International Conference on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

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International Conference on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
GenreScientific conference
Begins4 September 2024
Ends6 September 2024
Years active19
InauguratedCIBB 2004, Perugia, Italy
Previous eventCIBB 2023, Padua, Italy, EU
Next eventCIBB 2024, Benevento, Italy, EU
Organised byYearly local organizing committees, and members of the European Neural Network Society and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

The International Conference on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (CIBB) is a yearly scientific conference focused on machine learning and computational intelligence applied to bioinformatics, biostatistics, and medical informatics.

Organization and history[edit]

The CIBB conferences are typically organized by members of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE CIS) and the International Neural Network Society (INNS), among others. Their main themes are machine learning, data mining, and computational intelligence algorithms applied to biological and biostatistical problems.

The CIBB conference was originally started by Francesco Masulli (Università di Genova), Antonina Starita (Università di Pisa), and Roberto Tagliaferri (Università di Salerno) as a special session within other international conferences held in Italy: the 14th Italian Workshop on Neural Networks (2004), the 6th International Workshop on Fuzzy Logic and Applications (2005), the 7th International Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Technologies in Nuclear Science Conference on Applied Artificial Intelligence (2006), and the 7th International Workshop on Fuzzy Logic and Applications (2007). Because of the broad participation of researchers to the CIBB special session at the latter meeting, which included twenty-six submitted papers, the CIBB steering committee decided to turn CIBB into an autonomous conference starting with the 2008 edition in Vietri sul Mare, Italy.[1]

During their first editions, the CIBB conferences were organized and attended mainly by Italian researchers at various academic locations throughout Italy. As international audience and importance of the conference grew, following editions moved outside Italy. The 2012 CIBB conference was held for the first time outside Europe, in Houston, Texas.

CIBB 2014 conference in Cambridge, Great Britain


The conference is a single track meeting that includes invited talks as well as oral and poster presentations of refereed papers. It usually lasts three days in September, and traditionally includes some special sessions about the application of computational intelligence to specific aspects of biology (for example, the "Special session on machine learning in health informatics and biological systems" at CIBB 2018,[2]) and occasionally some tutorials.

At the 2011 conference edition in Gargnano, the scientific committee gave a young researcher best paper award.[3][4]


Proceedings of the conferences are published as a book series by Springer Science+Business Media,[5] whereas selected papers are published in journals such as BMC Bioinformatics and BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making.[6]



  • Italy CIBB 2024, September 4–6, Benevento, Italy, EU – 19th edition.[7]


  • Italy CIBB 2023, September 4–6, Padua, Italy, EU – 18th edition.[8]
  • CIBB 2021, November 15–17, online, virtual edition– 17th edition.[9]
  • Italy CIBB 2019, September 4–6, Bergamo, Italy, EU – 16th edition.[10]
  • Portugal CIBB 2018, September 6–8, Almada, Portugal, EU – 15th edition.[11]
  • Italy CIBB 2017, September 7–9 Cagliari, Italy, EU – 14th edition.[12]
  • Scotland CIBB 2016, September 1–3, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom – 13th edition.[13]
  • Italy CIBB 2015, September 10–12, Naples, Italy, EU – 12th edition.[14]
  • England CIBB 2014, June 26–28, Cambridge, England, United Kingdom – 11th edition.[15]
  • France CIBB 2013, June 20–22, Nice, France, EU – 10th edition.[16] Preceded by PRIB 2013.
  • United States CIBB 2012, July 12–14, Houston, Texas, USA – 9th edition.[17]
  • Italy CIBB 2011, June 30–July 2, Gargnano, Italy, EU – 8th edition.[18]
  • Italy CIBB 2010, September 16–18, Palermo, Italy, EU – 7th edition.[19]
  • Italy CIBB 2009, October 15–17, Genoa, Italy, EU – 6th edition.[20]
  • Italy CIBB 2008, October 3–4, Vietri sul Mare, Italy, EU – 5th edition.[21]
  • Italy CIBB 2007, July 7–10, Portofino, Italy, EU – 4th edition. Special session of WILF 2007.[22]
  • Italy CIBB 2006, August 30, Genoa, Italy, EU – 3rd edition. Special session of FLINS 2006.[23]
  • Italy CIBB 2005, September 15–17, Crema, Italy, EU – 2nd edition. Special session of WILF 2005.[24]
  • Italy CIBB 2004, September 14–15, Perugia, Italy, EU – 1st edition. Special session of WIRN 2004.[25]


  1. ^ CIBB 2015 Conference proceedings - CIBB history (PDF)
  2. ^ CIBB 2018 Special session on machine learning in health informatics and biological systems
  3. ^ - CIBB 2011 webpage
  4. ^ Chicco, Davide; Tagliasacchi, Marco; Masseroli, Marco (10 December 2012). Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Vol. 7548. Springer. pp. 238–252. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-35686-5_20. ISBN 978-3-642-35685-8.
  5. ^ "International Meeting on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics". SpringerLink. Springer Science+Business Media. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  6. ^ "12th and 13th International Meeting on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (CIBB 2015/16)". BMC Bioinformatics. BioMed Central. 2018.
  7. ^ CIBB 2024 official website
  8. ^ CIBB 2023 official website
  9. ^ CIBB 2021 official website
  10. ^ CIBB2019 official website
  11. ^ - CIBB 2018
  12. ^ - CIBB 2017
  13. ^ - CIBB 2016
  14. ^ CIBB 2015 official website
  15. ^ – CIBB 2014 official website
  16. ^ Web Archive - CIBB 2013 official website
  17. ^ Web Archive - CIBB 2012 official website
  18. ^ Web Archive - CIBB 2011 official website
  19. ^ CIBB 2010 official website
  20. ^ Web Archive - CIBB 2009 official website
  21. ^ Web Archive - CIBB 2008 official website
  22. ^ Web Archive - CIBB 2007 call for papers
  23. ^ Web Archive - CIBB 2006 official website
  24. ^ Wen Archive CIBB 2005 call for papers
  25. ^ CIBB 2004 official webpage

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