About CNB-MAC 2016


The Third International Workshop on Computational Network Biology: Modeling, Analysis, and Control (CNB-MAC 2016) will be held in Seattle, WA, October 2. The workshop will be organized in conjunction with the 7th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM-BCB 2016), the flagship conference of the ACM SIGBio. The workshop aims to provide an international scientific forum for presenting recent advances in computational network biology that involve modeling, analysis, and control of biological systems and system-oriented analysis of large-scale OMICS data.

CNB-MAC 2016 solicits original research papers that report new research findings that have not been published elsewhere, highlights that present advances in the field that have been reported in recent journal publications, and poster abstracts for rapid dissemination of the latest research results in computational network biology. The main emphasis of the workshop will be on rigorous mathematical/computational approaches for studying biological networks, systems, and pathways and the analysis of large-scale OMICS data from a systems perspective.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

    • Inference of biological networks
    • Modeling and simulation of biological networks
    • Multi-scale modeling of human-microbiome-environment interactions
    • Network-based analysis of OMICS data
    • Network dynamics and network control
    • Detection, modeling, and analysis of regulatory modules in biological networks
    • Network-based prediction of drug response and potential drug targets
    • Pathways and networks in complex diseases
    • Incorporation of prior knowledge in biological system and data analysis

All paper, highlight, and abstract submissions should be made through the EasyChair online submission system:

Submission guidelines can be found at: https://cnbmac.org/submit/

[Partner Journals] Full-length original research papers accepted for presentation at CNB-MAC 2016 will be published in special issues of CNB-MAC 2016 partner journals: BMC BioinformaticsBMC Genomics, BMC Systems Biology.

[Keynote] Prof. Su-In Lee (University of Washington) will give a keynote speech at CNB-MAC 2016. More information can be found at the following page: [Keynote]

[NSF Travel Award] Thanks to the generous support provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Student Travel Awards will be given to US-based student authors of papers/abstracts with outstanding quality. Awardees will be personally notified by one of the CNB-MAC 2016 chairs.

[Oral Presentation] Each talk will get 20 minutes for presentation. Please keep the length of the presentation at around 17~18 minutes and allow 2~3 minutes for Q&A at the end of the talk.

[Poster Presentation] The poster board size will be 8’x4′. Please put up your posters in the morning (ideally, before the beginning of the workshop), so that CNB-MAC and other workshop attendees can see the posters during the breaks. Also please don’t forget to prepare slides for a short 5-min lightning talk for your work!

[Program] CNB-MAC 2016 Final Technical Program is now available: [Download Program]

[Venue] CNB-MAC 2016 will be held at Motif Seattle Hotel (Room: “Seattle 1”).