Biomedical and Bioinformatics Challenges for Computer Science [Special Issue]

Giuseppe Agapito (Guest editor), Mario Cannataro (Guest editor), Mauro Castelli (Guest editor), Riccardo Dondi (Guest editor), Rodrigo Weber dos Santos (Guest editor), Italo Zoppis (Guest editor)

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Emerging technologies in genomics, transcriptomics, metagenomics, and other life science areas are generating an increasing amount of complex data and information. These recent changes related to emerging technologies have made the role of computer science (both in theoretical and applied aspects) much more critical in all the bioinformatics research directions. In order to tackle the growing complexity associated with the management of huge amount of data, researchers need to explore, develop, and apply novel computational concepts, methods, tools, and systems. Many of these new approaches are likely to involve advanced and large-scale computing techniques, computational approaches, technologies and infrastructures.

This Special Issue invites submissions on topics related to these research directions in bioinformatics, such as high-performance architectures and systems, distributed computing (e.g., grid, cloud, peer-to-peer, Web services, e-infrastructures), computational simulation (mechanistic, stochastic, multi-model), algorithms (theoretical and experimental aspects) design and analysis, applied bioinformatics (analysis pipelines, software tools, preprocessing, analysis and integration of clinical and omics data), and artificial and computational intelligence (machine learning, agents, evolutionary techniques, and bio-inspired methods).

The Special Issue also specifically invites extended versions of papers presented at the “Workshop on Biomedical and Bioinformatics Challenges for Computer Science”. Submitted papers should be extended to the size of regular research or review articles with 50% extension of new results. All submitted papers will undergo our standard peer-review procedure. Accepted papers will be published in Open Access format in Computers and collected together in this Special Issue website.

Dr. Giuseppe Agapito
Prof. Mario Cannataro
Dr. Mauro Castelli
Dr. Riccardo Dondi
Prof. Rodrigo Weber dos Santos
Dr. Italo Zoppis
Guest Editors
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational biology
  • Biomedical applications


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