Call for Abstracts

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

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. 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 abstracts describing recent advances on 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.

Abstract Submission (For consideration of oral and poster presentations) due July 8th:

Abstract submitted to the conference should be formatted using the template that can be downloaded from Abstract Template. The abstract body should be no more than 400 words. We welcome submission of highlight papers that have been recently published or accepted for publication. In this case, the abstract should include a complete reference to the published paper. A group of experts will evaluate the submissions and select the papers to be presented orally or as a poster. Please submit your abstract by Emailing to with a Subject line of “ICIBM2021 Abstract Submission: [title of your abstract]”.

Accepted abstracts will be posted online on the ICIBM2021 website and will be included in the ICIBM2021 Program Book. We encourage authors to optionally prepare a 2-min Youtube presentation describing your abstract, which can be posted on the ICIBM2021 website.

Travel Awards

The conference typically provides approximately 20 travel awards to students/postdocs at domestic institutions; awards will be made available through an NSF grant. See here for instructions to apply the travel award.

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission June 30, 2021July 8, 2021
Notification to authors of abstracts: July 1, 2021July 8, 2021
Travel award application: July 13, 2021
ICIBM conference: August 8 - 10, 2021



ICIBM 2021 Program Chairs
Xinghua “Mindy” Shi and Li Shen