Special Session


Life Sciences and Biomedicine meet Computational Intelligence


Part of the 2008 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence

Hong Kong, June 1-6 2008

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2007


In modern parlance, the "Life Sciences" constitute an interdisciplinary field comprising Biology, Chemistry, Medicine and more recently Engineering. This steadily expanding scientific field has the potential for new computational paradigms and much new insight out of Biomimetics and fusion of knowledge and interpretation of measurements coupled with numerical simulation. Additionally, its researchers from different areas are contributing knowledge and experience to produce a constantly growing volume of data out of measurement, clinical trials and investigations that are being stored in databases with different levels of interconnections and many efforts are made to extract information from this.

The special session is meant to attract "Life Sciences" investigators, particularly from wet-labs, to the WCCI. The aim is to attract them to the computational intelligence discipline. This time we wish to focus on:

  • Biomedicine
  • Bioengineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology
  • Haptics for Bioscience
  • Computational Anatomy
  • Infectomics
  • Drug Discovery
  • Metabonomics and Metabolomics
  • Metabolic Control Analysis
  • Stoichiometry
  • Systems Biology
  • Other Bio-ICT convergence topics
  • Human supplied EC fitness functions
  • Bionics, wearables and their tuning and investigation
  • Robotic medicine

The topic of Bio-ICT convergence is current and exciting, and at the root of future progress in all areas of society, culture and health for the next 20 years. It will be a real revolution and this needs to be deliberately fostered to achieve more synergy. For example, one objective is that we wish to introduce more wet chemists and biologists, neuroscientists, bioengineering students and practitioners and life scientists as participants of the WCCI. If you are one of these, here is your chance to join WCCI !!!

Important Dates

Paper Submission: December 15, 2007
Acceptance Notification: February 1, 2008
Final Manuscript Due: March 1, 2008

Paper Submission

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the standard format and page limit of regular papers specified in WCCI 2008. For submission instructions, please see the WCCI submission page at

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  • Conference = WCCI 2008
  • Life Sciences and Biomedicine meet Computational Intelligence

Special Session Organizers

Daniel Howard
received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Lafayette College, an M.S. degree in chemical engineering from Swansea University, and his Ph.D. degree from the Civil Engineering Department of Swansea University. He is a former Research Fellow of Pembroke College and the Numerical Analysis Group of Oxford University. Employed at QinetiQ in the United Kingdom (the former Defence Research Agency), he is a Company Fellow, and he is pursuing research in signal processing, bioinformatics, and evolutionary computation. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and member of the IEEE CIS Bioinformatics and Bioengineering TC, an active researcher for many years in the Genetic Programming community and just recently the general chair of the FBIT 2007 international conference.

Joerg D. Wichard
received the Diploma degree in 1997 and the PhD degree in Physics in 2000 both from the University of Göttingen, Germany. Currently he has a PostDoc position at the Leibniz Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) in Berlin-Buch and at the Medical Informatics Departement at Charité Berlin, Germany. His research interest include nonlinear time series analysis, statistical learning theory, computational drug design and cheminformatics. He was PostDoc at the department of Computational Chemistry of Schering AG (now Bayer Schering Pharma) and the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow (Poland) and guest scientist at the Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences MTA Sztaki in Budapest (Hungary). Joerg Wichard is member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie im Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FMP)
Campus Berlin-Buch
Robert-Roessle-Str. 10
13125 Berlin, Germany
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