The constant and rapid increasing of computing power has favored the diffusion of computational methods into immunology, giving the birth to computational immunology. Computational immunology, known also as immunological bioinformatics or immunoinformatics, is a modern research area that embraces data-driven computational and mathematical approaches able to model and describe the dynamics of cellular and molecular entities of the immune system, its disorders, and infections. Nowadays, immunoinformatics is dedicated to methods and tool developments for the analyses of omic-type data in immunology and knowledge inference using simulation, statistical inference, and machine learning algorithms. These fields are complementary key drivers of data-driven basic and translational immunology research for the benefit of human and animal health.
The Workshop will focus on the application of computer methods and computational models, at any level of description (e.g., microscopic/intracellular, mesoscopic/intercellular, macroscopic/tissue or organs), for the modeling of the Immune system function, along with their application in understanding the pathogenesis of specific diseases (e.g., infectious diseases, cancers, hypersensitivities, autoimmune disorders).
Program Chair and co-chairs:
Francesco Pappalardo, Department of Drug Science, University of Catania, Catania, IT, chair.
Pedro Reche, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, co-chair
Marzio Pennisi, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, Catania, IT, co-chair
Program Committee Members:
Vladimir Brusic, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Australia
Lou Chitkushev, Health Informatics and Health Science, Boston University, USA
Ping Zhang, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Shoba Ranganathan, Maquaire University, Sydney, Australia
Christian Schönbach, Kumamoto University, Japan
Filippo Castiglione, CNR, Institute for Computing Applications, Italy
Guanglang Zhang, Boston University, USA
Alessandro Sette, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, California
Santo Motta, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Main Conference SITE: http://muii.missouri.edu/bibm2017/