The 20th International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Application (ISBRA 2024) will be held in Kunming, China, July 19-21, 2024


The International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (ISBRA) provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and results among researchers, developers, and practitioners working on all aspects of bioinformatics and computational biology and their applications. Submissions presenting original research are solicited in all areas of bioinformatics and computational biology, including the development of experimental or commercial systems. The previous ISBRA proceedings on SpringerLink is available https://link.springer.com/conference/isbra.Topics of interest include but are not limited to

Biomarker discovery High-performance bio-computing
Biomedical databases and data integration Metagenomics
Biomedical text mining and ortologies Molecular evolution
Biomolecular imaging Molecular modelling and simulation
Comparative genomics Next-generation sequencing data analysis
Computational genetic epidemiology Pattern discovery and classification
Computational proteomics Population genetics
Data mining and visualization Software tools and applications
Gene expression analysis Structural biology
Genome analysis AI and machine learning methods in
Bioinformatics and Medical Information
Systems biology Big Data Analytics in Biology and Medicine


Please submit extended abstracts (up to 12 pages in the LNCS/CCIS one-column page format) via the online submission system (https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ISBRA2024). Submission implies willingness of at least one author to register and present at the symposium. The authors should choose one of the following tracks:

Track 1: Submit up to 12 pages in LNCS format for (i) publication of the extended abstract in the Springer LNBI Proceedings and (ii) invitation to submit a 30%-50%-extend version to ISBRA’24 special issues. The pending approval journals are:

  • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Journal of Computer Science and Technology
  • Tsinghua Science and Technology
  • Chinese Journal of Electronics
  • Big Data Mining and Analytics
  • IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics(Pending Approval)

    Track 2: Submit up to 12 pages in LNCS format for (i) presentation at the conference and (ii) invitation to submit a full-length paper to ISBRA’24 special issues. The pending approval journals are:

    • Journal of Computational Biology
    • Methods
    • Interdisciplinary Sciences-Computational Life Sciences
    • Quantitative Biology
    • BMC Bioinformatics
    • BMC Genomics

      Authors should consult Springer's Instructions for Authors of Proceedings and use either the LaTeX or the Word templates provided on the authors' page, for the preparation of their papers.

  • Important Dates
    Submission Deadline March 25, 2024 April 8, 2024
    Notification of Acceptance May 1, 2024 May 8, 2024
    Final Version Due May 12, 2024 May 20, 2024
    Conference July 19-21, 2024