• Welcome to the BSB 2018 website!

For the more recent event, please, visit the website bsb.sbc.org.br.

The Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics is an international conference which covers all aspects of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. BSB is organized by the special interest group in Computational Biology (CE-BioComp) of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC). The initial editions of BSB, in 2002, were called WOB (Workshop on Bioinformatics) and were indexed by DBLP; since 2005, WOB was renamed BSB, and the proceedings have been published in the series Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI) by Springer Verlag. As previous editions, the proceedings of BSB 2018 will be published in LNBI

The conference participants will have free access rights to the BSB 2018 conference proceedings.

All short papers are available for download in the local proceedings published by SBC.

In 2018, BSB will be running at Niteroi, RJ, Brazil. The meeting will happen from Octuber 30th through November 1st. We are looking forward to a lively and very productive meeting.

By clicking on this link, you will be redirected to an online registration site hosted by the SBC (Sociedade Brasileira de Computação). Please follow this link if you are or want to become a SBC member.

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30/10 31/10 01/11
8:00 AM Conference Registration Opening  
8:30 AM MC2 ST1 Posters
10:30 AM Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
11:00 AM MC2 Plenary Session 1 ST3
1:00 PM Lunch Lunch Lunch
2:00 PM MC1 / MC3 / MC4 ST2 Plenary Session 3
4:00 PM Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
4:30 PM MC1 / MC3 / MC4 Plenary Session 2 CEBioComp Meeting
8:00 PM Event dinner

MC Mini course; 2 in parallel; 4 hours each
ST Technical session; 4 papers; 20 minutes each
CTD Thesis and Dissertation Contest

Plenary Session 1

31/10 11:00 am
Genome Matrices and the Median Problem

Plenary Session 2

31/10 04:30 pm
From Best Matches to Gene Families: How to use paralogs in phylogenomics

Plenary Session 3

01/11 02:00 pm
A birth-and-death account of the similarity distribution of homologous gene pairs in plants resulting from recurrent whole genome doubling, fractionation and speciation

Mini courses (details):

30/10 – 8:30 às 13:00

  • MC2 – Ferramentas de bioinformática para sequenciamento de alto desempenho: Tainá Raiol (UnB)

30/10 – 14:00 às 18:30

  • MC1 – Apoio computacional a análises filogenômicas em larga escala: Kary Ocaña (LNCC), Andre Soares (LNCC) e Gustavo Saboia (LNCC)
  • MC3 – Bioinformática Básica: Waldeyr Mendes (IFG)
  • MC4 – Análises de metagenomas usando a Plataforma Galaxy: Alberto Dávila (FIOCRUZ), Rodrigo Jardim (FIOCRUZ) e Nelson Peixoto (FIOCRUZ)

Oral Presentation:

ST1: Molecular Sequence Analysis, Motifs, and Pattern Matching

– Sorting λ-Permutations by λ-Operations (Alexsandro Oliveira Alexandrino)
– Super Short Reversals on Both Gene Order and Intergenic Sizes (Andre Rodrigues Oliveira)
– Identifying Maximal Perfect Haplotype Blocks (Luis Felipe)
– Sorting by Weighted Reversals and Transpositions (Andre Rodrigues Oliveira)

ST2: Biological data mining and machine learning

– AutoModel: a client-server tool for intuitive and interactive homology modeling of protein-ligand complexes (Jorge H. Fernandez)
– Detecting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Down Syndrome Patients using Convolutional Neural Networks on Preprocessed Mutated Datasets (Maram Shouman)
– S2FS: Single score feature selection applied to the problem of distinguishing long non-coding RNAs from protein coding transcripts (Bruno Kumme)
– A Genetic Algorithm for Character State Live Phylogeny (Rafael Lins)
– A workflow for predicting microRNAs targets via accessibility in Flavivirus genome (Andressa Valadares)

