no more than eight (8) pages in IEEE conference format including results, figures, and references. Papers must be in pdf form and written in English. Detailed instructions and templates for preparing your manuscripts can be found on the IEEE website. Each paper will be peer-reviewed. Submission implies the willingness of at least one author to register and present the paper at the conference. Each registration is able to cover a maximum of two papers. Extra papers submitted by one registered author beyond the maximum of two papers per registration will incur a charge of €150 per paper. Papers that are more than 8 pages in length will incur an extra length page charge of €100/page. No papers greater than 10 pages in length will be accepted.

Short papers (will be included on the conference website but not IEEExplore)

Short papers may present preliminary findings from work in progress, and industry perspectives on issues relevant to CIBCB 2023. Short papers should present and discuss a clear and focused central idea, incorporate discussion of relevant research or context, and provide references, as necessary. Short papers must adhere to the IEEE conference template and have a length of no more than two (2) pages. Papers must be in PDF and written in English. Short papers will be desk reviewed by the CIBCB 2023 organizational committee. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper at the conference. Short papers will be presented as a poster, or as part of a workshop or competition session

Registration fees

Early bird (EURO)
By June 30
Late and on-site registration (EURO)
After July 15
IEEE member €500 €650
IEEE student member €250 €350
Non member €600 €750
Student non member €350 €450
Life member €250 €350


Marco S. Nobile (