Tuesday, March 17, 2015

[DMANET] Extended Deadline: Session on Multiobjective Optimization and Decision-Making in Bioinformatics & Bioengineering at CIBCB 2015 in Niagara Falls


*Special Session on Multiobjective Optimization and Decision-Making in
Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (MODMBB)*
2015 IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and
Computational Biology (CIBCB 2015)
August 12-15, 2015, Niagara Falls, Canada

Submission deadline: *3** April 2015*
Submission details: http://cibcb2015.cosc.brocku.ca/submission.html

Dear colleagues,

We cordially invite you to submit a paper to the Special Session on
Optimization and Decision-Making in Bioinformatics and Bioengineering
(MODMBB) *at the 2015 IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence in
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CIBCB 2015) in Niagara Falls,

We encourage submission of papers describing new concepts, strategies,
challenges and decision-making techniques in the area of Bioinformatics and
Bioengineering (BB). In addition, we are interested in application papers
discussing the power and applicability of these novel methods to real-world
multiobjective problems in BB. You are invited to submit papers that are
unpublished original work for this special session at CIBCB 2015. The
topics are, but not limited to, the following

* Multiobjective optimization techniques for Bioinformatics and
Bioengineering (BB)​ problems
- Multiobjective evolutionary algorithms
- Swarm Intelligence
- Metaheuristics
- Hybrid optimization algorithms (combinations of heuristics and exact

* Multicriteria decision making techniques for BB problems
- Preference elicitation and representation
- Aggregation-based techniques
- Fuzzy logic-based techniques
- Bayesian-based techniques

* Experimental multiobjective optimization of BB problems
- Experimental optimization platforms
- Closed-loop multiobjective challenges
- Resourcing issues (interruptions, missing objective function values,
changes of variables, etc.)
- Closed-loop multiobjective applications

* Learning in multiobjective optimization of BB problems
- Link between Decision Maker's learning and model's learning
- Capturing and learning from user preferences
- Integrating multiobjective optimization with machine learning
- Interactive multiobjective learning and optimization techniques

* Tuning of multiobjective optimization and decision-making techniques for
BB problems
- Performance measures
- Test and benchmark problems
- Visualization techniques
- Optimization and visualization software

* Emerging Topics in multiobjective optimization and decision-kaking in BB
- Novel applications (process design, manufacturing, etc)
- Novel challenges (large-scale problems, dynamic problems, mixed integer
problems, uncertainty, expensive and limited evaluations, etc)
- Bilevel and multilevel optimization
- Interactive visualization techniques
- Multiobjective data mining
- Predictive fitness landscape design
- Many-objective optimization
- Surrogate methods

Submission Instructions
We welcome original contributions describing ongoing projects or completed
work. The instructions for authors, and links to LaTeX and Word templates
can be found at http://cibcb2015.cosc.brocku.ca/submission.html

Key Dates
Paper Submissions due: *3 April 2015*
Notification of Acceptance: 22 May 2015
Camera-Ready Papers due: 26 June 2015

Richard Allmendinger, University College London, UK
Sanaz Mostaghim, Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany

Program Committee
Allmendinger Richard, University College London, UK
Ashlock Daniel, University of Guelph, Canada
Ashlock Wendy, York University, Canada
Branke Jürgen, University of Warwick, UK
Brown Michael, University of Maryland University College, USA
Coker James, University of Maryland University College, USA
Emmerich Michael, Leiden University, Netherlands
Farid Suzanne, University College London, UK
Handl Julia, University of Manchester, UK
Houghton Sheridan, Brock University, Canada
Jin Yaochu, University of Surrey, UK
Knowles Joshua, University of Manchester, UK
Langdon Bill, University College London, UK
Lavygina Anna, Imperial College London, UK
Mostaghim Sanaz, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Wiese Kay, Simon Fraser University, Canada

For further information please contact Richard Allmendinger (

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