ST3: Biological data applications and visualization in bioinformatics

– Graph databases in Molecular Biology (Waldeyr Mendes Cordeiro da Silva)
– ViMT – Development of a Web-based Vivarium Management Tool (Sergio Campos)
– An argumentation theory-based multiagent model to annotate proteins (Waldeyr Mendes Cordeiro da Silva)
– Parallel solution based on collective communication operations for phylogenetic bootstrapping in PhyML 3.0 (Julio Oliveira)

Local Organizing Committee:
Luis Antonio Kowada (IC-UFF) – Organizing Committee Chair
Luís Felipe Ignácio Cunha (IC-UFF)
Raquel Bravo (IC-UFF)
Daniel Cardoso de Oliveira (IC-UFF)
Helena Leitão (IC-UFF)
Simone Dantas (IME-UFF)
André Cunha Ribeiro (IFG)

Steering Committee:
Luis Antonio Kowada (UFF) – Steering Committee Chair
Ronnie Alves (ITV, UFPA)
João Carlos Setubal (IQ-USP)
Maria Emilia Telles Walter (UnB)
Nalvo Franco de Almeida Jr (UFMS)
Guilherme Pimentel Telles (UNICAMP)
Tainá Raiol (FIOCRUZ)
Natália Florencio Martins (EMBRAPA)
Luciana Montera (UFMS)
Sergio Campos (UFMG)

Program Committee:
Alexandre Rossi Paschoal (UTFPR)
André Kashiwabara (UTFPR)
André Ponce de Leon Carvalho (ICMC-USP)
Annie Chateau (Université Montpellier 2, LIRMM)
César M. Vargas Benítez (UTFPR)
Fabrício Martins Lopes (UTFPR)
Felipe Louza (USP)
Fernando Luis Barroso da Silva (FCFRP-USP)
Guilherme Telles (UNICAMP)
Ivan Gesteira Costa (RWTH Aachen University)
Jefferson Magalhães (UFPA)
Jens Stoye (Bielefeld University)
João Setubal (IQ-USP)
Kleber Padovani de Souza (UFPA)
Laurent Brehelin (Université Montpellier 2, LIRMM)
Luciana Montera (UFMS)
Luciano Digiampietri (EACH-USP)
Luis Felipe Ignacio Cunha (UFRJ)
Marcilio de Souto (Université d’Orléans)
Marcio Dorn (UFRGS)
Maria Emilia Walter (UNB)
Mariana Recamonde Mendoza (UFRGS)
Marilia Braga (Bielefeld University)
Nalvo F. Almeida Jr (UFMS)
Natália Florencio Martins (EMPRAPA)
Rommel Ramos (UFPA)
Ronnie Alves (ITV, UFPA) – Program Committee Chairs
Said Adi (UFMS)
Sergio Campos (UFMG)
Sergio Lifschitz (PUC-Rio)
Sergio Pantano (Institut Pasteur de Montevideo)
Tainá Raiol (FIOCRUZ)

Important dates

Full Papers

  • Open submission: May 4th, 2018
  • Submission deadline: June 25th, 2018
  • Author notification: August 7th, 2018
  • Final version due: August 19th, 2018

Short Papers and Posters

  • Papers due: July 30th, 2018; extended to August, 12th, 2018 (firm deadline)
  • Paper Acceptance Notification: September 9th, 2018, September 16th, 2018
  • Camera-ready deadline: October 1st, 2018

Find Us

Instituto de Computação da Universidade Federal Fluminense (IC-UFF)
Email: bsb2018@ic.uff.br


Feb.01. BSB website online

April. 09. We are exciting to announce that the proceedings of BSB 2018 will be published in Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics by Springer.

June.06. Manuscript submission deadline extended to June 18th.

June.18. Manuscript submission deadline extended to June 25th. Last call!

July.30. Short papers submission deadline extended to August, 12th. Last call!

August. 16. Confirmed invited speakers: Peter Stadler, Joao Meidanis, David Sankoff.