Bioinformatics, computational biology, and bioengineering present a number of complex problems with large search spaces. Recent Evolutionary Computation applications suggest that they are well-suited to this area of research. This special session will highlight novel applications of Evolutionary Computation approaches to problems in these areas. The scope of this special session also includes artificial immune systems, swarm intelligence, ant-colony optimization, simulated annealing, and other Computational Intelligence methods or hybridizations. Applications of these methods to bioinformatics, computational biology, and bioengineering problems are the main focus of this special session. There is a clear interest of both the Evolutionary Computation community and the Biology community for this special session.
This special session is sponsored by the IEEE CIS BBTC (Computational Intelligence Society - Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Technical Committee).
The special session on Evolutionary Computation in Bioinformatics is soliciting high quality papers of original research and application papers that have not been published elsewhere and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the standard format and page limit of regular papers specified in the CEC 2017 website. All papers will be rigorously reviewed by at least two reviewers. Accepted papers will be treated in the same way as regular papers and published in the CEC 2017 conference proceedings.