International Conference on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

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International Conference on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (CIBB)
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Genrescientific conference
Begins4th September 2019
Ends6th September 2019
Years active14
InauguratedCIBB 2004, Perugia,
Italy Italy
Previous eventCIBB 2018, Almada,
Portugal Portugal
Next eventCIBB 2019, Bergamo,
Italy Italy
Organised byYearly local organising committees, and members of International Neural Network Society (INNS), IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

The International Conference on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (CIBB) is a preeminent yearly scientific conference focused on machine learning and computational intelligence applied to bioinformatics and biostatistics.

Organization and history[edit]

The CIBB conferences are typically organized by members of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE CIS) and International Neural Network Society (INNS), among others. Their main themes are machine learning, data mining and computational intelligence algorithms applied to biological and biostatistical problems.

The CIBB conference was originally started by the Italian professors Francesco Masulli (University of Genoa), Antonina Starita (University of Pisa), and Roberto Tagliaferri (University of Salerno) as a special session within other international conferences held in Italy: the 14th Italian Workshop on neural networks (WIRN 2004), the 6th International Workshop on Fuzzy Logic and Applications (WILF 2005), the 7th International Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Technologies in Nuclear Science Conference on Applied Artificial Intelligence (FLINS 2006), and the 7th International Workshop on Fuzzy Logic and Applications (WILF 2007). Because of the broad participation of researchers to the CIBB special session at WILF 2007, which included 26 papers, the CIBB steering committee decided to turn CIBB into an autonomous conference starting with the 2008 edition in Vietri sul Mare (Italy).[1]

During their first editions, the CIBB conferences were organized and attended mainly by Italian researchers at various academic locations throughout Italy (Genoa 2009, Palermo 2010, Gargnano 2011). As international audience and importance of the conference grew up, following conference editions moved outside Italy. The 2012 CIBB conference was held in Houston, Texas, in the United States, for the first time outside Europe. The 2013 CIBB meeting took place in Nice, in the Côte d'Azur of Southern France; and the 2014 edition occurred at the University of Cambridge, in Great Britain. After these three editions, the 12th CIBB conference came back to Southern Italy and was organized in Naples in September 2015.[2]

The 13th CIBB conference was organized at University of Stirling, in Scotland (United Kingdom) in the first days September 2016,[3] while the following CIBB conference was held at University of Cagliari, in Sardinia (Italy) in September 2017.[4]

The CIBB 2018 edition happened at Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Almada, Portugal, in September 2018[5], and the CIBB 2019 will take place at Università di Bergamo, in Bergamo, Italy.

The CIBB scientific conferences usually attract scientists from all over the world.

CIBB 2014 conference in Cambridge, Great Britain.


The conference is a single track meeting that includes invited talks as well as oral and poster presentations of refereed papers. It usually lasts three days in September. The conference traditionally includes some special sessions about the application of computational intelligence to specific aspects of biology (for example, the "Special session on machine learning in health informatics and biological systems" at CIBB 2018[6]), and occasionally some tutorials.

In the 2011 conference edition in Gargnano, the scientific committee assigned a young researcher best paper award.[7][8]


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The proceedings for CIBB conferences are usually published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, whereas a selection of the best papers undergo extended publication in international peer-reviewed journals such as BMC Bioinformatics.

Conference editions[edit]


  • Italy CIBB 2019, September 4–6, Bergamo, Italy, EU – 16th edition.[9]


  • Portugal CIBB 2018, September 6–8, Almada, Portugal, EU – 15th edition.[10]
  • Italy CIBB 2017, September 7–9 Cagliari, Italy, EU – 14th edition.[11]
  • Scotland CIBB 2016, September 1–3, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom – 13th edition.[12]
  • Italy CIBB 2015, September 10–12, Naples, Italy, EU – 12th edition.[13]
  • England CIBB 2014, June 26–28, Cambridge, England, United Kingdom – 11th edition.[14]
  • France CIBB 2013, June 20–22, Nice, France, EU – 10th edition.[15]
  • United States CIBB 2012, July 12–14, Houston, Texas, USA – 9th edition.[16]
  • Italy CIBB 2011, June 30–July 2, Gargnano, Italy, EU – 8th edition.[17]
  • Italy CIBB 2010, September 16–18, Palermo, Italy, EU – 7th edition.[18]
  • Italy CIBB 2009, October 15–17, Genoa, Italy, EU – 6th edition.[19]
  • Italy CIBB 2008, October 3–4, Vietri sul Mare, Italy, EU – 5th edition.[20]
  • Italy CIBB 2007, July 7–10, Portofino, Italy, EU – 4th edition (special session of WILF 2007).[21]
  • Italy CIBB 2006, August 30, Genoa, Italy, EU – 3rd edition (special session of FLINS 2006).[22]
  • Italy CIBB 2005, September 15–17, Crema, Italy, EU – 2nd edition (special session of WILF 2005).[23]
  • Italy CIBB 2004, September 14–15, Perugia, Italy, EU – 1st edition (special session of WIRN 2004).[24]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ CIBB 2015 Conference proceedings - CIBB history (.pdf)
  2. ^ CIBB 2015 official website
  3. ^ CIBB 2016 Official website
  4. ^ Announcement during CIBB 2016
  5. ^ "Cibb2018".
  6. ^ CIBB 2018 Special session on machine learning in health informatics and biological systems
  7. ^ - CIBB 2011 webpage
  8. ^ Chicco, Davide; Tagliasacchi, Marco; Masseroli, Marco (10 December 2012). Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 7548. Springer. pp. 238–252. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-35686-5_20. ISBN 978-3-642-35685-8.
  9. ^ official website
  10. ^ - CIBB 2018
  11. ^ - CIBB 2017
  12. ^ - CIBB 2016
  13. ^ CIBB 2015 official website
  14. ^ – CIBB 2014 official website
  15. ^ Web Archive - CIBB 2013 official website
  16. ^ Web Archive - CIBB 2012 official website
  17. ^ Web Archive - CIBB 2011 official website
  18. ^ CIBB 2010 official website
  19. ^ Web Archive - CIBB 2009 official website
  20. ^ Web Archive - CIBB 2008 official website
  21. ^ Web Archive - CIBB 2007 call for papers
  22. ^ Web Archive - CIBB 2006 official website
  23. ^ Wen Archive CIBB 2005 call for papers
  24. ^ CIBB 2004 official webpage

External links[edit]

Conference website and call for papers:

Proceedings books:

Journal supplements on BMC Bioinformatics:

Map of the locations of the CIBB conferences: