6th IEEE International Conference on Computational Advances in Bio and Medical Sciences (ICCABS)

October 13-15, 2016, 1116 E&W Klaus Advanced Computing Building, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

Advances in high-throughput technologies such as DNA sequencing and mass spectrometry are profoundly transforming life sciences, resulting in the collection of unprecedented amounts of biological and medical data. Using this data to advance our knowledge about fundamental biological processes and improve human health requires novel computational models and advanced analysis algorithms. IEEE ICCABS aims to bring together leading academic and industry researchers to discuss the latest advances in computational methods for bio and medical sciences.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to: . Biological Big Data Analytics, Biological modeling and simulation, Biomedical image processing, Biomedical data and literature mining, Computational genetic epidemiology, Computational metabolomics, Computational proteomics, Databases and ontologies, Gene regulation, Genome analysis, Health Informatics, High-performance bio-computing, Immunoinformatics, Molecular evolution, Population genomics, Sequence analysis, Structural bioinformatics, Systems biology, Transcriptomics.

Two special issues of journals (BMC Bioinformatics and BMC Genomics) on selected extended abstracts will be published. A limited number of student travel awards will be made . This year we also plan to have review sessions where researchers get to present their results (possibly published in other venues). These results will not appear in the proceedings.

Please follow this link to reach IEEE ICCABS 2011's website: http://www.iccabs.org/2011/

Please follow this link to reach IEEE ICCABS 2012's website: http://www.iccabs.org/2012/

Please follow this link to reach IEEE ICCABS 2013's website: http://www.iccabs.org/2013/

Please follow this link to reach IEEE ICCABS 2014's website: http://www.iccabs.org/2014/

Please follow this link to reach IEEE ICCABS 2015's website: http://www.iccabs.org/2015/


General Chairs

Program Chairs

Workshop Chairs

Finance Chairs

  • Reda A. Ammar - Univeristy of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.
  • Mukul Bansal - Univeristy of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.

Publicity Chair

  • Bob Weiner - University of Connecticut

Proceedings Chair

  • Abdullah-Al Mamun - Univeristy of Connecticut
  • Soumitra Pal - Univeristy of Connecticut

Local Arrangements Chair

  • Sharma Valliyil Thankachan - Georgia Institute of Technology


  • Soumitra Pal - Univeristy of Connecticut

Program Committee

Accepted Papers

  • Chunchun Zhao and Sartaj Sahni. Cache and Energy Efficient Algorithms for Nussinov RNA Folding
  • Shenglong Zhu, Danny Chen and Scott Emrich. Single Molecule Sequencing-guided Scaffolding and Correction of Draft Assemblies
  • Pedro Henrique de Brito Souza, José Olímpio Ferreira, Adson Ferreira Da Rocha and Talles Marcelo Gonçalves de Andrade Barbosa. HRVCam: A Software for Real-Time Feedback of Heart Rate and HRV
  • Wen-Chyi Lin, Ching-Chung Li, Jonathan I. Epstein and Robert W. Veltri. Curvelet-based Texture Classification of Critical Gleason Patterns of Prostate Histological Images
  • Guangyu Yang and Liliana Florea. JULiP: An efficient model for accurate intron selection from multiple RNA-seq samples
  • Samuele Girotto, Matteo Comin and Cinzia Pizzi. Higher Recall in Metagenomic Sequence Classification Exploiting Overlapping Reads
  • Zhe Xiao, Ruohan Huang, Yi Ding, Tian Lan, Rongfeng Dong, Xinjie Zhang, Wei Wang and Zhiguang Qin. A Deep Learning-Based Segmentation Method for Brain Tumor in MR Images
  • Ralph Crosby and Tiffani Williams. Fast Algorithms for Computing Phylogenetic Divergence Time
  • Ankit Agrawal, Jason Mathias, David Baker and Alok Choudhary. Identifying HotSpots in Five Year Survival Electronic Health Records of Older Adults
  • Osamu Maruyama and Yuki Kuwahara. RocSampler: Regularizing Overlapping Protein Complexes in Protein-Protein Interaction Networks
  • Yue Guo, Johan Wrammert, Kavita Singh, Ashish Kc, Kira Bradford and Ashok Krishnamurthy. Automatic Analysis of Neonatal Video Data to Evaluate Resuscitation Performance
  • Mohammad Ruhul Amin, Steven Skiena and Michael Schatz. NanoBLASTer: Fast Alignment and Characterization of Oxford Nanopore Single Molecule Sequencing Reads
  • Erik Andersson, Rebecca Hsieh, Howard Szeto, Roshanak Farhoodi, Nurit Haspel and Filip Jagodzinski. Assessing How Multiple Mutations Affect Protein Stability Using Rigid Cluster Size Distributions
  • Mohammed Aldhoayan and Leming Zhou. An Accurate and Customizable Text Classification Algorithm: Two Applications in Healthcare
  • Nurit Haspel, Eduardo Gonzalez and Dong Luo. Detecting Intermediate Protein Conformations Using Algebraic Topology
  • Jan Jelinek, Petr Skoda and David Hoksza. Utilizing knowledge base of amino acids structural neighborhoods to predict protein-protein interaction sites
  • Ernur Saka, Benjamin Harrison, Kirk West, Jeffrey Petruska and Eric Rouchka. Region-Based Custom Chip Description Formats for Reanalysis of Publicly Available Affymetrix® GeneChip® Data Sets
  • Pakeeza Akram and Li Liao. Prediction of missing common genes for disease pairs using network based module separation


To download the Program, please CLICK HERE.

