Monday, September 10, 2018

[DMANET] IEEE CEC 2019: Special Session on “Optimization, Learning, and Decision-Making in Bioinformatics and Bioengineering”


Special Session on

*Optimization, Learning,
and Decision-Making in Bioinformatics and Bioengineering*

2019 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2019)

10-13 June 2019, Wellington, New Zealand

*Submission deadline:* 7 January 2019

*Submission details:*


*Scope and topics*

Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (BB) are interdisciplinary scientific
fields involving many branches of computer science, engineering,
mathematics, and statistics. Bioinformatics is concerned with the
development and application of computational methods for the modeling,
retrieving and analysis of biological data, whilst Bioengineering is the
application of engineering techniques to biology so as to create usable and
economically viable products.

Bioinformatics and Bioengineering are relatively new fields in which many
challenges and issues can be formulated as (single and multiobjective)
optimization problems. These problems span from traditional problems, such
as the optimization of biochemical processes, construction of gene
regulatory networks, protein structure alignment and prediction, to more
modern problems, such as directed evolution, drug design, experimental
design, and optimization of manufacturing processes, material and equipment.

The main aim of this special session is to bring together both experts and
new-comers working on Optimization, Learning and Decision-Making in
Bioinformatics and Bioengineering to discuss new and exciting issues in
this area. The topics are, but not limited to, the following

• (Single and multiobjective) optimization techniques
for Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (BB) problems

• Decision-making and MCDM techniques for BB problems

• Experimental optimization of BB problems

• Learning in/from the optimization of BB problems

• Data-driven optimization for BB problems

• Tuning of optimization, learning and decision-making
techniques for BB problems

• Emerging topics in BB

o Novel applications

o Novel challenges

o Interactive visualization

o Predictive fitness landscape design

o Many-objective optimization

o Ecoinformatics

o Side effect machines and other kernal representations for sequence

o Biomedical data modelling and mining


Joseph A. Brown (, Innopolis University, Russia

Gonzalo Ruz (, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Chile

Daniel Ashlock (, University of Guelph, Canada

Richard Allmendinger (, The
University of Manchester, UK

More information about the session can be found at Feel free to contact the session
organizers if you have any further questions.

Best wishes,

Joseph, Gonzalo, Daniel and Richard

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