Welcome to PR PS BB 2013, the 2nd International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Proteomics, Structural Biology and Bioinformatics that will be held in Naples (Italy) in September 9 - 10, 2013.

MOTIVATIONS AND AIMS. Pattern recognition, after many years of studies and researches successfully developed in several applicative areas, has now know-how, computing strategies, technologies, methods and tools to exploit in new fields such as proteomics, structural biology and bioinformatics. PR PS BB 2013 integrates and continues the tradition of the international conferences on image analysis and processing, one of the longest running international conferences, that started in Italy, in 1980. Through its informal nature, the workshop is intended to become the foremost platform for exchanging ideas and giving to top researchers, practitioners and students from around the world, of the computing and biological communities, excellent opportunities to meet, interact and rise synergies.

SCOPE & CALL FOR PAPERS. The amount and complexity of bioinformatics data such as DNA and protein sequences, genetic information, biomedical text and molecular data had a sort of explosion in the past decade. The importance of the study such amounts of data, for the analysis of structural building blocks, their comparison and their classification are instrumental to practical problems of the maximum impact, such as the design of a small molecule to bind a known protein or the scan of drugs libraries to detect a suitable inhibitor for a target molecule. Advanced pattern recognition methods can also have a significant role in high-throughput functional genomics and system biology, where the classification of complex large scale expression profiles, and their link with motif discovery and inference of gene regulatory network, is a major research challenge in the field of Computational Biology. However, current pattern recognition techniques to tackle these huge data are still not sufficient: the development of approaches for the improvement of the current performances is the scope of the workshop. A list of open issues on which prospective authors are invited to submit papers is:

FORMAT. The workshop will feature contributed talks as well as invited presentations. Moreover, feeling that the more informal the better, open and lively discussions and exchange of ideas are solicited. Some panels are allocated to stimulate questions and discussions.

Program Chairs
  Virginio Cantoni, University of Pavia, Italy
  Michele Ceccarelli, University of Sannio, Italy
  Robert Murphy, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Program Committee
  Pierre Baldi, Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics - University of California, USA
  Paola Bertolazzi, IFAC CNR Roma, Italy
  Mario Cannataro, Università della Calabria, Italy
  Virginio Cantoni, University of Pavia, Italy
  Alessandra Carbone, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
  Jens Michael Cartsensen, Videometer A/S, Copenaghen, Denmark
  Rita Casadio, University of Bologna, Italy
  Michele Ceccarelli, University of Sannio, Italy
  Angelo Facchiano, Istituto di Scienze dell'Alimentazione - CNR - Avellino, Italy
  Concettina Guerra, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  Alamgir Hossain, Northumbria University, UK
  Tom Lenaerts, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  Le Ly, Ho Chi Min International University, Vietnam
  Giuseppe Maino, ENEA & Bologna University, Italy
  Elena Marchiori, Radboud University, The Netherlands
  Giancarlo Mauri, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
  Robert Murphy, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  Giovanni Paolella, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  Alfredo Petrosino, Parthenope University, Italy
  Michael Schroeder, BiOTEC, TU Dresden, Germany
  Ekaterina Shelest, Hans Knoell Institute - Jena, Germany
  Roberto Tagliaferri, Università di Salerno, Italy
  Alfredo Vellido, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Keynote Speaker
  Robert Murphy, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Workshop Organization and Scientific Secretary
  Alessandra Setti, University of Pavia, Italy

PAPER SUBMISSION. Papers must be submitted to https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/ICIAPWS2013/. Manuscripts should be in pdf and formatted according to Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) style. Information concerning typesetting can be obtained directly from Springer at: http://www.springer.com/comp/lncs/authors.html.
Papers must not exceed 10 pages and should report original work.
All submitted papers will be subject to a rigorous peer-review process. Accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings in a Volume of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Springer).
Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted.


in conjunction with the
17th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (ICIAP)
Naples, Italy


Paper submission: 21 June 2013
Notifications: 25 June 2013
Camera-ready due: 28 June 2013
Workshop: 9-10 September 2013


Download the PRPSBB 2013 CFP as PDF.