2009 Systemics and Informatics World Network (SIWN 2009)


Leipzig, Germany, 23-25 March 2009


Co-located with SABRE 2009















The 2nd International Conference on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (BSB 2009)


Leipzig, Germany, 23-25 March 2009



Call for Papers (PDF   TXT)


Systems Biology is concerned with the system-level study of complex interactions in biological systems and provides a quantitative systemic approach to understanding complex biological phenomena. On the other hand, the ultimate goal for the understanding and modeling of biological systems is at the synthesis and simulation of biological behaviors and functions, across which Bioinformatics plays an important underpinning role. Recent progresses in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology are extraordinarily exciting and are calling for even broader and further deep-stretching interdisciplinary research and collaboration.


BSB 2009 aims to provide a premier forum for stimulating exchange and in-depth discussion of advances, challenges and emerging areas in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology.


Important Dates

05 January 2009    Submission of manuscripts

31 January 2009        Notification of acceptance

15 February 2009      Camera-Ready Version (CRV) due

23-25 March 2009     Conferences

Submission & Publication

online submission BSB 2009


Instructions on Manuscripts & Publication

Topics of particular interest include (but not limited to) the followings.


(1) Bioinformatics


- bioinformatics database integration and interoperation

- biological data mining and visualization

- biomedical image processing

- bio-ontology and semantics

- brain informatics

- computational drug discovery

- computational genomics

- computational neurobiology, neuroinformatics

- computational proteomics

- computational tools for sequence analysis

- grid computing and service-oriented architecture for biological or medical applications

- high-performance biocomputing

- ICT infrastructure for bioscience and biotechnology

- immunoinformatics

- integrative data and text mining approaches

- molecular databases / data warehouses

- semantic analysis and knowledge discovery for high-throughput biological data

- semantic webs and web services for medical or biological applications

- software agent and multi-agent technology for medical or biological applications

- structural bioinformatics

- synthetic biological systems

- visualization methods for computational biology


(2) Systems Biology


- biological morphology

- biomedical systems modeling, simulation and visualization

- computational modeling, analysis and simulation of complex biological systems

- developmental biology

- dynamic modeling of cell processes (signal pathway, gene regulation, metabolics, protein-protein interactions)

- dynamics of complex biological systems

- evolution of biological networks

- gene expression networks

- kinetic modeling using various imaging techniques

- microarray design and data analysis

- model-driven experimental design of biological systems

- multi-scale modeling of complex biological systems/networks (molecular, cellular, tissue, organism, living individual)

- parameter identification and validation of cell network models

- quantitative approaches to cell processes

- systems theoretical analysis/interpretation of biological mechanisms/phenomena

- topological analysis of gene regulation, signal transduction and metabolic networks


Technical Program Chair


Dr Hong Yue

Industrial Control Centre

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering

University of Strathclyde



Publicity Chair


Eloisa Vargiu, PhD

IASC Group - Intelligent Agents and Soft-Computing

DIEE, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

University of Cagliari