BICOB-2023:Editor's Preface

BICOB 2023: Editor's Preface

Firstly, as the Organizing Committee of the 15th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICOB’23), we would like to express our Thank-You and our pleasure to welcome all participants, authors, presenters, attendees, and organizers of BICOB’23, sponsored by the International Society for Computers and Their Applications (ISCA).

Over the past 15 years, the BICOB conference has established itself among bioinformatics researchers and practitioners as one of the leading venues in the areas of bioinformatics and computational biology. In BICOB, we offer unique opportunities for scientists and researchers to present and discuss their research results, methods, and findings with other researchers having similar interests. This year, the BICOB conference is held online between 20-22 March 2023.  

This year, BICOB provides excellent scientific quality and broad impact, with keynote talks by well-known scientists and contributed talks at a highly competitive level. Moreover, BICOB’ 23 includes a broad range of bioinformatics and computational biology topics, such as bioinformatics algorithms, genomics, machine learning applications in bioinformatics, and medical informatics. Also, this year, the conference is held online and gathers researchers, scientists, practitioners, and attendees from multiple countries worldwide. The participants are from various research institutions, including universities, corporations, and government research agencies.

Over the years, BICOB has followed a rigorous review process to maintain good standards and quality. This year, each paper submitted to BICOB was peer-reviewed and evaluated by three reviewers who are members of the international program committee. Papers have been evaluated based on their originality, significance, technical contents, application contents, and presentation style. Moreover, BICOB’ 23 includes the best paper award that will be presented during the conference. Furthermore, BICOB’ 23 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’ 23 papers will be available online in full text freely through the EasyChair EPiC Series, allowing the papers to be freely retrievable via Google and Google Scholar (and also indexed in Scopus). 

To conclude, 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 the BICOB’ 23 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 benefit from the conference.

Hisham Al-Mubaid, Conference Chair
Tamer Aldwairi, Program Chair
Oliver Eulenstein, Program Chair
April 14, 2023