BICOB2022:Editor's Preface

BICOB 2022: Editor's Preface

Firstly, we would like to express our pleasure to welcome all participants, authors, presenters, attendees, and organizers of BICOB 2022, the 14th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, sponsored by the International Society for Computers and Their Applications (ISCA).

In its 14th year, the BICOB conference has shaped itself as one of the leading venues in the areas of bioinformatics and computational biology. The researchers and scientists find in BICOB some unique opportunities to present and discuss their research results, techniques, and findings with other researchers having similar interests. This year, the BICOB conference is held online/virtual during March 21 – 23, 2022.  

BICOB 2022 provides excellent scientific quality and broad impact, with keynote talks by well-known scientists and contributed talks at a highly competitive level. This year, BICOB-2022 includes a broad range of topics in bioinformatics and computational biology, such as bioinformatics algorithms, genomics, machine learning applications in bioinformatics, and medical informatics. Also, this year, the conference is virtually/online gathering researchers, scientists, practitioners, and attendees from multiple countries around the world. The participants are from various research institutions, including universities, corporations, and government research agencies.

Each paper submitted to BICOB 2022 was peer-reviewed and evaluated by three reviewers who are members of the international program committee. Papers have been evaluated based on the originality, significance, technical contents, application contents, and presentation style. Moreover, BICOB 2022 includes the best paper award that will be presented during the conference. Furthermore, BICOB 2022 will include a journal special issue dedicated to extended versions of selected outstanding conference papers. The online conference management system EasyChair was used to automate the workflow for submission, refereeing, and proceedings generation. All BICOB-2022 papers will be available online full text freely through the EasyChair EPiC Series, which will allow the papers to be freely retrievable via Google and Google Scholar (and also indexed in Scopus). 

Finally, we would like to gratefully acknowledge and appreciate the professional work of the international program committee and the sub-reviewers for contributing a tremendous amount of time. We also would like to thank the ISCA president, the board of directors, and the ISCA executive director for their support. We also want to thank all the presenters and attendees for actively contributing to the success of BICOB 2022 conference. We look forward to great presentations and discussions at the conference. All participants are invited to make new friends within the BICOB family. We sincerely wish every participant to enjoy and benefit from the conference.

Hisham Al-Mubaid, Program Chair; Tamer Aldwairi, Program Chair; Oliver Eulenstein, Conference Chair

Hisham Al-Mubaid
Tamer Aldwairi
Oliver Eulenstein
March, 2022