International Conference on Intelligent Biology and Medicine (ICIBM 2021)
August 8-10, 2021

Keynote Speakers


The full program for ICIBM2021 has been posted as a PDF file.

The detailed schedule for ICIBM2021 has been posted.

For your convenience, a one-page summary of the schedule is also available here as a PDF file.

Notice to conference participants: (1)If you have not yet confirmed with us of the presenter's name, please do so at your earliest convenience, to ensure that we have the correct contact information for the presenter. Please send an email to the name, affiliation, and contact email of the presenting author of your work by August 3. Please include your paper ID and Title in your response. Please make sure that at least one author has registered for the meeting to ensure the inclusion of your presentation and manuscript abstract in the program. (2) If you have a flash talk, you can prepare a up to 5-min video with background slides to introduce your work and email to before 23:59 pm 8/5/2021. Besides the video, you are required to attend the flash talk session to address questions from audience. (3) If you submitted abstract, your abstract will be included in Program book, and you can email a PDF of your finished poster (optionally, along with a short 2-min video link) to introduce your work. We can post them in the website for others to view.

Call for papers

2021 International Conference on Intelligent Biology and Medicine (ICIBM 2021) August 8-10, 2021, Philadelphia, PA, USA,

It is our great pleasure to announce the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Biology and Medicine (ICIBM 2021), which will take place August 8-10, 2021 in a virtual format via Zoom meeting. ICIBM is a high caliber conference which brings together eminent scholars with expertise in various fields of computational biology, systems biology, computational medicine, as well as experimentalists interested in application of computational methods in biomedical studies. The purpose of the ICIBM is to provide a congenial atmosphere highly conducive to extensive discussion and networking.

You are invited to submit papers with unpublished original work describing recent advances on all aspects of Bioinformatics, Intelligent Computing, Systems Biology, and Medical Informatics, including but not restricted to the following topics:


  1. Genomics and genetics, including integrative & functional genomics, genome evolution.
  2. Next generation sequencing data analysis, applications, and software and tools.
  3. Big data science including storage, analysis, modeling, visualization, and cloud.
  4. Precision medicine, translational bioinformatics and medical informatics.
  5. Drug discovery, design, and re-purposing.
  6. Proteomics, and protein structure prediction, molecular simulation and evolution.
  7. Single cell sequencing data analysis.
  8. Microbiome and Metagenomics.

Intelligent Computing:

  1. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, data mining, knowledge discovery.
  2. Natural language processing, literature mining, semantic ontology, and health informatics.
  3. Neural computing, kernel methods, feature selection/extraction.
  4. Evolutionary computing, swarm intelligence / optimization, ensemble methods.
  5. Manifold learning theory, artificial life and artificial immune.
  6. Image analysis and processing.

Systems Biology:

  1. Modeling and simulation of biological processes, pathways, and networks.
  2. Mathematical and quantitative models of cellular and multi-cellular systems.
  3. Multi-dimensional omics data integration.
  4. Synthetic biological systems.
  5. Metabolomics, microbiome, and lipidomics.
  6. Self-organization in living systems (cells, organisms, swarms, ecosystems, etc.).
  7. Applications of systems biology approaches to biomedical studies.

Medical Informatics:

  1. Cohort discovery, EHR-based phenotyping, Predictive Modeling.
  2. Data quality assessment or validation.
  3. Decision support solutions.
  4. Informatics to address disparities in health and health care.
  5. Interoperability (e.g., ontology, terminology, and others).
  6. Machine learning for clinical applications.
  7. Mobile health and wearable devices.

Important Dates

Please refer to the Important Dates tab for updated information.

Deadline for paper submission March 18, 2021 April 1, 2021
Notification to authors of papers May 18, 2021 June 8, 2021
Deadline for travel award application July 8, 2021
Conference regular registration June 1 - August 8, 2021
ICIBM conference August 8-10, 2021

Paper Submission and Publication

Prospective authors are invited to submit unpublished work to ICIBM 2021. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. Pending agreement with the publishers, selected papers of the registered authors will be published in special issues of several journals, including BMC Genomics, BMC Bioinformatics, BMC Medical Genomics, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design (IJCBDD) , Genes and Quantitative Biology. Authors need to prepare manuscripts in the format of the corresponding journal that they prefer. Manuscripts that are not accepted into BMC journals or Genes will be recommended to be re-submitted to one of the other journals. Note that publication fees will be charged by the corresponding journals.

BMC submissions will be submitted through the BMC system at (please make sure to select the ICIBM2021 flag):
Genes submissions will be submitted through the Genes submission system at:

Travel Awards

Up to 30 travel awards to students/postdocs with affiliation in USA will be awarded. Award certificates will be provided.