3rd International Workshop on Interactions between Computer Science and Biology

9th of June 2011 - Reykjavik, Iceland

Affiliated to DisCoTec'11.

Workshop's Programme and Preliminary Proceedings

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Systems Biology is a stimulating field of application for computer scientists and a promising resource for biologists. The scope of this workshop is to gather researchers in formal methods that are interested at the convergence between Computer Science with Biology and life sciences. In particular, we solicit contribution of original results that address on both theoretical (modelling, analysis, and validation techniques) and applied aspects of biological behaviour: from the representation of biological scenarios to the validation and testing of relevant biological properties and the related simulations and development tools.


The scope is to include theoretical and applied aspects of concurrent and distributed systems in the modelling, analysis, simulation and validation of biological properties. The workshop intends to attract researchers interested in models, verification, tools, and programming primitives concerning such complex interactions. We strongly encourage the submission of works carried on in collaboration between computer scientists and biologists. Topics of interest include, but shall not be limited to:

Formal Biological Modelling:

Formal Testing and Validation of Biological Properties:

Tools and Simulations:

Invited Speakers


The proceedings of the workshop will be published in a volume of the Electronic Notes on Theoretical Computer Science series (Elsevier ENTCS). The quality of the received papers permitting, publication in a special issue of Mathematical Structures in Computer Science dedicated to formal methods in molecular and system biology, is planned. The invited papers will be submitted to a second round of reviews.

Important Dates

Submission Guidelines

Papers must report previously unpublished work and not be submitted concurrently to another conference with refereed proceedings. Authors should submit their papers via EasyChair. Papers should not exceed 12 pages and should take the form of a pdf file compiled using the ENTCS style for the workshop proceedings. If necessary, detailed proofs or other additional material can be added in an appendix (referees might review it at their discretion). We also encourage the submission of short papers, limited to 7 pages, presenting new tools or platforms for the modelling of biological systems.


Interested participants could register at the workshop through the DisCoTec's registration page

Program Committee


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