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to electronically submit extended abstracts in PDF format by following the instructions at


Submissions should be prepared using IEEE Computer Society's Word/LaTeX templates available at


(locally saved versions as on June 7, 2016: MS Word US Letter, MS Word A4, Latex)

and should not exceed 6 pages in length. Accepted abstracts will be published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Special issues of journals on selected extended abstracts are under negotiation. A limited number of student travel awards will be made .

Camera-ready Instructions

There is a page limit of 6 pages per submission. Extra pages will be charged at $100 per page.

The deadline for approving your PDF for collection on the PDF eXpress site and emailing the signed copyright form is

*** Thursday, September 15, 2016 ***

Step-by-step instructions are as follows:
  1. Submissions should be prepared using IEEE Computer Society's Word/LaTeX templates available at


    (locally saved versions as on August 13, 2016: MS Word US Letter, MS Word A4, Latex)

  2. The appropriate copyright clearance code notice must be added to the left bottom of the first page of the paper (in footer). Also, page numbers should be added to the center of the footer on all pages. The copyright notices are listed below. LateX commands needed to add the general copyright notice (c) and page numbers to the manuscript are included at the end of these instructions
    • For papers in which all authors are employed by the US government, the copyright notice is:
      U.S. Government work not protected by U.S. copyright
    • For papers in which all authors are employed by a Crown government (UK, Canada, and Australia), the copyright notice is: 978-1-5090-4199-2/16/$31.00 ©2016 Crown
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    • For all other papers the copyright notice is: 978-1-5090-4199-2/16/$31.00 ©2016 IEEE

  3. Create an account on IEEE PDF eXpress at


    using the conference ID 39855XP.

  4. Use IEEE PDF eXpress to check your PDF.

  5. Once checked, submit the paper back to easychair (as a new version of your paper).

  6. Sign and send the attached IEEE copyright form. It is sufficient for one of the authors to sign the copyright form. Forms should be scanned into PDF or any other standard image format and emailed to mitra@uconn.edu.
  • To add page numbers and the general copyright notice in a document prepared using LateX:

    - Add the following commands after the usepackage commands

    \usepackage{fancyhdr} \usepackage{lastpage} \pagestyle{plain} \lhead{} \lfoot{978-1-5090-4199-2/16/\$31.00 \copyright2016 IEEE} \cfoot{\thepage} \rhead{} \rfoot{} \renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{0pt} \renewcommand{\footrulewidth}{0pt}

    - Add the following commands between the "\IEEEpeerreviewmaketitle" command and the first section start

    "\section{Introduction}" \setcounter{page}{1} \thispagestyle{fancy}
  • Keynotes Talks

    Confirmed Keynote Talks

    • Russel Schwartz - CMU
    • May Wang - Georgia Tach and Emory University
    • Cathy H. Wu - Univ. of Delaware

    Invited Speakers

    • Mukum Bansal - University of Connecticut
    • Krishna Karuturi - Jackson Lab
    • Yury Khudyakov - CDC
    • Yuk Yee Leung - Univ. of Pennsylvania
    • Rahul Singh - San Francisco State University
    • Jejune Tang - Univ. of South Carolina
    • Ellen Tsai - Partners


    Registration to the conference has to be done through regonline. Conference Registration Fees:

      Conference Advance Registration
    • IEEE Members: $650
    • IEEE Non-members : $850
    • IEEE Student members: $350
    • IEEE Student non-members: $450
    • IEEE Life/Retired members: $250
      Conference Late / Onsite Registration
    • IEEE Members: $850
    • IEEE Non-members : $950
    • IEEE Student members: $450
    • IEEE Student non-members: $550
    • IEEE Life/Retired members: $450

    Workshop / Poster Paper Registration Fees:

    • IEEE Members (Full-Day): $400
    • IEEE Non-members (Full-Day): $500
    • IEEE Members (Half-Day): $400
    • IEEE Non-members (Half-Day): $500

    Please follow this link to register to the conference: http://reg-site.com/iccabs/

    Workshops and Special Session

      I) 6th Workshop on Computational Advances for Next Generation Sequencing (CANGS 2016)

             click here to download the call for participation

      II) 5th Workshop on Computational Advances in Molecular Epidemiology (CAME 2016)

             click here to download the call for participation

    Posters and Highlights

    Venue and Hotel Information

    The conference will be conducted at the Georgia Institute of Technology, 1116 E&W Klaus Advanced Computing Building.

    Student Travel Awards

    ICCABS 2016 plans to support some number of student travel grants. In particular, this money can be used for the following items:

    • Registration fee
    • Hotel accommodation
    • Airfare
    • Food and other expenses

    The applicants should submit the following materials to Sanguthevar Rajasekaran (rajasek@engr.uconn.edu) before October 1, 2016 by 5PM EST. Preference will be given to students presenting their works in the conference (including the workshops)

    • Number and title of a paper or poster that has been accepted (if any) to ICCABS
    • A brief summary of the research interests of the student together with an explanation of how this conference will help her/his research efforts.
    • A support letter from the student's supervisor/advisor that indicates that the student is in good academic standing and how the student will benefit from attending this conference.
    • An estimate on the total expenses and availability of other sources of funding

    Contact Us

    General Chair contact information:

    Paper submission: August 1, 2016
    July 15, 2016
    July 1, 2016
    Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2016
    August 15, 2016
    August 1, 2016
    Author registration: September 12, 2016
    September 5, 2016
    August 20, 2016
    August 10, 2016
    Camera-ready papers due on: September 15, 2016
    September 10, 2016
    August 25, 2016
    August 15, 2016
    CLICK HERE to download the call for papers in PDF format


    If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact the conference's general chair through the 'Contact Us' tab on the left

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