Special Session on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
2011 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, 5-8 June 2011, New Orleans, USA

Call for Papers

Bioinformatics and computational biology present a number of difficult optimization problems with large search spaces. Recent applications of evolutionary computation in this area suggest that they are well-suited to this area of research. This special session will highlight applications of evolutionary computation to a broad range of topics. Particular interest will be directed towards novel applications of evolutionary computation to problems in these areas. The scope of this session also includes hybrids with other nature or biology inspired methods such as simulated annealing, neural or fuzzy computation, swarm intelligence, ant-colony optimization, and artificial immune systems, with applications to bioinformatics and computational biology problems. Topics include, but are not limited to: drug docking, protein folding, regulatory networks, sequence alignment, phylogenetics, RNA structure, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, medicine, and ecological modeling.

The bioinformatics special session has been a part of CEC since 1999 and is soliciting high quality research and application papers that have not been published elsewhere and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers will be rigorously reviewed and accepted papers will be published in the CEC proceedings.


CEC 2011 is over. See here for a list of accepted papers from this special session.

The next special session will be held at WCCI 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.

Important Dates

Paper submission: 28th January 2011 (Extended!)
Paper notification: 15th March 2011


Sheridan Houghten, Department of Computer Science, Brock University, Canada
Michael Lones, Department of Electronics, University of York, UK
Alioune Ngom, School of Computer Science, University of Windsor, Canada

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