This book contains the proceedings of the International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms (BIOINFORMATICS 2013). In collaboration with the University of Vic, this conference is sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) in cooperation with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and technically co-sponsored by the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) and European Society for Engineering and Medicine (ESEM). The purpose of the International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of computational systems and information technologies to the field of molecular biology, including for example the use of statistics and algorithms to understanding biological processes and systems, with a focus on new developments in genome bioinformatics and computational biology. Areas
of interest for this community include sequence analysis, biostatistics, image analysis, scientific data management and data mining, machine learning, pattern recognition, computational evolutionary biology, computational genomics and other related fields. BIOINFORMATICS is integrated in BIOSTEC (International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies) a conference composed by four complementary amd co-located conferences, namely: BIODEVICES (International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices), BIOSIGNALS (International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing), HEALTHINF (International Conference on Health Informatics) and BIOINFORMATICS. The joint conference, BIOSTEC, received 392 paper submissions from 57 countries in all continents. To evaluate each submission, a double blind paper review was performed by the Program Committee. After a stringent selection process, 56 papers were published and presented as full papers, i.e. completed work (10 pages/30’ oral presentation), 99 papers reflecting work-in-progress or position papers were accepted for short presentation, and another 88 contributions were accepted for poster presentation. These numbers, leading to a “full-paper” acceptance ratio of about 14% and a total oral paper presentations acceptance ratio close to 40%, show the intention of preserving a high quality forum for the next editions of this conference. BIOSTEC’s program includes panels and six invited talks delivered by internationally distinguished speakers, namely: Pedro Gómez Vilda (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain), Christian Jutten (GIPSA-lab, France), Adam Kampff (Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal), Richard Reilly (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland), Vladimir Devyatkov (Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russian Federation) and Pietro Liò (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom). As in previous editions of the Conference, based on the reviewers’ evaluations and on the quality of presentations, a short list of authors will be selected and invited to submit extended revised versions of their papers for a book that will be published by Springer with the best papers of BIOSTEC 2013. We would like to express our thanks to all participants. First of all, to the authors, whose quality work is the essence of this conference. Next, we thank all the members of the program committee and the auxiliary reviewers for their diligence and expert reviewing. We would also like to deeply thank the invited speakers for their excellent contribution in sharing their knowledge and vision. Fourthly, we thank the BIOINFORMATICS program chair, Pedro Fernandes, whose collaboration was much appreciated. Finally, special thanks to all the members of the INSTICC team whose collaboration was fundamental for the success of this conference. We wish you all an inspiring conference and an unforgettable stay in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain and we hope to meet you again next year for BIOINFORMATICS 2014, details of which will soon be available at http://www.bioinformatics.biostec.org.
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