WORKSHOP on Challenges and Opportunities in Large Scale Network Analysis in Systems Biology (COLNASB)

In last decade networks have been largely applied to represent several intracellular biological interactions, molecular components within a cell are typically represented as nodes and their direct or indirect interactions as links. Networks are a good abstraction layer to integrate heterogeneous data and provide effective methods to deal with the large complexity usually associated to complex biological systems. Depending on the represented molecular components the resulting network name may vary: metabolism, cell-signalling, enzymatic reactions, gene regulation, protein-protein interaction, disease-gene interaction, drug interaction networks. Thus, the ability to represent the heterogeneous complexity of biological regulatory systems as networks, offers today a generalised methodology to abstract and analyse network related properties (i.e., topology, motif, network measures, etc...), which in turn provides insight into organisational principles that are otherwise difficult to highlight.

Important Dates

  • Sept 30, 2018: Due date for full workshop papers submission
  • Oct 27, 2018: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
  • Nov 10, 2018: Camera-ready of accepted papers
  • Dec 3-6, 2018: Workshop

Paper submission

The cyberchair system submission portal is available at the following link (click)


Program Chairs

  • Prof. Alfredo Benso, Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Prof. Stefano Di Carlo, Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Dr. Gianfranco Politano, Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Program Commitee

  • Hafeez Ur Rehman, National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Pakistan
  • Marco Mina, UniversiteĢ de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Giulia Fiscon, IASI Institute, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
  • Prashanth Suravajhala, Birla Institute of Scientific Research, India
  • Akdes Serin Harmanci, Health Science Center, University of Texas, USA
  • Vincenzo Bonnici, Department of computer science, University of Verona, Italy
  • Bent Petersen, Department of Bio and Health Informatics , DTU, Denmark
  • Federica Conte, IASI Institute, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
  • Olivia Angelin-Bonnet, Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand

Host conference information

For information about travel, program scheduling, venue and registration, please refer to the host conference website (BIBM2018 link)


For any questions, please contact the Workshop chairs:

  • Prof. Alfredo Benso,
  • Prof. Stefano Di Carlo,
  • Dr. Gianfranco Politano,