We encourage submission of quality papers
in the following general topics of the conference:
BSBT attempts to capture cross-fertilization of ideas in
the convergence of Bio and information science and the scope is
kept deliberately broad to encourage participation. The following
categorization may not exactly fit all but gives an indication
of possible convergence areas and some examples of the communities
from which our participants may originate:
Biomimetics, BioMEMS, Wearable Devices for the Ubiquitous
Security, Computational Anatomy, Visualisation: (molecules,
Evolution and Origin of Disease
Theory, Genetics and Biomarkers, Phylogenetics and Cladistics,
Simulation: (Gaia, Tierra)
the Living System
Complexity, Computational Applications in Metabonomics,
in-Silico Biology, Systems Biology
Analysis, Metabolic Control Analysis, Metabolomics, Robotic
Chemistry, Pathways (Genetic, Signalling, Metabolic), Proteomics,
Protein Folding, Molecular Docking, Transcriptomics: Promoters
Motifs and RNA, Analogy between Linguistics and Chemistry,
Information Management in Bioinformatics
Computing, Evolvable Hardware, Machine Intelligence, Immune
Systems Computing, Genetic Programming
Learning or Behaviour
Biology, Teaching Humanoid Robots, Modelling Learning in
Living Systems, Ontologies
Papers on any aspect of the above topics are welcome. Below are
just a few examples of the many challenges relating to the above
topics for those with the disposition to tackle the interdisciplinary
or a more ambitious paper - although some are less directly related
to the topics of the conference, they are so interesting that
we will accept serious contributions on any of these.
- Study of Intelligence
- Architecture of Brain and Mind
- Definition of Intelligence: requirement to manipulate
the environment; creativity; common sense.
- Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Systems
- Molecular Biology Drug Discovery and Evolution
- Linguistics and Genetics: parallels between languages
and chemistry and what discoveries can these reveal.
- The C value enigma: new algorithms or tactics that may
discover putative function of DNA and of our cellular molecular
- Can cybernetic principles and Shannon laws help Molecular
- Complexity threshold in Genomics: measures to discover
what is the complexity beyond which it becomes reasonable
to apply Occam's Razor.
- Macro and Micro Evolution: what impact has "species as
- Modelling approaches: empirical science; reductionism
and objections to reductionism; complex systems theory and
emergence; taxonomic analysis; role of analogy in discoveries;
- Cladistics : can we define mathematical existence and
uniqueness; can we set any bounds on past and future evolution.
- Revealing experimental techniques.
- Challenges in Biometrics:
- Beyond biostatistics. Can we reverse engineer and refine
recognition algorithms from vast amounts of data using AI
and "white-box" analysis?
- Presentational issues and social guarantees.
- Interaction; Communication and Databases:
- Context Databases: capturing context; feelings; hidden
or intended meaning in databases.
- Socio-technical: design and usability challenges in the
interaction between humans and their personal computational
- Bio Interaction: Interaction Technology between Bio Systems
- Medical records and knowledge accumulation: where to place
and how to ensure their integrity.
- Research on Learning, and Predicting Social Behaviour or
- How do we learn most effectively? Which situations are
learned best by means of simple mental exercises; or by
playing pac -man; and which require immersion in realistic
virtual reality games?
- Learned or stochastic difference: predicting the ˇ°next
timeˇ± behaviour: will the next event unfold differently
because of what we have learned in the previous event? How
much of it is non- ergodic?
- "Composability" problem: in a quickly put together coalition
each partner needs to guess the likely culture and behaviour
of the other partner, what is the best strategy for doing
- Psychology of human and machine
- Instincts, goal setting, emotions and machine intelligence.
- Plausible new devices to improve human life: e.g. fusion
of wearable sensors and natural language processing for
personal use in pattern matching during daily activities.
- Forgotten technologies: resurrecting useful techniques
lost in time.